The Belfry

Bar, Eatery

1532 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, Missouri, 64108-1435
United States

(816) 471-7111 | map

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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

An easy-to-miss small whiskey bar with a great tap list. Interior is a short bar with 8 to 10 seats, and then 4-5 high-top 4 seaters, a couch and a handful of slightly larger, low tables. Despite the limited seating and visiting during a First Friday's event in the Crossroads, seating was still available - and remained available throughout the night. Vibe is somewhat of a whiskey den, speakeasy with the lights on fairly low. It feels intimate. Quality is good, with each beer pour coming out in 12oz snifter glasses. Service was friendly and quick to get us our beers, despite only have one attendant at times. Selection is more along the lines of sessionable and hoppy, lacking a little in diversity and depth. No patio. No kids/dogs.

Dec 07, 2019
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Canada_Dan from Colorado

4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Awesome selection that seemed to be focused on sours and saisons. They had Jolly Pumpkins Forgotten Tales vol. 1 on tap which I had been looking for since trying vol. 2 last year. Not to mention numerous New Belgium sours and other interesting offerings. The food wasn't as great as I had hoped considering the fanfare surrounding the chef. I did enjoy the mac n' cheese. Staff was super friendly and a very laid back vibe. Would definitely go back next time I'm in KC.

Jul 23, 2015
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keaton from California

4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A sophisticated beer bar, whoo doggie, who'd expect that in Kansas City. Not in Boston, not in NY and certainly not in LA. Beer bars in general seem to pride themselves on being better than a sports bar but clinging to diviness. Sure, I like warm wood and funkiness but after The Belfry, I have to shake my head and wonder why they all have to be like that. Yeah, it's kinda noisy but at least they're playing techno and NOT OLDIES. I can't think of another beer bar that plays 21st century music. The food was good and the beer selection was outstanding--the only place I found interesting Boulevard beers like Rye on Rye or Saison Brett. We'd already been to Flying Saucer so I wasn't about to be drinking much else but that one beer was so good and restored my faith in Boulevard. After all the other bars only had the pale ale, the wheat and another one--an amber?-- I was ready to give up on going there or seeking out any of their other beers. After this place I was ready to give them a visit and when we went to the tasting room we found out about Love Child so that when we found that $10 bottle in Edina we jumped on it. It was way too sour for me, but if Belfry hadn't been such an eye-opener, I would never have known or cared. So if anyone's reading this and especially if anyone in LA is reading this--this is what we need. A sophisticated beer bar. Such a mind blowing concept. The wave of the future, God willing.

Jun 17, 2014
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njwit from Missouri

5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great new place for good beer and food. 20 taps with a great mix of rare/high end and more everyday craft. No BMC. Great bourbon selection too. The owner is a James Beard award-winning chef, so the food is top-notch and beer-centric and prices are good. Atmosphere is rustic and very relaxing. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Jan 17, 2014
The Belfry in Kansas City, MO
Place rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 5 ratings