Collected by Josie Skala
20 E 5th St #201, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
The City Market in the River Market District of Kansas City hosts one of the largest farmers' markets in the Midwest, perhaps the most popular Saturday morning even in KC. But the City Market is much more: restaurants and shops ring the rows of...
1819 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Look for the Orange “E” between 18th and 19th on McGee Street for a divine chocolate experience. Christopher Elbow’s bold flavors don’t overpower the chocolate, but each different piece is a new experience. Linger on the painted artistry before...
30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Kansas City’s Union Station is most notorious for 1933 shootout between Pretty Boy Floyd (allegedly) and the FBI and KCMO police (supposedly the bullet holes still exist). Today, Union Station has been restored to its architectural glory, hosting...
400 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
The Arabia Steamboat Museum is a maritime historian's dream. The Steamboat Arabia, fully loaded with freight headed for 16 frontier towns, sank in 1856. Entombed deep in river silt where the Missouri River runs today, the steamboat was discovered...
Power and Light District, Kansas City, MO, USA
The Kansas City Power and Light District (known as “P&L” to locals) is a collection of bars, restaurants, and clubs arranged around an open-air square where patrons can hang out, listen to music, or wander from one hotspot to the next. The center...
2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
In 2006, Kansas City opened the nation’s official museum dedicated to World War I, recently refurbished to be the center of WWI centennial celebrations 2014. The Walk of Honor leads you down to the museum entrance; to pass into the exhibits, you...
2501 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
This isn’t your regular brewery tour. Boulevard is the largest craft brewery in the Midwest, coming online in the late 1980s, before the craft beer revolution. You’ll get a forty-five minute tour of the facility to see how the beer is made and get...
4706 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
The Country Club Plaza, famous for its spectacular Spanish-inspired architecture and holiday lights display, also hosts one of the largest arts fairs in the country. One weekend in mid-September, the eight-block shopping district is transformed...
1924 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Imbibe’s 2013 Bartender of the Year, Ryan Maybee has created a throwback to Kansas City’s speakeasy age with Manifesto, an underground bar beneath the historic Rieger Hotel Grill and Exchange in the Crossroads District (the building with the giant...
302 W 8th St, Kansas City, MO 64105, USA
A Kansas City landmark on the corner of the old Garment District in downtown, The Phoenix is downtown’s best jazz joint. I’ve had very good Old Fashioneds and Side Cars here, they do the best Guinness pour in town, and they always have a good...
1526 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
A large space amongst a neighborhood of lofts between the Power and Light District and the Crossroads, Tannin has the largest wine menu in the city. The tables and booths are designed for groups, making Tannin the best meet-up spot after the show....
120 E Gregory Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64114, USA
A little farther south in the hip, young Waldo neighborhood, the Bier Station is worth seeking out. John Couture, who lives around the corner, created a combination neighborhood pub and beer retailer with suds from the world over. The "Station"...
112 E Missouri Ave, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
Stumble into Harry’s Country Club and you'll find a pure honky-tonk establishment with a classy mahogany bar fully stocked with scotch, whiskey, and beer. Enjoy some good food and a drink like Rye on the Rocks while listening to country crooners...
8722 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209, USA
Kaleidoscope is a big, colorful creative space with wacky decorations and ample art supplies. This is a project of Hallmark Cards, which is located in the same building, so a lot of the supplies are interestingly shaped scraps from greeting card...
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