Knowledgeable, dedicated staff go out of their way to find the best beer selection in Kansas City. However, the customers of this store do as much for the beer selection as the staff. Thursday night, beer tasting night from 5 to 8 draws in some of the most dedicated craft beer drinkers and home brewers in the area. Many times customers will bring in either home brews or brews otherwise not able in Missouri that both helps to excite the general beer crowd and challenge the staff and distributors to keep bringing in beer from across the states. Please, join our community on Thursdays and help to enrich the Gomers Beer Experience.
This is, by far the best liquor store in the East Kansas City area. Excellent selection of import beers. The beer manager, Aaron, is very knowledgeable about his inventory. The entire staff is friendly and helpful. They are interested in educating their customers. Beer tasting every Thursday night! Wouldn’t consider buying my beer anywhere else.
mbsmith (3) Missouri | August 24, 2009| Updated August 27, 2010
This place keeps getting better. Best beer store in the KC area. Great selection of domestic and import craft beers (of all styles) with some hard to find stuff that i’m not going to name so i have longer to get it for myself. Beer manager is very knowledgeable and keeps on top of the latest releases. He’s also doing all he can to get everything that makes it to St. Louis across the state to KC. Competitive prices and an add’l 5% off if you get a Gomer’s card. Yes, it’s worth the drive to Lee’s Summit! My commute takes me near most of the major beer stores in the area but i’ve basically stopped shopping elsewhere. There’s enough here to keep me busy.
Selection continues to grow so i had to re-rate to take this into account.
Sure Lucas is huge and impressive but Gomers in Lees Summit is the place to go. They have a very large selection with some nice hard to find beers. They do a great job of bringing in the new stuff and all of the seasonals. The build your own 6 pack is handy and the new selection of single bottles is very nice so that you don’t have to purchase some of the expensive 6 packs to try a new beer. The beer staff is quite knowledgeable and can help you with anything you need. Free beer tastings every Thursday night are great. My only complaint is that I think they are a little higher in price than their competition and even higher than other Gomers locations. I wouldn’t let that stop you from going to the best place in KC to buy beer though.
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!
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!
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.
dwaggs2 (26) Jefferson City , Missouri | May 1, 2009| Updated March 19, 2010
Great selection of hard to find beers and singles. Great service. People know there beer. They have beer tasting every friday. Great prices and friendly service.