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Gomer's Fine Wine and Spirits

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world-class

10 Ratings
Ratings: 10
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.67
pDev: 4.93%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

201 SE State Route 291
Lee's Summit, Missouri, 64063-2939
United States
phone: (816) 525-9137

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(Place added by: mcsquint on 10-18-2008)
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.22/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Went here about a year ago & never wrote review, went back a couple weeks ago, time to do this...

Lay out was organized & user friendly

All beers were pretty good shape, I did have one or two that might be old or it was just the beer itself

Customer service was friendly & enthusiastic both times

Selection seems to have slipped from a year ago ( I believe it was mostly more Shelton bros stuff, which is now gone ). Still pretty good, just not as good as few other places in the KC area

Prices were great, better than most places other than supermarkets...

Well worth a go if even close to near by, close to Waldo Pizza!

10-02-2013 16:27:13 | More by russpowell
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ratedz

Kansas

4.8/5  rDev +2.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

HUGE selection of harder to find beers. Cantillon, Mikkeller, and De Struise are just a few of the beers you'll find here on a regular basis. I picked up a bottle of 2007 Great Divide Old Ruffian there a few months ago and noticed they still have some left when I was there today. As others have said, the beer manager Aaron knows his stuff and is always willing to chat about beer. Unfortunately, he wasn't there today, but the staff that was there was friendly. Sign up for their rewards card and save 5% on every beer except the contents of coolers 1-8, which is BMC crap that I skip past anyway. It's about a 30 minute drive from my house, but worth the trip every time!

11-08-2010 03:25:28 | More by ratedz
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JeepCop

Kansas

5/5  rDev +7.1%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $

I've made two trips here in the last couple of weeks. No, not a big deal, but it is a ~1.5 hour drive from where I live. The selection and quality of beer at this store is UNBELIEVABLE! The beer manager (Aaron) really knows his stuff and it shows in the quality of the store. The service here is great. They don't pressure you or watch over your shoulder as you peruse the vast selection (a big pet peeve of mine) but they are more than happy to help if called upon. Their prices were very good and they offer a 5% discount off of every purchase if you sign up for their club card. Having been to numerous stores in the KC area, I can honestly say the Lee's Summit Gomer's is solidly at the top of the list, with Lukas Liquor a distant 2nd. Keep up the great work Aaron and Gomer's. You have won my business for sure!

10-06-2010 15:20:51 | More by JeepCop
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jdklks

Nevada

4.85/5  rDev +3.9%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $

This place was fantastic, and far exceeded my expectations. Being from Reno, I certainly wasn't coming to the midwest with hopes of discovering anything beyond what is available to me at home. And while this didn't beat my hometown selection, it was far beyond anything I'd expected coming in, and I did find numerous enviable selections on the shelves. The beer manager was very knowledgable, which is always a relief, and must be the reason why the infinitely larger Lukas Liquors had a sufficiently inferior selection in terms of quality. The prices were surprisingly reasonable, to the point of being surprisingly cheap, which was also a relief after having spent too much money at Lukas Liquors the day before. Overall, this is a great place (perhaps the best) to purchase your beer in the KC area.

06-15-2010 03:01:52 | More by jdklks
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Reaper16

Alabama

4.8/5  rDev +2.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$

This is the rarest and deepest single bottle selection in the Kansas City area! I stopped in for the first time today (because I rarely get further south than downtown KC) and found a large and selection of Cantillon, Fantome, Haandbryggeriet, De Struise, De Dolle and Mikkeller staring at me. No other store in KC has as many Mikkeller or Cantillon beers.

I was always confused why St. Louis stores seemed to get rarer imports that I've never seen in KC shops like Lukas, Bubbles, Royal or even other Gomer's locations. The difference is Aaron, the beer manager at Gomer's Lee's Summit. He is very knowledgeable about beer, loves to talk with customers about beer and gets in beers that other KC stores don't. Fresh Mikkeller I Beat yoU? Got it. Mikkeller Barrel-Aged Black Hole series? Got it. Cantillon Lou Pepe Kreik? Got it. Fantome Saison d'Ereze'e - Printemps? Got it. De Struise Black Albert? Got it. The list goes on and on and on.

Friendly and knowledgeable service + a selection that is unparalleled in Kansas City = the best beer store in KC. Go. Now.

06-08-2010 23:42:13 | More by Reaper16
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theminutemen

Missouri

4.8/5  rDev +2.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Shhh . . . . don't tell anyone. This is the best beer store in the Kansas City area. I know, surprising, right? Who'd expect it to be in Lee's Summit?

All I know is that if it's distributed in Missouri and it's worth drinking, Aaron (the beer manager) is going to get it. Whether it's a Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueze, Founder's Nemisis, Bell's batch 9000, or the latest Boulevard Smokestack limited edition - if you can't find it somewhere else, there's always a chance that Aaron will be able to hook you up.

De Struise
Mikkeller
De Molen
Cantillon
Dieu Du Ciel

The list goes on.

Perhaps what I appreciate most is that I know if I ask Aaron a question about a beer that I haven't tried yet I'm going to get an honest answer - regardless of the hype.

A store with a great beer selection selected by someone who loves beer - that's really about as good as it gets.

04-29-2010 03:03:15 | More by theminutemen
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Repogenetic

Missouri

4.65/5  rDev -0.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

Moved up to Independence, MO recently and have spent the past week hitting the well known beer destination stores in the KC area. Today's (2/26/2010) stop was Gomer's in Lee's Summit, and I believe my quest for a go-to store is over. Well organized place, and there selection of domestic crafts beers was outstanding. They had more offerings to my eye than Lukas did (which was a stop earlier this week) for my preferred breweries. Very large range of offerings from Bell's, Great Divide, and very pleasing to me, Founder's, which I was on the hunt for this week. In addition to the standard Founder's brews I usually see, I was very pleased and excited to walk out with bottles of Backwoods Bastard, Imperial Stout, and even Devil Dancer.

Their beer guy, Aaron, was full of knowledge and gave me dates for upcoming releases he knew he was getting. The other employees were equally friendly. Prices were in line or better than I saw at other locations and they have a free club you can join to get 5 percent off, which Aaron got me squared away with as well. (Their build your own 6 had some winners in the selection, like Titan IPA, and what singles they had were pretty solid) All in all, I'm glad I won't have to drive all over KC anymore, as Gomer's earned a customer in me today. Highly recommended.

02-26-2010 21:04:39 | More by Repogenetic
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amneziak

Missouri

4.65/5  rDev -0.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I was able to make it out to the Lee's Summit location today over my lunch break. I rarely make it this far outside the Olathe/Overland Park area, but it was definitely worth the trip. I spoke in great detail with Aaron (the beer manager) about the selection of new brews he'd just received. Mikkeller Jackie Brown, Mikkeller Monk's Brew, Founders Devil Dancer, Dieu Du Ciel Aphrodite, Struise Pannepot, etc. He also has a very nice individual bottle selection like an 11.2oz bottle of Duchess de Bourgogne which I've not seen anywhere else locally.

So, I will tell you that the two times I have been here I have ALWAYS found beers that I haven't seen anywhere else in Kansas City (including the big-hitters like Lukas and Royal). If it is available in the state of Missouri, you will probably find it here or be able to ask for it to be ordered. And I think what also makes this place great is that Aaron seems to be more up to speed on what St. Louis is getting than Kansas City, which helps put this place just that much higher on my "Go To" list.

And don't even get me started on the spirits section. They have an amazing selection of Amaros, Absinthes, Bourbons, Bitters and Rums! This could be my new favorite spot in the KC area for booze... Cheers!

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09-30-2009 20:19:35 | More by amneziak
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ByTor2112

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev -7.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

I stopped in here on Wednesday evening 5-27-09.
I was on a specific mission for Boulevard and Schlafly. Found both!
Went staright to the nice rack that held the Boulevard Smokestack series, well-represented. They also had a display for Schlafly's brews. Some nice big bottles and a few special bourbon aged stouts were available. Great local representation. An attractive red-headed lady walked out, obviously going off duty, she had a SNPA shirt on and asked if I needed help. Just told her I was making up my mind. She recommended a few from each brewery. The cooler had a great selection of micros, local craft brews and imports including Mikkeller and Belgians. They also had shelf space dedicated to all as well. I visited the Gomer's on Holmes 3 years ago and this store does not disappoint either.

06-01-2009 19:36:14 | More by ByTor2112
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Greerzilla

Virginia

4.65/5  rDev -0.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Having not been "home" for a while, I can still remember the time when AB ruled Missouri. Walk into Gomer's and there is still a small AB presence, but Micros, Crafts, and Import rule.

The beer selection is the best I've ever seen in Missouri or the Kansas City area. Given, I haven't visited Gomer's other locations and having hit the other beerfly spots in KC or STl. Their Micro and Craft section is about twice the size of the MBC selection, and that's without counting the import beers. I was happy to find Bell's, Great Divide, Southern Tier, Bear Republic and more.

The guy in charge of the beer purchasing was there and was happy to help me find anything. He was even happier to discuss beer and craft breweries with someone else who even knew a little about the subject. We talked about stuff he still wasn't able to get in Missouri, but had traded for like Stone, DFH, Russian River (all stuff I am happy to be able to get at home or within a couple hours drive). Really, it's nice to have a beer store as excited about beer as I am, and probably a lot more knowledgeable than I am.

Prices were pretty decent. I'd say a little more than I'd expect for KC, but I haven't lived here for half a decade. I'd say the prices were more than reasonable compared to what I expect in the east coast.

12-22-2008 17:50:03 | More by Greerzilla
Gomer's Fine Wine and Spirits in Lee's Summit, MO
97 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.