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Taps: 8 / Bottles: 75
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
435 Westport Rd
phone: (816) 389-4180
(Place added by: bort11 on 09-11-2010)
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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
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 |
More by zeff80
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
I just found out about this place about a week ago, and decided to make the trek up to Westport to see what it was about.
The Beer Kitchen is located in what used to be the old 180 club, right across the street from McCoys and the Foundry. From what i deduced, well asked the bartender, this new joint is actually owned by the same people who own both those beery places also. It definitely is making Westport a beer central when heading into KC with the aforementioned Foundry, McCoys and the Riot Room all being within walking distance of each other.
I get there and walk inside. The decor is definitely is what I would call "laidback hipster". Taps handles hanging from the wall, old bottles and can lining a shelf over top the bar. Coo Coo Clocks hanging on the walls. The bar back was really cool though. Old barn wood inlaid with bottle caps intermingled with small holes that show a back lighted bar. Really cool stuff. The beer list was mixture of "wow that's cool" with "huh, thats a interesting choice". I had a Saison Voisin, which I've never seen in KC, to start with followed by a Maudite with diner, a Pranqster on recommendation by the Bartender and then a Henny dry English cider to finish. 2 beers I've never seen in KC. Plus they had Iris and Panil Barque on their bottle list.
Their food menu looked great. I only had French Onion Soup and deviled eggs, but both were really good. The soup was just a bit to herbal for me though. I'm going to have to make it down their for something more substantial. I will say I saw about 10 flat bread pizza's went out of the kitchen while I was there and they looked excellent.
My biggest issue was the staff. The first bartender was bland and unsociable and really didn't know much about beer. Then Dan came. While not the most knowledgeable about beer, he was sociable and we talked for quite a bit of time. First bartender was about a 2.5, second bartender more like a 4.5. I split the difference.
Overall, its definitely a place to look into while in KC. Their concept is to have a ever rotating tap selection and to sell beers that are a little more high end then you can find at other KC establishments.
09-16-2010 00:25:27 |
More by hwwty4
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