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The Foundry

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Taps: 26 / Bottles: 75
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y

19 Ratings
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

424 Westport Rd
Kansas City, Missouri, 64111-3005
United States
phone: (816) 960-0866

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-22-2008)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-22-2014 21:50:24 | More by BenjaminKelley
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-13-2014 00:29:12 | More by mojohawk21
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-25-2014 00:33:47 | More by 22Blue
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-26-2014 23:15:38 | More by cambrennan
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

02-05-2014 15:39:46 | More by evilcatfish
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3.85/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$$

One of the better beer spots to hit up in KC if you want a great selection and lax atmosphere around happy hour. The rotating taps are pretty decent, but the "cellar" always has some outstanding, very difficult to find bottles. Now, are you willing to swallow the $28 price tag that comes with them is another thing (but still cheaper than the Beer Kitchen across the street on their rare stuff). Always a great place for beer events as well. You can also get a good deal on the Mccoy's beers next door (the brew pub that I believe owns The Foundry).

The food is decent for pub food. Haven't had the pizzas yet, but the burgers are fair. Don't expect to be blown away with the food quality though. The deserts are quite delicious though.

Atmosphere can really vary depending on when you stop by. If you are looking for chilled, laid back setting, I suggest going before 9 on the weekends. Any later than that, they try to turn this great beer stop into a club by removing the tables, blaring the music, and setting up the dance floor. So, if standing sandwiched in a crowd crotch-to-ass and attempting (and failing miserably) to scream over the music to the bartender to order your beer sounds good to you, then I suggest showing up around midnight on Fri/Sat.

12-14-2013 05:19:18 | More by Bosoxfan20
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

10-21-2013 15:51:45 | More by capnamerica
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-12-2013 16:19:25 | More by jaydoc
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3.89/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5 | $$

This is a pretty cool spot to hang out. They are owned by the same people as McCoy’s and Beer Kitchen across the street. It is actually attached to McCoy’s and serves all their beer. We tried to order a bunch of pony (6oz) size beers to make our own local tasting. Unfortunately, they were out of about half of the special things. It was pretty frustrating because we would tell the server what we wanted, he would come back 4 minutes later and say they were out, we would tell him a replacement, they would be out of that...etc. etc. Our friends ordered food which looked like nice quality pub food. The clientele gets a little douchy later at night. We came back at about 1 in the morning until close, and it is a really great late night hang out place. There’s 4 great beer places to check out right here, so if you like beer, you should visit this neighborhood. The decor is really weird (supper club chic??) but it's fun.

08-05-2013 03:04:23 | More by Fluffheady
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4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$

Stopped in for lunch before a 5 hour drive home. The Beer Kitchen was PACKED for sunday brunch. We stopped had a couple beers and some food. The beer selection is very good, was able to ask for free samples of good stuff. The food was outstanding. My wife had the pork tacos and i had the turkey meatball slides, but were very good, hands down! I learned that McCoys, Beer Kitchen and Foundry are all owned by the same people and all right across the street from one another. I would recommend anyone to stop in one of these establishments and have a beer and some food.

PS...Foundry is a Hipster Bar.

06-26-2013 04:51:35 | More by HamGlade10
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The Foundry in Kansas City, MO
92 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.