Comfort Suites Independence - Kansas City
19751 E. Valley View Parkway
Independence, MO 64057
Phone: (816) 373-9880
Fax: (816) 373-9885
Bars & Cafes
The Trouser Mouse Bar & Grill is where you will find free nightly rock, blues and bluegrass performances by local bands. Their dance floor is always packed and even though you might not be dancing, your feet will certainly be tapping. Dig into their pub grub such as Buffalo Wings, Pork Tenderloin and Popcorn Shrimp while enjoying the happy hours with a beer or shot specials. Some of their previous listings are Loose Change, The Punknecks, The Bel Airs and Bluzbenderz.
Now serving a lunch menu with two sandwich selections each day. Call or drop by for information on Open Mike Night.
Whiskey Tango located in the Grain Valley, has created a special place in the hearts of most party goers in Kansas City. The owner of the club, Shawn Brown is a country music buff, which is why the club primarily plays country music. The menu remains faithful to the name of the restaurant-'Whiskey Tango', with its special Tango Burgers, Whiskey Chips, Whiskey Beans, and all things Whiskey! Although the club follows a dress code, it has a number of people flocking in each day, who simply can't resist being drawn to the dance floor.
Kansas City has a lot to offer to the public when it comes to bars, pubs and restaurants. In other words the life of food and drinks is greatly enjoyed by many here. One such venue is the Pearl's Lounge; a chilled out wine bar which serves exemplary contemporary cuisine. The place is known for its casual ambiance and relaxed decor. The Pearl's Lounge is highly recommended for those who enjoy a good glass of Merlot, to unwind and relax. A must visit!
If you are looking to see how Kansas City appeared back when Charlie Parker roamed the streets, stop by the Blue Room. Although the original Blue Room, where the 'Bird' blew saxophone is long gone, this jazz joint is a fine replica of the 1930's club. Located in the historic 18th & Vine district, it is a bit of a museum, with pictures of greats that cover the walls and relics of Kansas City's jazz era adorn the tables. Live music still gets the place swinging four nights a week. No food is available and smoking is not allowed, but there is a fully stocked bar.
Located between two universities, you’d think Mike’s Tavern would be full of rowdy kids watching college sports, but it is a surprisingly calm and relaxing place. It is an old neighborhood bar, and although it has gone through several owners, it has never lost its local charm or steady regulars. The food is pretty good, especially the burgers and fish and chips. They have a side dish of curry fries that is hard to beat. The drink prices are fair, and the ambiance mellow and fun. -Robin Sontheimer
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.
Serving locally roasted coffee and baked snacks, the Filling Station is a real Kansas City coffee shop. They converted an old gas station into an airy modern space, fit with coffee bar, patio, and garage doors that open in the summertime.Some of their best coffee drinks include mochas and toddy au laits, but they also have a large and unique juice selection.You can choose anything from a cucumber, apple, mint drink to a carrot, celery, ginger, apple smoothie. -Robin Sonteimer
Muddy’s has great coffee, friendly and experienced baristas, delicious paninis, and a comfy atmosphere. This is great place to come and read a book or to bring a group and relax. With frequent art showings and poetry readings, they have become a part of the local community. They are a prime place to go to stay connected to what’s going on in the city. Old and young alike gather here as a break from the workday and a chance to chat with friendly neighbors and friends. -Robin Sontheimer
Aixois Bistro is a great restaurant to head to for a delicious French meal, or maybe just a coffee. Fresh produce is used to create some delicious menu items like roasted Campo Lindo chicken, grilled salmon with basil oil and mussels in wine broth. Sunday brunch is served between 9.30a and 2.30p. The coffee bar is open between 7a and 7p, Monday to Saturday, and between 8a and 4p on Sundays. The front room is a good venue for private events of up to 75 people.
According to patrons, few places can match up to the great ambience of this restaurant in Kansas City. Jazz legends like Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker and Marilyn Maye and many others have performed at Jardine's on countless nights of pure Jazz. The menu comprises of some delicious seafood, steaks and burgers, adding another highlight to the experience. The selection of wines goes well with the food and also deserves a mention. The staff is friendly and always attentive to the needs of patrons. Check the website for their daily line-up of Jazz performances.
Harling's Upstairs is dive bar since 1979. Tucked away on the Main Street, it has a friendly vibe that has kept it running for so long. Enjoy the cheap drinks and live music at this hidden gem.