My Favorite Bars in KC

Just a short list of bars I enjoy going to when out and about. There are a few more, but these are the ones I really enjoy at the current time.

Harry's Country Club
This is my favorite bar that KC has to offer. Yard beer, old school country music jukebox (which I think is free), fried bologna sammies and a patio make this place very hard to top. Scoot and I refer to it as the "time-warp," since it's so easy to just chill there for hours on end. It doesn't hurt that it's only 200 feet away from my building.

John's Big Deck (aka John's Upper Deck)
Drinking some beers with friends is fun. Drinking those beers with friends on the roof of a two-story building in downtown KC is even better. Two negatives about this place, 1) the crazy-long, and sometimes narrow-stepped, staircase and, 2) the often overbearing cover band that plays too loud for conversations. The atmosphere is amazing, though.

The Peanut
One of KC's oldest bars features some of the best wings you'll ever put in your mouth. Bliss. Oh yeah, kick ass BLTs, too. They claim to have the coldest Miller Lite's in KC... not sure how The Quaff feels about that.

The Cashew
The new, younger brother of The Peanut is the Crossroad's newest bar. With four garage doors making up two of its walls, this bar can be almost completely open-air with the flip of a switch. Don't expect food like the Peanut's, it's a little more upscale than that. What can you expect – they're cashing in on the rich peeps from the Western Auto Lofts.

Recently added to my list is this bar located in the Northern end of the Crossroads. It feels a bit more elegant than the other bars I prefer (except The Cashew), but it's still very down to Earth. The Bulldog features a piano player (can't remember his name right now) that literally has about 500 different songs for request. My personal favorites are "The Rainbow Connection," "The Dukes of Hazzard Theme Song," "Charlie Brown Christmas Theme" and "Country Roads." He's there Tuesday through Saturday nights.

This bar wouldn't be anything special if it didn't have DJs that spun records on Thursdays and Fridays. If you grew up in the late 80s and 90s, this place rocks. The music isn't over-bearing and most times you'll get to see some good break-dancing.

+ original post date: June 5, 2005 10:17 AM
+ categories: KC


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Man, that's quite a list! You must be
1) a raging socialite or
2) a raging alcoholic or
3) a combination of the 2

Next time I'm in KC, I would like to check out Harry's Country Club...sounds like fun.

+ author: Nelson
+ posted: June 25, 2005 08:09 AM

Ouch buddy! Raging socialite is more like it.

+ author: Seth
+ posted: June 25, 2005 08:09 AM

You may want to also check out http://www.kcdrinker.com/ ... covers pretty much every bar I know about and of course many more.

+ author: scooterj
+ posted: June 25, 2005 08:10 AM

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