Sleep Inn Airport
7611 NW 97th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64153
Phone: (816) 891-0111
Fax: (816) 891-0048
Bars & Cafes
The slogan for this coffeehouse is, "Stubborn about great coffee," and when you receive your cup it will prove to you that they are very adherent to this perspective. All of the beans are garnered through direct trade practices that follow sustainable policies, so it's a win-win-win situation for the merchant, consumer and producer. The baristas behind the counter at the Mule have several methods to brew, just ask them if you prefer a French Press or a Chemex drip.
This restaurant boasts one of the largest collections of sports memorabilia in the country, including World Series and Super Bowl trophies, a Golden Glove and vintage uniforms from Major League baseball teams. The atmosphere is casual and contemporary, and the food is excellent. Burgers start at USD5; prime rib starts at USD13. This is a great place to hang out, enjoy the bar and have fun. It is a local favorite for college students and sports lovers.
Welcome to something dark and mysterious even though you might not feel it until you are way inside the place. And now there is no going back. The owner is trained in witchcraft and the interiors essentially reflect her interests. But don't get into the impression that it's all scary. You can enjoy a peaceful drink at Fat Matt's Vortex and the crowd here includes many regulars doing just that. The menu also has an occult touch with cocktails named as "Witches broom" and "Grog". And the former owner hangs around this place supposedly reincarnated as a cat, Fat Matt.
403 Club is a club that can only found in the Midwest, a region in America where polka halls, mini-bowling and pinball joints still exist. This lively establishment is both full-service bar and a pinball player's dream; they have seven different units, some themes are AC DC, Star Trek, Star Wars, etc. The bar even hosts a mini-pinball league in which there is an open tournament every Wednesday and Saturday. 403 is definitely a place to soak in the nostalgia, far away from our normal, digitized world in front of an LED screen.
One of the happening clubs in Kansas City, MenegesKC is a great place to socialize and make new friends. The club has a vibrant atmosphere, with a dance floor in the middle surrounded by dinner tables. There's a bar which serves an extensive list of drinks to choose from. The club hosts couples night, friendly Friday, DJ nights as well as a few special events and theme parties. Dinner shows are also held in the club on select nights.
In the River Market area, this is an upscale restaurant which doubles as a happening concert venue. Opened in the year 2002, the restaurant quickly caught up on the nightlife in Kansas City, with the ever active dance floor which hosts hip hop, jazz, reggae. Food and drinks to accompany an eventful evening is a wonderful combination for chilling out. Occasionally it holds events like the 'Monthly Wine and Dinner' which are usually monthly events.
Every city needs a great wine bar, and Cellar & Loft provides that niche where oenophiles and varietals can meet. It is located in the quaint, yet lively River Market district and patrons can find stacks and stacks of wines from all over the world. Most of the guests are members in which they pay a monthly fee for tastings and other discounts, however non-members can drink just as liberally. The establishment also serves beer and has a nice selection of scotch. Check website for details on tastings, events, lists, etc.
If you like better-than-average pub grub and a nice single-malt scotch, there is no better place than Harry's. This unpretentious spot in the River Market area is always filled with happy locals out on the patio (when weather allows) with a beer or cocktail in hand. The jukebox and amply stocked whiskey bar are two other reasons why people love this place, the latter provides a whiskey menu that has almost every scotch imaginable. From the Highlands and Islay to the Islands and Speyside, you are sure to find one you like.
Knuckleheads Saloon is as real as a bar experience could get. Patrons love the vintage chairs and rough lumber bar stools while sitting at long tables. Bar food is offered to keep the energy going and drinks keep the spirits high. They also have a store selling Knucklehead's merchandise. To top it all, they regularly have musicians come in and play some great tunes, especially blues. Check the website for information on events.
Just a short walk from the convention center and numerous downtown hotels, The Phoenix is the place to go to experience the city's famous jazz scene. It hosts live bands seven-nights-a-week and charges no cover. The room is small and often crowded, but the close quarters add to the festive atmosphere. Local and regional bands share the stage with big-name talents, making this the perfect spot to kick back and enjoy a musical evening on the town. Apart from the entertaining music, a lot of delicious and healthy salads, appetizers and refreshing drinks are on the menu.
The envy of every nightclub in Kansas City is NV. The club sets the standards which the rest follow. Timely themes for festivals such as Halloween spice up the place. Knowing only those loaded with cash come in, the liquor on sale is expensive. But no sooner do the rays of light change and the music starts playing, people flock to the dance-floor to groove to the music. Local performers often join hands with DJs to raise the roof. Ample parking space is on offer. NV is also available for hosting private parties. The club is gay friendly.
John's offers three floors of fun in downtown Kansas City. The first floor is geared to the sports minded, with multiple televisions and a big wooden bar. The second floor is more action oriented, with pool tables, dartboards and video games to keep drinkers busy. The third floor is actually a roof top deck that hosts live bands from March through October. The music, ranging from rock to jazz to blues, features local and regional favorites. The menu is filled with the usual bar fare at reasonable prices.