Beer Kitchen

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Beer KitchenBeer Kitchen

Type: Bar, Eatery

435 Westport Rd
Kansas City, Missouri, 64111-4956
United States

(816) 389-4180 | map

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Added by bort11 on 09-11-2010

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Reviews by zeff80:
Photo of zeff80
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Decided to review this after my second brief visit to Beer Kitchen. Still have not tried the food. The atmosphere is a little trendy for my taste. It is small and narrow with a fairly short bar. Beers are good quality and taken care of well. The service is pretty good . They were helpful. The selection is very nice. It boasts it Belgian ales so I would like to see more Belgians on tap. Otherwise, I is good selection of Belgian and US craft beers. The bottled Belgians seem a bit pricey, but it is Westport. Tap beers are a pretty good deal. This time I paid $5 for a limited Oak Aged Lost Continent Double IPA. I still haven't had food, although I'd love to get in for their Saturday Brunch or a Beer Dinner. Certainly worth checking out.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MAFC_Trainer
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kyle_L17
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of infinitebruner
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Really great spot in a cool neighborhood in Kansas City (which I thought was an oxymoron until my most recent visit.) The restaurant actually has a lot of seats but feels cozy, and is well lit and keeps the ambient noise down so you can actually have a conversation over some awesome beer.
The service was a bit hit-or-miss, as I had a bartender who went out of her way to find a substitute since they were out of Cantillon. She went back twice to double-check inventory. Also had a server a different night who didn't seem interested in talking about the limited beers, even though he seemed to know the inventory pretty well.
The selection is simply outstanding, with the only reason I'm giving it less than 5.00 being that they were out of several beers I tried to order (yet they remained on the chalkboard.) That said, there is truly something for everyone, and I ended up drinking some beer I've never seen anywhere else.
Food was a bit hit or miss as well. The chicken and waffles are incredible, probably my favorite I've ever had. The beer cheese soup (using Tank 7) was really tasty, but overly salty. However, they are definitely creative with the dishes and offer some really cool options.
Overall, one of the better beer AND food establishments I've seen.

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Photo of dradair
3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of aratcliffe
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Stopped in for a snack on a rainy afternoon last week.

Seemed mellow and & casual, the staff & customers skewed hipster

Beer was good, small sample size

Service was friendly/helpful

Selection 20-ish taps, nothing mind blowing to be sure, no crap either. Bottle selection was okay

Food was great, deviled eggs were nice

Expected way more from this place. but worth a visit none the less

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Photo of psweendogg
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of UrbanCaveman
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Stopped by on a lark while in Kansas City, mostly due to seeing a beer cheese soup made with Boulevard Tank 7 on the online menu.

This is a trendy, pricey gastropub. There's about a half-dozen taps, which all seemed to be higher-end beers (my girlfriend and I had a Prairie Bomb! and a Jolly Pumpkin Fuego del Otono), and a more extensive bottle list that is kept updated on a chalkboard across one of the walls. The crowd and vibe is rather skinny jeans and flannel with knit hats, so not my usual sort of place. The food is quite tasty and unlike many gastropub establishments, actually comes in decently large portion sizes.

A meal for two people with a single beer apiece came up to over $60, so be prepared for the prices. We also hit during an odd time between lunch and dinner, so we got a table right away, but there was a line out the door by the time we finished and left. The service seemed rather dismissive, and the wait staff at the tables aren't all that familiar with the beer offerings.

I might or might not stop back in if ever back in town.

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Photo of Derrill
3.66/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Gwacker
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of AMLorick
4.6/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Basoos1
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of kwa357
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of AndyBeerGuy
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of leroybrown10
4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Enochase04
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

As in other comments about this place it is super pricey. Tons of different bottles to choose from so there is something for everyone. Nice stuff on tap as well. Service was dissapointing and we felt very out of place. Have kind of a redneck family and this place was more of a hipster crowd. Price on Abraxas was $37 and printemps was $29 so bring money if you want to drink the fancier stuff. Overall a must visit if passing by though

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Possibly the best beer selection of any restaurant in KC. Some fantastic bottles that are hard to find at local stores- Abraxas, Parabola, Loons, etc. But expect your wallet to take a hit. They are proud of their selection and aren't afraid to rape you on the price. Abraxas is $17 if you can find it around town, but $41 here.

Nice chilled atmosphere. Good beer drinking can take place without the TVs or music being overbearing. Service is solid. Some of the staff seem to know their craft beer, others do not.

Burgers are fantastic. Simply some of the best in town. Fries...oh yeah. You will pay $15 for a burger and fries, but you will walk away quite satisfied with the quality.

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Photo of KingFizz
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of travy82
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Chelseaw30
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Thebarrick56
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of mojohawk21
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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