1800 Swift Avenue
Kansas City, Mo.
So THIS is North KC. Go in the middle of the afternoon and the best you can hope for is a conversation with a 58-year-old barfly about how to make reindeer ornaments out of doilies. Go at night, and the place is packed and rockin’ with live DJs and any kind of music you want. Nicely racially mixed crowd which CAN get rowdy after dark and decent beer prices. Bring your own water, though, they charge $3 a bottle if you get dehydrated.