More than 81 beers settle into glasses at Pour Haus before making their way into the lineup of German-tinged pub eats. Boneless buffalo chicken wings receive an infusion of Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat stout, and beer-cheese soup combines aged cheeses with Fat Tire ale. In addition to the alcoholic edibles, the kitchen also churns out meaty burgers such as Lucy’s Other Brother, a beef patty stuffed with cheese, bacon, and jalapeños that tests sibling rivalry when placed between fraternal twins.
More than a decade ago, a moose with azure fur wandered into a Prairie Village bar and became a regular, sipping on spirits and chatting up locals. This tall tale about the founding of Blue Moose Bar & Grill might not be exactly true, but it does evoke the laid-back vibe of the eatery's two locations, inside each of which a crazily grinning moose head overlooks the dining room. Brews babble from taps as chefs whip up pub fare with creative twists—fusion-inspired chipotle remoulade bedecks crab cakes, and sliced pickles sizzle in house-made beer batter till they reach a crispy, golden hue. The Overland Park location invites local musicians to fill the air with tunes each Friday, and the Prairie Village restaurant hosts art fairs, seasonal wine dinners, and other events throughout the year. During warmer months, both Blue Moose locations extend dining service onto spacious patios or mobile booths carried by passing bison
As patrons cheer for their favorite teams shown on The Landing?s many high-definition monitors, the chefs craft pub classics to help fans celebrate victories and overcome defeats. They smother fries in queso and house-made chili as well as toss award-winning wings in sauce. Local and national musicians fill the pub with rocking tunes on weekends, but even weekday nights feel festive with events such as trivia and poker. Along with a main bar, The Landing accommodates guests with an open-air patio and private spaces that hold up to 40 diners each.
As they bask in the glow of neon signs and flat-screen televisions, visitors to Cronin's Bar & Grill catch up with friends or sports teams over a menu of classic pub dishes and drinks. Sandwiches, pizzas, and finger foods alight on plates, warming up diaphragms for friendly banter or unfriendly whistling competitions. The bar pours frosty pints of favorite beers and mixed drinks as patrons crane their necks toward the sports-showing screens that encircle the room. Patio seating allows guests to take their fried pickles and meatball subs alfresco, and free WiFi keeps them connected to fantasy sports or fantasy families.
The acoustics in Uncle Bo's Live are as smooth as the ambiance. The blues venue hosts singers and performers amid the backdrop of a recycled cobblestone floor, plus woodwork and stained glass that once was in the old governor's mansion. While listening to Grammy and International Blues Society award winners croon, audience members can relax with drinks from the full bar or a menu of barbecue dishes.
For those who can't pry themselves out of their seats until late into the evening, the attached Ramada Downtown boasts guest rooms with a free breakfast buffet.
Honky Tonk BQ and Pub's interior is that of a blues-and-jazz club: dark purples adorn the walls, and chairs and tables gather around a small stage. However, while a schedule of live music propagates blues, jazz, acoustic guitar, and honky-tonk-edged rock, the menu and its presentation suggest homage to true country barbecue. Paper plates are the chariots on which platters of pulled pork, beef, turkey, and hotlinks appear, their flavors eschewing fancy decorative flatware, hammers, and chisels. Patrons will use plastic forks and paper napkins as they dig into the delectable barbecue, complete with sides of mac ‘n’ cheese, potato salad, or coleslaw. The restaurant also offers a selection of beer, wine coolers, and sodas.