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Brewery Emperial

With over 30 craft breweries in Kansas City, you could spend all weekend making the rounds.

In that case, you’re going to need some sustenance!

The city’s burgeoning brewery scene is not just about beers anymore – several have ventured in the culinary scene.

We’re Kansas City locals who love taking full advantage of Kansas City’s craft brewery scene.

In this post, we share which Kansas City craft breweries offer food. While some have a full kitchen, others have a medley of bar snacks available.

Kansas City Breweries Offering Kitchen Menus

Brewery Emperial

Neighborhood: Crossroads Arts District

Brewery Emperial’s kitchen dishes out excellent gastro-pub fare. They offer seasonally and locally sourced dishes that pair perfectly with their beer selection.

Popular items include bavarian pretzel, fried pickles, craft burgers and sandwiches, and garlic parmesan fries.

City Barrel Brewery + Kitchen

Neighborhood: Crossroads Arts District

More than a brewery, City Barrel is held in high esteem as a local restaurant dishing out regionally sourced and seasonal cuisine.

In fact, they are equally well known for their elevated gastropub dishes as they are for their excellent beer selection.

Popular items include jalapeno cheese tots, smoked wings, pastrami grilled cheese, double smash burger, and bulgogi beef tacos.

Boulevard Brewing Beer Hall

Neighborhood: Westside

Boulevard’s Beer Hall has more than games and great views, they also offer a kitchen menu.

Popular items include the cheddarwurst, seasonal charcuterie board, variety of chips and dip options, and pretzel bites.

Torn Label Brewing Company

Neighborhood: Crossroads Arts District

Within Torn Label’s Public House, visitors can order from Tacos Valentina. Their hand-pressed corn tortillas and elevated offerings are sure to satisfy.

Popular items include elotes, papas machas, pork burrito, and a variety of creative taco options.

KC Bier Co.

Neighborhood: Waldo

This local favorite is Kansas City’s only German-style biergarten, and so one could expect that they would serve a variety of approachable German foods.

Popular items include their several bavarian-style pretzel options, house-made German sausages with sauerkraut, bierocks, potato salad, and oven roasted chicken.

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Brewery Emperial

Kansas City Breweries Offering Bar Snacks

Strange Days Brewing Company

Neighborhood: River Market

They offer a variety of bar snacks, such as pretzels, goldfish, pub mix, and popcorn.

Casual Animal Brewery

Neighborhood: Crossroads Arts District

They offers a modest variety of packaged snacks.

Stockyard Brewing Company

Neighborhood: West Bottoms

They offer a rotating “salty bites” bar snack such as peanuts and pretzels.


In our experience, breweries that do not offer food or only have a modest amount of bar snacks available do allow you to bring outside food in.

Since many of these breweries are located in downtown and midtown neighborhoods, there are plenty of carry out options in the area.

For Crossroads Arts District breweries, King G Deli is an excellent option if you want a sandwich with your beer. Grinders Pizza is great carry out for groups.

If you love our local breweries, you should also consider a visit to our city’s local distilleries.