Comfort Suites Speedway
3000 N. 103rd Terrace
Kansas City, KS 66109
Phone: (913) 299-4466
Fax: (913) 788-9959
Bars & Cafes
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.
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.
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.
Blue Ribbon Cafe is tucked away on the second level of the American Royal Building in the American Royal Complex. You can access this cafe while visiting the exhibit gallery on the north end. Spread across 4975 square feet (462.19 square meters), it is the home of the annual barbecue sauce contest.
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.
John's offers three floors of fun in downtown Kansas City. The first floor is geared to the sports minded, with multiple televisions and a big wooden bar. The second floor is more action oriented, with pool tables, dartboards and video games to keep drinkers busy. The third floor is actually a roof top deck that hosts live bands from March through October. The music, ranging from rock to jazz to blues, features local and regional favorites. The menu is filled with the usual bar fare at reasonable prices.
DB Cooper’s appears to be a dark cave when you first enter it. However, the room opens up to reveal mellow lighting, comfy booths, friendly bartenders, and jolly neighborhood regulars. They open early everyday and have frequent drink specials.One of their greatest attractions is their famous Wednesday night karaoke, which draws a large crowd. If karaoke is not your thing, darts and pool are also available. They even have a pretty good jukebox. Fun and relaxing, this is the perfect bar for night out with friends. -Robin Sonteimer
It seems that in almost every American city you will find at least two or three hookah bars, some are better than others and in this town, Sahara Sheesha is at the top of the list. A truly nice place to sit back and enjoy a hot tea and smoke, the staff is eminently helpful in finding the right tobacco combination for your group. In addition to the tea and smoothies, the Turkish coffee is phenomenal.
Gilhouly’s is your basic neighborhood bar. Converted from what looks to be an old drug store, a long room opens up as you enter through the corner doors. The place is all brick and red leather booths, with three pool tables in the back. The staff is friendly, the lighting is dark, and the jukebox is stocked with hits from all decades. What makes Gilhouly’s unique? All the free self-serve popcorn you can eat out of an old movie theater popcorn machine. -Robin Sobteimer