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theisti (633) Leawood, Kansas | June 23, 2011| Updated September 8, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Visited midweek late afternoon in June 2011. As mentioned, this place is quite small - 5-6 seats at the bar directly in front as you enter, bar tables around the front - steps up to dining tables in back. Out the side, there is a large patio that looks like a great place to spend time on a nice day. The selection here is quite impressive - really with no caveats (location, etc). They had about dozen taps that were all craft and well chosen. Additionally, a nice bottle list to fill out styles and brewers. Mark was my bartender, and he was great - really knowledgeable about the beers and really committed to the business. I ordered the black bean nachos, and they were unique and tasty. What this is today is a friendly place with a great beer list. What I hope for the future is that this is a friendly place with a great beer list + a couple of their own brews. This is the wish of the owners as well; here’s hoping it happens sooner rather than later!
82 = ★★★˝ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
JoeinDahlem (305) Berlin, Germany | August 27, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Not really a brewing company, but rather a pub with aspirations and solid beer list in the meantime. On the southern edge of KC, where it is tough to believe that you are still within the city limits. View from the patio is mainly road and trees. We liked the option of tasting samplers of the draft beers. Friendly people. I like the show of local soccer love. Would like to go back to try the food.
RobertDale (241) Lansing, Kansas | October 8, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped by for a late lunch so wasn’t too crowded. Second visit here was as good as the first. Nice selection of hard to find beers. Food and service were both excellent. Will stop by again for sure.
jandd1983 (214) Florissant, Missouri | October 2, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
First trip to Martin City, great venue. Met the owner, Matt, was very knowledgeable and paasionate about his establishment. In the process of purchasing the property next door to start their brewing facility. He was very excited to explain the details to us. I told him we would return when the Martin City beers are flowing. Well worth the trip.
ads135 (207) Lawrence, Kansas | August 9, 2015
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A nice place for a beer. Good atmosphere, lots of their own beers. Will have to go back and try the pizza...
beastiefan2k (194) Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington | October 15, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Visited this place 2-3 times. It was a nice spot, I like the brick and two tiered bar. Its cozy but a but cramped. Tap selection varies, lots of locals but sometimes nothing I wanted to drink. Food was pretty damn good. Service was friendly enough but a little too "i know what I am talking about but I really dont." Would stop in for a good beer on tap or the decent specials they have. If I wanted a nice place to hang out with a friend but not a place I would send someone from out of town.
unclemike (57) Ft. Riley, Kansas | March 29, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
holy crap this place is off the hook place had a great vibe to it service was quick and very pleasent, nice selection of their beers food was awesome love this place
KapitiCritique (35) Xincheng, Henan Province, China | November 20, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice country pub in the heart of the heart of BBQ capitol of the Planet. Cute waitress with good attitude; Orders taken quickly, beer out fast; Big selection, high end stuff, sandwiches and burgers were very good; very reasonably priced.
bblack99 (30) Kansas City, Missouri | June 23, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited opening night, 6/3. Not at all my part of town, but I have friends in the area and we made it a group outing. Small place, but done up in a speakeasy motif and pretty cozy. Outdoor patio featured live music and will be great when those perfect autumn days hit KC.
Waitresses were slow and didn’t know the beer list well, which wasn’t too surprising for opening night. The owners (who were busting their tails) certainly DID know the beers and stopped by to check on us several times.
Started the night with risotto balls, great appetizer, then had a really tasty pork and spinach sandwich. Tap list is impressive for anywhere in KC, but doubly so for anywhere south of Westport. Prices were very reasonable, food was good, and so were the beers.
Will be great once they’re able to offer their own brews, but a very good southland beer (and food) destination as is.
high_on_hops (23) Burlingame, California | February 17, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
I’m glad this place opened up in the south side of KC, as any other place like it is pretty much in Westport or downtown Kansas City. They have a nice-sized menu of standard pub food plus a few great specials. They have a decent selection on tap and in bottles, with some great rotating selections. The owner is pretty friendly too.
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