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Gomer's Fine Wine and Spirits

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

11 Ratings
Ratings: 11
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
[ Store ]

6298 N Highway 9
Parkville, Missouri, 64152-3559
United States
phone: (816) 746-0400

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Photo of Lordmagoo
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Lordmagoo, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of russpowell
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%

Based on 3 visits here...

Pretty good lay out, seems to have a lot of rhyme & reason

Did get one clunker, but I appreciate the fact they discount older beers to move them

The guys working seem personable enough, but don't really go out of their way to talk beer or help you with your order (Go to a Macadoodles & you'll see what I mean )

Stellar selection, they do one bottle set-asides for cutomer loyalty card holders, plus you get a 5% discount (you'll need it). I put their domestic craft selection against any store I been in KC...

I find their beers a touch pricey, but this & Bubbles are my go to store up here

russpowell, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of TheCondor
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%

This is a goo dplace to buy your brews at. It's kind of out of the way for me and it seems I always end up there on wine tasting night instead of beer night, but that's ok. I have been meaning to make it over there for beer night one of these days.

Jason was really helpful on every trip, especially on my last one. I was on a run for stouts and porters that I have never had, and he pointed me in the direction of some good ones, then we shot the BS for a while because we were the only beer drinkers in the place (wine tasting night).

The selection is really good, the people are friendly, its reasonable...good place to go.

Recommended by The Condor!

TheCondor, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of kcbeerguy7
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%

I have been to Gomer's in Parkville many times during the past few years since moving to the Northland area. I have found Gomer's to have a great selection of wines and beers. The microbrew selection is outstanding!!


What I like most about this Gomer's is the Friday 4-7 beer tastings. Always domestic micros being poured by Jason. He is very knowledgeable about what he is tasting and very helpful answering questions.

I am usually in the store on Friday and then again on Saturday and Sunday. I have found the employees to be very helpful. Those that standout to me for their knowledge and friendliness are Jason, Kevin (the youger one as there are 2 Kevins that work here), Pat and Tom. When I have a beer question I look for Jason or Kevin. When I have a wine question I ask Tom or Pat. These guys always say hello, ask if I need help and are very helpful. They don't try to upsell me on things they know I wouldn't buy or are outside of what I normally buy price-wise.


I have not made it to any of the Saturday wine tasting but hope to do so in the near future.
The store is generally clean enough but yo can tell when the floor need to be swept/mopped. I really like that they now offer "make your own" six-packs!


If you are looking for a great place to buy beer and wine this is the place to go!

kcbeerguy7, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of BARLEEWYN
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

I called around to all of the liquor stores that I knew to have good beer selections in an attempt to find some Founder's Devil Dancer and seemingly everyone was out of it. The next day, I just happened to be meeting some friends for dinner at a nearby restaurant and discovered this Gomer's Northland location. I walked in and low and behold, they had an entire case of it. They have a good selection of beers. The staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. This will now be our go-to liquor store.

BARLEEWYN, Jul 22, 2011
Photo of mikennat
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%

I live an hour away from this store, but it is my go to for when I need the newest and best beers. The selection is excellent. I most often find what I am looking for, and then some. My wife usually finds something that strikes her as well. The store is dusty and crowded, but that doesn't bother me because the selection is so diverse. The prices are more than the local grocery store when I manage to find the same items in both places.

As far as service goes, I am not overly impressed. When I am searching for something, I will call and ask if they have it. The same person usually answers, and is not overly friendly or helpful. I have to practically beg for them to hold something for me to make the hour drive to get there. They usually do, but it is obvious they are not thrilled about it. One time, my wife went to get something and got lectured by the clerks about the amount she could purchase. Again, typically when we go to find something, they are helpful, but I am still not impressed.

I do recommend going to Gomer's North for any and all beer needs. I will keep it as my go to store because of the selection and availability of the craft beers.

mikennat, May 05, 2011
Photo of zhanson88
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%

Was on vacation and this was the closest liquor store to my girlfriend's place that seemed promising. It's on the East side of Parkville and is very easy to find. You can't miss it, there are huge barrel hoops that you have to walk through to get to the door.

Quality: I looked pretty extensively over this place and I didn't see a lot of dusty bottles or anything. This is the first time I had been here so I don't know anything of the beer turnover they have, but I didn't see anything that looked real old.

Service: Negligible, but I don't mind no one offering help while I'm looking at the beer.

Selection: I thought they had pretty damn good selection. Founders, Bells, Avery, Ommegang, Schlafly, Boulevard, Great Divide, Odell, the list goes on. Also a well-above-average selection of Belgians, and some nice fall seasonals.

Overall: I liked this place a lot and will be going back again at some point. Service wasn't great but that's excusable if they have good beer, which they did.

zhanson88, Sep 29, 2010
Photo of emerge077
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%

Submitted a change for the location, this is the approx. location on google maps:
6298 N Highway 9 Parkville, MO 64152-3559

After circling the area, and finally finding the place after calling for directions, we hit Gomers. Large barrel hoops set into the exterior of the building, and a Heineken mini-keg mailbox out front. Typical medium-sized warehouse liquor store inside, beer was sort of spread out the length of the store. Micro shelves on the far left, imports on the far right. Coolers stretched the length of the store along the back wall. We were greeted and offered help right away, then later in the beer area. The staff was knowledgeable and gave very specific and helpful advice. They had limited Boulevard stuff here that I was happy to find. Schlafly, Bells, Arcadia, O'Fallon, a good range of US micros. Some locals such as Weston and Flying Monkey were here too, but not recommended. Imports covered the bases, but nothing too out of the ordinary. No traditional Lambics, only Lindemans. The cashier was really friendly and chatted about Chicago neighborhoods. Strangely enough there was a pair of potbelly pigs up for adoption on the way out. Overall a good store, with very helpful staff...

emerge077, Dec 26, 2008
Photo of bort11
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

This is the first time I've been back to the Parkville Gomer's since they expanded the business area in Parkville a few years back. When I went to Park University, I used to frequent the older Gomer's quite often. The new one is quite an improvement.

To start off with, I really like the outside decor. They have a barrel hoop structure surrounding the building. I'll have to go by sometime with my cameera to add a picture. The inside is more than double the space from the old Gomer's which gives you enough room to move around, unlike the one in midtown in which you can't turn your head with out knocking into something. Well lit and easy to navigate.

The beer section is more towards the back and they definately give more space to the craft beers. I would say it's close to 80 craft 20 macro. Large selection of local/regional beers (boulevard, Pony Express, Schlafly, O'Fallon) and usual suspects ( SN, Bell, O'Dell, New Belgium, Rogue, etc). I would like to see a larger selection of single bottles, but what they have is pretty good.

The staff working were very polite. They made sure I found what I was looking for, and didn't pester when I wanted to browse. From this trip I picked up a sixer of Anchor Old Foghorn, a 4 pack of Old Rasputin, and 2 bottles each of JW Lees Harvest ale and Rycerskie. While checking out the clerk made numerous compliments on my selection. It does feel nice to know you are appreciated

bort11, May 11, 2006
Photo of CRJMellor
3.15/5  rDev -23.2%

Closet beer store to my in-laws place. Looks kind of hokey on the outside but let's see what is inside.
More of a wine place but a long row of reefer's along the back wall gets the beer going. Decent selection of British, limited Belgians and even more limited US micros. Some of the usual suspects from locals Pony Express and Boulevard. Several Bell's, including an already dusty 6-pack of Batch 7000 and a few fro Brigdeport and Odell's. Pretty limited. Harsh flourescents everywhere and beer really seems like an afterthought here. Prices were very good and service for what I needed was courteous. Hope the other Gomer locations have a little more selection.

CRJMellor, Dec 20, 2005
Photo of bditty187
3.45/5  rDev -15.9%

Well, this place is easier to find then I made it out to be. I had bogus directions so it took some patience (and a good co-pilot) to find it. Was it worth it? Sure.

It is very easy to find in reality, it is about one block south of the intersection of Highway 45 & 9. The building is standalone with plenty of parking. Oh, and it has a gigantic wine barrel incorporated into the building. You can’t miss it.

The store is well spread out. I like that. There was a little cooler of cheese and a couple shelves of hot sauces and condiments. That is nice and all but I’m here for the beer. Inside the building is warehouse-like with concrete floors and high ceilings.

The selection is heavy on English beer. Belgian’s were decent, lots of Unibroue in four packs; I did get some 2005 Edition in corked bottles. They had a few bottles of McChouffe & La Chouffe, Chimay, Orval, Satan Gold & Red, Mad Bitch, and a handful of others. The selection seemed picked-over. Domestics: typical stuff, Bell’s, Boulevard, Berghoff, Sierra Nevada, Pony Express, Rouge (including the XS series in the ceramic bottles) etc. I was very happy to see shit tons of O’Fallon beer including bombers on the Smoked Porter! Hell Yeah.

I though the prices were good overall, I got 750mls of Koningshoeven (Blonde, Dubbel, and Tripel) for $3.00 each.

About half was sold warm, most was in six-packs and most of the beer was very dusty. I didn’t see expired beer but the Bell’s stuff was so damn dusty I didn’t even bother… same story for the English beer. I only purchased dated beer (or big as Belgians).

To me this lack of quality is an issue but I would go back to this store because it is so far north in KC. If, for some reason, I couldn’t make it further south I would absolutely come here for good beer.

The service was excellent. I have no complaints. Very friendly.

bditty187, Mar 14, 2005
Gomer's Fine Wine and Spirits in Parkville, MO
92 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.