Pizza By Stout

Bar, Eatery

2101 S Range Line Rd
Joplin, Missouri, 64804-3242
United States

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TheLongBeachBum from California

4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Well bless my little furry Redneck cotton socks…..this place was a real treat to discover during a recent work trip to Joplin, MO.

Situated near to the IHOP and close to a Home Depot sign, you may need to keep an eye out for this one, I almost missed it. From the outside the single storey building looks a little like a pseudo-Irish Pub thanks to its dark green frontage and lots of neon beer signs in the windows, but don’t let the looks put you off. Parking at the sides and rear seems ample.

There seems to be an entrance at the front but as I parked in the back I took the side entrance which brings you out into a wood paneled interior. Free papers and some of those small candy machines provide décor, whilst every square inch of the walls seems to be positively littered floor to roof with license plates of all shapes, sizes and colors from all the US States and beyond. As you walk in, there is a counter to your right, and this was where several people were picking up Pizza to go when I arrived at about 8pm on a very quiet Monday night. I waited to be seated for only a short time before the waitress noticed me and offered me a table or booth, I opted for the latter as the booths were set around the walls and offered a more comfy seat as it had been a long day. As I sat down I noted a range of bottled beers on display nearby the entrance to the seating area including plenty of German and English offerings apart from the US variants.

The seating area fills the front part of the building, but I noted an outside seating area right at the back of this place, it was completely enveloped in wooden tressle fencing but on a cold November night it was no surprise to see that it was empty. The main seating is formed of tables and chairs throughout with comfy 4 people booths situated around the interior walls. The feel is off a Pizza joint, but there are lots of old black and white photos, adverts from years past and a collection of portraits that add a real eclectic feel to the place.

Menu is of course heavy on Pizza, with the usual suspects like Salads, Burgers etc. The choice is simple, a range of 8”, 10” and 12” Pizzas selected from a range with the options of many different toppings. I opted to take an 8” Chicken pizza with lots of cheese, garlic and peppers, but I started with a bowl of the gorgeous Chilli (or you can have soup) as well as a Salad from the cross-shaped salad bar. The food arrived in good time and there was no scrimping on toppings. You can eat well here for relatively little money, the value is very good and you won’t leave hungry.

But of course I could have had Pizza anywhere; the reason why I came here was for the beer. I confess to not really believing that this place would have such a great offering, even when I got inside, but once I sat down and picked up the stand alone plastic coated sheet of paper which lists all of the beers available – well let’s just say that I was very pleasantly surprised by both the range and the keen prices.

Around 20 or more draft beers, but be sure to ask the server for any specials that may be on draft. Draft beers were from US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK and even Australia, though I suspect that they knew the Fosters was actually from their Northern Canadian cousins. I opted for a Paulaner Oktoberfest and then a Young’s Oatmeal Stout, both of which were fresh and delicious. Each draft and bottled beer on the list seems to have a 2 or 3 figure number next to it - maybe for ease of stocking or for the servers to find easily. I quickly counted just under 80 beers in bottles. Of course there are plenty of source countries to choose from including contributions from Germany, Mexico, US, Australia, England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Brazil, French Canada and even New Zealand. Selection is very good and includes a few Belgian Trappists too. Prices were very good, the best range in the area and I am sure the best prices too. I think a bottle of Orval was something like $5!! One interesting point was that the source Country for one west coast brew was listed as California…..seems that the Governor Schwarzenegger may be President soon!

This is a fantastic place to head out to. In short, a damned good Pizza joint that serves a cracking range of beer all in little ole Joplin, MO and all at great prices.

A real gem. Well worth a visit.

Last Visit: Monday 13th November, 2006.

Nov 18, 2006
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IPAholic from Missouri

4.7/5  rDev +21.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I love this place so much. When I was attending MSSU for my Bachelor's, I must have given this place hundreds of dollars.

Atmosphere: Very cozy. Nice, relaxing atmosphere. The little English pub and the patio are great, too. Unless I'm getting the buffet, I always eat in the pub or the patio. They usually play old blues and jazz over the speakers, which I think is great.

Quality: It's declined a little in the last year or two, unfortunately. Sometimes inconsistent. A couple of times, my waiter will bring me a chilled mug (for a Sam Smith Nut Brown Ale!). But nothing completely off-putting, though. I still highly recommend this place!

Service: Waiters/waitresses are usually quite friendly and helpful. Betty Stout, a former owner and mother of one of the current owners, usually takes my bill at the cash register. She's always very friendly.

Selection: About 40 beers on tap and over a hundred bottled by my last count (it's probably changed since I last went, though). Fabulous selection. They usually bring you the appropriate glass for the beer you order.

Food: The pizza is among the best I've ever had. I can eat their pizza and feel like I'm not totally polluting my body (even though I probably am). Perhaps not a huge variety of pizzas, but all are done very well. The barbecue sausage and the all-meat pizza (to which I add jalapenos) are favorites. You also have to get the chili and the cinnamon rolls. I love spicy chili, but I think I like Pizza by Stout's hearty chili even more. The cinnamon rolls are soft and covered in gooey sauce.

Value: The beer and pizza may be a little expensive for the Joplin area, but I'd be happy to pay the amount they charge in a big city.

Joplin has a reputation for being boring, a reputation that I hate to admit is mostly deserved. Pizza by Stout is an oasis in the desert that is Joplin.

May 07, 2011
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Beertracker from Oklahoma

3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Pizza by Stout is located on Range Line Road within reasonable proximity of I-44 for those traveling. It's also very near Mac's, so stop by there first for some road beers! If you understand that this is "first & foremost" just a pizza joint that happens to serve some decent beer then you won't be dissapointed with a visit. You may also want to consider the fact that there's not too many beer friendly options in this "neck of the woods", so all things considered... this is a little oasis in the middle of nowhere for beergeeks. Like russpowell, I have to preface that I've only been here during lunch and never for dinner or when the "smoking" bar is open. The pizza is a little on the "greasy" side and the sauce is a bit too "bland" for my tastes, but the crust/dough is quite good & there's lots of quality toppings to choose from. I recently tried the cheddar burger pizza with beef, cheddar, dill pickles, mustard, onions & provolone cheese (yes, I said pickles & mustard!) which sounds like an interesting combo, but works out surprisingly well. The lunch buffet is really a bargain @ US$6.99 with all of the options: breads, cinnamon rolls, chili, desserts, pastas, pizza, soup & salad bar. The waitresses are generally quite attentive when it comes to keeping your glass full, but don't expect beer savvy. The beer selection is PDG by "misery" standards with 20+ taps & well over 80+ bottles to choose from. They usually have some craft brews e.g. Boulder, Boulevard, Goose Island, Lagunitas, New Belgium, Schlafly etc... on draught which is always a welcomed on my travels. On my last visit, I was able to catch the happy hour special and get 30oz. for the price of 20oz. However, it was most hilarious when the waitress brought my Honker's Ale in two different glasses. I got a beer with a baby beer chaser! lol If you're lost, hungry & thirsty then Pizza by Stout has a chair waiting with your name on it.

CHEERS! Beertracker

Mar 05, 2011
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Srodri10 from Illinois

2.78/5  rDev -28.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2

I am really suprised that this place has such good reviews. I was on a business trip to Joplin and was excited to eat at a local establishment Beer Bar and I was disappointed by everything. Granted they have a descent selection of beers like some Unibroue, Lagunitas, and a few good Belgians but they also have a lot of junk like stella, AB products, Michelaobe, Rolling Rock. I ordered a Hop Stupid and the waitress didnt even give me a pint glass. Also, the food was of not good quality by any means it was very greasy. I also was suprised that they did even have any of their local brews from Boulevard (well they did have just one their main stay, the wheat) but places like this should have the smoke stack series....that stuf is quite impressive. I personally beleive there are much better places in Joplin than this....

May 13, 2010
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naterock from Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I heard of this place by a friend I used to work with years ago and it always sounded like a cool joint.

Atmosphere is quiet and dimly lit for a good european pub feel. pictures of historic people and places on the wall with wonderfully tacky collection of old vanity license plates on the wall.

Waitress was very helpful and was knowlegable about the beer selection. REAlly a good feel from a small town beer bar/pizza joint.

I went for the lunch buffet and had a good selection of pies with a fresh salad bar.

Beer list was about 25 taps, and 75 plus bottles. from Domestic swill to imported European, Japanese, Mexican, Canadian beer. if you don't like what they have, then you just don't like beer.

Jul 18, 2009
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Let me disclaimer by saying I've done the buffet lunch 5 times never dinner.

Restaurant conversion, but some nice local history on the wall to include some pictures of the recently deceased owner, who was a WWII Vet in Patton's Third Army. The smokey ass bar looks like a chincy British Pub from the 70s, don't go in there unless you need nicotine.

Every beer I've ordered was tasty & fresh

Always gotten good service as far as getting my order in & getting my bill/drinks

Almost 100 Bottled beers, 20+ taps; selection skews towards imports. Always something worth trying (Arcadia, bells, New Belgium, fullers & youngs for instance )

Food is fantastic & great value for money, beer is a little pricier

This place probably makes so much money off the food that the beer is bonus, but a definitive oasis in a beer desert ( or pretty damn close ). That or go to BW3 for 15 taps of crap & 3 craft beers..

Apr 30, 2009
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jim102864 from Connecticut

3.13/5  rDev -19.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

Pizza by Stout, a ridiculously stupid name, is a run down facility in the depressing Misery town of Joplin.

The bar has a seperate entrance one must track down via the hostess. The bar seats maybe 3. The atmosphere is meant to look like a traditional British or Irish pub, though it was stuffy as hell in there during my visit. There's a fireplace which is a nice touch along with tired looking German brewery flags hanging from the ceiling. Service was good.

The small crowd consisted of a group of good 'ol boys one of which spoke at top volume and hooted and hollered like a typical brain dead red neck. Way to add to the charm of the place, loser!

I ordered (what else?) pizza with ground beef, mushrooms and extra cheese which was suprisingly good. The "salad bar", however, was a health inspector's nightmare and a half assed mess with a small bowl of lettuce and the fewest and most pathetic "fixins" as they say here, you'll find anywhere.

Beer was incrdible by Misery standards, but pedestrian by anyone else's. A few regional brews like Boulevard and yeah, they had Young's Double Chocolate Stout on tap. I counted about a dozen taps. Probably 50 or so bottles including yer standard Belgians, ie Orval and Chimay.

Then the parking. Stay away from the front spaces under the billboard. Though there's a tarp designed to protect the cars below, it was woefully inadequate and cost me 7 bucks at the car wash to remove the dozens of bird shits on the hood of my rental.

If you're unlucky enough to be in this part of the world, this place is all you can hope for.

Feb 14, 2009
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JoeyHotrod from Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

One of my personal favorites to enjoy a pint or two. Pizza by Stout is a little pizza joint here in good ole Joplin Missouri. The place has hands down in my humble opinion the very best pizza in the area and also has...

one heck of a beer selection. You want Hefe's... How about Paulaner Hefe-weisen on tap and the likes of Franziskaner (both light and dark versions) and Weihenstephaner in bottles?

Oh it's darker beers you want huh? How about the likes of Guinness, Young's Oatmeal Stout and London Porter on tap? For bottles would Samuel Smith Oatmeal, Young's Double Chocolate, or Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout do the trick?

Oh I see you want a smoked beer how about the great Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier. (Marzen only for now... they are working on getting the other wonderful beers in soon) Rauchbier's DO NOT get much better.... Then ofcourse there are the dopplebocks. (Salvator on tap... Celebrator and Optimator in bottles)

Then there are The Belgian beers they have... and well....

Bottomline is this I could go on for some time and still not get to the full list of what this place has. It is easily the best selection of beer I've ever seen and not to mention the best pizza in the area. In my humble opinion you can not go wrong with this place and I would be downright shocked if any serious beer lover did not love the place.

Sep 06, 2003
Pizza By Stout in Joplin, MO
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