The absolute best beer store I have been in to date. The only way it could be better is if you could break all the six packs, but they do have a limited selection of mix 6. I would have easily spent 500 dollars if I had it. The staff was friendly and even let me log in to Ratebeer on their computer so I could buy the best beers in KC, thanks again for that. I am still in awe of the selection they had even though it looked medium small initially, they have a lot of hard to find imports and an abundance of Bellís, Founderís and Schlafly and Boulevard of course..... Came back again on a cross country drive. Great selection again, my only complaint is that the single 12oz section is pretty small. I would have easily bought twice as much if I could have broken sixers into singles.
Sure Lucas is huge and impressive but Gomers in Lees Summit is the place to go. They have a very large selection with some nice hard to find beers. They do a great job of bringing in the new stuff and all of the seasonals. The build your own 6 pack is handy and the new selection of single bottles is very nice so that you donít have to purchase some of the expensive 6 packs to try a new beer. The beer staff is quite knowledgeable and can help you with anything you need. Free beer tastings every Thursday night are great. My only complaint is that I think they are a little higher in price than their competition and even higher than other Gomers locations. I wouldnít let that stop you from going to the best place in KC to buy beer though.
Knowledgeable, dedicated staff go out of their way to find the best beer selection in Kansas City. However, the customers of this store do as much for the beer selection as the staff. Thursday night, beer tasting night from 5 to 8 draws in some of the most dedicated craft beer drinkers and home brewers in the area. Many times customers will bring in either home brews or brews otherwise not able in Missouri that both helps to excite the general beer crowd and challenge the staff and distributors to keep bringing in beer from across the states. Please, join our community on Thursdays and help to enrich the Gomers Beer Experience.
mbsmith (3) Missouri | August 24, 2009| Updated August 27, 2010
This place keeps getting better. Best beer store in the KC area. Great selection of domestic and import craft beers (of all styles) with some hard to find stuff that iím not going to name so i have longer to get it for myself. Beer manager is very knowledgeable and keeps on top of the latest releases. Heís also doing all he can to get everything that makes it to St. Louis across the state to KC. Competitive prices and an addíl 5% off if you get a Gomerís card. Yes, itís worth the drive to Leeís Summit! My commute takes me near most of the major beer stores in the area but iíve basically stopped shopping elsewhere. Thereís enough here to keep me busy.
Selection continues to grow so i had to re-rate to take this into account.
Others have said this, but I always thought Lukas was the place to go...until I came here. It is rather cozy, but they have a vast amount of hard to find beer. Talked with the beer manager quickly and he definitely knows what heís doing and is very passionate about it. Very friendly, knowledgable staff that wonít hassle you while you roam. Lukas may have more in quantity (not by much, actually), but this Gomerís has hands down the better quality beer. Not the best pick your own 6 pack selection, but it seems as if they are willing to work with you and take a few bottles out of the coolers to make things work. Free beer and wine tastings on Th/F too!
I once said that Lukas was the place to go in KC for a rare beer. Iím changing my tune on that now that Iíve been to Gomerís in Leeís Summit. Between the de Struise, Olfabrikken, tons of Mikkeller, and other sneaky imports, Gomerís is right up there with Lukas and has a much more cozy atmosphere. I also had a chance to chat for ten minutes with the beer manager who really knows his stuff. Sounds like theyíre working hard to get a deal with a big-time distributor to pull in even more great hard-to-find brews!
This Gomerís may not have the widest selection of beer in town, but they surely have the highest-quality one!
I had been meaning to visit this place for the past three years, but finally had a chance after a breakfast meeting today. I had heard this was a good bottle shop, but I was truly amazed at the beers they had in stock. By far the widest Mikkeller selection in town, as well as a bunch of other beers I have only seen here. The way the beer is arranged is a table of feature beers front in center, a smallish mix a six next to that, and a bunch of coolers (probably 5-6 devoted to craft) behind that. Also, in the corner is a very good selection of import beers. Again, I saw several beers here I have not seen elsewhere in KC. The beer manager was not in when I was there, but the GM was, and she was very friendly and helpful. I definitely need to put this place in my general rotation. Really the only disadvantage it has for me is the limited mix a six selection, and the distance from my house. The only knock I have against the place is that the Adnams SSB was 5 years past its best before date. Granted, I should have noticed before I got home, but thatís pretty old to have on the shelf.
82 = ★★★Ĺ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
dwaggs2 (26) Jefferson City , Missouri | May 1, 2009| Updated March 19, 2010
Great selection of hard to find beers and singles. Great service. People know there beer. They have beer tasting every friday. Great prices and friendly service.
This is, by far the best liquor store in the East Kansas City area. Excellent selection of import beers. The beer manager, Aaron, is very knowledgeable about his inventory. The entire staff is friendly and helpful. They are interested in educating their customers. Beer tasting every Thursday night! Wouldnít consider buying my beer anywhere else.