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Martin City Brewing Company

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3.79/5
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313 Ratings
Martin City Brewing CompanyMartin City Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

500 E 135th St
Kansas City, Missouri, 64145-1416
United States

(816) 268-2222 | map
martincitybrewingcompany.com

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Added by hwwty4 on 06-04-2011

BEER STATS
Beers:
59
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
313
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.17/5
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
33
pDev:
6.95%
 
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of emerge077
3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Review is for both the pub and taproom (separate buildings). Both have a similar vibe but oddly I preferred the coziness of the pub and it's extended food menu. They also had better beer than the house brewed ones in the taproom sadly. Best Martin City beer was Pinkies Up, a blackberry lime berliner weisse. Best guest beer was Mothers Rye Manhattan ITBM at the pub.

Service was good at the pub, our bartender Trenton chatted with us and offered samples. Service at the taproom was timely but rushed. The manbunned bartender was named "Mr. Fun Bun" on the receipt, which was hilarious at the time. I asked about their recent spontanous beer and he silently came back with a full pour when I just wanted a taste. Unfortunately it had bad off-notes of chlorine and vinegar... hard to slug down so I asked for a couple tastes of other stuff since they don't do flights. Half pours are offered though, so its a wash. Quality of their beers is hit or miss, the wild ales especially need some work.

Food was the highlight, the smoked pork belly tacos at the pub were really excellent. Plenty of smoke and tender meat, served on corn tortillas with super guac and cotija cheese. Add fried onion strings for bonus flavor.

Overall it was a decent experience since we were out on this side of town, but I probably won't rush back anytime soon.

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Photo of heytomcat
4.83/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Hellpop65
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of zeff80
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Visited the Pizza & Taproom half of Martin City. It's a cool space. We sat in the covered beer garden. Good beer on tap. Quite a few that they don't can/bottle. The service was pretty bar, however, I didn't score it too low, because it couldn't been an off night. The food (even though it wasn't what I ordered) was really good. Fair prices on the pizza and beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

this place is rad. ive been enjoying their beers for a long time and finally made it down. its about a half hour drive south of kansas city proper, but well worth the trek. its a great spot, they have the original pub on one corner, and the newer brewery just across the street. the space is cool, they have a big outdoorish beer garden, a long bar and large dining area, and plenty of room to make the liquid. the place was popping on a sunday afternoon, and the beers were flowing. they must have had near 15 beers on, ranging from pales and hoppy beers to wilds and darks, it was a great list, and i really dug the two i had. i had the purple train, which is a blueberry and lemon berliner, and a wonderful one at that, and this quid feci, a wood aged wild ale. both were seriously outstanding, probably the best two beers i have had from these guys. i had a pizza too that was a little doughy for my personal tastes but positively loaded with toppings and pretty darn good overall. the server seemed disinterested and sort of lazy, dispassionate, and maybe checked out, but i eventually got my beer and food, so i cant complain too much. there was a real hustle and bustle in here, not the most relaxed feeling place, lots going on, but a great upbeat atmosphere and some of the more compelling beers i have had from any local brewery in the area. absolutely worth making the drive south to get in here, i really had a great experience. beers are on point too!

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Photo of Harrison8
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Drank and ate in the Taproom building (there is the "Pub" building right across the street). The taproom serves all Martin City beers, and the Pub offers a variety of breweries. Both sides have a kitchen, but the Taproom serves up Pizza as well. The decor was simple on the inside, with old brick walls, and a copper colored tin ceiling. Seating is fairly limited and fills up quick for the dinner crowd. Just about all of the tables are two seaters, but you can pull them together if you get there early enough. The bar is a fair sized "L" with around 15 or 20 seats, and a chalk board displaying the current beer list. Fairly current beer lists are available on every table as well. There is a sliding door cooler in the corner to pick up taproom exclusive 6-packs and their regular bombers and 6-packs. The beer selection was a little eclectic with no standard offering being on tap. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The Carne pizza was delicious with hearty toppings on a crust somewhere between thin and pan. Nice place to get a locally brewed beer and enjoy a pizza.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of 86sportster883
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Stopped by on a Saturday afternoon for lunch and a couple of flights. I sat out front to enjoy the afternoon sun and pleasant early Nov. weather. The Cuban sandwich and Caesar salad were very good. The beers were all flavorful and tasty. My 1st flt. consisted of the Belgian Rye Blond (delicious), the black lager/ schwartzbier (very nice), Hard Way IPA (not my favorite) and the Alchemy Coffee Stout (nice). Followed this with the Apposite Wild Ale (refreshing), the Black Rye IPA (big roasted flavors offset by hops for a very nice quaff), the Monk in Scotland (a scotch barrel aged quad - an excellent sipper with raisin and cherry notes) and Big Brother (another big scotch barrel aged beer - similar to the Monk but with coffee an chocolate notes). The service was very attentive, and the food and beers came out quickly. Also on tap was an Extra Pale Ale, an Abbey Ale, a steam beer and a Belgian Tripel. This is definitely a worthwhile stop for any beer enthusiast.

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Photo of qcbrewer
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of sgttibbs
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of mojohawk21
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Boone757
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of KCBeerBoy
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of FreshZ
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great little place! Fantastic Pizza and really good beers. Nice up and coming sour program, but some of their clean fermentation beers were tasty as well. Growlers, bottles to go, and plenty of draft. Even nice happy hour deals.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

This is a very cool and hip place just outside Kansas City, in Martin City. Small place but friendly and helpful staff with a cool vibe and good food. The selection is limited but what they have is good and not found in a lot of places. Fun to try if you're near Martin City or feel like taking a drive to Lukas for some bottles, which is just down the street.

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Photo of Reed
4.76/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Wobbly
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Decent vibe with good service. Pizza is excellent. Beers are variants on Belgian styles with several barrel aged varieties. Try the Brandy barrel-aged Tripel and Saison, if they are available. The Bier de Garde is also quite good.

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Photo of joshstl
4.71/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Great food,had the rissoto balls for an app,very tasty!Also got the crab cakes also would recommend.Kids had the 4 cheese mac and cheese which they crushed.Had the colour out of space very tasty dark sour!

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Photo of missjerianna
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Best brewery in KC hands down.

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Photo of moonkrawler
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of aratcliffe
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Chris_Pressler
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Went here for the first time last weekend and was pleasantly surprised! Despite it being very busy and extremely cramped, it didn't kill the mood of the joint. Great draft beer selection! I had Founders Breakfast Stout while my companion tried one of the house beers. Food was good and the service was as well. A good time for sure and one that we'll drive back for!

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Photo of Derrill
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of ashliekoehn
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

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Martin City Brewing Company in Kansas City, MO
Brewery rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 313 ratings
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