#77 – Breweries in the Crossroads
Crossroads District, Kansas City
Good for: Craft beer lovers
Features: Local beers, great tap rooms, board games.
Tip: Hit up a few on a warm afternoon – most have awesome patios or garage doors.
Though the Crossroads is mostly known as Kansas City’s art district, more and more breweries have been popping up in the area. Unlike the biggest Kansas City brewery, Boulevard, the Crossroads breweries are small and intimate. Each brewery has their own atmosphere, unique beer selection and regular crowd, so it’s easy to find your personal favorite.
Breweries in the Crossroads
My favorite part about the breweries in the Crossroads, is their proximity to each other. Most are within walking distance, making it easy to hop from brewery to brewery. I’ve even done a brewery crawl in the Crossroads, which made for a wonderful Saturday afternoon. Because of the size of the breweries, there are often small, wonderful test batches of beer.
Current breweries and taprooms include:
I love certain things about each of the breweries – Border’s Strawberry Blonde beer, Torn Label’s Monk and Honey beer, Double Shift’s atmosphere, Brewery Emperial’s patio and Casual Animal’s well-executed theme.
What else to do in the Crossroads:
The Crossroads is one of my favorite areas in the city. There’s always so much to do and see:
- Eat wings and pizza at Grinders
- Ride the Streetcar
- Play Pac-Man at Up-Down
- Grab dinner at the Rieger or Town Topic
- Catch a concert at Crossroads KC
- Take a tour at Tom’s Town
- Enjoy First Fridays
Whether you like the hoppiest IPAs or smoothest lagers, the Crossroads breweries have a wide variety of beers for every beer lover. xx, Libbie.