Brewery Emperial

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Brewery EmperialBrewery Emperial

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1829 Oak St
Kansas City, Missouri, 64108
United States

(816) 945-9625 | map

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Added by Harrison8 on 02-28-2017

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Powli
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Billolick
4.14/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Another very chill and worthy beer spot in KC's Cross Roads neighborhood....

8 taps of their own quality brews, loads of tasty food options, large outdoor seating area. Funky and friendly atmosphere. This place oozes character....great place for a visit if you find yourself in the KC area.

I'd likely be a regular if I was local.

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Photo of Mothergoose03
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Penguins66
3.26/5  rDev -18.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 2

A funky place with a large outdoor area. My wife and I stopped here on a lazy Sunday afternoon. There were maybe a dozen other people outside, most of whom had come on one of those bike bars. The beers we ordered were OK. They probably would have been better had they not gotten warm after 15 minutes but that’s more our fault for going to KC in July. We both had the taco special, which is a good deal as of this writing—4 soft-shelled tacos for $10. While the portion size was just right if you’re hungry, 2 of the 4 meats tasted very greasy. I didn’t think much about it until the after-effects hit me a couple hours later. I’m sorry to say it ruined the experience for us. Maybe we’ll give it another try some day, minus the tacos....

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Photo of Suds
3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

We dropped by this brewery on a Saturday late afternoon in early June. It is a hip and trendy was crowded when we visited. The flights were huge and the staff were busy. I enjoyed the porter and the quad, but the rest of the brews were average.

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Photo of DoubleDecker
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.98/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of heytomcat
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of zeff80
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Great place if the weather is nice. A very large patio. I'd rate the vibe higher but I pictured how crowded the inside would get in winter. The beers were good except the IPA. Everyone in my group enjoyed their lunch, although there was one appetizer that was a miss.

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Photo of emerge077
3.98/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.25

Funky building, the brewery is housed in a crescent shaped corrugated metal structure, with a quarter of it cut away to house the single story brick taproom. There's a sizable gravel patio outside with umbrellas for shade, surrounded by a high fence of rusty metal screens.

Inside it's pretty small and packed when crowded. An L-shaped bar to the left and tables in the center and to the right. Open kitchen in back. Sparse touches of vintage decor like old beer cases and antlers. Large lamps hanging above the bar, where the taps come directly through a window from the serving tanks.

Service was very good, they knew the specials and came by to check on us several times.

Beers were pretty good, the rye lager and Biscuit were the highlights. Most were acceptable, Biscuit was clean and crisp, and the rye lager was very unique. A couple duds, the Kolsch was sulfur-heavy and the English pale was very diacetyl-heavy.

Our group got sandwiches and none were especially good. The rabbit tempura roll app was all rice, no rabbit.

Overall it's a nice addition to the KC beer scene, but i'd definitely eat somewhere else.

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Photo of einman
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

one of the neatest brewery experiences i have had in a long time, so glad these guys are finally open after quite some time to get it rolling! huge patio with some picnic tables outside, maybe double the size of their inside space, and minimalist, at least for now, probably jazz it up when the weather breaks. inside it has a rustic rural flare, but some modern and urban design elegance, which is a very cool ambiance, dim lighting, just enough to look at, with a long classic looking bar, an open kitchen, only so many tables, equal parts bar and restaurant focus is clear. they had something like seven beers on tap, all seemingly simpler styles, but each with its own unique subtleties, and all extremely well done. we loved this biscuit and the nut brown, but found them all to be delicious. seems like they are all built to compliment and support food, not be too aggressive or challenging on their own, and they have hit that mark expertly. the food was amazing too, i had rabbit mole an was really impressed by it, but everything that came out to our group was awesome, without exception. the chef clearly knows whats up, and this is some of the best food at a brewery i can think of. much higher end than the standard, although a dynamite burger and a house hot dog are on the menu too. we had a blast in here, the service was personable, sharp, and professional, and both food and drink were top notch. i may make this a regular hangout when i am in kansas city, its awesome, and you should definitely go check it out! massively impressed.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Brewery Emperial is a revitalized, single-story, old brick building, with a large patio and a sort of half hanger type building built onto the side to add a more modern look and expand interior space for brew equipment. The large patio area is covered in canvas pavilions with side walls in the winter. Inside features wood floors, live edge wooden tables, and a long "L" bar. In the back is a kitchen with a large fireplace for roasting food, all completely open for viewing. The mash up of various wood, some of which looks to be reclaimed, and live edge tables keeps this restaurant and brewery homey in an outdoor, rustic sort of way. Walls are adorned with old outdoor signs, and various mirrors. The staff is friendly and attentive. Food selection ranges from burgers to duck and trout. The burger is excellent and is served with a large side of hand-cut fries. Beer selection is rather expansive and simple, with just about one beer representing each major style. The names of said beer just recall the style. Each beer is listed with a short list of descriptors as well. Brewery Emperial is a great place to enjoy a brew with lunch or dinner, or just enjoy a few brews over conversation.

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Brewery Emperial in Kansas City, MO
Brewery rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 45 ratings