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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by intrepid27, Jun 24, 2019.
If you're thinking of going to Q39, think about getting reservations.
Agree with Slaps BBQ! We ABnB’d across the street from Slaps and ate there twice...on the same day! You will be lined up outside the joint but they have a nice covered outdoor seating area and the Q was spectacular!
The Nelson-Atkins museum of art is very cool and free. They also serve a pretty good lunch.
If you are wanting to explore the West Bottoms you have to go to Lucky Boys and The Ship. Nuff Said
Thanks for the tips!!!
Anyone been to BB Lawnside BBQ?
BB's is a solid option. The BBQ is good, and can't go wrong with live blues music. If you are going to head that far south, I would also recommend stopping at KC Bier Co. I know that place was mentioned. Also some fun dive bars over there are Patricks Bar No Grille, and Tommys happy place.
Their Daydrinker IPA is a game changer
Yes, it's good. I'd put it on the edge of the top 5 that I've been to in KC.
Yep, very solid, I just never make it that direction in KC.
I stopped by the Green Lady in Crossroads last time I was in KC. Looks pretty sketchy from the outside, but great inside, they had some jazz music playing, made some tasty drinks. Very old school and a good time.
BB is a fun place for live music. I'd recommend hitting them up if you haven't been. Their BBQ is solid, but not in my top 3. For an overall experience, it's worth the trip.
SLAPS is really good. Word to the wise. Their cheesy corn is garbage. Their potato salad is where it's at.
My unpopular opinion of KC BBQ places - avoid Jack Stack. I've eaten there 3 times since living here and came away unimpressed every time. It's overpriced, the wait is way too long and their BBQ is only meh. If I get roped into going back, I'm sticking with their appetizers. The BBQ shrimp is legit, and their onion ring tower is tasty.
I second the Steamboat Arabia museum. It is a really cool thing to see.
I believe Boulevard you have to buy tickets quite a bit in advance to get a spot on one of the better tours, especially with it being a holiday weekend. If going on the "general tour", i would expect to wait quite a bit, if you can even get in.
There used to be a place called Tomfooleries in Country Club plaza that had a wonderful brunch/bloody mary bar on the weekend. I read it moved downtown and changed it's name, but don't know what the new name is.
There is also a sports bar that has a ton of sports memorabelia. It is even considered a sports bar/museum. It is called Chappel's and it is pretty cool/
I have never been but heard the WWI museum/memorial is really cool and they may even have some special events going on around the 4th.
This is a little outside of the KC hot zone but ABC Cafe on 87th in Overland Park. Get the pork belly hot pot
Thanks, I'd have to agree on Jack Stack. I've been to their twice and was underwhelmed both times. They are living off their location, name, and reviews from a WHOLE bunch of people that regularly don't eat top shelf BBQ.
I didn't realize Tomfooleries may still exist under a new name and location. I enjoyed that place, would love to find the details if this is true.
I don't think that take is all that unpopular...
I believe the new concept is called Beer 30 on 10th and broadway.
I made up a list for a girlfriend, and we're going to pick-and-choose from it for a girls' trip this weekend:
Human Hair Art Museum - http://leilashairmuseum.net/
Kansas City Workhouse (abandoned prison castle with graffiti art) - https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/kansas-city-workhouse
John the Baptist’s finger (in a museum with the shuttlecocks outside) - - free - https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/holy-finger-kansas-city
Noir Arts and Oddities (shop of weird, vaguely creepy stuff) - https://www.noirartsandoddities.com/#home
Glore Psychiatric Museum (in St Joseph - museum of old psychiatric hospital stuff) - https://maps.roadtrippers.com/us/saint-joseph-mo/attractions/glore-psychiatric-museum
Weird Stuff Antiques (antique store that has REALLY weird stuff - taxidermied dogs, gas masks, etc. - is used by movie prop depts) - https://www.weirdstuffantiques.com/weirdstuff.html
Blade & Timber (you just go and throw axes, like you do) - https://bladeandtimber.com/
Cool Stuff That Is More Normal:
College Basketball Experience (basically a hall of fame for NCAA bb) - https://collegebasketballexperience.com/discover/
Union Station - there are a few museums in the station, but I just like looking at the architecture and getting a happy hour appetizer/drink at PierPonts, maybe hit the planetarium - https://www.unionstation.org/
Power & Light District (cool shopping, bars, etc. - Guy Fieri has a taco place here) - http://www.powerandlightdistrict.com/
Bird’s Botanicals (exotic plant store in a cave, has TONS of orchids) - http://birdsbotanicals.com/
City Hall Observation Deck (one of the tallest city halls in US, outdoor deck where you can see whole city) - http://kcmo.gov/city-hall-observation-deck/
Off-The-Beaten Path Tours
Hallmark Visitor Center - https://corporate.hallmark.com/about/hallmark-cards-company/hallmark-visitors-center/planning-your-visit/
Airline History Museum - https://www.airlinehistory.org/
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum - https://nlbm.com/
Federal Reserve Money Museum (you get to see a million dollars in cash, come out with $163 of shredded dollars, etc.) - free - https://www.kansascityfed.org/moneymuseum
Boulevard Brewing (beer and lots of it - make reservations) - https://www.boulevard.com/visit-us/
Jose Peppers (there’s one at Legends) - https://www.josepeppers.com/
Arthur Bryant (BBQ) - https://www.arthurbryantsbbq.com/
Sylas and Maddy’s Ice Cream (a little out of town, but crazy numbers of homemade flavors) - http://www.sylasandmaddysicecream.com/
Chappell’s Restaurant & Sports Museum (family-style food, but has a museum with a World Series trophy, Super Bowl rings, torches from two Olympics, etc.) - https://www.chappellsrestaurant.com
Jack Stack (BBQ) - https://www.jackstackbbq.com/
Q39 (more BBQ, big shock) - https://q39kc.com/
Rm 39 (breakfast) - http://www.rm39.com/
Waffle Bar (more ice cream, but with waffle cones) - https://www.facebook.com/TheWaffleBarKC/
Town Topic (breakfast) - http://www.towntopic.com/menu.html
Beer Kitchen (known for their burgers) - http://places.singleplatform.com/beer-kitchen/menu?ref=google
Eggtc (breakfast and brunch) - http://eggtckc.com/menus/eggtc-main-street/
Fat Matt’s Vortex (haunted bar in an old funeral home) - https://maps.roadtrippers.com/us/kansas-city-ks/food-drink/fat-matts-vortex
Manifesto (speakeasy where you have to go to a back alley and get reservations, one of the hottest spots in KC - Al Capone helped run it) - http://www.manifestokc.com/
Pawns & Pints (a bar where you can chill and play hundreds of board games) - https://www.pawnsandpints.com/list
S.D. Strong Distilling (a gin distillery down in an underground cave) - http://sdstrongdistilling.com/ Need to make reservations.
Tom’s Town distillery and bar. Awesome building with a cheap tour, but even if you don’t want the tour, it’s a cool bar with craft cocktails
Knuckleheads Bar - country bar with live music - https://www.knuckleheadskc.com/calendar/
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Arthur Bryant's BBQ