With six breweries now operating within a half-mile radius in Kansas City’s East Crossroads neighborhood, it’s easy to understand how the area has gained the nickname Brewer’s Alley. This multi-block area downtown features breweries of varying sizes and styles and has transformed into a walkable destination for brewers and craft-beer fans alike. 

★ Sam Clark, general manager, International Tap House - Crossroads: “Our neighborhood is a very special place. I know it sounds cliché, but I honestly can't think of too many places you can go in Missouri, let alone the entire country, with this level of density in producers of quality beer. It’s great for us being surrounded by all of this creativity, innovation and energy – it keeps us on our toes. In the two years we’ve been here, Brewer’s Alley has changed dramatically, and we think for the better.”

Jenny is Feast's contributing editor for Kansas City. She brakes for chef's coats.