United States > Missouri > Independence
Beer Available At Happy Hour (arranged by most recent)
Boulevard Love Child No. 5 99, Boulevard Heavy Lifting IPA 91, Boulevard Tasting Room Series Red IPA 85, Motherís Making Trouble , Defiance Gutch English Style Mild Ale 58, Defiance Willy Nilly 50, Two Brothers Ebels Weiss Beer 73, Boulevard Collaboration No. 4 Saison 95, New Belgium Hop Kitchen #7 - Hop The Pond 97, BrewDog Hardcore IPA (9.2%) 99, Woodchuck Private Reserve Pumpkin Cider 24, Crown Valley Big Bison Ale 48, Redhook Long Hammer IPA 40, Motherís DíLila 79, North Coast Le Merle 95, SKA Estival Cream Stout 94, Schlafly American IPA 98
htlp12 (8) | March 10, 2010
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
This is the closest decent beer store near me, but I only frequent for quick pick me ups, or on occassion their build your own six, which is quite ample. They have some decent selections in their US craft selection, and base offerings from Founderís and Bellís, which is nice. They only have one door of bombers which is kind of dissapointing, although to be fair, there mix six is so large I can overlook that. Sadly, the big downfall is the lack of any customer service in the store. Being passionate about beer, I like to frequent a place where others feel the same, and in this vein, Happy Hour is truly poor. Not a bad place to stop in for the basics, but donít expect a friendly atmosphere or staff.
whynot44 (1) Independence, Missouri | October 29, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
kcdrew (7) Missouri | December 17, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Terrible service. Got a really skunky make-your-own six pack and tried to exchange it. They were really rude. Good selection though. They get their Boulevard orders on Thursdays too******
fiercepanda (8) Missouri | August 5, 2011| Updated October 4, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
A decent selection of beers, mostly domestic. The imported section is dominated by lagers, but the domestic section is more varied. The build your own 6 pack is the big draw, with almost all beers broken into singles, and if you donít see it there, they will break it down for you. Prices are slightly higher than some other places, but the variety more than makes up for it. Each week brings a few new beers, so even repeat visits will yield new discoveries. A good place to try a variety of beers for a decent price, plus free tastings every Friday.
Tomfoolery (17) Sedalia, Missouri | March 19, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
A great beer store with lots of wine and cigars too! Good service, great selection. Build your own 6-pack is a nice way to try different beers. I live about 80 miles from this store and visit occasionally--worth the trip!
theisti (632) Leawood, Kansas | August 12, 2008| Updated September 9, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
As mentioned by others, the big draw of this place is location and single selection. Location - located very close to I-70, good location for folks driving through KC. Not real convenient for downtown or Johnson County, but if you are driving through, this is a nice stop. Single selection - they single out almost every beer they have, and do not mark up on the six pack price. Thatís a nice feature, and the only place in KC area that does this. In terms on the store itself, it is new, clean, open and features a nice layout. Selection here is OK, they have all of the local micros, but did not have any of the rare or special release stuff. I didnít see Southern Tier, Brew Dog, or any of the other new breweries to the area.
UPDATE - Olive or Twist in Platte City (North of the airport) now does a single selection that is larger, and more varied than Happy Hour.
64 = ★★ (Just ok)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
BlackDonald (59) Gulf Shores, Alabama | June 5, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
If you are passing through the area, you owe it to yourself to stop through this easy to find place from right off of I-70. Great selection of statewide local and regional micros, OíFallon, Boulevard, Pony Express, Schlafly, and if you are coming through town on a Friday like I was you can treat yourself to a free tasting, which is great when you are on the road from St. Louis and are highlyin need of a drink. They do have other beers, but it is mostly a stop for regional micros. Good stuff, not the most helpful staff in the world, but other than that a great stop.
Gregis (24) Shawnee, Kansas | March 29, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
If you live or travel through the Independence area, this is definitely a store worth checking out. The beer selection focuses primarily on American micro selections with a smattering of German, Belgian, British and other imports thrown into the mix. Most of the sought-after Belgians are noticeably absent, but there are other places to acquire those in KC. So why do I give it such a relatively high score? One reason: it is the only place in town (that I know of) which neatly organizes and sells nearly every beer it carries as a single, and without a price markup over its sixer/4-pack pricing. This gives you the perfect opportunity to construct a custom sixer of all those beers that youíve put off trying because you were wary of dropping $13 or more on a sixer of something you might hate. I did just that, and for $11, I walked away with 6 new brews that Iíd have been forced to pay about $75 to try elsewhere. That alone makes this a go-to shop for picking up all of those procrastination brews.
jmwhite1204 (1) | May 30, 2007
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
One of my favorites in the KC area. The staff is friendly and they have a pretty good selection.
ErictheRed18 (2) Buckner, Missouri | March 20, 2005
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
if they donít have it they will get it. very helpful staff and great assortment of everything. they have a walkin humidor and tastings every other day (M,W,F). this is my new go to liquor store.
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