theisti (884) Kansas | January 21, 2008| Updated September 8, 2014
Big box liquor store, one of the best selections in Kansas, though service is pretty much on your own. They do mix a 6 if you are looking to grab a few different locals. All KC area stores on the Kansas side need to deal with limited distribution.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
This is across the street from my work, so I stop in often. They have the widest beer selection on the Kansas side of the state line. Service is very hit or miss and sometimes the selection is not very well organized. There is not a lot of cooler space devoted to craft beer. You can build your own six pack from a decent selection of beers warm or cold. Prices are generally pretty good. All in all, if it is available in Kansas, you will probably find it here.
If you are into wine they have a tremendous selection. They also have a humidor with a fairly basic selection of cigars.
Arguably, this store has the best selection of craft beer on the Kansas side of the state line. The overall experience, however, is much like shopping at a Wal-Mart: large selection and friendly employees, but those employees know little to nothing about the products on their shelves. So, unless you’re looking for Avery, Boulder, Left Hand or the other rare brews that are distributed in Kansas but not in Missouri, go the extra few miles to their Missouri location. There you will find more than double the selection and a few folks that actually drink craft beer.
RedHaze (7) Where the hell am I?, Nebraska | January 15, 2007
Stopped in with a friend who wanted to checkthis place out. It’s very large warehouse style building, with an extensive wine and liqour selection. The micro brew selectionwas decent, with New Belgium, Goose Island, Boulder, O’Fallon and pretty much the entire Great Divide line up. The imports selection was better than expected. They had the usuals with Sam Smith’s, Young’s, Paulaner, and Guinness. But they also had a few Deleriums, Samiclaus, Gouden Carolus, La Chouffe and others I can’t remember. There were also a couple bottles of some French ciders.
Service was pretty much nonexistant. There were no employees walking the floor to see if anyone needed any help, and after I tracked someone down, they did not seem to know much about their selections. This was not just for the beers, as my friend had some wine questions that went unanswered.
All said, I will be stopping in the next time I’m in the area.
KUEric (124) Scottsdale, Arizona | May 30, 2006| Updated June 3, 2006
The place is huge! Can’t believe just how big it is. They allow to build your own six-pack, only problem is that in the cooler where I went to get the beer there was a VERY limited selection of which were allowed to be a part of the build your own, only a touch more in the shelf area, could stand to make that a better selection. But the place is massive, roughly the size of your standard grocery store. Very good store for KS, but considering how close some good MO stores are its tough to truely reccomend this store.
Huge store. Too big if you ask me. The guy up front wasn’t much help in finding things. There was too much space for the domestic cheap beer. Decent selection of Micro and Import beer though. The build your own 6 was priced right.
Rating for the 135th St. location. I was able to pick up lots of new singles and some interesting six packs. I was able to get lots of beer I hadn’t seen at Gomer’s or in Wichita. Especially from St. Louis. Also, they sell the six packs on a flat rate and use Ratebeer shelf talkers!
Indra (77) Suburbia, Kansas | August 27, 2005| Updated October 9, 2014
Definitely the top beer store in Overland Park. Has a singles section and some relatively rare beers (for KS). Also happens to be one of the biggest liquor stores in Kansas City by a pretty wide margin (27,000 sq. ft.) but at least 2/3 of the store is devoted to wine. Certainly a place I do my best to stop in on a regular basis in case they’ve stocked something I don’t want to miss.