• March 8, 2015 • Bar profile • Views: 950

    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 and out the rear where the bathrooms are located. Peanut patrons...

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  • March 1, 2015 • Bar profile, Kansas City • Views: 927

    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 with the Rat Pack. That night set him back at least a...

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  • February 15, 2015 • Bar profile • Views: 24268

    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, two barstools down. By their second Quaff encounter Weiss...

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  • February 15, 2015 • Bar profile • Views: 2010

    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 a roadhouse run by some...

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  • January 28, 2015 • Bar profile, Kansas City • Views: 1345

    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. However, patrons don’t come to look;...

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  • January 15, 2015 • Bar profile, Kansas City • Views: 2085

    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 in this neck of the woods. If finding...

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  • January 14, 2015 • Bar profile, Kansas City • Views: 878

    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 moving on, and which...

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  • January 13, 2015 • Bar profile, Kansas City • Views: 1062


    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 are so hot contestants...

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  • January 11, 2015 • Bar profile, Kansas City • Views: 1151

    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 to the back door. It would be a...

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  • January 10, 2015 • Bar profile, Kansas City • Views: 1752

    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 cockier than Travolta. This...

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