Kansas City Bar Guide for Every Age Group
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Tom's Town Distilling Co.
This Crossroads distillery-meets-lounge is everything a 20-something could want: Founders David Epstein and Steve Revare pulled inspiration from Kansas City’s rich history, naming their joint after Tom Pendergast, the political boss who personally saw to it that his hometown did not experience any dry years during Prohibition.
Tom’s Town is fittingly decked out in 20s-era decor, with furniture upholstered in absinthe-green velvet and coffee-colored leather -- the perfect place, in other words, to enjoy a cocktail featuring Tom’s Town’s own line of craft spirits: McElroy’s Corruption Gin, Eli’s Strongarm Vodka and Pendergast’s Royal Gold Bourbon.
The drink list features Prohibition classics that every burgeoning cocktail enthusiast should be familiar with, and they’re all priced between $9-12.
1701 Main St., Kansas City, Mo., toms-town.com
Wine: Ça Va
That moment in your 20s when you graduate from Two-Buck Chuck to the $15 bottle is a proud one. The good people at Ça Va understand that. In fact, they will be happy to share their deep expertise on the subject - and you can tap into your inner Francophile and dream about the day when you’ll be popping Moet in Paris.
4149 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo., cavakc.com
Sure, that six-pack of Bud Light was good enough when your older brother was your main supplier, but it’s not too long after your 21st birthday that you start wanting a little more diversity when it comes to your beer. Enter HopCat: This Westport tavern features 100 rotating taps — 30 of them local — so that you’re never bored.
401 Westport Road, Kansas City, Mo., hopcat.com