Boulevard Brewing Co.

Boulevard Brewing Co.Boulevard Brewing Co.
Boulevard Brewing Co.Boulevard Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar

2501 Southwest Blvd
Kansas City, Missouri, 64108-2345
United States

(816) 474-7095 | map

Notes: Acquired by Duvel Moortgat in 2013
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4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

The tour was awesome! People were throwing us bottle caps left and right during the tour and the beer at the end was great. Only thing is that because it’s so big, sometimes it’s super crowded, which makes it a bit tougher to order and get the staff’s attention. They have a great game room at the top, and plenty of options and activities for anyone. Love the experimental beer section as well.

May 13, 2020
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Viaduck from California

4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I went to Kansas City for the solar rained, so my visit to Boulevard Brewing became the highlight of my trip. I was a little disappointed with the factory tour. There was very little activity & our tour guide didn't explain much about the brewing process but was very generous with samples. There were at least 4 glasses of beer to sample. The bar is on the 2nd floor above the gift shop. There was a large selection of beers available & a snack shop with a limited menu. There was a large amount of indoor seating & a fair amount of seating on an outdoor balcony. I was not able to try as many beers as I had want as I had to drive back to my hotel but I did enjoy the ones I tried, Highly recommended.

May 02, 2020
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Smcushing4 from Missouri

5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Our tour guide, Erin, was amazing, hilarious, a informative. Best brewery tour I've been on hands down. The beer was great, the tour was great, and at atmosphere was great. The test beers was a nice surprise and the photo booth was so much fun! Thank you Boulevard!!!

Jan 12, 2019
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Suds from Missouri

4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I’ve been to Kansas City many times, but never had the chance to visit Boulevard until now. I took the $5dollar tour, which was a typical industrial brewery tour, focusing on the basics of beer, the history of the brand, and the local flavor. I do like the look and feel of the brewery and the environmental efforts. The beer is top notch. Flavorful, engaging, and well made. I wish i hav visited sooner.

Jun 02, 2018
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kccraftenthusiast from Missouri

3.91/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Boulevard's beer hall is a very nice space. Very large with tons of seating and open space. You can get all their regular beers plus limited releases and tasting room exclusives. Worth the visit if you're in KC.

Jun 20, 2017
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

The Boulevard Brewing Beer Hall is pretty impressive. It large with lots of seating. There are games to play, like fooseball, etc. Nice selection of beers -- all the regulars plus tasting room beers, test beers and other rarities. Quality is very high due to the freshness factor.

Jun 01, 2017
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Zonian1 from Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Boulevard was #3 of 5 KC area breweries we visited on a beer and BBQ weekend in March 2017. Located very near downtown, close to the World War I museum. This was one of the best brewery tap rooms I've ever been to. The layout, spacing, displays, service, etc were fantastic. In many ways, it's like visiting a beer museum. Very cool. I was a bit disappointed in the beers we tried (we focused on the experimental options that aren't available back in Ohio) so that was the only ding on my rating. If you only have time for one brewery when visiting KC, Boulevard should be it!

Mar 26, 2017
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1angrydwarf from Kansas

4.11/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

The upstairs bar was inventive mix of rustic with a modern twist to KS and KC. I am a local I should know, right. I like the laid back atmosphere that was focused on enjoying beer with friends without judgement.

Feb 08, 2017
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dcscientist from Colorado

4.07/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

This was a must-visit on my trip to KC, and I am glad I made it there. I didn't get to go on the tour, as they do sell out weeks in advance, but when we stopped in they gave us a couple of tokens for the tasting room for samplers, which was much appreciated. I can get a lot of their packaged beers in my home area, which is good because I enjoy most of their stuff. Sure, they have had a few misses over the years, but more good than bad by far, and I do like that they are constantly making new beers, even if not all of them are my preferred styles. They know what they're doing here, and some of their small-batch brews sold in bombers are very high quality. They're the most popular craft brewer in the Midwest for a good reason.

Nov 29, 2016
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DoubleJ from Wisconsin

4.17/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Being nearby downtown helps. Being nearby the World War I Memorial and old Union Station made the idea of visiting even easier despite being on a clock to hit the Royal's game later that evening. The Boulevard taproom itself isn't the easiest place to locate, but getting there rewards you of not only a great taphouse with a great feel, plenty of people behind the bar and benched along the numerous tables, but an exciting gift shop which also sells bottled beers for home. The bar is easy to spot, well staffed, with a long taplist that's easy to read. 22 different taps on the menu, pouring from the Lemon Ginger Radler and Bully! Porter, to The Sixth Glass and Funky Pumpkin. Bottles available as well. There were certainly a few more things pouring exclusively at the taproom than what I could find in Orange County. I also took home a mix-six and a piece of glassware at the gift shop. With my short stint, I wish I could have stayed much longer, though I must remember to go easy on Arthur Bryant's next time.

Oct 09, 2016
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Billolick from New York

4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Beer Mecca

Go and relax and enjoy this laid back , large, informative new spot

It's industrial, built for a crowd, extensive boulevard beer options over the top boulevard hard goods store...just go if you are local or visiting

Aug 05, 2016
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mamabdw from Missouri

4.92/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

From dry cider to sour to Kölsch, the tasting room has about everything. Taps rotate, but keep some staples. Taken the tour twice here and can't wait to go again. Gift shop has beers, glassware, apparel and more. Great visit for beer lovers, both local and not!

May 11, 2016
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Ynotxmas76 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Pours dark with creamy brown head, wonderful aroma, not very alcoholy but 9.7 very drinkable. Great taste malts, fig, bitterness all into one, this stout is dank.

Apr 19, 2016
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50StateBeerTour from Arkansas

4.9/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

This is a must stop. The tour is awesome, the guides are great. The tap room is a wonderful space with a great selection of beer you'll never be able to try outside of the building. If you are lucky enough to meet or possibly be served by the AMAZING Ali Bush, the first ever female cicerone, your life will be much better for it.

Mar 13, 2016
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prost2hefeweizen from Oklahoma

4.84/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I did the brewery tour. Our guide was awesome. His name was Jay. He was hilarious, entertaining, and very informative. Got to sample 5 different beers along the tour. At the end of the tour that have the tap room where you can sit and enjoy as much of their beer as you want. Free tour. Interesting fact I learned: what boulevard brews in a 365 day year, anheuser Busch brews in 17 hrs!!!

Jan 10, 2016
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eneal10 from Missouri

4.68/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

The brewery tour is excellent, and the beers are very good to excellent. It is obvious that the tour guides, bartenders, and other staff are very knowledgeable and they like what they do and love what they drink. The brewery serves a nice variety of styles with ABU's across the spectrum. I love Dark Truth, Calling IPA, and Tank 7 in no particular order. Long Strange Tripel and Single Wide IPA are also very good. Boulevard Wheat is a perfect keg for a summer BBQ/Tailgate.

Jan 05, 2016
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AndrewCalebRay from Kentucky

4.69/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great brewery to tour with a nice draft room at the end of the store, and open to the public. The tour was interesting. Unfortunately production wasn't running when I was there. The tour guide and bar tender were very hospitable answering questions and giving recommendations. Also got to sample about 5 or 6 different beers at the end with pretty generous portions. Definitely worth dropping in for the beer lover in KC.

Dec 20, 2015
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Vibe: The gift shop and tap room both have a good vibe. They are heavily wood based, which gives an outdoorsy vibe. The tap room itself is dimly lit, which makes it feel a bit like a speakeasy. You can see their original brew system from the tap room.

Quality: All good stuff. Some better than others. The addition of test beers on tap was also great.

Service: Only one bartender while I was there, so after a tour was over, it took a while to get your order. Otherwise, service was great!

Selection: Great selection. Not only did they have all of their regular beers on tap, they also had their limited edition beers, most of their current Smokestack specialty beers on tap, and a handful of test beers. Very pleased with their selection.

Dec 16, 2015
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beernewbie285 from Kansas

4.61/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

I have yet to go to the brewery itself something i hope to correct in the near future. But i will say i love some of their beers. Tank 7, and the calling. I cant say that i like or enjoy their wheat or pale ale, the wheat tastes too much like blue moon and the pale ale just doesnt meet the bar for what the standard i have seen from others. I do get the Tank 7 atleast twice a month and will continue to do so.

Finally made it to the brewery on 10/3/15 I loved it wasn't able to make the tour but the staff was awesome gave my wife and I both 2 free samples because we couldn't get in the tour. They are awesome here. Had about 6-7 beers I hadn't had yet only omenof them I didn't care for and that was the black pale ale. The coffee stout that is only there as a tester was exceptional I also loved the rye on the. Testers were 1-2$ each it was more than worth the trip over there.

Sep 23, 2015
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joshstl from Missouri

4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Got to try the show me sour,very happy!Plus talked o the bartender who helped point me in the direction of a couple other breweries i should check out.

Aug 10, 2015
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chicagobeerguy from Illinois

4.9/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Was visiting friends in KC and we decided to do the brewery tour. Right off the bat, great vibe. Walked into the bar where we were greeted warmly by the bartender. Hooked us up with some cheap flights and that's where the real fun began. We tried the IPA flight, the Belgian flight, and the KC faves flight. All of the beers were great but my favorites were definitely, The Calling and the Tank 7. The basic tour is free, however you can pay and have a VIP Smokestack Tour which we heard was outstanding. We just did the free tour and it was a fun time. The tour guy was super fun and very knowledgeable about what goes on at Boulevard. After the tour's over they let you try two of their beers for free! I got the Pop-up IPA and the Radler. Both were outstanding. Boulevard does a great job and makes tasty brews!

Jul 20, 2015
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.37/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

After several failed attempts, I finally had the opportunity to tour this place, and what fun it was. Cool to hear their story, and these guys are an institution in American craft, really beautiful old brick building in the heart of the city. Tons of space in here, stunning brew house, and as many as 15 beers pouring. All the usual suspects were on, plus several from the tasting room series. I wish they had more of the crazy ones on, love child, the stout variants, that kind of thing, but they did not. The beers I had though were of course all excellent, and the staff was very generous, excited, knowledgable, and apparently genuinely happy. It was cool to see the bottling line, check out their rooftop space, and really take in the piece if history. They have evolved a lot over time, and it felt great to be included for an afternoon in their trajectory. Highly recommended in every way. Beautiful space, beautiful beer, beautiful people. Top notch, and one of, if not the very best large brewery experiences I have had!

Jun 20, 2015
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JamesStreet from Louisiana

4.57/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Did the tour with Keith, who was an awesome tour guide. Very informative, very laid back, very personable. Was shown several different buildings on the grounds do you really see what a larger craft brewery is about. The taproom at the end of the tour had many Boulevard favorites on tap as well as a few one offs. Overall, a very cool place.

May 15, 2015
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nbrio85 from Missouri

4.51/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Excellent ever expanding brewery. Pretty in depth and friendly tours. Very knowledgeable crew that can answer most questions. Very community based operation which makes it feel even more accessible to the locals. Overall this operation looks to spread its name to a national level with the emphasis of quality over quantity which for the most part I can agree with!!

Apr 18, 2015
Boulevard Brewing Co. in Kansas City, MO
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