Beer, Wine & Spirits in Independence


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Kick back with your friends and enjoy an American meal at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. Flying Saucer Draught Emporium also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question. Little guys and gals will also love dining at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu). Take advantage of great beer and tasty bites when you stop by for happy hour. Perfect for parties on the larger side, Flying Saucer Draught Emporium also has a private area available for use. Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.

Weeknights are often swamped, so plan ahead and make a reservation to avoid the restaurant's rush. Show up in sneakers or a suit at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.

Drivers can access the parking lot next door.

There's no need to bust your budget at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, with affordable prices that almost always stay under $15. Flying Saucer Draught Emporium accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Flying Saucer Draught Emporium serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.

101 E 13th St
Kansas City,
MO
US

Bob Curttright knew that wine tasted better when it's enjoyed in a scenic setting. That's why he set out on a search for the perfect setting before opening his winery, Whiskey Run Creek. He found the setting he dreamed of in a century-old barn owned by Julius Bergmann and moved the historic structure?which was built from oak and walnut beams without a single nail?more than 18 miles to a creekside property.

Now owned by Ron and Sherry Heskett, they fill visitors' glasses with wine made from Nebraska-grown ingredients. In addition to varietals, such as Chambourcin and Edelweiss, their winery produces seasonal fruit wines made with apples and cherries from local farms. Guests can relax with their wine on an expansive deck or explore renovated brick caves built in 1866.

702 Main St
Brownville,
NE
US

Across Cork and Barrel’s shelves, cubbies, and barrels repurposed into tabletops sprawl bottles of all kinds. Labels hint at the European and American provenance of a huge selection of wines. Notes of red peppers, chocolate, or fruit wait to leap from adventurous small-batch craft brews, from saisons—light Belgian ales—to potently hopped double india pale ales. Beer-brewing classes introduce the art of combining barley, hops, water, and yeast, and guests in art classes sip wine while swirling blues and greens for landscapes or portraits of Gumby weeping.

10819 Winner Rd.
Independence,
Missouri
US

One autumn day, 13-year-old Shanita McAfee wandered through her local apple orchard, plucking the ripest, plumpest apples. She had done this for years with her dad and siblings, but this year was different. Instead of giving the apples to her mom for apple pies, Shanita decided to take on the challenge herself. She loved her mom's pies, but didn't understand why her mom would use a store-bought crust if she was going to put in the effort to make everything else from scratch. So, Shanita started experimenting with various homemade-crust recipes, and her passion for cooking was born.

Though Shanita?s repertoire has expanded to include savory dishes, such as New Orleans?style shrimp and pan-seared seafood, her cooking philosophy remains the same: fresh, seasonal ingredients prepared with love. Magnolia?s chef has also made it her mission to challenge people to "experience traditional Southern ingredients and food in a different way." That's why she creates things such as braised oxtail lasagna and Grown Up grilled cheese?toasted farm-to-market challah bread with smoked gouda and Tillamook cheddar served with bacon horseradish dip and a 401K pamphlet.

2932 Cherry St
Kansas City,
MO
US

Granite City Food and Brewery offers a laid-back atmosphere and tasty American classics. For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Granite City Food and Brewery's menu that can cater to your needs. Be sure to complete your meal at Granite City Food and Brewery with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at Granite City Food and Brewery won't cost you a sitter. Heading out with a larger party? There's plenty of space for big groups at Granite City Food and Brewery. Wifi is on the house at Granite City Food and Brewery, so you can stay connected on your mobile device.

Or, take your food to-go.

Parking is plentiful, so diners can feel free to bring their vehicles.

Expect your bill at Granite City Food and Brewery to come in at around $30 per person. Stop by for three square meals a day — Granite City Food and Brewery serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

1701 Village West Pkwy
Kansas City,
KS
US

Each of the wines on the shelf in Cellar Rat has been vetted by the staff?nothing is sold to the public unless the staff would drink it or use it as a substitute for milk in cereal. The resulting more than 800 wines, 70% of which are less than $20, make for tasty everyday and special-occasion beverages, as do the number of premium spirits and handcrafted brews stocked alongside the wine.

Cellar Rat?s vino experts do more than just discern the difference between good and bad wine; they also teach others how to do so during wine classes that delve into the intricacies of tasting. They even make pairing suggestions for the artisan cheeses, gourmet cured meats, and pate also sold in the boutique shop.

1701 Baltimore Ave
Kansas City,
MO
US