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The Peanut

Tiny in size and mighty in volume best describes the Peanut at 50th and Main. About the size of a shotgun house, it’s the beer, not the breeze, that flows in the front door...
Midtown bars, Kansas City, dive bars, Moe Mauzey, dart league

Chez Charlie

Charlie Giloti was a tough as nails Italian lightweight boxer who opened Chez Charlie in 1968 following his tour of duty in the Army. He once picked up the tab after drinking all night...
Kansas City sports bar, KC dive bar, P&L district bars, Quality Hill bar

The Quaff Bar & Grill

A Jewish woman walks into a bar and asks for a drink. Hali Weiss, 44 and never been married, strikes up a conversation with a Catholic man, Kelly Smith, 47 and never been married,...
Kansas City dives, Kansas city BBQ, live blues

B.B.’s Lawnside Blues & BBQ

First. B.B.’s isn’t named after B.B. King, but after the late Bea Bea Gladden, who ran a three-table barbeque joint that often served Nat King Cole in Philly in the '60s. Secondly B.B.’s isn’t...
Kansas City, Heather Price, Waldo, Neighborhood bar, piano music, live music

The Piano Room

Other than Broadway Show posters splashing color onto the dark walls, the Piano Room is not much to look other than the naked picture of Persephone (Goddess Queen of the Underworld) behind the bar....
Kansas City, dive, biker bar, live music

Knuckleheads Saloon

Over the railroad tracks and through the hood, you’ll find musical nirvana at Knuckleheads Saloon. Follow the sound of guitar riffs and the wail of the blues legends because your GPS may not work...
Kansas City, The Brick, dive bars, crossroads District

The Brick

The Brick is delightfully divey. Regulars drop by to shoot whiskey, unwind, eat fried Twinkies and support local musicians. Brick patrons count on Sheri and her staff for updates on what’s coming down, who’s...
PIzza, Philly Sandwiches, Kansas City, Crossroads, Dives


Since 2004 Grinders has served up good grub and gritty fun, including its annual Fustercluck chicken-wing-eating competition. To win, someone with an iron will and iron stomach must ingest the most death wings, which...
Kansas City dive bars, Kansas City neighborhood bars, oldest bars in KC

Dave’s Stagecoach Inn

When you visit Dave’s Stagecoach Inn, park on the east side and enter through the rear. It’s standard protocol for dive regulars. Even Martin Sheen, Tiny Tim, Elvis Grbac and Charlie Wheeler were wise...

Anthony’s Restaurant & Lounge

Anthony’s, the Jewel on Grand, is as Italian as it gets. Anthony “Butch” Spino and his sons, Vito and Anthony III, are alpha males with voices deeper than Brando; hair thicker than Pacino; and swagger...


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Kansas City, The Brick, dive bars, crossroads District

The Brick