Happy Hour | Independence, Missouri
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Happy Hour
Exceptional based on 9 ratings
Type: Beer Store

19341 E Highway 40
Independence, Missouri United States 64055 [ print map ]
816 795 5335

happyhourinc.com

Hours: M-Th 10-10, F-Sat 10-11, Sun 10-6


Mayor: fiercepanda (23) | Bottles: 100+


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Beer Available At Happy Hour (arranged by most recent)
Santa Fe Happy Camper IPA 89, OíMalleyís Stout 77, Tallgrass Ethos IPA 96, SKA Modus Hoperandi IPA 98, Nebraska Cardinal Pale Ale 88, 4 Hands Contact High 95, Anchor IPA 87, Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA 82, North Coast Old Stock Ale 99, Boulevard Smokestack Series - Double Wide I.P.A. 99, Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA 99, Boulevard Smokestack Series - Chocolate Ale 95, Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat 92, Boulevard KC Pils 46, Boulevard Smokestack Series - Saison-Brett 100, Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout 77, Green Flash Palate Wrecker 99, Bells Smitten Golden Rye Ale 88, Schlafly Tasmanian IPA 99, Kona Pipeline Porter 92
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9 reviews for Happy Hour
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  70%
 Selection  72%
 Food N/A 
 Value  70%
 Overall  71%
 Rating  74%


54
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 11/20
htlp12  (8) | March 10, 2010
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.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
kcdrew  (7) Missouri | December 17, 2011
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******
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
fiercepanda  (7) Missouri | August 5, 2011
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, though the selection mainly stays the same. After visiting every weekend for a few months, I have run through most of the good beers and the addition of new beers doesnít keep up with my demand. However, the staff is friendly enough, and they do seem to add a few new beers to the singles selection every week, though they seem to stick to the same brewers all the time. Still, a good place to try a variety of beers for a decent price, plus free tastings every Friday.
80
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Tomfoolery  (17) Sedalia, Missouri | March 19, 2011
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!
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
theisti  (465) Leawood, Kansas | August 12, 2008| Updated June 28, 2012
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.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
BlackDonald  (59) Boise, Idaho | June 5, 2008
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.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Gregis  (24) Shawnee, Kansas | March 29, 2008
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.
56
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 8/20
jmwhite1204  (1) | May 30, 2007
One of my favorites in the KC area. The staff is friendly and they have a pretty good selection.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
ErictheRed18  (2) Buckner, Missouri | March 20, 2005
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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