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dive bars in KC with good food or not

Danimal Dec 25, 2007 01:19 AM

suggestions? I'll be out there looking for an escape from my gf. social+culinary KC is a positive.

  1. Davydd Dec 26, 2007 04:38 AM

    Jerry's Woodsweather Cafe. You won't be disappointed.

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      chileheadmike Dec 26, 2007 06:51 AM

      The Peanut is alway good for divey escapes. Good wings and BLT's too.

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        bbqboy Dec 26, 2007 06:59 AM

        What about grinders, CHM?

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          stellamystar Dec 27, 2007 08:01 AM

          I like the Peanut, too! BLT is great.

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            Bobfrmia Dec 29, 2007 11:50 AM

            The Peanut has become a "must go" whenever I'm in KC.

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          WyCo Dec 26, 2007 08:13 AM

          Knuckleheads, The Quaff, Mike Kelly's Westsider

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            goroe Dec 26, 2007 08:39 AM

            I have to 2nd the rec for Jerry's WW Cafe- its special if you're looking to eat. You might try Gilhouly's (on 38th St) if you're just looking to drink. And its not a 'dive' but The Drop is a great neighborhood bar and the food is good.

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              zataar Dec 26, 2007 08:47 AM

              Fric and Frac on 39th at Genessee. Gilhouly's is actually on 39th, across the street and down 1 block from Fric and Frac, at 39th and Bell. I'm putting my vote in for Jerry's WW as well.

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              mattyboy Dec 26, 2007 02:02 PM

              Mikes Bar on Troost by Rockhurst College. Great burgers etc. Bamboo Hut on 40Hwy. for steaks.

              1. gotgroupers Dec 28, 2007 02:27 PM

                go two hours west on I-70, In Junction city, There is no finer bar food, burgers, steaks and fries than the Time Out Lounge. I will plan my driving so that we can catch them open. The inside walls are covered in purple velvet Crown Royle bags. The best ribeye in Ks!

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                  citymarketsally Dec 28, 2007 05:16 PM

                  Harry's Country Club in the River Market. Great food, good music, laid back, great view of Downtown. A true original.

                  1. skim Dec 29, 2007 12:03 PM

                    Twin City Tavern - lots of fried things, but surprisingly tasty.

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                      venus00 Dec 31, 2007 04:35 AM

                      Davey's Uptown - 3402 Main KCMO
                      Best Dive bar in KC. Great local and national bands. Friendly bar staff. Family owned. (they don't serve food)
                      http://www.daveysuptown.com/

                      If your looking for a dive bar with awesome food try The Brick
                      1727 McGee
                      Live Music - Really good menu. My favorite is Cuban Chicken w/ sweet potatoe fries but I've never had a bad meal there
                      http://www.thebrickkcmo.com/

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                        pie Jan 7, 2008 11:28 AM

                        I love, love, love The Brick!!! We go on Wed. nights for the 2 for 1 burgers. The Pubby burger is my favorite, with blue cheese, and an onoin ring on it. The sweet potato fries are the best in town!! Wow, now I'm all hungry!

                      2. heatherkay Dec 31, 2007 08:06 AM

                        I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the Westport Flea Market. Excellent burgers, lots of social drinkers, pool tables, dart boards, and music on Sunday nights.

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                          goroe Jan 1, 2008 02:06 PM

                          excellent suggestion

                        2. Gio Dec 31, 2007 08:14 AM

                          Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill
                          One Riverboat Drive
                          North Kansas City, MO 64116
                          Phone: (816) 889-0598

                          Fried baloney sandwich anyone? YeeeeeHaaaaaw...oops, sorry. Got carried away.

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                            goroe Jan 1, 2008 02:07 PM

                            how about he fried bologna at Harrys CC

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                              Gio Jan 1, 2008 03:37 PM

                              I dunno. Is it better than Toby's? Personally, I would nevah order it.

                          2. sirregular Jan 7, 2008 11:57 AM

                            It's not exactly a dive, but Barley's Brewhaus at 119th and Quivera has excellent food. They smoke their own meats and cheeses, cut their own steaks, and have 99 beers on tap. Sadly, I only make it out there a couple of times a year, but it hasn't let me down yet.

                            My Blog: http://www.epicureforum.com

                            1. chinkymonkey Mar 21, 2008 11:11 AM

                              Best dive bar food by far would be at Twin City Tavern on 43rd & Stateline. Awesome tacos!

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