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The Foundry

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23 Ratings
Ratings: 23
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 6.99%
Taps: 26
Bottles: 75
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Photo of Penguins66
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%

visited 5/21/12

My wife & I stopped here on the last day of a long weekend in KC. It was a warm, sunny Monday afternoon. They had just opened and patrons were already starting to accumulate on the sizable patio. At first I was a little hesitant due to 2 things:

1. The brewpub next door (McCoy's) appeared to be far busier.

2. I was one of the few people there (patrons or employees) who wasn't sporting multiple tattoos and/or piercings.

My wife, ever the adventurist, convinced me to take a seat at a table on the patio and a few minutes later our server came by with menus. He was pleasant and not pushy, asking if we needed any beer recommendations. He also advised us of the happy hour specials that had just started. We were only too eager to patronize the 1/2 price McCoy's drafts and beer bites (a.k.a. appetizers). We sampled a few of each, then ordered a few more drinks from the very extensive beer menu.

Food quality was decent, though we weren't impressed by the nachos. Beer selection was superb. Our only complaint on the latter was the last bottles we ordered were practically room temperature, as if they had been just put in the cooler. We chalked that up to bad timing on our part. Overall, we definitely have The Foundry on our list of places to (re-)visit next time we are in town.

Penguins66, May 29, 2012
Photo of mojohawk21
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

mojohawk21, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of capnamerica
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

capnamerica, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of mikennat
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

My wife and I really enjoyed this place. We will be returning. We liked the variety of places where the tables were placed and how the bar was not in the center, but off to the side, so you still felt as if you were in a restaurant while eating. The outdoor patio is very spacious as well. Unlike the other reviewer, the smoke did not bother us because the garage doors were closed. The beer selection was impressive. The food was excellent and the service was very good. It did get loud inside as the night went on, but that is typical of any bar/restaurant. My wife absolutely loved the music variety they played. We will visit again and take friends.

mikennat, May 05, 2011
Photo of dradair
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

dradair, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Reaper16
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%

Kansas City's branch of the Flying Saucer chain gets the majority of the city's beer nerd attention, but The Foundry is just as good a beer bar. If not better.

The Foundry has a very open-industrial vibe with various brewerania adorning the walls and cieling. Plenty of tables and booths and a comfortable open area for pool & darts. The bathroom is pretty cozy, with a weird, futuristic communal trough sink located outside of the bathroom doors. It's biggest atmospheric benefits, though, are the bar and patio. The Foundry has a lovely open patio with plenty of tables. The bar is not horizontal but rectangular, a sort of peninsula, with the bartender able to serve all 3 sides of the bar. The bartenders I've had have been very knowledgeable and go out of their way to make the experience great for beer nerds.

The Foundry has a deep bottle selection, but for me its all about the taps. There's about 20 taps (not counting all of the beers from the adjoining McCoy's brewpub) and there are very few taps dedicated to non-nerdy options. On Wednesday, The Foundry had amongst its draught options: Goose Island Bourbon County Brand VANILLA Stout, Firestone Walker 14th Anniversary Ale, Stone Double Bastard, Dieu de Ciel Rosee d'Hibiscus, Houblon Chouffe, Avery Majaraja, and Southern Tier Cuvee 3, amongst many others. Plus, McCoy's beers are often fine choices too. You will not want for lovely beers at this bar.

Reaper16, May 21, 2011
Photo of LambicPentameter
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

LambicPentameter, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of cherche
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

cherche, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

The Foundry was the last beer stop for my wife and myself in Kansas City (MO and KA). What a cool joint!

Located in Westport, the cool nightlife area in KC, The Foundry is owned by the same guys that manage McCoy's, the microbrewery next door.

The vibe here is cool and mellow on a Saturday evening, not crowded but lively. Great service at the bar, happy chicks eager to please, singing and dancing to the tunes coming out of the stereo system.

An extensive menu, with mostly fried items, burgers, sandwiches and pizzas. We shared a "beer bite" called "Red Rocket"- Kobe beef corndog lollipops, deep-fried and accompanied by tasty sauces. 4 for $7, alright I guess, but Kobe? Not sure...

Price was OK in general, but some specialty beers were outrageous- Southern Tier Javah for $8 and Pannepot for $9. Other than that, I had a sampler of McCoys' own brews. They were mostly alright or mediocre, except for the IPA which was only OK. They do have a variety of brews, though, including a Scotch Ale, DIPA and Oatmeal Stout.

25 taps plus 11 house taps. Some names: Chouffe, Green Flash Hop Red, Southern Javah, Stone Escondidian, Pannepot, Goose Sofia, Nebraska IPA, Stone Smoked Porter, Green Flash Summer Saison, New Belgium La Folie, Boulevard Tank 7.

Lots of young, good-looking guys and girls and great times overall. Will come back next time we're in Kansas City!

DoubleSimcoe, Sep 22, 2011
Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

jaydoc, Oct 12, 2013
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The Foundry in Kansas City, MO
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