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Gomer's Fine Wine and Spirits - South Kansas City
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$$ - reasonable
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9902 Holmes Rd
phone: (816) 942-6200
(Place added by: texascarl)
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| Reviews: 22
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
I have visited two of the Gomer's locations. My usual stop is the 39th & Broadway location and I've stopped by the 99th and Holmes location.
Both have great selections for stores in this area. The Holmes location had a bit more selection and a bit more stock even though some looked like it had been there a long time (not one bottle of unexpired Fuller's Porter to be found at either location!!).
You generally aren't approached by the staff but if you need them they are very helpful and friendly. They do seem to know their stuff. Was nice to one day find a BA Top 50 posted with marks by the beers they have there (not nearly enough LOL). Hopefully they can get that new expanded Top 100 list out there.
In either store the craft beer is toward the back, but about everything they carry is in a cooler. Weirdly enough, the selection of English, Germans, and Belgians is probably more generous than the US crafts. They usually have some new stuff every couple of weeks though, in particular it looks like they're getting in new varieties of Rogues which is greatly appreciated. Unibroue and Samuel Smith's are well represented in these stores as well.
If you're in KC and need some bottle beer the Gomer's locations are as good as any to get them. Don't forget to try local and grab some Boulevard or Pony Express beer while you're at it.
06-14-2004 05:48:11 |
More by DPMomutant
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Traveled here in March. they sell wine & liquor also. Killer selection and very reasonably priced. Aisles somewhat cluttered and if you look real close they have singles marked down all the time. The cooler had a nice selection of singles also. Lots of specials. I found a 6-pack Goose Isalnd Christmas for $4.95 you just CAN NOT beat that. I recalled Beamish was soon going to be unavailable and their 4-pack draft cans were $4.95 also. I've never seen pub packs for less than that either. They had a whole shopping cart full of glasses that were probably freebies from the liquor companies but they marked as a dollar each but I got 4 high ball glasses for $0.25 each. A bunch of guys hanging around the counter were BS-ing with each other, but they talked with me about beer for a good while. I found Belgians priced nice and high-gravity beers priced good also. great Store
07-28-2006 15:27:45 |
More by ByTor2112
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Hit these guys on the way into town. Nothing super rare in offer, sigh.
Quality all sampled brews seemed good
Great service, very friendly & helpful
Selection wise they had a much better selection of Bells, Founders, Southern Tier & Arcadia than we get in Joplin, although I saw some brands were not stocked there but not enough that I would mind trading selections
Some prices were a touch high I thought, a case of various bells beers & 5 bombers ran me $90ish
Would hit this again if in there area, fairly easy to get to off of 71....
03-21-2010 04:39:29 |
More by russpowell
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
The guys at Gomers South have always been great to work with, always are helpful and friendly. On some of the special releases that have came out they have been very helpful in holding a bottle or a sixer for me. They always seem to be stocked up on most everything and compared to a lot of other places in town they have a superb selection. I understand that just a few weeks ago they added some more space/shelfing for their beer selection, which hopefully means there will be even more of a selection now, looking forward to checking the new setup out. This particular location is a little far of a drive from where I live but whenever I am in south kc I always make an attempt to stop at Gomers South.
05-18-2011 22:06:29 |
More by colt45n
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
It's taken me awhile to finally stop here. It is a long way from anyplace that I visit in the KC area, but it was certainly worth the trip. They have a fairly large selection of beer. Some that I hadn't seen at other locations in KC. Nice selection of Belgians and other high quality imports. They had a tiny mix a six section that really didn't have many great finds. They do have a big selection of singles in larger formats. Nice organization of the American craft brews. Things were very easy to find. Service was neither good nor bad. It was about 5 minutes after they opened on a Sunday morning. All in all, they have a good variety of good beers at reasonable prices. Worth a stop if you're on the south side of Kansas City,
11-16-2011 02:07:02 |
More by zeff80
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
I'd heard about this place from my brother-in-law, who lives in KC. He took us there when we went to visit, and i was quite happy with what they had. Overall the impression of the place was good. They had some good wines, but, of course, i headed straight for the beer. It is located in the rear, with the right side containing more Belgians and imports, American Micro's in the middle and the more genaric stuff on the left. There were quite a bit of local breweries represented here which is nice.
I cant comment on the service much, for i didnt talk to anybody except to check out. One bad thing, i noticed, is they had a few wine mag's but i didnt see a beer mag.
07-20-2004 20:32:07 |
More by elmocoso
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
My wife and I stopped in here on a recent trip to KC to check things out and get some Boulevard Smokestack series. As we walked a through the store we were pleasantly surprised at how the non-refrigerated beer section did not have any florescent lights on in the area. This is big to me. I can't recall how many places I've been that beer stock sits for long periods of time under florescent lighting and gets skunky. Either the manager or owner (I couldn't tell which he was) chatted with us briefly and when he figured out our level of beer knowledge, politely left us to peruse their selections.
While some of the reviews here have been somewhat negative, I, being from out of town, had a positive experience.
05-13-2008 22:49:52 |
More by scoobybrew
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
As the BeerFly guide states in Gomer's address line, there are several locations in the Kansas City area. I used to go to the one in Parkville, making the weekly pilgrimage with my roommate to stock up on good beer for the week.
It was a decent, clean place, though a little disorganized. The staff would pretty much leave me alone unless I asked for help, and then they were happy to give me a hand.
They had tons of different beers, both cold and warm. I went there quite often and never came close to tapping the place out as a source. One downfall was that they did not sell singles.
They also had a large keg menu, with about forty to fifty different beers. My roommate and I almost got a keg of Full Sail one weekend, just because we could.
03-07-2003 18:25:16 |
More by Quaffer
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5
The best location out of the three Gomers is the store on the corner of 99th st and Holmes Ave. The store is quite cluttered, and upon entering, dense rows of wine and spirits do a good job of hiding the beer, which is towards the back. The selection is excellent. Many fine micros including most Bells, Capital, Rogue plus harder to find ones are both refridgerated and keep at room temp. There's a fine assortment of imports as well, and this would be the place to go for Belgians (I go here for my Liefmans Goudenband fix) and obscure European brews, including the now defunct Okocim Porter. Don't count on it... I will try to buy all remaining bottles. Don't beat me to it! Oh yeah, fine selection of Brit brews taboot. If you're into hot sauces and cheese, there's an assortment of that as well. This Gomer's is my favorite store in KC, and I make the 1 1/2 hour drive from Manhattan about once a month to stock up. The service is generally stoic and functional, depending on who is working. Definitely recommended if you're in the area.
08-08-2003 15:25:23 |
More by marc77
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Drove the seven hours from home to Kansas City for a conference, as well as for the opportunity to procure a wider selection than one can find in darkest Kansas. There seems to be a a varied selection of wines and distilled spirits, but I ignored those on my way to the back of the store, where a nice variety of American micros and regionals stood, along with German, English, Belgians, and even a couple Japanese selections. The coolers also had decent shelf space dedicated to fine beers, in addition to the obligatory macro swill. Macro drinkers do have to pass by some nice beer to get to the suds of the masses, so there is hope that they'll be tempted by the better stuff!
The staff on duty the night I was there stuck to themselves, but complimented my selections of Belgians and offered a couple of recommendation based on what I'd already selected. The Gomer's on Holmes (reviewed here) had a slightly better selection than the Broadway location I visited the night before. Worth the trip!
09-28-2004 04:04:04 |
More by babydoc
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