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Taps: 8 / Bottles: 75
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
435 Westport Rd
phone: (816) 389-4180
(Place added by: bort11 on 09-11-2010)
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| Reviews: 12 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by zeff80:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Decided to review this after my second brief visit to Beer Kitchen. Still have not tried the food. The atmosphere is a little trendy for my taste. It is small and narrow with a fairly short bar. Beers are good quality and taken care of well. The service is pretty good . They were helpful. The selection is very nice. It boasts it Belgian ales so I would like to see more Belgians on tap. Otherwise, I is good selection of Belgian and US craft beers. The bottled Belgians seem a bit pricey, but it is Westport. Tap beers are a pretty good deal. This time I paid $5 for a limited Oak Aged Lost Continent Double IPA. I still haven't had food, although I'd love to get in for their Saturday Brunch or a Beer Dinner. Certainly worth checking out.
03-29-2011 20:32:34 |
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10-12-2013 16:19:12 |
More by jaydoc
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$
Went here and KBS was on draft. There are very few taps, but each tap has something special on it. There is also a pretty special bottle cooler. The decor is well thought out. The food here is insane. This should be your meal stop if you are doing any beer touring. The food isn’t expensive, but the beer prices are a bit high. It was wonderful that they had KBS. It was $13 for a healthy ~13 oz pour, so even though the beer prices look high they definitely overpour a bit.
Our friend who lives in town stopped by on his work lunchbreak. He doesn't know much about beer, so he just pointed to our glasses and asked the bartender for a pour of whatever we had. 20 minutes and 2-13 oz pours of KBS for a BMC drinker....hilarious. We tried to warn him.
08-05-2013 03:01:51 |
More by Fluffheady
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$
My wife and I went here for dinner the first night we arrived in KC for a quick vacation. The service was very good. The beer selection was very respectable. The food is very good. So good in fact we came back the next day for lunch, even better. We met the bartender Will who served us a drink he created on his own, absolutely outstanding! We decided to go back a third time for brunch, but there was a 45 minute wait and we had a 5 hour drive ahead of us, so we went to foundry. I recommend anyone in the Kansas City area to visit Beer Kitchen for a drink and brew, its worth the trip!
P.S. - Delicious, juicy, flavorable burgers. Lots of toppings choices , too.
06-26-2013 04:22:31 |
More by HamGlade10
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
A little more for the younger crowd but we did bring our kids and had a great time. A lot of great beers were in bottles but the tap selection was limited and on top of it they were out of two of them. But we had a great server and the entire staff was very attentive. I will go again.
03-13-2013 18:47:55 |
More by MickeyD
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
I love the atmosphere of this place. Rustic, with lots of natural wood and exposed beams, etc. It's a casual place with a flair to fit their massive beer menu and their interesting selection of food pairings.
As I said, they have an extensive beer list--a beer-only menu is headed up by a list of rotating tap beers. Some of the variety I've sampled from their taps include Green Flash's Friendship Brew, Ommegang's Biere D'Hougoumont and North Coast's Le Merle. But if you don't find something appealing on the tap beers, there are several pages of beers, divided by the "experience" of the beer:
CRISP (delicate fruits)
CRISP (subtle hoppiness)
HOP (herbal and citric)
HOP (earthy and dry)
MALT (rich and toasty)
MALT (stiff and sweet)
ROASTED (dark and creamy)
SOUR (wild, tart and funky)
FRUIT (tart and tangy)
While I don't agree with all of their classifications, it's certainly helpful to guide your experience, or to aid someone new to the wide variety of beer styles and flavors.
I've only sampled a couple of food items: both the chicken pâté and the Hogtied sandwich are outstanding. They also have excellent "Belgian-style" fries with a host of fancy dipping sauces.
01-02-2013 04:04:49 |
More by LambicPentameter
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Located in the Westport area this beer bar / gastropub is owned by the same owners as all the rest of the places in that intersction.
This place smacks of hipster and college kids wanting a nice piece of food and craft beer.
It has a gastropub feel with stainless steel and lighting just above your head.
The service was prompt and the server was knowledgeable about the beers he was serving. They have a limited selection of beers, but thery were all winners!
The food looked good, but I ate at McCoy's across the streat.
Overall, this is a place to check out if you are in the neighborhood. I liked the vibe and they know their craft beer
02-03-2012 14:42:10 |
More by ndolover
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Went here for a Sunday Brunch. The restaurant is laid back but you can definitely tell that it's a popular spot.
The bervice was adequate. I wasn't blown away or disappointed.
The beer menu was quite extensive and high end. This was one of the first beer bars I've been to that didn't really have anything to cater to the BMC drinkers.
I was a bit disappointed because the beer I ordered seemed to be served too cold. I had to let it sit for 15 minutes or so before it was enjoyable.
The fod was fabulous and my entire party was very happy with their dishes.
Some of the beers seemed outrageously priced while some were more in line with what I expected.
Next time I'm in KC for breakfast, I'm definitely stopping here.
01-17-2012 21:35:13 |
More by TippySelenoid
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$
I have been to the place quite a bit. Living in KC may have given people here a meager midwest name, but don't mess with our beer. Glad that such places are getting love. Over all atmosphere is great. Small, descent bar right up front with good seating. Bartenders seem to know whats good and have great seasonal specials. Only place in KC i found that had Founders Harvest Ale, and plenty of it. For beers i would say that they offer a great selection. I little expensive for the larger bottles, 22oz and such. If their location were not right across the street from The Foundry and McCoys brewhouse then their beer selection would be amazing; but when i can go to beer kitchen, get AMAZING food and then walk across the street and have 2X the beer selection at the Foundry...well then i will take that option. Hands down Beer Kitchen has the best overall package...GREAT FOOD, GREAT BEER ....A must if your in KC at any point in time.
01-07-2012 05:58:13 |
More by HOPPYKC
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
(Visited 06/2011): Decided to stop in here as it is across the street from McCoy's where I had dinner. Located in the busy Westport area south of Kansas City by Pioneer Park. The bar is at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Westport. Parking is dicey in the entire area, and I ended up finding a street spot several blocks away.
The place is relatively small, with the bar running along the left side and seating opposite. The decor is mostly beer-related which is a nice touch. The 8 or so taps are visible behind the bar, and they have a board listing their current selections.
As for the beers, there are 8 taps with offerings from McCoy's, Grand Teton, Boulevard and a couple other micros. The bottle list numbers around 75 with domestic craft brewers such as Boulevard, Schlafly, Odell, New Belgium and North Coast represented. Imports from St. Feuillien, Corsendonk, Mikkeller as well.
Service was pretty good on a weekday evening. The bartender knew the beers and was friendly enough.
I did not try any food on my visit.
Overall this is a pretty nice little bar that is worth checking out in the area.
11-16-2011 22:43:43 |
More by Dogbrick
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