Royal Liquors - 103rd St | Kansas City, Missouri
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Royal Liquors - 103rd St
Exceptional based on 30 ratings
Type: Beer Store

1301 W 103rd St
Kansas City, Missouri United States 64114 [ print map ]
816 942 8888

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Hours: Mon - Sat 7:00 AM - 1:30 AM; Sun 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM


Mayor: RobertDale (10) | Bottles: 400+


Royal Liquors - 103rd St

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Beer Available At Royal Liquors - 103rd St (arranged by most recent)
4 Hands Cash Mony 93, Delirium Nocturnum 94, Samuel Smiths Imperial Stout 99, Samuel Smiths Taddy Porter 98, Beachwood / Heretic / Stone Unapologetic IPA 98, Prairie Artisan Ales Puncheon 98, Prairie Artisan Ales Birra 95, New Belgium La Folie 100, Evil Twin Auld Yin 99, Perennial La Boheme Kriek 97, Nebraska India Pale Ale (2011- ) 96, Stone Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA 98, Mikkeller Itís Alight! 67, 2nd Shift Albino Pygmy Puma 90, Stone Go To IPA 97, Engelszell Benno Trappistenbier 78, 2nd Shift Ratsalad 93, Left Hand Oak Aged Widdershins 94, Green Flash Hop Odyssey Black IPA 98, Unibroue La Fin du Monde 99
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30 reviews for Royal Liquors - 103rd St
 Ambiance  51%
 Service  62%
 Selection  80%
 Food  57%
 Value  64%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  77%
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70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77  (212) Urbandale, Iowa | August 25, 2008| Updated March 19, 2012
Stopped in again. The selection is improving and getting cleaner. The prices still seem a little high. A good store. Stopped in here recently and I was able to get a lot of new brews. However, I was hacked off because most of the new brews I bought, I could have purchased at Lukas for $1-2 less each. Good selection for KC, lots of the beer is exposed to light from the windows. Lots of stuff is in the coolers. Worth a visit, but I will hit Lukas first next time to save some money.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Gregis  (24) Shawnee, Kansas | April 12, 2008| Updated May 7, 2009
If you already know beer, then this can be a solid place to stop on your way through town. The service that Iíve received here since Chris left has ranged from mediocre to indifferent. Donít expect anyone, especially the folks behind the counter to know jack about their inventory. A stoneís throw from I-435 and complete with gas pumps, I stop here at least once every few weeks to gas-up and see whatís new. As others have said, they have a solid selection, but lighting isnít really beer friendly and some selections may be past their prime. So, keep those things in mind and check best by dates when appropriate. If youíre looking for lambics, sours or other brews from Europe, Iíve seen a few things here that even Lukas doesnít carry. I always make a point of checking the mix-a-six section for anything new or noteworthy. Occasionally Iíve found singles of brews that Iíve never seen sold as singles or mix-a-sixers elsewhere. ***Update***Whoever has taken over the beer section at Royal deserves a pat-on-the-back.
74
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
slapknot  (2) Safety Harbor, Florida | April 21, 2007
While on a cross country road trip headed west I pulled off the highway to check my maps and rest my weary eyes from the road. Coming off the highway I parked hastily and found myself outside of Royal Liquors--"Letís see what the state of Bud has to offer" I thought. To my surprise I found Royal Liquors to carry a stellar collection of brews, both local and international. Although I cannot compare this store to other Kansas City stores, Royal Liquor does an exceptional job of promoting beer and sorting the shelves according to style. Most of this can be attributed to Chris, who is a superior and patient beer manager. He got me on my way for the long haul, Thanks Chris!
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
theisti  (525) Leawood, Kansas | December 20, 2006| Updated September 8, 2014
Great selection for the shelf size they have. If you have questions, make sure the beer manager, Chris, helps you out. Service is a 10 when he is involved, about a 2 otherwise. In addition to really knowing his stuff, he is a genuinely nice guy and very passionate about beer. Would score higher if it wasnít in a gas station, but wadda ya goin do.

82 = ★★★Ĺ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
66
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
KUEric  (119) Washington, Washington DC | June 3, 2006
A very good selection, perhaps the best Iíve seen in KC,Mo. Quite a bit of Asian, E European, German Belgium, and British beers that arenít commonly found. When I was in there were at least a dozen ínew to royalí signs, in addition to the RateBeer shelf tags, which is very nice. Service was little to nonexistant when I was in, but just fine. Iíd be a little concerned about older stock, but it seems that way at most stores, even the really good ones.
74
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112  (65) Oviedo, Florida | January 1, 2006
A very good selection, some nice lambics, trappists and abbeys, eastern european, and a fair amount of US micros. Also very cheap! The place isnít very nicely laid out though, its kinda sprawling with a maze of aisles. Staff was decently helpful - there was a guy in the beer aisle who knew what he was doing, but I donít think the cashiers knew a thing. Some fair cheeses too. Bonus points for ratebeer shelf tags!
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
tjthresh  (85) Greenfield, Indiana | September 12, 2005
Best selection in KC. Belgians out of the nose. Also a good bit of UK and German brews. The American slection is shotty at best, as is the case for the rest of the city. You can fill up your gas tank too. Must stop.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
seamus77  (6) kansas city, Missouri | July 22, 2005| Updated May 15, 2006
hell, this place has a freakiní amazing selection! new belgians (be still my beating heart) that Iíd never tried before, drie fontienen scheerb?sometiní kriek? de ranke guldenberg, cantillon rose de gambrinus and bruscella 1900 grand cru and also grimbergen double and blonde and hell yes, de proef primitive and ko blond. i picked up a bottle of blaugies la moneuse (sp?) which was amazing to say the least! also had some new french stuff from Thiriez, finally some north coast (rasputin, red seal etc) and breckenridge. overall, iím still moderately impressed. best kc belgian section by far!
74
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
Indra  (76) Overland Park, Kansas | June 28, 2005| Updated September 20, 2012
Why didnít someone tell me the selection here had increased so dramatically?? This is now just as much of a must-stop if youíre in the KC area as Gomerís on Holmes. TONS of beers you canít find anywhere else in the city, primarily Belgian and British imports. Also, big nostalgia points for this one for being the store we would make beer runs to at 11:30pm on a Sunday, back in the day.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho  (227) Minnetonka, Minnesota | June 21, 2005
Blowís the socks off Gomerís mid-town in terms of selection. Also, unlike Gomerís, has a mix-a-six section. That section is about the only place in the store to get American micros in single bottles, but at least they have it. I picked up quite a few individual bottles of Schlafly that way. Other random brewers they had available: Otter Creek/Wolaverís, Berghoff, Pyramid, HeBrew, Rogue, Unibroue, Rochefort, Ommegang, Duvel, Czechvar, Tripel Karmeleit, Baltika, etc. Thereís a lot of stuff here. Recommended.

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