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You Know About Our Water… Did You Know About Our Beer?

Make Downtown Excelsior Springs your new destination for craft beer sampling. The little craft beer haven that could, we are home to two independent breweries in our Downtown. Dubious Claims Brewing Co. located at 451 S. Thompson Avenue and The Atlas Saloon Brewery, located at 100 W. Broadway. There is also a large variety of craft and domestic beers available throughout our eateries and drinkeries, giving any beer lover plenty of options to quench their thirst.

“Forget About The Water, Just Drink The Beer”

In the early-to-mid 1900s, Excelsior Springs became America’s “Haven of Health”. Boasting 46 mineral water springs and five different varieties of water, each with unique supposed healing propertys, Excelsior was a wonder working destination to the ill. Mineral water pavilions and bath houses soon gave way to the big business of health sanitariums. These facilities thrived until a national media exposure of “dubious claims” dried up the mineral water business. While the health benefits of the area’s mineral waters may have dried up, you can now let the beer at Dubious Claims Brewing Co., be the cure for whatever “ales” you.

Established in 2018, Dubious Claims Brewing Co. is a craft brewery opened by Neil Wilkerson. After “Neighbor Neil” became a bit of a neighborhood celebrity by brewing his own beer, he decided to take it to the next level by opening his own place right here in Downtown Excelsior Springs.

With over a dozen beers made right in house in the state of the art brew house and a complementary menu filled with pizza, sandwiches and a delightful beer cheese macaroni and cheese, every palate is sure to be pleased.

Dubious Claims Full Keg Pizza

If you’re a fan of the beer (oh, you will be), you can event take some home with you – beer can be canned at the bar and glass growlers are available to fill with your favorites. The most popular beer is the Bathhouse Blueberry Wheat, but there is a large variety, from light to dark, to suit any preference. Seasonally, you will find DCBC’s hard apple cider, made from fresh apples from local orchards, or Mango Town, a spin on the classic E-Town Ale, perfect for sipping outside on the back patio on a warm summer night.

Dubious Claims has two spaces perfect for your event, and often hosts wedding rehearsal dinners, reunions, birthday parties, company gatherings and more.

Dubious Claims is also highly involved and invested in the local community, and has hosted several events that raised over $90,000 to give back to local programs, with plans for many more in the future.

If you’re looking for a friendly face, a good meal, and a cold drink, make sure to stop by Dubious Claims – they’ll save you a seat!