Not everyone is up for the shenanigans associated with Kansas City’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade March 17.
If fighting a crowd of 200,000 isn’t your cup of green tea, check out these green venues instead.
The Green Door Antiques
This art and antique store located in the West Bottoms keeps a very low profile with just a Facebook page and Saturday hours only. The merchandise is mouthwatering. You can purchase items over the phone if you can’t wait until Saturday to claim your find.
Green Lady Lounge
The Green Lady Lounge is a gift its owner John Scott gave to Kansas City in 2013. The sexy club infuses Kansas City with live jazz seven days a week with no cover. Scott once described his business model for the Green Lady Lounge as, “Stiff drinks, good jazz, no homicides.”
The club is safely located in the heart of the Crossroads District and has a line-up of muscians you should be forking out major dough to hear. Don’t let the drab outside of the building detour you. The inside is rich with velvet and a sharp dressed wait staff.
Green Dirt Farm
Green Dirt Farm is a sheep farm that makes artisan cheese. Visit the Green Dirt Farm Cafe in Weston to enjoy a cheese board, lunch, and ice cream. Or for $15, book a tour and tasting at the actual farm where you can see the pastures, milking parlour, and cheese kitchen.
Finally a food store that puts the fun and dignity back into grocery shopping. Green Acres is easy to get in and out of, but be warned, you’ll want to linger. You’ll find yourself (1) smelling essential oil samples (2) tasting the latest non-dairy cheese (3) sitting in on an educational class on stress reduction (4) learning the source where they get their quail eggs (5) having a salad and quiche with a friend in the dining area.
The store is located in the Village at Briarcliff, which is the northland version of the Country Club Plaza. Green Acres has a sunny patio to sip your coffee and eat your gluten-free muffin on. During the summer weekends, Green Acres has an outdoor farmer’s market as well.
Green Acres is what you’d expect to find in Portland, but not in Kansas City. It hosts happy hour ever Tuesday from 4 – 7 p.m. Get 10% off your wine and beer purchases.
Enjoy free samples every Thursday (May – September) from 4 – 7 p.m during Local’s Nights.
These four “green” Kansas City destinations should give you some healthier alternatives rather than attending the 48th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Watch the parade on WDAF-TV / FOX 4 if you must.