Royal Liquors - Watt's Mill
Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
4.75/5 rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
One of the best beer spots in KC. They have separate aisles for US craft, imports, and belgians. There are always plenty of seasonal offering from popular breweries, and enough limited release stuff that it can make it to the shelves. 24+ cooler doors of beer makes room for a lot of stuff to be cold. I only wish they had more room for cold bombers.
Most reviews mention it being part of a gas station. If you ask the staff, this is false. This is a liquor store with gas pumps!
07-06-2014 19:05:07 | More by Reed
4.44/5 rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is a surprising store since it is also a gas station, You would not expect to get great beer but this is KC! You get great BBQ from a gas station after all. I like this store because it is a store you need to wander around to see what is there. You can find some deals if you look. I ran into sone Green Flash Le Freak on sale! Oh Yeah! They had Nebraska Brewing Hop God. It was pricey but well worth it. If you live on the Kansas side of KC, go visit as Missouri seems to have easier liquor laws for beer distribution.
Great store to visit whenever you are in South KC. Spend time looking as the organization of the beer is somewhat loose.
12-30-2012 06:12:41 | More by Flatlands
4.4/5 rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
I have a handful of bottle shops I frequent in the Kansas City area, but Royal may be my favorite. The store carries a large selection of domestic and imported brews as well as a variety of wines and liquor. While I can find better deals with some searching, they can't be beat on selection. What really makes this place special is Brad, the beer guy. He frequently updates Twitter and Facebook with new arrivals, and has been known to randomly set out limited and rare releases. Great staff and selection.
12-17-2012 19:26:08 | More by booyahachieved3
4.08/5 rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Located right off I-435 is a huge plus. It may be one of the easier stores to get to on my way through the south side of the city. It is a gas station/convenience store which surprised me. Great selection of beers with good organization. I've never seen so many varieties of the Mikkeller single hop series. Rows are organized by country. A very small and limited mix a six section is there, too. They have some good glassware, too. They had a deal on the glassware if you a beer from the same brewery. Staff wasn't very helpful but it is a gas station. They did hook me up with a Deschutes sticker when I asked a question about their Deschutes selection. This is a really good beer store in the KC area.
01-12-2012 03:31:30 | More by zeff80
3.75/5 rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 5 | $
The wife and I drove by this place while en route to our friends' house in nearby Mission, Kansas. I remembered seeing a listing for this joint here on BA so I decided to check it out...
The location/atmosphere is quite crazy, what with a massive liquor store being part of a gas station! A little dumpy in its surroundings and looks, but once you're inside it's all good. Literally a TON of beer!
First you stumble upon a large bomber shelf, with Chimay, Ommegang, Duvel, all of the Boulevard Smokestacks, Avery, Grand Teton, Southern Tier, New Holland, Stone, Jolly Pumpkin, Mikkeller... plus a lot of locals from Missouri/Kansas like Doodle Brew, Cathedral Square, Weston Brewing.
Keep going past the bombers and find the six-pack section, with Lagunitas, Breckenridge, Odell, Arcadia, Bells (five different ones), Founders, New Belgium, Southern Tier. Widner Bros and Bridgeport from Oregon, which I have not seen around the Midwest. All COLD! Now this is rare, and I sure do love it...
The Mikkeller shelf is amazing, with pretty much every single variety of the Barrel-Aged Black Hole series, including Tequila and Cognac and the works. Also the Single Hop series.
Some strange beers from abroad, like 8 Wired from New Zealand, Hel&Verdoemenis and other obscure Euros, plus a ton of Belgians (a whole aisle, in fact).
Last but not least, there is an extra aisle for warm American craft six-packs and bombers, where I saw Moylan's and Jolly Pumpkin.
You can tell by now the selection here is OUTSTANDING. The only thing I didn't like about Royal Liquors was the service. Nonexistent, cold, indifferent. The cashier couldn't even say "hello" and simply uttered the amount of my beer. Whatever. Other than that, this is a must stop in the KC area.
09-24-2011 01:00:06 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4.21/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
This place is the go to spot for beer in the south of Kansas City or if you are along I-435. The store doesn't look like much and it is part of a gas station but do not worry, it is the place to be. A lot of selection in the cooler and even more in the front of the store. Basically has all the beer that is available in the state of Missouri. The beer manager is a very knowledgeable and very nice guy who will talk beer and let you know what to look out for in the near future. Like them on facebook and keep an eye out for the tastings they have from time to time. The prices are as good as anywhere in the city. If you are south in Kansas City you should look up this place and stop by to get what you need.
05-14-2011 01:09:45 | More by mizzouguy
Royal Liquors - Watt's Mill in Kansas City, MO
92 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.