The Westside Local

Bar, Eatery

1663 Summit St
Kansas City, Missouri, 64108-1139
United States

(816) 997-9089 | map

Notes: Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Monday: CLOSED
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Recent ratings and reviews.
Photo of Harrison8
4/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Vibe is open and minimalist, with a focus on earth tones and exposed bricks. High ceilings give the tightly packed tables a little extra room. Unfortunately, the only natural light drips in from the street side. Service is quick, even on busy nights - and it gets busy often. Beer is all of high quality, with a focus on local beers. Selection is fair to great depending on when visiting. Regardless of when visiting, the focus is on local KC beer, and a broader look at Missouri and Kansas. Food is great as well.

Jan 11, 2018
3.75 by jaydoc from Kansas on Mar 01, 2016
Photo of zeff80
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

Cool looking place in a nice part of town. I love eating on the partially covered patio. The food is great. The service is good even on crowded nights. The selection is pretty good and they have a nice local presence.

Jul 10, 2015
4.25 by cerveza2012 from Tennessee on Feb 22, 2014
Photo of mizzouguy
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5
by mizzouguy from Missouri

This is a great restaurant with a pretty decent selection of bottles. The reason to go to this place is for the food but the beer selection is better than most places in town. When you factor in the quality of food, it has a better selection than any other nicer restaurant in town. The beer prices are what you would expect from a restaurant of it's type, 1.2-2 time retail. They have a lot of large format beers which is nie if you are there n a date and are looking to share. I would suggest this place for the grilled cheese way before I would recommend it for the beer but if you are looking for a first class restaurant and want a decent craft brew this is a great spot.

May 15, 2011
Photo of Brew34
3/5  rDev -19.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
by Brew34 from Virginia

This is a relatively new restaurant in the Summit Street area. I have been here a number of times. The food is always good. The service is always dismal. Always...

If you have a few hours to kill and you want some good food in a neat neighborhood setting then this is your place. They have 12 beers on tap. Five of them are Boulevard offerings. They also feature an additional 25-30 bottles.

The point is that this places beer prices are expensive. I don't know any other way to put it lightly. Their beer prices are flat out more expensive then anywhere else in town. (Except maybe the Power and Light District, but you are also paying for the atmosphere when you get a six dollar beer there.)

If you live in KC, give it a try. If you are a visitor checking BA for a recomended beer destination then go ahead and skip this place. Don't you know that there is a freakin Flying Saucer a mile from this place!

Feb 25, 2011
The Westside Local in Kansas City, MO
Place rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 6 ratings