There are many activities that should not be performed on an empty stomach, including swimming, surgery, and swimming 30 minutes after having your appendix removed. Acquire activity fuel with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of modern American fare and drinks at R Bar & Restaurant in the West Bottoms.
An eclectic marriage between modern fare and saloon-style ambience, R Bar & Restaurant combines Americana tradition with award-winning recipes and innovative cocktails. Alex Pope, awarded by The Pitch as the best chef in Kansas City-2010 concocted a robust dinner menu of hearty dishes such as the house-made bratwurst and cheddar cheese, packed in fried mustard bread, smoked beet and pine syrup ($10). The braised turkey pot pie hogties a traditional favorite with brie, black truffles, celery root, grapes and truffle sauce ($19), and carb-toting cowpoke stock their 10-gallon GladWare with smoked egg noodles adorned with sweet potatoes, ricotta, walnuts, sage and brown butter ($17). Bend an elbow at R Bar’s bar, which has been voted one of Esquire's best bars in America, with a cocktail menu of potent, old-time favorites such as the Mule, a blend of Sobieski vodka, fresh lime juice, and ginger beer served in a copper mug ($8.50), and the Prescription Julip infused with rye whiskey, cognac, gum syrup, and sugar with a zing of mint ($11).
The old-timey western feel of R Bar & Restaurant is buoyed by its long, wood-hewn bar top, a historic West Bottoms setting, and the rhythm and blues melodies of its weekend musical performers.
USA Today named R Bar & Restaurant one of 10 Great Classic American Cocktail Lounges. The Pitch gave it awards for Best Chef - 2010, Best Cocktails - 2009, and Best Music Venue That Isn't Really a Music Venue - 2010.
- Located in the West Bottoms warehouse district, this large bar features an innovative restaurant and live music. – Larry Bleiberg, USA Today
- It's been more than a century since the service industry truly flourished in the West Bottoms, but the R Bar and Restaurant promises to restore cool and class to the stockyards. – The Pitch
1617 Genessee St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64102Get Directions