Monday, July 6, 2009

The Westside Local


The newest place in town to get your good beer on is The Westside Local. It's in the Westside neighborhood (1663 Summit) down the street from Blue Bird Bistro and promises a great beer selection with great food. They also give beer pairings for all of the menu items. I love places where beer isn't an afterthought and is a featured player. The executive chef who spent the past 17 years at Free State must know how great beer can accentuate great food.

I can't wait for this place to open sometime later this week. The bar space is limited so they only have 6 taps, but they make up for it by having a great selection of bottled beers. The best part about this place though appears to be the beer garden where I can make a pest of myself by sitting at your table. The beer garden has long picnic tables which encourage communal seating. So beware, the stranger engaging you in conversation about Wichita, Canada or Cleveland Indians baseball may very well be your 8th favorite beer blogger, Bull E. Vard.

UPDATE: The Westside Local will be opening on Tuesday, July 14th. Celebrate Bastille Day there and enjoy some Duvel (I know it's not French but it's close enough).

8 comments:

  1. if this is not an attempt to get a free invite, I don't know what is. well timed, sir!

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  2. Don't sell yourself short. You're easily my 7th favorite beer blogger.

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  3. Awesome! I've never even heard of the O'Dell's Double Pilsner...

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  4. This sounds like a very cool place. I hope they can pull off that food menu (and it's nice to see a beer bar do something different than burgers, fries, tots, and pizza!) I'd love to see them expand their "mussels" option to various mussel pots. Sure love those, and with their extensive belgian beer selection, it seems a logical fit.

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  5. This sounds like a great spot. I'm glad they're adding another spot to the neighborhood. Any idea when they officially open?

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  6. Pat, they're pushing the opening back until early next week. They just passed health inspection today.

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  7. I'm going there Thursday to do a now opening story on them and I'll find the exact date for sure. May be later than next week, the KCMO health department has been, in the words of one bar owner "extremely aggressive pricks" of late.

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  8. The Westside Local will open to the public next Tuesday July 14th. See you there :)

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