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417 E 18th St
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 472-5454

Five star Cheese whiz Grinders, some of the best thin crust pizza in KC and PBR on tap at a reasonable price makes Grinders the best artery clogging, heart attacktastic binge night destination. Start or end the evening out here with great food surrounded by all the Art District misfits! Ahhh Weirdos!

Czar Bar

ike 10:51 am

1531 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108

This Martini bar gone rogue is KCDrinkers #1 escape bar to conveniently walk away from the Power and Light district. It has everything a cockeyed lush could want including bathrooms and a bar with both beer and liquor. Make sure to wear all black or they might point and laugh at you.

Paddy O’Quigley’s (Crossroads area)

gfv 3:07 pm

100 E. 20th St.
Kansas City, Mo.
(816) 842-0400

This giant new version of the old favorite, located right around 20th & Grand in the Crossroads area, is pretty awesome – giant tapable beer towers are available for purchase and when you have one on your table you and your friends look super cool. Warning: the food is not so great here, but after a few towers of beer you’ll hardly notice.

The Cashew

ike 9:28 am

2000 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

Oooh. At last. An over-priced snotty martini bar. KC just doesn’t have enough. The Cashew is the owners of the Peanut’s idea of upper class. Skip it and go across the street to Paddy O’Quigleys. However, if you’re there for lunch, it’s well worth it. The booze may be overpriced and the Johnson County import customers a bore, but the food (especially lunch) is great.

The Bulldog

ike 9:28 am

1715 Main, Kansas City, Mo.

It’s right next door to Bazooka’s, but that’s one of the few high points. Provided you don’t go on a weekend night, this is a perfectly nice bistro for an upscale meal. However, if you want to drink, say on a Friday or Saturday night, hope you’re in the mood to stand (not enough bar seating) and be stared at by snooty old farts, eating dinner at 9 p.m., with too much money and time on their hands. Most of the wait and bar staff is pretty cool, but a few are insufferable snots (especially some of the strippers doing double duty next door).

The Brick

ike 9:17 am

1727 McGee St., Kansas City, Mo.

Booze and live music, that’s what you will find here. Just a comfortable bar, nothing trendy, it’s like a VFW hall with Rockabilly overtones.

Bar Natasha

ike 8:44 am

1911 Main Kansas City, Mo.

This is a classy joint that really shouldn’t be pigeon-holed as a “gay bar,” although all lifestyle choices are present and welcome. If you’re lucky, you might meet some folks from Ron McGee’s Late Night Theater crowd. The owner gave KCD a gracious welcome and fed us all a free shot of…something blue. There is also art on the walls. While all art is subjective, this stuff is actually very beautiful and worth looking at. Expect jazz piano and cabaret singing (no thumping bass lines here). There’s a neat little shop next-door, great for getting your religious grandmother just the right gift for her 90th birthday, or special party favors for the church Bingo crowd. LaToya gives the martinis a big FABULOUS!

Your Mom’s House

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She broke out the Prince albums and started talking naughty. What can I say?


Your Dad’s Trailer

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He’s got the best damn feather boa collection I’ve ever seen. He also has Erasure remixes you can’t find ANYWHERE. He’s fabulous, and everyone loves his Queer Eye marathon parties. Bottomless Cosmopolitans for everyone!