The craft beer industry in Kansas City, Missouri is booming and it’s not hard to imagine why. With the increased popularity of microbreweries throughout the nation, it’s only natural that the scene in one of the largest cities in the Midwest has grown. Here are some of the best in the city.
Boulevard Brewing Company
Boulevard Brewing Company, arguably the most popular brewery out of Kansas City, is the largest speciality brewer in the Midwest. A visit to the brewery includes a variety of public and private tours, as well as a visit to the tasting room which is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to a large year-round selection, Boulevard boasts many seasonal brews as well as their notable ‘Smokestack’ series. Visiting Boulevard is a must during your stay in Kansas City.
2501 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108, United States
Cinder Block Brewery
Right across the Missouri River is Cinder Block Brewery, a bustling staple of North Kansas City. Started by three guys in their individual homes, Cinder Block has grown into one of the most popular destinations for beer in the metropolitan area. Their quality year-round selection runs the beer gamut from wheat, porter, ale and IPA. All can be enjoyed in their taproom, where bringing your own food to enjoy while having a few drinks is highly encouraged.
110 E 18th Ave, North Kansas City, MO 64116, United States
h Street Brewery
Pub, Bar, American, Pub Grub, $$$
75th Street Brewery
75th Street Brewery is the oldest brew pub in Kansas City and is still one of the best. Open late every night of the week, come here for their unique Oatmeal Stout and stay for another Good Hope IPA. After a beer, head next door to the ‘Alley’, 75th Street’s outdoor beer garden.
520 W 75th St, Kansas City, MO 64114, United States
Martin City Brewing Company
Pub, Restaurant, American, $$$
Martin City Brewing Company
Martin City Brewing Company started as a simple microbrewery and over the past few years has boomed into one of the most popular beer and dining experiences in Kansas City. Martin City has many facets; it’s a pub that has over 50 beers to choose from and holds live music most weekends out of the year. There’s also an adjacent taproom (with a stone pizza oven) to try all of their craft brews with a slice of their Philly Cheese Steak or Wildcard! pizza.
500 E 135th St, Kansas City, MO 64145, United States
Border Brewing Company
Border Brewing Company, located right in the heart of downtown Kansas City, is a spot in the city that is attracting a ton of attention. Come here for some refreshing and authentic craft brews, from ales, to blondes, to IPAS. You won’t be disappointed with a visit to the Border.
406 E 18 St, Kansas City, MO 64108, United States