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The Blarney Stone is a historic dive bar in Kansas City, often serving at the starting place before watching the annual St. Pat’s Day Parade. It’s an inviting neighborhood bar blessed with generous bartenders, loyal patrons, cold beer, and stiff cocktails.
Meet Moe: The Blarney Stone’s Owner and Bar Czar
It was owned by Jim Fitzgerald and now is owned by Moe Mauzey. Mauzey also owns Chez Charlie and partial ownership of The Piano Room. You might call him our Dive Bar czar in Kansas City.
The Blarney Stone has been a great neighborhood Irish bar since its opening in 1972. Beer, billiards, darts, and regulars- the basic food groups of a good local bar are all served up fresh here daily.
Sports, Keno games putting extra money in pockets and a great jukebox add to the atmosphere. Most nights local musicians play free or low cover shows. It’s the kind of place where you can see live talent up close and personal before they hit it big. When they are touring across the country, you can say, “oh yeah, I saw them at the Blarney Stone.”
Earthy, without a pretentious bone in its body, the Blarney Stone welcomes customers of different generations to sit back, relax, and enjoy daily drink specials. A great cast of characters is always to be found here. Older patrons with wild stories of Kansas City past, young college kids, and everyone in between can be found at this welcoming watering hole. If you can’t find a seat on a busy night, dance (or troll).
There isn’t any stone to kiss at the Blarney Stone, but on a good night who knows who might turn up.
Photo Credit: The Blarney Stone
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