Kind of grungy converted gas station, but I actually dig that sort of thing. The guys behind the counter were very nice and knowledgeable. The selection was nice and they get a ton of stuff that doesn’t make it to the Kansas side of the border. That said, there wasn’t a lot of organization that I was able to pick up on that made it tough to find specific things. They also only had prices listed for maybe a third of the bottles which complicated things further as you could just as easily pick up a $5 bottle as a $25 bottle. Only other gripe is that they don’t seem to break out many non-bomber domestic craft bottles into singles. Probably would have earned at least an 85 or so if they did a better job displaying pricing information.
cubs (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | September 22, 2013
Kind of a dirt ball joint with a bunch of dirt balls buying Busch Light constantly but the beer selection is unparalleled in KC. Several hundred bottles including a ton of imports. A lot of beer rotting here, so a little caution is needed. One of the best stops for bottles in KC.
First ever visit this week. Was impressed by the European selection. Beer section spread out and the store ( it is also a convenience store) gets very busy. Does seem that they keep rarer beers under the counter or in the back room. Worth a visit for sure.
This is a gas station that just happens to have an enormous selection of beer from around the world. Belgium, Sotland, England, Germany are well represented, plus a lot of regional stuff. One of the best Belgian selections I’ve seen outside Belgium. A must stop while in KC.
One of the best selections in KC. The beer manager (Brad) is friendly, familiar with all of his stock, tweets new arrivals several times per week, and has given me some great recommendations. The other clerks seem to be hit-or-miss as far as customer service goes. I also appreciate that they keep a few of the rarer seasonals behind the counter. All-in-all, it’s definitely my go-to beer store for the southern KC area.
jcnielsen (318) Charlotte, North Carolina | March 26, 2012| Updated August 21, 2012
This is my go-to liquor store in the Kansas City area (although it helps that it is only 0.5 mile from my work). When you walk in, the store looks like your average mid-sized liquor store, but the beer selection is on par with the best liquor stores in the metro area. Brad is always at the store to let you know what new beers are in and always willing to help out and give recommendations.
Crixus (1) Kansas City, Missouri | January 6, 2012
Royal Liquors is my preferred retail outlet in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.
For the store’s size and floor space in a "per capita" like fashion I would venture to say they have as good a selection as any in relative comparison to others stores of the same available retail floor space.
The tangible area this store succeeds in is service. Brad the Beer Manager is one of the more knowledgeable beer staff in the Metro area, lending his opinion per request, with the friendliest and most professional demeanor.
In it’s relative location (within 10 sq miles) you will not find another store with the same selection or knowledgeable staff.
One of the 2 best stores in KC (Lukas Martin City is the other). However, this may be the direst good store I have ever been too. The employs look like punk rockers in need of work (not much use in helping you). They get all the good beer, have good prices and sometimes nice sales. Have a very good port selection as well and nice discounts on wine sometimes. They do tastings but I have never been. Some of the really good beers get hidden behind the counter but I never know when to ask.
Not the greatest liquor store by any means, but it did in a pinch. Last time I was there it snowed 9 inches and they were closing early. I bought what I needed and left. Looks like a giant convienience store.
Watt’s Mill location - was here a couple years back but didn’t get my rating entered. Kind of a serve-yourself store, but a nice selection, including quite a few that I couldn’t get in Minnesota. Left with a trunk full of beer - what’s new.