Kelly’s Westport Inn
500 Westport Rd., Kansas City
HOURS: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–3 a.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–3 a.m.
COST: No cover
Forget the expansive interior, the oversized beers, and the lack of cover charge. Kelly’s Westport Inn is the oldest building in Kansas City, making it a true icon that continues to see a packed house nearly every night of the week. Weekends are especially busy as a diverse and fun-loving crowd arrives to start, or finish, the night.
For the true Kelly’s experience, order a round of homemade $1 Jell-O shots—and yes, you definitely want whipped cream. If you get the late-night munchies while you’re there, make a beeline to the back and order a slice from the Joe’s Pizza Buy the Slice window.
Pizza and beer in a historical icon? It’s an equation for a great night out.
© Katy Ryan from Moon Kansas City, 1st Edition