Bier Station

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Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

120 E Gregory Blvd
Kansas City, Missouri, 64114-1120
United States

(816) 548-3870 | map

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86sportster883 from Maryland

4.33/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I really liked this place. The draft selection was quite unique and well thought out, with an excellent combination of local, craft and foreign brews. This is a beer enthusiast's destination, and you will not be disappointed. Very laid back, kind of a Bernie Sanders' supporter type crowd ( disillusioned, but mellow and hoping for the best). The pulled pork KC Carolina sandwich was very good and paired well w/the Zipline Smoked Bock that I was drinking. Followed that up with two flights of beers that I've mostly never seen on tap anywhere else. Been to a number of places during my four week stay in KC, and this place was definitely the one that caters to the beerdo in all of us.

Nov 15, 2016
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Billolick from New York

4.42/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

super worthy destination. Huge selection, friendly staff, chill location, outside areas/decks to imbibe upon...just go...they have what you are looking for.....

Aug 19, 2016
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.43/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Inside is dark, with dark wood floors and dark tinted windows. A bar running the length of the opposite side of the room offers up space for patrons and to order beer; unfortunately, there is no sectioned off area to order beer, making it a bit of a pain on busy nights. A long bar-like bench with high top chairs sits opposite the bar, up against the windows for a quiet, contemplative place to sit. The remainder of the main floor seating is 4-tops and a handful of longer tables with benches. The space faces north, which makes for some nice sun on the exterior patio. Upstairs is an open space with astroturf, garage doors for ventilation in the mild months, and German beer hall style tables and benches. The heating and cooling in this room can be very hit or miss, and stays a little warmer during the hot months of summer. Overall feeling is relaxing. Service is good, but can be a bit slow at times, particularly since the bar staff seem to all be long standing employees with many regular customers returning and chatting. Service is best on slow to medium days. Selection is solid, with a focus on American craft beer, meaning very few imports to select from here. Packaged beer is split about half and half between being sold individually, either for a mix-six pack (individually priced bottles/cans) or for consumption on site, and in packs. The 30 taps offer a wide array of styles and selection, but do tend to center on IPAs generally without fail. Food is quality, especially for the lunch special (most any beer is $4 with the purchase of a meal), but not the reason to make a stop. Specials are available throughout the year as well.

Jul 19, 2016
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ArsMoriendiOU818 from Virginia

4.68/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Everything about this place is amazing. Great staff. Great draft selection. Love the option of having 4 oz. pours as well. Amazing prices and an awesome bottle selection for on-site consumption or to-go (though to-go prices are considerably lower). Cool deck area upstairs. This place simultaneously functions as one of the best bottle shops in the area, and being a kick-ass bar. I would really like to get back here some day.

Jan 16, 2016
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GRG1313 from California

5/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is one of the best places - ever. I missed this one on my last trip to KC and never again. Great selection of beers from all over, although a bit weak on beers from the West Coast. However, this is an all around great place with a huge selection of bottles and a great tap list.

This is one place that I'll hit each and every time in KC. It's perhaps the only "don't miss" if you have only one place to go.

Oct 07, 2015
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.3/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Large open seating area inside with some outside options, too. I love the beer board that lists details including how much is left in the keg. Selection is strong. The beer to go is nice too, although they did have an old beer hidden in there that I accidentally purchased.

Jul 10, 2015
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UrbanCaveman from Ohio

4.68/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Stopped in during a trip to KC, to find a craft beer bar that seems deceptively larger inside than it appears from without. The tap list was quite decent, and kept updated on a couple large-screen monitors above the bar, complete with little keg gauges to show approximately how much is left of each beer.

Bar staff seemed to really know their beer, and there's a sizeable bottle collection that takes up an entire wall of coolers, either for on-site consumption or as a bottle shop. There's a relatively small and simple food menu, which includes some particularly tasty brats. The crowd is friendly, the atmosphere laid back, the feel much like a comfortable little dive bar.

Would return if ever back in town.

Jan 12, 2015
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Met up here with some family based solely on the high reviews of the place.
It was located in an unassuming little strip next to a dentist, and there was an herb garden full of thriving peppers and hops. A few patio umbrellas out front and a little rail with seating (unfortunately also where everyone was smoking) and a quieter second floor enclosed patio/event space, where we finally landed with our beers.

Service at the bar was friendly, though we didn't ask much about the beer. Had a round that consisted of Jolly Pumpkin Weizen Bam, Lazy Magnolia Saison, and Deschutes Obsidian Stout.

The vibe was fairly minimal and felt European somehow. The green tile backsplash with a German train sign seemed to reinforce that, as well as framed posters upstairs of vintage style beer advertising. Families were holding court playing board games with small children, also bicyclists, hip young people, a generally eclectic mix of folks in the place.

The store side of things was well organized and extensive in selection, probably the best looking store in KC I've been in. Lots of singles and a couple Prairie bottles, which kept me happy.

Overall a fun new concept for the area, it would be cool if they could fill growlers too, but I'm sure that's a little ways off in terms of legislation. Otherwise they seem to be on the cutting edge here.

Beerfly review #750

Aug 04, 2014
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wickdawg from Mississippi

4.23/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

First let me get the negative out of the way. Parking. Not being from Kansas City, parking seemed to be an issue if the place was to be really crowded.

Service was great, the bartender was very helpful with our food and beer selections. My wife and I both got a few 4 ounce pours which is very helpful so we can try multiple beers without getting sloshed. There was almost 30 beers on tap, with two dedicated taps, one for a sessionable beer and one for a sour ale which I appreciated. I was also able to pick up a few bottles to bring back home, for instance Boulevard Love Child #4.

I visit Kansas City every summer and I have found a spot that I will check out every year.

Jul 09, 2014
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ISmith87 from Arizona

4.82/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Stopped in here while in KC for a wedding. Great selection, picked up some Founders Imperial Stout, Prairie Artisan Prairie Ale, Southern Tier Creme Brulee, and a few others. The guy working there was very helpful, and friendly with my kids. He also knew the breweries they were selling well, the times of certain releases, and whether or not they got any "white whale" beers from the area (Prairie Bomb!) which makes a huge difference when you're trying to find specific things. I will definitely stop by again in the future when I have the chance.

Apr 20, 2014
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PeakedInHighSchool from Missouri

4.14/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Bier station does a great job with their taps and selection, and the owner is often on site pouring drinks and lives in the neighborhood. Very kid-friendly, with board games and an open air bier garden upstairs, and small patio out front. Parking is not great, but lots of street parking available and you can use the lot next door on weekends and after 5 PM.

The service is pretty spotty (John, the owner is by far the best bartender in the place). Food selection is average and really only an option for me if you just need a bite to sober up. The beer selection is the draw, and where they excel. About 30 taps, and they all have real beer with good quality rotating selections. You can drink any bottle in-store, or take it to go. A bit of a markup for opening bottles on site vs. carryout. Overall, highly recommended for anyone who appreciates good beer either locally or for a KC visit.

Mar 10, 2014
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Bosoxfan20 from Missouri

4.66/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 2.5

A cool little bier garten that has a nice tap menu and a decent selection of bottled beers to be consumed on premises or to be taken home. The tap list is usually pretty solid (have seen Cantillon here) and they do a good job of mixing things up with a wide variety of styles.

You will see 2 prices on each bottle/pack in the self serve cooler area. The higher price is for if you wan to consume it there, and the lower price is what you pay if you wan to take it home as though you were shopping at a standard liquor store. Honestly, both prices and tap prices are a little on the high side by KC standards.

The atmosphere is usually pretty mellow. A few tables down stairs and bench seating at the enclosed balcony with a nice view. Alternative music plays at a level where you can still have a conversation, so a good place to chill.

Service is usually pretty good. The owner is a fantastic guy that aims to please.. Staff seems to be well informed on the beer.

Food is certainly the low point. Very average brats at a price that stings a bit. Probably even below average food now that I think about it.

Come here if you are looking for a good tap selection and a chilled atmosphere to talk with friends. Awesome events take place here such as Zwanze Day and Best of the Midwest (including BA Abraxas). Probably the best spot to get great craft beer in KC. Love the small pours too!

Mar 10, 2014
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MaillardRx from Kansas

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Bier Station is a must for the Kansas City beer lovers. We went on a Sunday snow day minutes after they opened, so perhaps didn't get the best evaluation of ambiance since there weren't many people there yet. However, seeing the place slowly fill up over the course of an hour and knowing that there is a rooftop patio, I have no doubt this atmosphere is outstanding on a summer evening.

The beer selection and quality was the best I've experienced in my 2 years in Kansas City, namely, they have a rotating cask ale that provided a phenomenal beer. I was also able to sample a couple new beers and drink well-made beers to my heart's content. I imagine that this place offers about 95% of the legal beers available to Kansas City, MO.

The service is unique in that it is mostly self-service. You go to the bar for any food or drink order, which is great for not having to tip a waiter, but not so great if you don't feel like ambulating a whole lot.

The food is really great. It is a creative and gourmet spin on traditional Bavarian food: varieties of sausage/bratwurst and pretzels, which, when combined with beer, account for my three main food groups. They also have a ton of sauces for pretzels, which is awesome.

Mar 07, 2014
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TheTree from Missouri

5/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place was named one of the top 100 beer bars in the country, oh, and it's only ONE YEAR OLD. The team here really has some amazing chemistry. beer knopwledge overflows not only from the beer tender who is busy, but just turn and ask the guy next to you. it's a bar full of people who LOVE beer.

I often go alone, on a weekday night and sit down and grab some flights, and settle in. talking beer with strangers, or as thier video says
"Hot girls talking hops"
few things are better than when my girlfriend and myself head in and are greeted with a smile, and a wave. like you never left.

they recently added an amazing food menu, and I cannot say how perfect it is for a light meal to augment the food. the chili is amazing, the sandwiches are paired well, and VERY good.

if you are in KC, it's now officially a MUST STOP for any true beer fan. Skip the warehouse of beer and no knowledge staff that is yard house, or the flying saucer, head into town, and if you want to grab some beer brewed closer, 75th street brewery is right around the corner.... but that's a different review.

Feb 06, 2014
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Wobbly from Missouri

4.8/5  rDev +5.7%

Wow. What can I saw. This place has made my 18 months in KC a much richer experience. High quality, often difficult to find beers served on tap and in the bottle. Excellent food, albeit a limited menu. Board games and a very social feeling.

Dec 10, 2013
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sholland119 from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Stopped in here before heading to the Royals game to meet up with a friend recently relocated to the area. His suggestion, and a darned good one,

Bier Station is located in a small strip center in a residential area about 15 minutes from our downtown hotel. Two levels. We grabbed a table in the lower level. Seating for probably 40 downstairs with a half dozen bar stools. You place all orders at the bar, which is not my preference but the bar was well staffed so it worked out fine.

Beer selection was excellent. About 30 taps with a broad mix of local, regional and national brewers and a broad array of styles. Vickie got the last pour of tap Saison Brett (her favorite and we do not get Boulevard at all here) thanks to our friend Tom's chivalry. There was a Grand Teton event going so I tried a couple of those.

Food menu is limited but to my liking. Cheese and charcuterie platters were very good (I would encourage them to be bolder with the cheese but this is a quibble). The preztels were very nice too.

A too short stop but we had a game to get to. I loved this place.


Jul 25, 2013
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LambicPentameter from Nebraska

4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

This is a great resource for beer lovers in Kansas City. The atmosphere is nothing fancy, but it's a laid-back and casual place with a bar and various table sizes. They also have a "beer garden" upstairs that has big glass garage doors on the sides that I'm sure will allow for a nice drinking area when the weather warms up. But ultimately, the most important part about Bier Station is the beer. The atmosphere just needs to be comfortable.

They have 20 taps that rotate on a very regular basis, which allows them a lot of flexibility. They get keg-only releases like Green Flash's recent Black IPA, but on a recent visit they also did something that I hadn't heard of before. They had GF West Coast IPA on tap, but it was "randalled" with mint and mango. I guess randalling typically involves pouring the beer over fresh hops at the time of serving, with the idea that the alcohol will strip the hop oils into the beer and make for a bigger hop kick. In this case, I suppose they did the same with mint leaves and mango. It was subtle enough that it was probably wasted on anyone who hadn't had the West Coast IPA before, but I found it made the beer more refreshing.

In addition to the taps and a menu featuring a moderate selection of charcuterie, cheese and pretzels (I haven't sampled their food), they have a wall of traditional glass coolers like you see in a regular liquor store. The coolers are stocked with a wide variety of sixers, bombers, 750s, and even singles for creating build-your-own 4- and 6-packs. The build your own can be a little pricey to take with you (their beers have a to-go and a drink there price), but that's because they offer some beers that I haven't really seen being sold as singles in the KC area.

My most frequent experience with Bier Station is going to pick out something to take home, but I typically will grab a glass or taster or two from their taps while I watch a little TV and pick out what I want. Eventually I'll have to try some of their food.

I'll finish by saying the service is really good. The staff are all super friendly and helpful, and more than willing to answer a question or provide a recommendation. Bier Station also hostso special event nights. I haven't been able to attend any of these events, but the last one I know of involved a few representatives from a nearby Lawrence, KS brewery (Free State) coming in to offer samples of a couple of their beers and giving away some free Free State tulip glasses.

Mar 22, 2013
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kcillini77 from Kansas

3.89/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

I stopped by on I believe their second day of operation - New Year's Eve. This is a completely new concept for Kansas City. I understand they had to do a little petitioning in order to even get licenses to do what they are doing, which is a beer bar/bottle shop combo.

When I stopped in I didn't have a lot of time, and I was by myself, so I didn't really sit back and get the full experience, which would be hanging out with some friends, trying various beers, and then buying a bottle or two to take back to your place.

Prices are posted for both "to-go" and "here" on the bottles, and prices seem pretty reasonable. Bottled selection looks very good. Taps are updated via video screen and also tweeted out as they are changed via @BierStation.

Service is kind of hard to rank, because this isn't full-service by design. You can grab a table, but you are supposed to come up to the bar. This is explained well, and servers/ownership seemed very friendly.

I see lots of promise here, particularly because it is a beer place alone - no wine, no spirits. This could become THE beer place to go to in KC assuming ownership focuses on making it just that, which they appear poised to do. Best of luck to them!

Jan 06, 2013
Bier Station in Kansas City, MO
Place rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 48 ratings