Although the instructors at Old Town Ballroom are happy to teach traditional waltzes and seductive tangos to couples, they also specialize in more unconventional styles. Belly-dance imparts the fine art of hip undulation and of strapping tap shoes to one’s stomach, and Korean hip-hop fuses American b-boying with martial-arts-inspired choreography. Group and private lessons are available, allowing guests to pick their desired level of attention from the instructor. The staff also rents out its airy 3,000-square-foot space for parties. Renovated in 2011, the performance space is anchored by light wood floors and flanked by a lounge area. Up to 200 people can celebrate with a night of dancing, billiards, or converting leotards into giant slingshots.
Much like a phoenix rising from the ashes of a disused building, Overtime Sports Bar & Grill came to life in the shell of a former bar. After completely gutting the space, the new owners set to work remodeling for an opening heralded by media such as the Kansas City Star and the Pitch. They constructed a custom 30-foot granite-topped bar and a custom walk-in tap room, and filled the floor with tables ready to welcome an entire platoon of rowdy guests. Today, behind that custom bar, bartenders pour more than 50 draft beers?including several brews by local Boulevard Brewing Co. and Free State Brewing Co. A casual pub menu compliments the drink list with entrees ranging from burgers to customizable mac 'n' cheese to grilled tilapia. Fulfilling the pub's sports-centric identity, three projection TVs and 36 flat-screen TVs cast guests' upturned faces in the gentle, victory-filled glow of live events from leagues both near and far.
This Mexican eatery's unassuming storefront belies its zesty persona. Inside, you can dine on sizzling fajitas, chorizo tacos, or shrimp-topped monterrey chicken, or cool off with a signature margarita. Weekly buffet nights grant diners the chance to sample a variety of cuisine and pick their favorite dish.
On the weekends, the restaurant is charged with activity, from karaoke performances and salsa dancing, to limbo-dancing beneath tortilla shells.
Starplex Cinemas adds a little extra shine to every screening with modern technology and screening rooms. Viewers are thrust right into the action of the film by 3D projectors. Plush chairs envelope audience members in comfort while also providing them with the unobstructed sightline required to see every production assistant’s name in the credits. Other welcome amenities include digital surround sound and projectors, and a concession stand.
Hurricane Allie’s Bar and Grill satisfies customers’ cravings for smoked meats and bountiful sandwich varieties. The restaurant’s menu of bread-wrapped bites includes the pork-tenderloin sandwich, the grilled-chicken sandwich, hamburgers, and the slow-smoked-brisket sandwich, all paired with crispy, golden fries. On certain evenings, hosted events open up the floor to group events, from poker tournaments to karaoke nights that enable guests to live out their singing dreams in front of an audience of people they’re not related to.