Thursday offered a nice reprieve from the rain. I used that opportunity to preview Torn Label's tap room and enjoyed a couple of beers in their beautiful space. Torn Label's setup in the East Crossroads features a lot of wood inside and out. The space was designed by local artist Peter Warren. The outside offers picnic table seating on a patio that's sure to be bustling on Saturday. For particularly busy days, beer will be pouring outside from a 2 tap jockey box.
Inside the space the bar dominates a comfortable wood setting. Capacity for the inside is around 30, so it will definitely be cozy on busy days. 12 taps adorn the bar and 10 were flowing when I visited. It was nice to try Torn Label beers I hadn't had elsewhere, including Maude, the base beer for an upcoming wine barrel aged Flanders Red. Full pours of their beer range from $5 to $6 and a flight of 5 smaller pours runs $10.
The first beer going into bottles from Torn Label will be their KC P'rye'd. They had hoped to have the bottles ready for the Grand Opening on Saturday, but weren't able to hit that target. Look forward to bottles to be released in the coming weeks.
Overall, Torn Label has a great space and I look forward to hanging out with their bartenders who are genuinely excited to be working there. Double Shift was also planning to open on Saturday, but had to push back their opening due to circumstances beyond their control. Once they are open and Brewery Emperial joins in, Crossroads might be the go to area for beer in Kansas City.
Torn Label will be open from 12-12 on Saturday. They will be closed Sunday, but regular hours for the space starting July 17th will be Friday 5-12, Saturday 12-12, and Sunday 12-8. Check out a few pictures of the space on our Facebook page below.