Econo Lodge Airport
11300 N.W. Prairieview Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64153
Phone: (816) 464-5082
Fax: (816) 464-2816
Bars & Cafes
This restaurant boasts one of the largest collections of sports memorabilia in the country, including World Series and Super Bowl trophies, a Golden Glove and vintage uniforms from Major League baseball teams. The atmosphere is casual and contemporary, and the food is excellent. Burgers start at USD5; prime rib starts at USD13. This is a great place to hang out, enjoy the bar and have fun. It is a local favorite for college students and sports lovers.
Welcome to something dark and mysterious even though you might not feel it until you are way inside the place. And now there is no going back. The owner is trained in witchcraft and the interiors essentially reflect her interests. But don't get into the impression that it's all scary. You can enjoy a peaceful drink at Fat Matt's Vortex and the crowd here includes many regulars doing just that. The menu also has an occult touch with cocktails named as "Witches broom" and "Grog". And the former owner hangs around this place supposedly reincarnated as a cat, Fat Matt.
403 Club is a club that can only found in the Midwest, a region in America where polka halls, mini-bowling and pinball joints still exist. This lively establishment is both full-service bar and a pinball player's dream; they have seven different units, some themes are AC DC, Star Trek, Star Wars, etc. The bar even hosts a mini-pinball league in which there is an open tournament every Wednesday and Saturday. 403 is definitely a place to soak in the nostalgia, far away from our normal, digitized world in front of an LED screen.
O'Malley's Pub boasts of a groovy ambience that forms a mix between that of a concert hall and nightclub. It is spread across three stories underground, in a historic cellar without windows. Sound reverberates from the vaulted ceilings and imposing walls to produces deep effects, while the mood lighting creates a contemporary vibe. Yet, it preserves the atmosphere of a pre-Prohibition era bar with old-styled artworks and archways. On most evenings, popular musicians and bands such as Adam Braunschweig and Wild Colonial Bhoys take center stage and render ebullient tunes as well as classical melodies. The drinks include Jameson 1780 Irish Whiskey, White Zinfandel Wine, Woodchuck Cider and O'Malley's Cream Ale. Smoking is also permitted within this pub. Check the website for the extensive schedule of musical events.
One of the happening clubs in Kansas City, MenegesKC is a great place to socialize and make new friends. The club has a vibrant atmosphere, with a dance floor in the middle surrounded by dinner tables. There's a bar which serves an extensive list of drinks to choose from. The club hosts couples night, friendly Friday, DJ nights as well as a few special events and theme parties. Dinner shows are also held in the club on select nights.
T-Rex Cafe, owned by Landry's Restaurants Inc. is recognized as one of the finest theme restaurants in the city offering more than just an exciting menu. Here, you'll find faux banyan trees, dinosaurs, waterfalls and aquariums which give the place a true tropical ambiance. It is designed to educate kids and catch their fancy while they gorge on healthy food.
Visit the Camp Critter Bar and Grille to get a camping experience. Amidst the lush oak and maple trees, you get the feel of a forest. The tree house filled with critters completes the picture. You have the options of savoring the food at private dining tents and cabins. It has an array of dishes for the adventurous campers. Soups, grilled chicken, healthy salads and the burgers are perfect to cure your hunger pangs. Complete the meal with the smacking smoothies. It also offers a children's menu. Open daily from 7a onwards.
Bear Claw Café located in the Great Wolf Lodge, welcomes you with an array of goodies on display. Satiate the sugar rush with pastries, fudges and ice cream. The aroma of the great Starbucks coffee whets your appetite. The tempting ice cream beckons you. The sandwiches and soups complete the menu. After a long and exhausting day at the water park, relax in this home like cafe.
Every city needs a great wine bar, and Cellar & Loft provides that niche where oenophiles and varietals can meet. It is located in the quaint, yet lively River Market district and patrons can find stacks and stacks of wines from all over the world. Most of the guests are members in which they pay a monthly fee for tastings and other discounts, however non-members can drink just as liberally. The establishment also serves beer and has a nice selection of scotch. Check website for details on tastings, events, lists, etc.
If you like better-than-average pub grub and a nice single-malt scotch, there is no better place than Harry's. This unpretentious spot in the River Market area is always filled with happy locals out on the patio (when weather allows) with a beer or cocktail in hand. The jukebox and amply stocked whiskey bar are two other reasons why people love this place, the latter provides a whiskey menu that has almost every scotch imaginable. From the Highlands and Islay to the Islands and Speyside, you are sure to find one you like.
Knuckleheads Saloon is as real as a bar experience could get. Patrons love the vintage chairs and rough lumber bar stools while sitting at long tables. Bar food is offered to keep the energy going and drinks keep the spirits high. They also have a store selling Knucklehead's merchandise. To top it all, they regularly have musicians come in and play some great tunes, especially blues. Check the website for information on events.
Just a short walk from the convention center and numerous downtown hotels, The Phoenix is the place to go to experience the city's famous jazz scene. It hosts live bands seven-nights-a-week and charges no cover. The room is small and often crowded, but the close quarters add to the festive atmosphere. Local and regional bands share the stage with big-name talents, making this the perfect spot to kick back and enjoy a musical evening on the town. Apart from the entertaining music, a lot of delicious and healthy salads, appetizers and refreshing drinks are on the menu.