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Bier Station

Not Rated.
Bier StationBier Station
BA SCORE
95
world-class

12 Reviews
Reviews: 12
Visits: 35
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: n/a
Taps: 28
Bottles: 200
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

120 E Gregory Blvd
Kansas City, Missouri, 64114-1120
United States
phone: (816) 548-3870

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bierstation

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Place added by: kcillini77 on 01-03-2013

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Reviews: 12 | Visits: 35
Reviews by kcillini77:
Photo of kcillini77
3.89/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

I stopped by on I believe their second day of operation - New Year's Eve. This is a completely new concept for Kansas City. I understand they had to do a little petitioning in order to even get licenses to do what they are doing, which is a beer bar/bottle shop combo.

When I stopped in I didn't have a lot of time, and I was by myself, so I didn't really sit back and get the full experience, which would be hanging out with some friends, trying various beers, and then buying a bottle or two to take back to your place.

Prices are posted for both "to-go" and "here" on the bottles, and prices seem pretty reasonable. Bottled selection looks very good. Taps are updated via video screen and also tweeted out as they are changed via @BierStation.

Service is kind of hard to rank, because this isn't full-service by design. You can grab a table, but you are supposed to come up to the bar. This is explained well, and servers/ownership seemed very friendly.

I see lots of promise here, particularly because it is a beer place alone - no wine, no spirits. This could become THE beer place to go to in KC assuming ownership focuses on making it just that, which they appear poised to do. Best of luck to them! (1,212 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Reed
4.2/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of zeff80
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of aratcliffe
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Aquamarine330
4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of psweendogg
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Stopped in during a trip to KC, to find a craft beer bar that seems deceptively larger inside than it appears from without. The tap list was quite decent, and kept updated on a couple large-screen monitors above the bar, complete with little keg gauges to show approximately how much is left of each beer.

Bar staff seemed to really know their beer, and there's a sizeable bottle collection that takes up an entire wall of coolers, either for on-site consumption or as a bottle shop. There's a relatively small and simple food menu, which includes some particularly tasty brats. The crowd is friendly, the atmosphere laid back, the feel much like a comfortable little dive bar.

Would return if ever back in town. (714 characters)

Photo of jaydoc
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of pjbfromkc
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of joemetric
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of jaminjohnson
4/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of JamesStreet
4.36/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Elicoleman
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of AMCimpi
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Ewlew
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of emerge077
4.22/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Met up here with some good people, based solely on the high reviews of the place.
It was located in an unassuming little strip next to a dentist, and there was an herb garden replete with peppers and hops growing there. A few patio umbrellas out front and a little rail with seating (where everyone was smoking) and a second floor enclosed patio/event space, where we finally landed with our beers.

Service at the bar was friendly, though we didn't ask much about the beer. Had a round that consisted of Jolly Pumpkin Weizen Bam, Lazy Magnolia Saison, and Deschutes Obsidian Stout.

The vibe was fairly minimal and felt European somehow. The green tile backsplash with a German train sign seemed to reinforce that, as well as framed posters upstairs of vintage style beer advertising. Families were holding court playing board games with small children, also bicyclists, hip young people, a generally eclectic mix of folks in the place.

The store side of things was well organized and extensive in selection, probably the best looking store in KC I've been in. Lots of singles and a couple Prairie bottles, which kept me happy.

Overall a fun new concept for the area, it would be cool if they could fill growlers too, but I'm sure that's a little ways off in terms of legislation. Otherwise they seem to be on the cutting edge here.

Beerfly review #750 (1,358 characters)

Photo of DuckDodgers
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of wickdawg
4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

First let me get the negative out of the way. Parking. Not being from Kansas City, parking seemed to be an issue if the place was to be really crowded.

Service was great, the bartender was very helpful with our food and beer selections. My wife and I both got a few 4 ounce pours which is very helpful so we can try multiple beers without getting sloshed. There was almost 30 beers on tap, with two dedicated taps, one for a sessionable beer and one for a sour ale which I appreciated. I was also able to pick up a few bottles to bring back home, for instance Boulevard Love Child #4.

I visit Kansas City every summer and I have found a spot that I will check out every year. (679 characters)

Photo of Enochase04
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of travy82
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of edwilliams
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of trevor_s
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of ISmith87
4.82/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Stopped in here while in KC for a wedding. Great selection, picked up some Founders Imperial Stout, Prairie Artisan Prairie Ale, Southern Tier Creme Brulee, and a few others. The guy working there was very helpful, and friendly with my kids. He also knew the breweries they were selling well, the times of certain releases, and whether or not they got any "white whale" beers from the area (Prairie Bomb!) which makes a huge difference when you're trying to find specific things. I will definitely stop by again in the future when I have the chance. (549 characters)

Photo of mkf629
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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Bier Station in Kansas City, MO
95 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.