I had been meaning to visit this place for the past three years, but finally had a chance after a breakfast meeting today. I had heard this was a good bottle shop, but I was truly amazed at the beers they had in stock. By far the widest Mikkeller selection in town, as well as a bunch of other beers I have only seen here. The way the beer is arranged is a table of feature beers front in center, a smallish mix a six next to that, and a bunch of coolers (probably 5-6 devoted to craft) behind that. Also, in the corner is a very good selection of import beers. Again, I saw several beers here I have not seen elsewhere in KC. The beer manager was not in when I was there, but the GM was, and she was very friendly and helpful. I definitely need to put this place in my general rotation. Really the only disadvantage it has for me is the limited mix a six selection, and the distance from my house. The only knock I have against the place is that the Adnams SSB was 5 years past its best before date. Granted, I should have noticed before I got home, but that’s pretty old to have on the shelf.
82 = ★★★½ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
cubs (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | September 22, 2013
I met foppa78 here a couple of years back to conduct an IP trade and instantly became a fan. Great selection with a lot of cool imports. Pretty good prices and the beer selection hasn’t been picked over too strongly.
Interesting store with an out of the way location. Visited because of the great reviews. Found a nice selection of Mikkeller and some different Belgian selections. Did find a bottle of Stille Nacht! Otherwise the selection was limited. Staff was friendly. Singles were very limited. If you are driving by stop in.
On RateBeer, this is the top-rated beer store in the state of Missouri - and upon visiting it during an epic road trip (Atlanta, GA to Reno, NV for a national convention) I now understand how it got such a high rating. The man I spoke with about finding Missouri beers was very friendly and helpful. Their selection may not be the best in the country, but I saw lots of beers that I didn’t even know existed. I could have stayed their all day, but I made myself grab just a dozen good ones - only so much room in my Ford Focus. If you are ever in the vicinity of Kansas City, this is a must!
First trip to Gomer’s, was impressed with their selection. Some of their items were a little higher in price than other stores, but overall it was great to see some hard to find brews. Will visit again when in town, nice job.
Been to this place once in the whole time I lived in Lawrence. It was too far to get to b/c they did not have anything that the other good places in KC carried. The only difference is it may show up a bit faster or stick around a but longer. Worthwhile if you are near but just stick to the better KC places.
The absolute best beer store I have been in to date. The only way it could be better is if you could break all the six packs, but they do have a limited selection of mix 6. I would have easily spent 500 dollars if I had it. The staff was friendly and even let me log in to Ratebeer on their computer so I could buy the best beers in KC, thanks again for that. I am still in awe of the selection they had even though it looked medium small initially, they have a lot of hard to find imports and an abundance of Bell’s, Founder’s and Schlafly and Boulevard of course..... Came back again on a cross country drive. Great selection again, my only complaint is that the single 12oz section is pretty small. I would have easily bought twice as much if I could have broken sixers into singles.
Visited for the first time last night, I don’t get over to this part of town at all, really. I have to admit, for a place that is currently the most highly place in the entire state of MO, I was a little disappointed. Selection is certainly not bad, but pales in comparison to Lukas MO, or (maybe unfairly) the combination of Royal and Gomer’s South (those are the places I typically hit on the MO side when I want to make a beer run.) Service was kind of non-existent, although they did help me out to the car with my purchase, which was nice. If you’re in the area, definitely worth a stop. The make your own sixer selection was the smallest I’ve seen anywhere, ever. Some of the single bottles were extremely old, as one might expect. Prices were a bit on the high side, which is another turn-off for me. All in all, if you are just visiting KC, odds are you’re not staying anywhere near this part of town, and I don’t think it’s worth a huge trip out of your way. As this is a good 30 mins from my house, one way, I probably won’t be visiting again.
While Gomer’s Lee’s Summit doesn’t carry a lot of the "bigger" names that you can find in other stores, they do a fine job keeping their small(er) store in stock with all kinds of unique beers that you just can’t find anywhere else. They have a decent selection of 6 packs, but it’s their 3 coolers of bombers where they really shine. The only drawback is that there isn’t really a mix six option, but overall it’s a solid store, albeit a bit out of the way.
I once said that Lukas was the place to go in KC for a rare beer. I’m changing my tune on that now that I’ve been to Gomer’s in Lee’s Summit. Between the de Struise, Olfabrikken, tons of Mikkeller, and other sneaky imports, Gomer’s is right up there with Lukas and has a much more cozy atmosphere. I also had a chance to chat for ten minutes with the beer manager who really knows his stuff. Sounds like they’re working hard to get a deal with a big-time distributor to pull in even more great hard-to-find brews!
This Gomer’s may not have the widest selection of beer in town, but they surely have the highest-quality one!