North Kansas City is having a beer boom
Velo Garage unites a full-service bike shop and taproom in a bike-friendly hood. Cruise by to swap stories, play shuffleboard, talk gear and plan weekly rides. 1403 Swift St., North Kansas City, Mo. 816-599-6622, velowagonkc.com. Evenings weekdays, until midnight on weekends.
Grain to Glass
Grain to Glass combines a homebrewing supply shop, event space and craft beer bar with five rotating taps. Owner Jennifer Helber and staff provide homebrewing tips and products. 1611 Swift St., North Kansas City, Mo. 816-472-0516, graintoglass.biz. Lunch to evening on weekdays, lunch to early afternoon on weekends.
Indie movie theater Screenland Armour features a solid lineup of 20 rotating taps plus bottles and cans. Catch a flick, play arcade games and nosh on a gourmet grilled cheese. 408 Armour Road, North Kansas City, Mo. 816-994-7380, screenland.com/armour. Opens before daily screenings.
Just Another Dive
Helen’s Just Another Dive (JAD) is a classic dive bar in a nondescript brick building. It’s easy to miss but worth the stop for upscale pub grub and beers. 2002 Armour Road, North Kansas City, Mo. 816-471-4567. Late afternoons late daily.
Although Colony KC sadly shuttered its nanobrewery (see page 14), it still has coffee and craft beer with scrumptious pork belly burgers and jalapeño bites. 312 Armour Road, North Kansas City, Mo. 816-800-4699, colonykc.com. Morning to evenings on weekdays, morning to late on weekends.
99 Hops House
Located in Argosy Casino, 99 Hops House is nirvana for craft beer nerds and newcomers to explore classic, on-trend and limited-release beers. 777 N.W. Argosy Casino Parkway, Riverside, Mo. 816-746-3100. argosykansascity.com. Morning to late daily.
TAPROOMS: Big Rip, Calibration, Callsign and Cinder Block.