KC Power & Light district. Flying saucer draught emporium was closed for a private party so went by default. Limited selection/style. Relatively friendly staff, but not overly sociable. Much to my chagrin there was a Tech N9ne concert in the immediate area the night I was there. Not necessarily my scene.
This is your typical Gordon Biersch located next to Sprint Center in the Power and Light District. The are lots of bars and restaurants in this conglomerate, and while this has 7-8 beers on tap, it is pretty run of the mill. They have a good happy hour, however. I just don’t see why one would come here other than new ticks when Flying Saucer is a half block away and Johnny’s has 32oz cups of Boulevard for $5.
Gordon Biersch offers a little more upscale dining for a brewpub. Not fancy, but a step above your typical pub and grub place. The food is a little pricey, but I’ve always gotten great food here. I think some people aren’t giving the Gordon Biersch proper credit for their beer. I think all their german lager beers are pretty solid. Nothing necessarily groundbreaking, but better than Granite City or some other chain brewpubs. Now, the knock on this Gordon Biersch location is that Flying Saucer is only a block away and has a better and more diverse selection of dozens of microbrews. With that being said, it is a nice 2nd option while in the Power and Light District, especially if the Flying Saucer is full.
Large place, tall ceilings, jazz motifs, long bar, kit behind some plate glass. Right in the heart of the refurbed Power and Light, which is all a bit sterile and mostly packed with out-of-the-box chains. Like this one. Still... some of us appreciate a well executed lager. On the other hand, the Flying Saucer is just around the corner.
umm, its a gordon biersch and weak one at that.. the bartender was really cool but there was something off about this place.. also, only one new beer from my last visit to a GB almost 5 years before, try harder guys .. and the maibock i got cost just under $8, that’s ridiculous but i stole the glass so i got some thing out of it, but i poured most of it out on the sidewalk as i walked away... pass on this place because the flying saucer is just on the opposite corner..
This was the typical mass brewed type big business beers. Nothing special, and a few tasted the same. We had a sampler and told our waitres that three actually looked and had similar tastes. She suggested we mix a couple and that wasn’t a bad idea. So we ordered a couple of mixed pints and they were decent. An ok atmosphere, more of a family destination, which is ok, but not an exceptional brewery.
Modern micro in downtown KC. Good food selection. Beers average to above. Nothing really outstanding but all brews reflect their style. Can be loud and crowded. Several group sized tables for families and parties. Overall, good place to drink brew--recommended.
Popped in for a business lunch and a couple of beers. I walked, but there are public parking lots nearby, which are reasonably priced I’m sure. The proximity to the Flying Saucer means that this would be a reasonable stop for the beer traveller, though it would not be a worthwhile destination in its own right. Clean, slightly industrial feeling, the place was pretty crowded for lunch. The food was a little over-priced. A big bar, some pretty big tables if you have a posse, close proximity to the arena. The usual GB lineup and a couple of seasonals - average fare. Can’t remember exactly what I had for lunch - it was tasty and the fries were very good. Wait staff was friendly and prompt.