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Bier Station

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

15 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Store

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

(816) 548-3870 | map
www.bierstation.com

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Added by kcillini77 on 01-03-2013

PLACE STATS
Place Score:
96
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
42
Avg:
4.52
pDev:
7.52%
 
 
Taps:
28
Bottles/Cans:
200
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 42
Reviews by kcillini77:
Photo of kcillini77
3.89/5  rDev -13.9%
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!

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Photo of Scott17taylor
4.64/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of THSdrummer
4.14/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

The vibe is meh, as it feels a bit like a darkened, wood-tone gas station. Hardwood floors and an extensive outdoor patio and deck do keep it quite nice overall. It is definitely a relaxed establishment, which is rewarding. There doesn't seem to be a push to try something. A great selection of quality all around. Service was quiet, and either a little understaffed, or a little too attuned to only a handful of costumers. Bummer. Fortunately, the layout and selection is all kept close and is well marked in regards to price, so not many questions arise while browsing. Selection of beer is fantastic with a variety of top-notch, hard-to-find beers to local made beers to standard craft offerings. While it's solid, it does feel a little picked through, but it is in a hopping part of a beer loving city. Food does not apply.

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Photo of mojohawk21
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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Photo of AndyEdgar
4.64/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of smb
4.25/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of GRG1313
5/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of Reed
4.2/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.36/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of zeff80
4.28/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of aratcliffe
4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Aquamarine330
4.18/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of psweendogg
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of pjbfromkc
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of joemetric
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of jaminjohnson
4/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of JamesStreet
4.36/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of Elicoleman
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of AMCimpi
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of Ewlew
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of emerge077
4.22/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Met up here with some good people, 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 replete with peppers and hops growing there. A few patio umbrellas out front and a little rail with seating (where everyone was smoking) and a 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

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Photo of DuckDodgers
4.25/5  rDev -6%

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