Kansas City breweries, bars and other alcohol-related businesses are adapting their services in response to mandated government measures during the global coronavirus outbreak.
Local government officials recently declared that restaurants, bars, taverns, clubs and movie theaters must remain closed through April 1. In Kansas City and Jackson County, Missouri, and Johnson and Wyandotte County, Kansas, public gatherings of more than 10 people are banned.
Many breweries with food service have shut down operations or switched to carryout and delivery. Other breweries are now only able to sell packaged beer for carryout and curbside pickup. Businesses are communicating options via social media and emails to customers. Some posted services have changed since yesterday’s local government announcements as conditions shift daily.
Danielle Lehman of CurbsideKC has expanded her restaurant database to include breweries, wineries and distilleries offering these options.
3Halves Brewing in Liberty now offers curbside pick-up of to-go 32-ounce Crowlers of beer.
City Barrel Brewing Co. in the Crossroads Arts District is moving to “carryout and curbside pick-up of beer and food,” says chef Benjamin Wood.
Crane Brewing in Raytown offers curbside to-go service for packaged beer. Guests may call ahead, place an order and pay over the phone. Beer orders will be delivered to vehicles in the parking lot. Gift cards are also available for later use at the brewery, Wilma’s Good Food and Cuento Coffee (located inside the brewery). Crane is offering 25 percent off, meaning you can grab a $100 gift card for $75. Cards may be purchased by phone or as an E-card. Cuento Coffee is also offering delivery of fresh-roasted drip coffee beans for orders of three or more pounds.
Sandhills Brewing has Kansas locations in Mission and Hutchinson. Brewery co-owner Jonathan Williamson encourages “online gift card purchases to help offset the revenue losses from lower (or halted) taproom traffic. Also, we’re canning a bunch of extra beer to enable more to-go options.” Customers may purchase 4-packs of 16-ounce cans and also growlers from the taproom.
BLVD Tours and Rec Center announced on March 13 that its Beer Hall, Rec Deck, gift shop and all brewery tours are closed for now.
Crowlers, gift cards and merchandise may be ordered online at Alma Mader Brewing. When ordering, customers may select a pickup time at the brewery or request delivery to the vehicle.
Fields and Ivy Brewery in Lawrence, Kansas, is now taking online food and beer orders. Founder and CEO Cory Johnston says, “We will do curbside service if people want or they can come in and pick up. We also sell beer online in six-pack bottles or growlers, but people have to come into the facility with identification to pick up beer.”
Wind Shift Brewing in Blue Springs and Strange Days Brewing in the River Market both offer to-go sales of beer. Martin City Brewing offers curbside pick-up for food orders at its locations in Martin City, Mission Farms and Lee’s Summit. Free delivery is available through the end of March for online orders within delivery range. Martin City Brewing also offers curbside delivery of beer for guests picking up online orders at its Missouri locations.
Big Rip Brewing will take online orders for canned beer to be picked up on Thursday and will be canned that morning. Pickups and carryout of 32-ounce squealers are also available during regular taproom hours. Email canned beer orders to email@example.com.
Bier Station has food and packaged beer available for pickup only. Food delivery will be available by Thursday. A food menu is available online. The taproom has posted its packaged beer inventory on Facebook.
The Pairing has suspended sit-down service at its wine bar in the Crossroads. The shop remains open for alcohol and specialty grocery shopping during regular hours.
Mike’s Wine and Spirits already had a delivery service in place before health concerns arose nationwide. Customers may use the delivery option via the Mike’s Wine and Spirits App or website. Mike’s provides non-contact delivery for all delivery orders. Drivers will not physically handle identification for age verification, but instead scan the barcode from their phone. Drivers use hand sanitizer after every delivery and all delivery cars are clean and sanitized.
Local wineries have also adapted measures to serve guests. KC Wineworks in the Crossroads allows customers to order online and check a pickup option at checkout. The winery has a dedicated parking space for pickup orders. A team member is also delivering online orders while following sanitizing and cleanliness protocols and guidelines.
The tasting room at Fence Stile Vineyards and Winery in Excelsior Springs will launch curbside pickup for wine orders and weekly soup specials this week. Gift cards are available for online purchase. Wine orders may also be placed online via Vinoshipper. The winery will limit tour reservations to eight people or less. Guest capacity in the tasting room and patio will be limited to 10 or less people by reservation. Spacious accommodations indoors and on the patio allow for ample social distance.
J. Rieger & Co. is offering cocktail kits for 10 featuring the Monogram Lounge cocktails, ice included, for pickup.