Torn Label Brewing Co.

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1708 Campbell St
Kansas City, Missouri, 64108-1524
United States

(918) 634-8001 | map

Friday 5-12pm
Saturday 12-12am
Sunday 12-8pm

Added by UrbanCaveman on 01-12-2015

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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of JohnJJ
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

One of my favorite places in KC. Small tasting room, top quality beers, and always friendly.

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Photo of Billolick
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Industrial area, just a few blocks from the central "crossroads" area....super chill, atmosphere, darkly lit, smaller tasting room/bar area with a few tables and a midsized bar...only "view" here is into the actual brewing area. scruffy and super casual outside sitting and drinking area...super friendly and informative bartenders, great beers on draft and cans to go... no kitchen, so god to bring your own chow into....highly recommend stopping in here...

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of heytomcat
4.61/5  rDev +16.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Went to KC for the big Eclipse weekend and visited a lot of breweries in town. As far as the beer goes, this was my favorite place. The location is just ok and it's very small and dark. Great selection of styles. I had a flight with- Alpha Pale Ale, Hang 'em High, Monk & Honey, House Brew, and one called Pinky something, I can't remember. They were all very well made. I really liked the House Brew Stout.

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Photo of zeff80
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Like others have said, Torn Label is in a run down part of town east of the Crossroads district. However, it appears that urban renewal is expanding down 18th street and there might be more shops, etc near the taproom. The indoor space is very small and dark. The beer is very good at Torn Label. The flagships are solid, but some of the others are great.

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Photo of 1angrydwarf
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

not the easiest to find and next to a rather rough area of town I would go earlier rather than later. the seating inside is somewhat limited but more space is available via a deck. I liked the random wood burned letters in the tables outside. I found the atmosphere laid back. I enjoyed the variety of beer styles being served. I did go on a weekday so wait and seating were not a concern.

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Photo of Zonian1
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

This was stop #4 of 5 on a March 2017 BBQ and beer trip to KC. It's a very small space, but we went on a Sunday evening and were able to find a table. Seemed like mostly regulars there, and there was no attempt by the servers to tell us anything about the beers. That said, the IPA I had at Torn Label was probably my favorite beer of the weekend. I'm glad we visited, but probably wouldn't go back if I get to KC again.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Torn Label certainly has an interesting vibe. Walking here from the heart of down town puts you a little closer to the sketchier parts of town. The specific location of their tap room and brewery doesn't help, as it is sort of hidden from the street and behind a building. Once found, it does prove pretty neat. A large outdoor patio provides a fair amount of space to stand around and socialize. When the weather is crappy, the space to drink is cut into a 1/3. The taproom is tiny and dimly lit, so dimly lit that one side of the tap room is illuminated by black lights. Certainly a sort of industrial, speak easy vibe here. Hard wood floors and re-purposed wood for the bar gives it an industrial feel. Current beers are listed on replaceable chalk board strips. Staff is attentive, but doesn't offer much guidance on what to try. Merchandise is available right inside the door, with a nearly full wall of glass opposite it to view the brewery operation. Beer selection is hit or miss, with all their own beers being offered on tap. While their flagship line contains a hoppy pale ale, a sugary Belgian pale ale, and a coffee concentric American stout, the rest of their line-up can vary widely day to day. Overall, a fun little place to drink, but it an fill up quick. If an intimate conversation or quiet drink is of value, pass on this.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.23/5  rDev -18.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5

Decent place a bit hard to find first time. Beer is decent quality with a decent but not exceptional selection. Biggest problem is that guy behind the bar (one of them) was a real jerk.

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Photo of sgttibbs
3.23/5  rDev -18.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

very cool place they have here, a recently opened taproom and quite a lot of production capacity. the tasting area is a corner carved out of a much larger industrial warehouse space, but it feels cozy and comfortable in here, not a ton of seating, but they do have a decent sized back patio area if you can handle the summer heat out there. small bar, maybe eight or so beers on tap, and some really cool recipes on. they had a pistachio beer that was amazing, a really good series of kettle sours, and wheated stout with coffee that was my favorite. the dudes responsible for making this beer were incredibly friendly and welcoming. they were happy to chat about their business, their beer, and the local scene. they felt like friends right away. very cool carefree relaxing vibe in here, no pretension at all, and really nice beers overall. they have recently started bottling some stuff, so i expect their reach to expand a little bit in the near future. i was pumped on most of the beers. we had a great time in here and i will definitely be back!

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Photo of jaydoc
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
3.36/5  rDev -14.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3

Has a nice vibe and seems like a cool place to grab a beer or two. The quality of the beer was pretty good for such a small place. Service was mediocre, not rude, but not very helpful. Selection was not the best, only 7 beers on when I went.

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Photo of fiveiron
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of gruss004
3.57/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Theogre83
4.86/5  rDev +23%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of emerge077
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Cool new brewery in the Crossroads district. Located in an artists' studios building, in a somewhat deserted neighborhood. Noticed some prostitution going on near Highway 71.

Smallish taproom with plenty of old wood, funky retro vibe courtesy of a salvaged window tap list with hand painted beer signs, a turntable table, and mounted crates on the wall. Cool bathrooms with vintage fixtures outside, in dim blue lamplight. Patio outside to revel in the raw industrial chic, under a large shade tree with a partial awning as well.

Beers were good, especially their APA and coffee stout, everything else to a lesser extent.
Service was good, though initially ignored at the bar by the young girl bartender.
Hipster central type of crowd. Overall it was a fun stop if you're already in the neighborhood.

2016: Service was pretty lackadaisical the second time I was in here. Guy behind the bar just walked away as I was asking him a question. There was a peroxide-bleached trixie literally pointing and laughing at people, like it was high school. Pretty sad. Hopefully that's not the norm, it put off enough of a douchechill vibe I didn't really feel like returning.

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Torn Label Brewing Co. in Kansas City, MO
Brewery rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 284 ratings