Enjoyed this beer pub in Ft Worth -- a lot. When it opened in North Austin earlier this year, even though I'm far south Austin, I began the pilgrimmage. Fantastic place. Lines are always clean, beer is always fresh and a fantastic variety. Even though they don't brew their own, the available selection satisfies all palates.
The staff is better educated than a lot of beer pubs I've been to and they are efficient. Make an effort to know them, the managers, and the GM because you'll find that the service they offer is tops. I'm a hophead and enjoy the citrus flavor imparted by semcoe ... a la 471 or Hercules (and have to give props to 75th street for their brew!) I talked up one beer that we cannot get in Austin, Russian River's Pliny the Elder, and I was floored when the GM made a special request to his supply chain to get us a keg!
Head bartender from Austin, Sam, is helping Matt to open the KC place (I only know it's first or second week of May). Drop by and say hi to Sam and Matt from me, Buck. Here's location info:
AREA: Near Downtown/Conv Center
ADDRESS: 101 E 13th St. Kansas City, MO 64105
PRICING: Under $10
HOURS: Open 11am-2am Mon.-Sat., noon-midnight Sun. $