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May 20, 2011 12:11 PM

Craft Cocktail Recomendations in Kansas City

I'm looking for a bar or restaurant recommendation in KC for a place that does really high quality craft cocktails. I'm talking on the level of The Gibson in DC, PX in Alexandria VA, Drink in Boston, Jeffrey Morgenthaler in Portland, that sort of thing. The kind of places that make their own bitters and tonic. Anyone know if there's anything even close to this anywhere in KC? KCK or KC MO are both fine.


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  1. Manifesto (speakeasy located under Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange at 1924 Main)
    bluestem lounge (Westport Rd & Southwest Trafficway)

    1924 Main
    1924 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

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    1. re: Rocket J

      Hotel Reiger makes their own ginger soda. Crafty indeed. Dark and stormy or a Moscow mule anyone??? Mmmm,,,,

    2. It's a bit of a hop, skip, and a jump, but worth the destination dining and drink, if you have an evening to devote:

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      1. re: amyzan

        Thanks to you both! I'd heard other good things about Justus Drugstore, but nothing specifically about their bar. Thanks for the link.

        1. re: mdzehnder

          We always start our meals at Justus with a recommended cocktail...I look forward to it almost as much as the meal.

          1. re: Mushroom

            Completely agree! Also not immediately in KC, but Pachamama's in Lawrence always has some inspired cocktails as well.

            800 New hampshire, Lawrence, KS 66047