Large place with a central bar and the brewing equipment off to one side. Beers were OK, with one very good one. Food was a bit odd - cold pickled vegetables on fried fish was the "fresh fish and vegetables" special - and portions were small.
(Visited 06/2011): McCoy’s is located in the busy Westport area south of Kansas City by Pioneer Park. The brewpub is at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Westport. Parking is dicey in the entire area, and I ended up finding a street spot several blocks away.
The interior has a dark paint and wood motif and hanging lights. Old pictures and school portraits adorn the walls. The bar is in the center displaying TVs on all sides, with restaurant seating all around, and the brewing equipment is in the rear.
McCoy’s’ beer selection consists of 9 house beers, ranging from lighter options like Wheat, Light, and Ginger Shandy to more robust fare like Oatmeal Stout and Toddy Porter. The beers are pretty average on the whole. They have a 6-beer sampler available.
Service on a weekday evening at the bar was good. The bartender was well-versed in the beers available and was courteous throughout my meal.
I am a sucker for macaroni and cheese, so the Mac Daddy dinner jumped out at me and I was not disappointed. Four-cheese with peas and smoked bacon, ’nuff said.
Overall this is a beer spot that is somehow better than the sum of its parts. I would not say the beers alone are worth a special trip but overall I enjoyed my visit.
Braudog (825) Yorktown, Virginia | June 12, 2005| Updated February 6, 2006
Visited June 2005, Friday early evening/dinner rush. They have a nice outdoor beer garden and bar and a nice restaurant inside, along with a set-aside cigar area. Average number of choices, most pretty good. Food was superb.
theisti (746) Kansas | November 8, 2006| Updated September 8, 2014
Went for a business lunch, so I will need to add the beer rating when I get a chance to sample. However, wanted to review this place because the food was great, and the service was WAY above average. Overall, just a great experience. UPDATE - did a beer sampler, and overall average, to slightly above average brews. Great outdoor porch, family friendly.
82 = ★★★½ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Right in the middle of the happening Westport neighborhood along with Beer Kitchen and Foundry. This place probably has the worst atmosphere of the three- old school English/Irish pub feel with some Applebee’s decor. Service was friendly and let me do tasters of their house beers even though they don’t do flights (?). The tasters were served in shot glasses, which was bizarre. Food looked okay. Funny thing is that you can walk from here and stay inside the entire time and end up in Foundry with a better atmosphere, better food, and better tap list. Only thing this place has over Foundry is that there are more McCoy’s house beers on tap, but these were of below average quality and will not be missed. Server charged me essentially nothing for the "tasting flight" in shot glasses.
Seems like a typical brewpub. Eight or so house beers and a couple of guest taps. Food was standard, no complaints. Excellent service. Try next door and across the street also. Same owners, different styles.
The beer here is pretty average. I’ve never really been very impressed with the beer here. The food is pretty good and they have a great patio for drinking during the summer. It is located next door to Foundry’s and across the street from Beer Kitchen, so if you don’t find what you want here, you can find it close.
Visited here often during my time in Kansas. The beer has gotten much better in the time I lived there, particularly seasonal offerings. Place looks like your average brewpub, a bit corporate but nice size with cool niches and wood. Best part is you can walk between here and the Foundry. Food is typical brewpub, maybe 1-2 more than I want it to be. Beer, sometimes you hit a motherload with lots of seasonals, sometimes not too many. but add the fact that Foundry is right there and its all worth it. Service has always been average. I would try to go in for seasonal mostly. I probably like it more than the average visitor but I would recommend for someone out of town to do this duo (here and Foundry). Be careful, Westport is a bit of a party pit.
Stopped in for lunch on a Saturday afternoon before a Boulevard tour. The service, the food and the selection of beers was very good. We sampled all the beers on tap, our waitress brought a few extra samples, cheers to her. The food was very good, great selection of items. Location is in a busy section of town with lots of good establishments in the area. Would definitely return and also if more time visit a few of the other places nearby.