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The Foundry

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

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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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-22-2008)
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Photo of evilcatfish
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

evilcatfish, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%

Located on Westport Road, right next store to McCoys Public house. Parking can be a pain, but I was lucky to get a space right across from the door. Have a good selection of local beer on tap, a good selection of Belgium's on tap and a beer engine. What more could you ask for? My only complaint was they have a large patio out front where the smokers hang out and the smoke tends to drift into the bar, because there is nothing separating the two. Enjoyed the McCoys IPA on cask as well as the Boulevard Bully Porter, both were excellent. Worth checking out if you are in the Westport Road area and can find parking.

FLBeerGuy, Sep 08, 2009
Photo of Basoos1
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Basoos1, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

Bosoxfan20, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%

Yet another worthy spot in Kansas City for BA worthy beer and decent if not amazing food. We went twice, had assorted fish Tacos each time, enjoyed fresh tasting quality local beer and in general had a good time. Our group of 9 the second time experienced some slow service. Large outdoor space, retro inside with ample tubes to enjoy the game or whatever was on ESPN. Large variety of quality beer offering both on tap and in bottles. Casual, relaxed and decent place for a pint or two, a meal or with a group. Worth a visit.

Billolick, Aug 07, 2009
Photo of Fluffheady
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

Fluffheady, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of cambrennan
4/5  rDev -3.6%

cambrennan, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -3.6%

22Blue, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of HamGlade10
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

HamGlade10, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of valkyre65
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%

Hit this place on a return trip through KCMO on our way back to Texas. Still have friends living in that area and one was nice enough to introduce us to this mecca of "Beer Palaces". The place is well laid out with nice indoor seating, but the patio was just perfect for the warm afternoon we were there.
We liked the laid back atmosphere that was the whole vibe of the place and everyone we dealt with was very friendly and appeasing. The quality of the "on taps" was outstanding as were the amazing array of choices of same. We literally spent 3 hours "pouring" over the vast menu of selections and choices they have, to pick those we tried. We did have to amble back to the bar inside for most beers we ordered, but we did get there right as they opened at 16:00. Had a few food items during our sampling and although they were better than most places with such a vast selection of beers, they were more along the line of upscale munchies. For all the beers, food and great atmosphere the overall value seemed very reasonable to us. Will make sure this place is on our schedule each return trip to KCMO.
My recommendation is that if you come within striking distance of this fine establishment, do be sure to visit them and at least ogle the magnificent wall of taps that very few places of this quality have for today's Beer Hunters. Enjoy!

valkyre65, Dec 07, 2011
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The Foundry in Kansas City, MO
92 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.