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Tom's Town Distilling Co., Kansas City, MO

Tom's Town Distilling Co.

4.6
4.6
203 Reviews
$31 to $50
Distillery
We named Tom’s Town Distilling Co. after the country’s most corrupt political boss, Tom Pendergast. Pendergast started as a saloon keeper and the founder of a wholesale liquor company.

Under Tom, Kansas City ignored Prohibition and emerged as the “Paris of the Plains.” Money, jazz, and spirits flowed in the open. When asked how he justified ignoring Prohibition, Pendergast quipped, “The people are thirsty.”

Today the people are still thirsty. Tom’s Town satisfies that thirst by producing premium craft spirits. You can taste our high standards and attention to detail in every sip of the gin, vodka, and bourbon we make.

If you do not want to book a private room, but are interested in bringing in a larger group, contact us at 816-308-2131. Unfortunately, due to our processing system, we are unable to split checks by item. However, we can accept multiple cards. Let your server know if you have any questions! Must be 21+ to enter the Tasting Room.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Distillery, Lounge
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (816) 541-2400
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Kansas City
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Garden Party

    Mar 8 - Jun 1, 2024
    Garden Party Coming Soon!
    Garden Party Photo

What 203 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City, MO

    Lively

203 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, service was even better. Drinks were excellent if expensive.

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  2. Yummy

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great all the way around. Love the five start discounts.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Decent food and GREAT cocktails! Thought we were making a reservation for the restaurant/ tasting room but we were given a tiny table in the bar. Needed better ability to specify restaurant seating versus bar. Service was great!

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  4. Ryan

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good, ambiance is great. Service was absolutely terrible l. Took at least 20 minutes to get our first drink. Then took forever to get our appetizer. Waiter was intentionally not making eye contact as to avoid the poor service. Won’t be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. Cindy

    Kansas City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of favorite spots. Love the old fashioned and food. It would have been nice if our server would not have ignored us after she gave us our bill. Never checked back to say would you like some water etc? She asked about drinks but not water and we all were wanting some.

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  6. RachelS

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I met for dinner and drinks and it was perfect. Our server was so knowledgeable and had great recommendations for new cocktails to try. The food was delicious and the chef actually brought out our food to us, which is very impressive. Great service, great food, great ambience.

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  7. amberh

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible service, drinks, And food! We love the history of this place. Every visit is enjoyable.

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  8. YesS

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the distillery tour and dinner after. Cocktails and tour were great. Your lasted over 90 mins so plan accordingly. Would do again.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal here - unique craft cocktails and superb eats. Cool vibe. Saw the ghost of Old Tom still recounting votes. Crazy.

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  10. Renhouse

    Kansas City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks are sooo good here! And the food is keeping up with the quality of the drinks. The menu is more expanded than when they started and the stuff I had was really good.

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  11. CAtransplant

    Kansas City

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exactly what we were hoping for! Great small plates and even better cocktails.

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  12. JanelleR

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you so much for a great time! Dick was fantastic on our tour and Kaitlin was top notch with service for dinner. We celebrated my father’s 75th birthday and had a large group. Many were first timers and they all loved it! Appreciate you all as always!

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  13. SteveP

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice corner table with plenty of room for four. Service was pleasant and attentive. Drinks were delicious, food was OK.

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  14. DavidS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and service the food and drinks were very good.

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  15. SamG

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cocktails were well thought out and exquisitely delicious.

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  16. ShawnM

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great place. The only down fall was service took forever and we got 1 order wrong but, I get it. Hard to find help and people make mistakes but, I WOULD DEFINITELY GO BACK. Other than that it was the perfect place.

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  17. AllieA

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I made a reservation for 9 people at 7pm. It took 30 minutes to get our drinks ordered, and another hour to get our food ordered. It wasn’t super busy, but there were only two servers working.. so I get it. After ordering food, half our table got their food in 30 minutes. After another hour, the other half got their food. Half of mine was undercooked and half was cold. We also didn’t have silverware right away. They did comp half the meals and some of the drinks but overall we were very disappointed. I would come back for drinks but would never dine there again.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time! Service was exceptional and the decor was superb.

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  19. GrantE

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service was fantastic. The drinks are a bit pricey and my old fashioned was a bit heavy on the syrup side. Our meals were 1 for 2. My burger was fantastic. The blackened chicken was a bit dry. The atmosphere was fantastic and we will come back for drinks at some point.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks were mid. Music was too loud. Ambience was nice. People surrounding us were nice. Service was great, but the server lied though and said angry elf was his fav but told another table it was the Cindy Lou who…

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  21. BobB

    Kansas City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! Great food and drinks in a wonderful setting!

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  22. MeredithS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Was highly disappointed in the quality of the food and drinks. Definitely not worth the money. Will not return again.

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  23. JOHNT

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to meet for a drink or appetizers. Neat decor, check out the downstairs, its awesome.

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  24. MeganW

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Christmas pop-up! I had been to several at other establishments and Tom's Town was by far the best overall. Cocktails were great, service was excellent and ambiance was perfect for the holidays. Will definitely return to do this next year.

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  25. LuckyMom

    Kansas City

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love Tom's Town and their Tinsel Town decor at Christmas time. Cocktails are amazing as are the small plate appetizers. Highly encourage anyone see this to give their Pendergast Cocktail College Class a try.

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  26. SHANNONB

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food and drinks, but overpriced. The pop up bar was a little underwhelming too.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great environment for the holiday pop up bar outing for a few couples!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful experience at Tom’s Town in Kansas City!

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  29. AmandaL

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were top notch. The mushrooms and onion dip were incredible. Best fried chicken sandwich I’ve ever had too!!

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  30. EdJoC

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience - great way to enjoy the season

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  31. cynw

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only drawback was seating six people around a small oval coffee table. We all wanted food as well as drinks.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband enjoyed his chicken sandwich. I had crab cakes which were not very good. Truffle fries were great. Drinks were fabulous and the atmosphere was so fun.

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  33. TaylorA

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was amazing although an interesting experience in regards to service. Our reservation was at nine but we got there around 8:15 and we’re seated immediately which was excellent although our server called last call before nine saying that they close at nine even though our reservation wasn’t until nine and people were still trickling in past 9 o’clock. It made us feel almost a little rushed, and as though we weren’t wanted.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy the Tom’s town holiday pop up!! So glad they let us sit and relax a little vs some pop ups that ask you to leave after 90 minutes. The ambiance was awesome, drinks great!

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  35. MichelleT

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Christmas decorations were fantastic. The food and drinks are great.

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  36. PatriciaM

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fun place to stop and enjoy the holiday season.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My BF and I took our moms before a concert at T-Mobile for festive drinks as part of their pop up. The place was beautifully decorated, the staff were friendly and the food was good!

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  38. phsk

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great fun for a girls night. Decorations were fun and food and drinks all yummy.

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  39. jewles

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The holiday “pop up” bar a Tom’s Town Distillery was a great way to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The decorations and drinks were festive. Holiday spirit was found in every nook and cranny. Great photo ops. The service was top notch. Will look at booking again next season.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    My experience here was completely different than 3 years ago. Last night I sat in an uncomfortable chair in a crowded by loud guest. Last time was a much more pleasant and cozy experience upstairs. The drinks were unbalanced, mediocre, and expensive. The shrimp piccata was decent, but I feel like I could have made it better at home. Overall this was pretty bad and disappointing after I had such a great time 3 years ago. I doubt I will be coming back.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Tom's Town Distilling Co. is rated 4.6 stars by 203 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Tom's Town Distilling Co.

1701 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1369

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Kansas City
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Distillery, Lounge
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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