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75th Street Brewery

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62 Ratings
Ratings: 62
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.78%
Active Beers: 15
Beer Ratings: 132
Beer Avg: 3.6
Taps: 6
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

520 W 75th St
Kansas City, Missouri, 64114-1513
United States
phone: (816) 523-4677

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Reviews by TheLongBeachBum:
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

After a full day meeting it was a bit of a surprise to be directed to 75th Street Brewing by the Engineer that I had been working with on a recent visit to KC. So after a brush up at the Hotel my colleague & I drove out here, as it happened we were staying close by at the Holiday Inn just off Nall Avenue & the 435.

Situated on the Northwest side of the intersection between W75th & Wornall Road, the place is pretty easy to find. Frontage had a couple of large windows but it had a darkened appearance & to be honest had a bit of a rundown look to it. Parking is available around the back/side but it seemed limited - during my visit the entire parking lot was full of cyclists, so just getting into the lot was a challenge, but we found a spot despite the place being pretty busy around 6:30pm or so.

Entered through the back door that faces onto the parking lot, here there are some stairs which take you down a foot or so into the opened out but darkened interior. We didn’t see anyone who could seat us, so we took the chance to walk through the place & try to make it look like we knew what we were doing. I soon found myself at the entrance that fronts W75th, here we were very quickly & politely greeted & asked if we wanted a table, service was on the ball, in no time we were shown to a table booth half the way back from where we came, no worries though, the interior is pretty interesting to peruse. In the centre of the whole floor is the Brewery itself, all neatly compacted & hemmed in with a dark wooden construction which has plenty of windows to show its charm but keep out the heat & germs of the punters. The Brewery itself is neatly displayed, but judging by the loose equipment laying around the interior, this is no “polished show piece”, it most certainly is a working Brewery, which is nice to see. Aside from the centre-piece, around this round tables with high stools litter the middle floor whilst a more organized arrangement befits the table booths set against walls & on an elevated part of the building on the West side. Just to your immediate left as you enter from the back entrance & down the stairs, I also noticed a “play area” of sorts inside the Pub too; three interior walls keep the brats under control whilst the Breeders can keep an eye from a distance whilst treading the boards, so it seems 75th is Offspring Friendly. The main bar sits towards the front against the wall & was fervent with activity for drinks to keep the servers supplied as well as the barflies. Lots of interesting Breweriana decorate the walls too; most of it looked to be Breweries past.

Beer menu is pretty good, you can go with a Six-Pack Sampler which is reasonably priced, or opt for either a 16oz or 20oz Pint, that I really liked, I miss the good old “real” Imperial Pint so I took the servers option to go for a bigger libation. Range is partly home-grown starting with the Royal Raspberry Wheat for the Cowgirls & Cow Town Wheat for the Cowboys. From there the range takes an influence from England with the Good Hope IPA & the oddly named Possum Trot Brown Ale. Ireland gets in on the act with the Muddy Mo’ Stout. Seasonal specials steal more Beer DNA from the former Czechoslovakia, Germany & Scotland. I tried the IPA which was good, even my non-beer drinking colleague enjoyed the hoppy bitterness in the Good Hope. I followed this with the Possum Trot Brown Ale which was suprb, a great partner to the Fish & Chips. This was all rounded off with a Muddy Mo’ Stout, a dry offering which had a creamy texture & an interesting use of Cluster Hops.

The Menu is pretty extensive, covering all the usual Brewpub favorites with yet more worldwide influence. Even though everyone knows that the best Fish ‘n’ Chips come from the North of England i.e. Yorkshire, I opted for the “London’s Best Fish ‘n’ Chips”. Nicely fried Atlantic Cod had crisp batter & the rough cut steak fries were just what the Doctor ordered, plus it was all brought to the table with a newly unopened bottle of Heinz Malt Vinegar without me even having to ask!! It’s no Ritz but they do know their food here & serve it properly.

Despite the place being laid back the Service was spot-on, attended to us as we reached the bottom of our beers, & left us alone the rest of the time with the occasional check-in if she happened to be walking past us. Food & Beer turned up exactly as ordered & in a timely manner. Very good attentive service without the false niceness or interfering nature, it was pitched just right.

I really liked this place, neatly laid out to impart a Pub atmosphere if you're just drinking, but with quieter seating around the edges to allow a more personal experience whilst eating if you want that. I would have loved to have tried some of the Seasonal beers but all too soon we had to leave. I will certainly make it back out here for the London Fish ‘n’ Chips & the Possum Trot Brown Ale the next time I am in town. Great value to boot.


Last Visit: Tuesday 12th June, 2007

TheLongBeachBum, Jun 23, 2007
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Visited back in April 2013 (from notes):

I visited the establishment on a Tuesday or Wednesday night, and it happened to be raining, so the place had pretty sparse crowd, maybe a dozen people in a place that could easy seat 60+ people. I sat at the bar, which had space for 15-20 people. The one thing that caught my eye was the kettles right in the middle of the joint. It was kind of cool, but I think that it broke up the space too much. So, the place was not really that happening that night, but I had the ESB and a Stout (it was on cask, but it had too much carbonation somehow...even the bartender said that he did not know what was wrong with it, but it just didn't taste or feel right. They may have had a dozen or so beers on tap, with a nice variety of styles. I also order some food, which was ok for pub grub...nothing special, but not bad. The bartender was friendly and knowledgeable about beer and since I was only one a few patron, we had a nice discussion about beer. Overall, a decent place, but if I go back, I will head here for beers before heading somewhere else for dinner.

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4.05/5  rDev +9.5%

Really enjoyable place. It was low key so that you could have nice conversation with the people at your table. Not a huge selection of beer outside of what they brew (if any from what i remember), but a very solid lineup with many style options of house beers.

I had the ESB (4.0 on my rating) and a double IPA (3.75). Both were quality brews. They had a few different options that also sounded good that i didn't have a chance to try (a raspberry wheat).

Service was excellent. Waiter was well informed of their beers and knowledgable of each style as he tried to help my wife make a decision.

The food was also pretty good. A little more expensive than standard pub food, but better options and quality as well.

Certainly worth trying if you are in the Waldo area for dinner. I will certainly go back again.

Bosoxfan20, May 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

I like the atmosphere and the beer tastes good but I have noticed that their growlers have a very short shelf life. If I open the bottle the net day it seems to be very flat. Also sometimes they fill it with a tube other times they fill it just like they would a pint glass. They also have a machine that fills it depending on which type of beer you get. Sometimes they don't fill it all the way up and leave quite a bit of air in it.

The people and beer are great just try to drink it the same day you get it.

ButterflyBethie, Feb 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

I recently attended the "Bringing Back our Favorites" beer dinner at 75th Street, to which I had never been, and it was a good time. Of course, I think it could have been a lot better, but given my company and the fact there was beer there, it turned out good.

It seems like a fun place to be, there were plenty of people there obviously enjoying themselves, even on a Tuesday night. The food was very good, although since it was a beer dinner they had brought out their best dishes. The roasted mac and cheese was awesome as well as the chocolate truffle. The sesame encrusted ahi tuna salad was also good. I could have done without the five onion soup or the fish and chips.

The beers were good as well, some of them having been retired for some time. There was an excellent witbier as well as a good hefe and double porter.

My biggest complaint was the fact that both of out tables were wobbly, and I asked three different employees to get some coasters before I finally got pissed and got them myself. You know what I found on the ground? Old coasters were some Joe like had fixed the table beforehand. Come on dude, how many times do I have to make such a simple request?

Overall a good place, but I've certainly been to a lot better.

TheCondor, Aug 24, 2012
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3.45/5  rDev -6.8%

Visited with some friends for dinner and beers.

The atmosphere seemed kind of dingy. It was a pretty dark bar. Our table wobbled too, but we fixed it with a napkin.

The beer selection was ok. They had 6-7 beers on tap, but they all seemed to be gateway beers and didn't have anything interesting or challenging to offer.

The waitress didn't make it to our table too often, but we only ran out of water once so it wasn't that big of a deal.

The food was ok. Typical bar food. I had their potatoe chips, those were the high point for me.

TippySelenoid, Jan 17, 2012
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75th Street Brewery in Kansas City, MO
85 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.