Kansas City’s All-Encompassing Gastropub


Beer Kitchen is anything but your typical gastropub.  Instead of having a smaller menu with a few unusual dishes, this rustic Kansas City gastropub has a seemingly endless menu full of eclectic lunch, dinner, and brunch dishes for any appetite.

Their lunch and dinner menu is very extensive, with a selection of snacks, starters, soup, greens, mini flatbreads, breakfast anytime dishes, burgers, grilled sandwiches, and classics such as fish and chips, oven fried chicken, and barbecue Creekstone short rib. Side dishes include a selection of hand-cut fries, cheese fries, and veggies. 

However exciting (and filling) their lunch and dinner selection may be, Beer Kitchen’s brunch is definitely its selling point. Instead of just having a typical appetizer and entrée selection, Beer Kitchen’s brunch menu has an appetizer selection consisting of starters like sizzling maple pork belly, “drunken” doughnuts, and biscuits with mushroom gravy; a selection of three soups; and a variety of salads. Instead of just one list of entrées, Beer Kitchen offers different kinds of main dishes such as 3 different kinds of “Dutch babies” (Dutch pancakes) that range from sweet to savory, omelettes, burgers, grilled sandwiches, and brunch entrées such as green eggs & ham with two fried eggs, pico, salsa verde, black forest ham, black bean purée, warm soft tortillas and brunch potatoes, a red velvet waffle with whipped cream cheese and fresh berry compote, and a pork belly and waffle dinner with bourbon syrup. For side dishes, diners can choose from the hand-cut fries and cheese fries selection or one of the eight side dishes that they offer for brunch. 

If you like a drink with your meal, Beer Kitchen has extensive beer and cocktail/wine menus, and if you you’re not full by the end of your feast, there is also a dessert menu with some “sweet starters” and “sexy coffees.” 

 Beer Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Friday and they are open with brunch, lunch, and dinner from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. They have weekly specials and a happy hour with $2 beers, $3 cocktails, $4 wine and “beer of the week,” and $5 flat bread pizzas.

Skyler Bouchard is a junior writer at the Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter at @skylerbouchard.