McCoy's Public House

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BEER AVG
3.54/5
Based on:
34 Beers
183 Ratings
Place Score: 88
Ratings: 46
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

4057 Pennsylvania Ave
Kansas City, Missouri, 64111-3021
United States
phone: (913) 383-7787

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @mccoyskc

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(Place added by: marc77)
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Reviews by scoobybrew:
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3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 5

McCoy's is located in a trendy/Bohemian part of KC. This is probably the first thing I noticed while walking down there from the hotel. There are lots of hippies and 20-something suburbanites hanging out on a Friday night. There are lots of restaurants and bars in the area which seem a bit up-scale but seemingly relaxed for the most part. Of course, I say this to set the scene, as I think it's integral to how McCoy's approaches their business in their given 'micro-market'. As I walk up to the bar and take a look around the restaurant it is apparent that they serve BMC. While I can see some places see this is a market necessity, this is a big minus in my book for vibe. But I suppose it's McCoy's Public House and not 'Brewpub' or 'Brewing Co.', etc.

With respect to the house brews, the IPA and scotch ale were decent, but a bit over-carbonated and not really outstanding.

The service was attentive enough, but didn't really seem to know beer that well or be able to pick up on a customer's tastes.

The food was excellent! My wife and I had some appetizers (spent grain rolls!) and split a pizza. No complaints - great food.

After our dinner we stopped in the cigar bar. The staff didn't know cigars either - oh, well.

Overall, this is a decent enough restaurant bar, but probably not the best 'brewpub'. I don't know, it just felt like a hipster's TGI Friday's with a cigar bar and a brewery in the back. I just didn't at any point in time get the impression that people were there for the beer - like I was.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of VegetablesandBeer
4.68/5  rDev +20.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I have much love for McCoy's because it is where I got my start in the beer world.
Upon returning some years later, I can tell they are really in the groove. Pumping out some pretty excellent and unique beers that have developed and improved over time. Staff has good beer knowledge, and a line-up of veteran bartenders is there to answer the "beer nerd" questions.

Photo of Theogre83
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.85/5  rDev +25%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Stopped by while we were in KC, and man was it worth it. They have standout food, and their beers were very good. I had the Good Farmhouse, sampled just about everything else, and was not disappointed. Waitress was extremely friendly and helpful. Great place to stop by if you're in the area.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Fluffheady
4/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Really cool brewpub. I wan’t there too long but I tried a lot of their beers at Foundry the night before. The IPA is great. The deck out front was a nice place to hang out on a Sunday afternoon. Come to this neighborhood if you’re a beer dork. There’s a bunch of interesting beer places (two more of them owned by the same group as McCoy's).

Photo of TippySelenoid
4/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Went here to watch some football and drink some beers. It's a nicer bar and well maintained.

The beer's were good, the food was also good. The menu is geared toward foodies. I don't know what a sofrito is. Corn chips? But once I got past the menu the food was good.

The waiter at our table was knowlegable about the beers on tap and was helpful in describing the seasonal and cask offerings.

There were around 8 beers. From pedestrian gateway beers, like wheat and ginger, to the full blown craziness, of a cask russian imperial stout aged with cinnamon, cloves and cranberries.

Photo of Dogbrick
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

(Visited 06/2011): McCoy's is located in the busy Westport area south of Kansas City by Pioneer Park. The brewpub is at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Westport. Parking is dicey in the entire area, and I ended up finding a street spot several blocks away.

The interior has a dark paint and wood motif and hanging lights. Old pictures and school portraits adorn the walls. The bar is in the center displaying TVs on all sides, with restaurant seating all around, and the brewing equipment is in the rear.

McCoy's' beer selection consists of 9 house beers, ranging from lighter options like Wheat, Light, and Ginger Shandy to more robust fare like Oatmeal Stout and Toddy Porter. The beers are pretty average on the whole. They have a 6-beer sampler available.

Service on a weekday evening at the bar was good. The bartender was well-versed in the beers available and was courteous throughout my meal.

I am a sucker for macaroni and cheese, so the Mac Daddy dinner jumped out at me and I was not disappointed. Four-cheese with peas and smoked bacon, 'nuff said.

Overall this is a beer spot that is somehow better than the sum of its parts. I would not say the beers alone are worth a special trip but overall I enjoyed my visit.

Photo of mikennat
4/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I am not sure if I would call McCoy's a restaurant or brew pub or bar or... I went with friends for dinner and beer. We did have a good time, and enjoyed the selection of beers we tried. The server and bartender were quick to offer sample of beers we expressed interest in. I like that their beers were revolving and that they had quite a selection that they do make. We did like the food and the atmosphere. The place filled up quickly and people stood around our table with many pointy elbows, which was not enjoyable. I did take home a growler, and I enjoyed it as much at home as I did there. The beer was served properly and was very enjoyable.

Photo of wmtxbb
3.18/5  rDev -18%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Atmosphere: McCoy's has put a lot of effort into making the brewpub into a down to earth pub yet upscale at the same time.

Quality: the generic brews are decent (such as IPAs, their lager, the unfiltered wheat) but special beers were either mediocre or just awful. I had their '08 imperial/double stout and their dubbel, along with trying a friend's winter warmer and toddy stout. All four were horrible. For example: The dobbel had no head and no carbonation... it a belgian beer, part of the appeal is the billowy head.

Service: Nothing exceptional. I like the professionalism of the staff, but the knowledge base is lacking. Our server didn't know anything about their beer selection. She could talk a little about the flavors but nothing else.

Selection: About 8-10 brews available.

Photo of zeff80
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Edit: I have now tried the food. It is pretty tasty. They have some Asian hot wings that are delicious. As for the beer, the IPA is the best of their regular line-up and they currently had some nice Belgian-style seasonals.

Stopped in here last Saturday afternoon. I saw the Westport area was having a pub crawl, so I was afraid the place was going to packed with loud, pub crawlers. This was not the case. It is a nice looking place. It has a large rectangular bar in the middle of the main room. Tanks were visible through glass in the back of room. The beers are good quality. I particularly like the Newcomb's IPA. Service was helpful. They bartender answered my questions about the place and provided prompt service. I'd like to see a larger selection but it was still pretty good. I didn't try the food but the menu looked like it had some tasty and unique items. This is well worth a stop in Westport. I'll be going back in the future.

Photo of squaremile
3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

In the heart of Westport, which brings a whole slew of other issues in the folds. I have been here many times with various groups, and each time there has been some kind of problem with the server dividing up the ticket. Some will, some won't, some agree at first then back out, etc etc. That aside, the beers are fine but nothing special. Decent matches to the style but all fairly mild and underwhelming. No one will complain about that but for someone looking for beer culture, this is not it. The pizzas are spectacular however, and the crowd is either spares and relaxed, or of the d-bag variety in large numbers. Avoid on St. Patrick's Day.

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McCoy's Public House in Kansas City, MO
88 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.