Lukas Liquor Superstore
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 15
Reviews by bditty187:
4/5 rDev +3.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
It took me a good ten minutes to find Lukas as it was tucked away in the shopping plaza and further south then I was expecting. No biggie. The store was huge and there is plenty of parking. We visited shortly after noon on a Saturday. The store was packed with Nebraska and Sooner fans (Big 12 Championship Game). I was overwhelmed at the number of people franticly looking for cheap beer and crappy wine. The aisles with good beer were basically void of people.
I came to Lukas for Avery, Great Divide, and Flying Monkey Stout. I scored everything I wanted but found little else that excited me. I dont know if I didnt look hard enough but there were lots of beers I know that are available in KCK that Lukas did not have. No Unibroue and few B. United Imports. I did like seeing all the Wetten Imports though. Of course Boulevard, Boulder, New Belgium and the like were well stocked. This store was heavier on domestic craft over quality imports. Hell, in reality this store is heavy on wine, liquor, and macro beers
The mix and match cooler had smattering of new to me imports but nothing really jumped out. I did mix a six-pack of IPAs though.
The checkout service was great. The guy chatted with me about the Flying Monkey Stout and was helpful packing my beer and such. It was busy but he handled it very well. Kudos.
Would I return? I doubt it. This store is out of the way for me. IMO, it is easy for me to shop for Avery and GD in Lawrence (after stopping at Free State). I think from now on Ill stay in KCMO for my beer needs.
12-05-2006 16:49:06 | More by bditty187
More User Reviews:
3.74/5 rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Had been wanting to hit up Lukas Liquor for some time, and finally got an opportunity when I was back in KC last time. First off, the place is huge. Tons of wine, liquor and beer. It really amounts to a liquor warehouse, so the atmosphere/vibe isn't the best. They have a long cooler where they store half of their beer, and the rest is on shelves. Having half of the beer refrigerated is a plus. The selection is definitely the best part about the store. Great selection of Missouri and Kansas breweries, with a good representation of breweries around the country. Import selection was pretty standard. Nothing really stood out to me on that front. Didn't really interact with the store employees, so can't say much about customer service. Overall, a good store. Not the best, but the selection alone will bring me back at some point.
05-29-2013 14:50:58 | More by zhanson88
4.15/5 rDev +7.8%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
2010: Much improved service and selection than my last visit. Plenty of staff around to help out, stocking the beer aisle and directing traffic. Nice limited seasonals from Odell including a couple Woodcuts, Saboteur, and more. Tallgrass cans, Weston, Cathedral bombers, even Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze.
2008: Selection seems to have improved some, even though I didn't see any staff in the beer aisle. They had 2 cooler doors of micro singles for mixed sixers. They were organized and labeled by style which was helpful. Imports were fairly run of the mill (to their credit they had a few Nøgne Ø), but the micro selection seemed to be their niche. Found Tallgrass bottles here, also Jolly pumpkin, Ballast Point, Southampton, Saranac, and a few others. Found some open cases of craft stuff past the aisles on the floor that was worth a look, including Goose Island BCS for $18.99, which is the cheapest i've seen.
Original review: 12-27-2006
Stopped by this Lukas location after an earlier impressive stop at Royal Liquors on 103rd. I've been here before, and although there were a few things that couldn't be found in IL, (such as Boulevard, Flying Monkey, New Belgium) nothing really surprised me. All the imports were exactly the ones to be found back home at every Binny's or equivalent store.
They do have a medium-sized selection to their credit, but again, the quality isn't especially high. Didn't see much if any limited release stuff, and the "beer aisle" is a mere 1/10th of the actual store space, to the left of the entrance.
They were pretty busy, it was the day before Christmas, but no one was on the floor to help out in the beer section. Actually this has been the case both times i've been here.
Overall, go here if you are looking for something specifically cheap or common, like a case of Beck's. The import & craft selections left much to be desired.
12-23-2010 21:40:48 | More by emerge077
4/5 rDev +3.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
If you can't make it over to the big brother store at 135th and State Line then this is the place to buy beer in Johnson County.
Conveniently located just a couple of miles south of I-435 and Metcalf.
They have a very respectable selection of import and domestic micros to keep most beer aficionados happy. They are regularly adding new beers/breweries and I can always find something new or interesting.
Staff are very helpful and you can tell they genuinely love beer. I regularly get at least one offer for help when I go in.
If the KCMO store was a little farther away this would definitely be my go to store for beer in KC.
10-27-2010 16:25:20 | More by MarshallMan
4.15/5 rDev +7.8%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Was in Kansas visiting family and was going to drive directly by this place so I decided to pop in. First thing is first, this is a liquor store that has some beer in it, not a beer wine store. About 80% of the store is devoted to non-beer items. The 20% that is, is very impressive. You are allowed to make a mix a six pack for 9$. This is cool.
The service is fine, I didn't really ask for help, but they were available for it and they seemed reasonably staffed.
There were several rows of just free bombers and bottles organized by region / country. There was two rows of US and a row of Europe / Asian beer. Nothing too odd / rare, just hundreds of solid beers. I ended up buying about a dozen beers and I would definitely go there again if the opportunity presented itself.
09-19-2010 03:54:40 | More by drabmuh
3.7/5 rDev -3.9%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped by here to scope out selection on the KS side. There was a lot to choose from with three large rows of craft/micro beers and at least 10 cooler doors.
One thing I liked was that all IPA's are refrigerated to help with shelf life. But there is only 1 door of IPA's, there are a couple in the door to the left of it.
Prices are reasonable, case prices are AMAZING for most micros.
Service is okay. I didn't need help, but I did see them walking around with other people helping them find different beers and helping to explain the differences between styles.
07-14-2010 14:58:01 | More by mizzoueng
3.2/5 rDev -16.9%
quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Wow, there is a huge difference between these two stores. While I do like Lukas on the KS side, it's just not as good as its Mo counter part.
The Overland Park Lukas liquors has a good selection but it seems like a lot of their stuff just sits on the shelves. They have quite a few dusty bottle sections. There is only a small section of build your own six packs and relatively small selection of single bottles. What this store does have is a couple of different brands that are available in KS and not MO. Jolly Pumpkin, Ballast Point, Saranac and Lost Lake are all available over on the other side of the state line.
My biggest problem with this store is they just don't know their stuff very well. It seems like they get as lost as I do, when looking for certain beers. The couple of employees I have talked too (including one of their beer experts) had really no idea what they were getting and what they might be getting in the future including things like seasonals and new brews coming into the state. These are things that the MO store always keeps up with.
All in all its worth going across the state line to get a couple great brews that aren't available in MO yet, but if these brews were available in MO, I would probably just hit up their location at 135 and Washington.
05-02-2008 17:09:42 | More by hwwty4
3.55/5 rDev -7.8%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
Amazing how a store can have the same name as another that is only a few miles away, yet be so different. It's not their fault - it is just that so much good stuff isn't distributed to Kansas.
I have no real problem with this place - the beer was treated OK, and I haven't noticed any beers that were horribly past their drink-by dates. Service was courteous and generally helpful, even if the beer knowledge has been spotty. But most everything I can find here is available in Wichita without the 2.5 hour drive.
I'd say you should do yourself a favor and stay on eastbound 435 that extra couple miles, hop off on State Line, and head South to a much better Lukas. Weren't you thirsting for some Bells Oberon, O'Fallon 5-Day IPA, or any number of brews from Schlafly that aren't distributed to KS? Yeah, that's what I thought.
08-06-2007 21:56:16 | More by udubdawg
3.85/5 rDev 0%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped here after I went to the Luka's in Kansas City and, after that store, this was a letdown.
There is more that is distributed to Missouri I suppose. There was not a great breadth here of mid-west beers but it's not bad. Lots of locals, a decent selection of imports and most importantly, the ability to make your own mixed sixers.
Service was fine and I didn't see a lot of dusty bottles.
If you're in the neighborhood, stop by and check it out but if you have to get off the interstate anyway, drive to the Luka's in KC, it only a few mile away from this store.
07-18-2007 17:34:06 | More by ViveLaChouffe
4.05/5 rDev +5.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Like the all Lukas Liquor Stores, the $7.99 build your own six pack deal is very attractive to anyone who is interesting in sampling a great variety of beers at a good price. I built three sixpacks, myself.
The selection is great because they carry many great Colorado beers (Avery, Great Divide, Boulder, Left Hand). They also have some good ones from the West Coast (Mendocino, Lost Coast, BridgePort). Plus, a pretty good collection of big beers (Oak Aged Yeti, Salvation, etc.) Their Beligian beer selection is pretty good though not as big as the selection at Lukas in Ellisville (St. Louis).
The quality of beers appears good. Dates on bottles are very current. I wish they could have more of the six packs and big bottles in coolers, though.
Service was okay. No one came to help me, but I didn't need any help. They were quick to check me out and pack the beer into a larger box.
As someone who lives in a state that doesn't get Great Divide, Avery or Boulder, it was heaven for me.
11-30-2006 13:23:08 | More by zeff80
Lukas Liquor Superstore in Overland Park, KS
88 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.