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Kelly's Westport Inn
Type: Bar, Late Night / After Hours
There are no frills at this legendary bar in the walk-able Westport neighborhood. Kelly's doesn't serve food but Joe's Pizza Buy the Slice is right next door. The original establishment opened as the... Read More
There are no frills at this legendary bar in the walk-able Westport neighborhood. Kelly's doesn't serve food but Joe's Pizza Buy the Slice is right next door. The original establishment opened as the Westport Inn, in 1947, with a bartender named Randal Kelly. Today his two sons run the place. Kelly's can still get crazy-busy, especially on St. Patrick's Day. It's full of vintage neon and wood, and a lifetime of framed memorabilia, with generous beer pours and a full bar. Bartenders know their stuff but aren't too big on conversation. What you will find are plenty of TVs and rampant sports talk. In good weather, take a seat on Randal's Rooftop, the covered patio where you call a posted phone number to order drinks. This is also a terrific spot for watching Westport crowds. Kelly's has a feel reminiscent of 'Cheers' where regulars welcome newcomers too.
500 Westport Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111-3012
- Daily 11am-3am
- Cover Charged with Entertainment: $3; Cover Charge Depends on Day
- Bars: "Beer is a steal during weekday happy hours, when domestic pints sell for $2.50 and several draughts are only $3. But there are also nighttime specials, from 9 to close as well as beer or cocktail specials on Sunday through Thursday (not available during special events and holidays)."
- Best for Bars Because: Simply put, Kelly's Westport Inn is an iconic bar that everybody should experience at least once.