Lukas Liquor Superstore


43 Ratings

Type: Store

13657 Washington Ave
Kansas City, Missouri, 64145-1670
United States

(816) 942-8523 | map

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 10pm
Sunday: 11am - 7pm

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2005

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Photo of bditty187
3.55/5  rDev -16.1%

I've been to about every other beer store listed in Beerfly and I finally went to Lukas. Damn it is far south! But I am glad I went the extra way.

Massive store with loads of wine and spirits... seems to have a tasting room too. I am only interested in beer! I located the coolers on the back wall and made my way too them. I seen, domestically speaking, everything I was planning on. Bell's being the star, IMO. When I seen the 5L mini-kegs of Two Hearted I bought two. Hell, for $20 how could I say no?!

A small hanging sign in the middle of the store directed to the imported beers... lots of Belgians, heavy on B. United imports. I did see some rare beers and plenty of quality overall.

The amount of beer on the warm shelves alone is impressive. I could have bought plenty of beer here but I limited myself greatly. I thought the prices were quite good.

I didn't bother looking in the mixed six area as I wasn't in the mood to load up on singles of beer just try for the sake of trying them.

I did find it odd that in a store so big, on a Friday night, there was no employees in the store helping people.

On my next trip to KC I will probably stop here again but I need to pay Royal another visit too.

It would seem the reputation of Lukas is well deserved and worth paying a visit.

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Photo of hwwty4
4.65/5  rDev +9.9%

Hands down, the best beer store in the Kansas City area. If you live here or just passing through and want to pick up some local fares this is the best place to go. Located about 10 minutes from 435 its not really hard to find. They have the best selection of beer in the KC metro area, and a better beer selection then the other Lukas in the area. It has low lighting, good for the beers that don’t get rotated all that often. The selection changes quite a bit, so there is always new stuff coming in. The people are really friendly and don’t mind if you ask several annoying questions. They have a blog that will tell you what is coming in. This is the best beer store in the KC area, without a doubt.

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Photo of udubdawg
4.65/5  rDev +9.9%

Fantastic store that is at the top of my list of places to stop when passing through or even relatively near to KC.

Lighting is relatively dim, beer is arranged in a sensible manner, and the selection is enormous, and full of world-class brews too. Staff has for the most part been very helpful (had one snarly lady at the checkstand on one visit, but I'm speaking more about the guys working on stocking the aisles who are more than willing to help.)
the unfortunately increasingly frequent occurence of well past prime beer that I get at Royal Liquors up the road has been nonexistent here. Good prices too. Not much else to say - well worth the 8 minute or so drive from the freeway.

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Photo of ViveLaChouffe
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

I stopped over at Luka's on my way through town just ot pick up a sixer of local beer, maybe two. Well, I ended up getting three sixers (including a mixed six) and two bombers and then I had to drag myself away.

This place has just about anything you could ask for as far as a sampling of mid-west micros goes. Bell's, O'Dell's, New Belgium, Goose Island come to mind immediately. And these aren't just the basics but special releases and seasonals too. Lots of Belgian beer (including some that I am sure are not distributed here in GA) as well as German and British imports. Big selection in the cooler too. Singles and make-your-own sixers are reasonable and happily welcome.

Service was fine and everything that needed to be was very fresh. A great find.

On my way back through town, I picked up another case or so of beer to take home.

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Photo of zeff80
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%

I've been to the Lukas in Overland Park and the one in Ellisville, MO, but this one is the best of the three. It's a little out of the way, but it is worth the trip. Just like the other two, it has a great selection of of singles for the build your own six-pack for $7.99. Their collection of bombers and imports was oustanding. It was a very long aisle of beers. One side of the aisle was mostly Belgian, German and English beers. The service was great. At least five employees asked me if I needed any help. It has all of the typcial domestic craft brews available in Missouri, plus a few more. The selection of imports and domestics is the best and biggest I've ever seen.

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Photo of bleeng
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Sort of the middle of nowhere in southern KC. Brand new store set up at the end of a shopping center-if you miss the first turn you'll have to backtrack quite a bit.
Warehouse style store. I didn't walk the wine or liquor aisles as I was in a hurry to catch my plane.
I ran into the beer guy and the store manager-nice guys. They had the best selection of Belgium beers I've seen anywhere-especially geuzes/lambics. Good selection of Midwest micros including all the Goose Island small batch. Lighting was low-good for the beer but bad for the eyesight. I'll be back whenever I return to KC.

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Photo of homebrewhawk
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%

Lukas has quickly established itself as the one of, if not the best, beer stores in KC. If a beer is available in Missouri, it is a good bet that they will have it. There are a couple of long aisles devoted to craft beer as well as a good amount of cooler space.

KC is not the best town for American micros. You will find Bell's, North Coast, Rogue, Unibroue (okay that's not American), and the Missouri regional such as Boulevard, Flying Monkey, Schlafly, and O'Fallon. The strength of this store is the imports. Great Belgian selection, lots of 750ml bottles. Plenty of British, German, and other Euro beers as well.

One of the staff members is a BA member, and he posts updates on their stock and new arrivals at:

If you like wine, they have an extensive selection as well as a wine bar.

All in all, it's the place to go in KC whether you are a visitor or resident.

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Lukas Liquor Superstore in Kansas City, MO
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