McCoy's Public House

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McCoy's Public HouseMcCoy's Public House

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

4057 Pennsylvania Ave
Kansas City, Missouri, 64111-3021
United States

(913) 383-7787 | map

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Reviews by scoobybrew:
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3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
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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Photo of Billolick
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Another worthy Westport neighborhood spot....large outdoor space with a seperate bar, dark wood interior rooms...They brew their own tasty brews, offer a varied menu of quality and tasty chow and provide professional service to their customers....pleasant spot for a few beers and a meal...good spot to go with friends or a date.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

One of the few beer joints in Westport I hadn't yet visited. Irish pub vibe, cozy dark interior... 11 house beers on tap, from amber cerveza to a gose and shandy. Nothing groundbreaking, but the Belgian IPA and Newcombs IPA we had were good.

Maybe not the most outstanding place in the area, but a solid choice for sure.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is a large restaurant with eclectic wall decorations. The outdoor patio is quite nice. Quality is okay. While they produce a wide variety of beers which consume well with a meal, they aren't in-depth, well-refined beers. Service is fair to good, just depending on the night. Selection is typically pretty good with a focus on more session-able or friendly for the average-consumer. Food is good to great, just depending on the night. While it's certainly not the best place to eat in town, it isn't bad.

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Photo of mojohawk21
4.6/5  rDev +18.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Neat spot right in the thick of the Westport neighborhood. It has the feel of a hotel bar, 360 degree bar, with probably twelve or more beers pouring. Odd scene on a Friday night, with a mix of beer people and going out type folks dressed up and not at all there for the beers. Apparently there is a club of some kind attached, and there is obviously some spillover. Made for an interesting vibe, good people watching and much more quiet than other places on the street, which I welcomed. I had the good farmhouse, and it was just that, good. Tropical notes and a lot if body, fun yeast, very alive. Other beers looked moderately less interesting, but everyone in our group enjoyed what they ordered. Bartender Ricardo was super nice, very inviting, appreciated his hospitality. I'd go back but maybe not on a weekend night, seems more suited to a daytime than a late night crowd. Beers were tasty though for sure, just didn't seem to be their only focus...

edit: this place keeps getting better, somehow seems more charming each time i go in. some of the better bar food around (for real!) and the beers are great. ursa minor brown is one of the best out, and they have nailed other basic styles too. do not overlook this place when visiting kansas city, its become one of my favorites there!

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Photo of Suds
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

On a trip to KC with my family, we stopped in here for lunch on a Saturday. It was busy, but the staff was friendly and prompt. The food was excellent...I had a Mac and cheese with much rooms, asparagus, and cauliflower. The beer selection was varied, with a berlinner Weiss that was outstanding. The feel is pub like, and inviting. Lots of young people, but it still felt comfortable with kids.

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Photo of russpowell
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Visited with my family over spring break.

Liked the pub atmosphere on the dining side. Seemed family friendly

Beers were alright, none of them were any I buy again

Service was attentive, prompt friendly

6 different kind of beers on offer, not that many, The coffee stout & quad were the most exotic

Food was goo not great, standard pub fare

An alright place, but I see no compelling reason to go back

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3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

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3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of VegetablesandBeer
4.68/5  rDev +20.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.85/5  rDev +24.7%
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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McCoy's Public House in Kansas City, MO
Brewery rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 219 ratings