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Best things to do in West Bottoms, Kansas City

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Gastropub
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“This place and area isn't very well known yet, even among the locals! Great place for lunch and to check out the boutiques in this area. Their gourmet burgers are some of the best burgers I've ever had.”
39 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Casual French-themed coffeehouse serving sweet and savory crêpes in a converted neighborhood theater.”
23 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“A bar, music venue and restaurant but that's just the start. It's a retro nautical themed cocktail lounge with an amazing back story. Must see hidden gem!”
20 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Where hipsters vibe and antique shoppers thrive. No longer an insider secret, there’s never a shortage of history to discover or treasures to find in this hip, historic district that in many ways embodies the past, present and future of Kansas City.”
33 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“A farm to table restaurant supporting organic and local farms. Eclectic menu and open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Closes at 2pm Sundays.)”
11 locals recommend
Bakery
“Some say its the best bakery in the US! It's just round the corner from Jefferson House and its run by Peter, one of your hosts.”
10 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Vegan comfort food that even carnivores will love. The nachos are an almost weekly indulgence for me. Currently renovating but will open soon. ”
11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Bright and modern cafe offering artisanal coffee drinks, plus Italian sodas, sno-cones and baked goods.”
8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Augustine will be serving up good, cheap and filling Mexican-fare inside an authentic Mexican market. There is also a small market providing basic food and personal care items.”
7 locals recommend
Food
“Amigoni Urban Winery produces small lots of dry handcrafted wines in the Stockyards District of Kansas City’s Historic West Bottoms. They focus on traditional European grape varietals, like Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Viognier. The locally-made wines are produced from grapes grown in the Amigoni Vineyard, located 60 miles east of Kansas City. Pop in for a tour and a tasting!”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located in the West Bottoms, this bar serves oysters, seafood, octopus salads, and other interesting dishes alongside fantastic cocktails with a nice atmosphere.”
8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Delicious locally sourced food in a made-over gas station. A breakfast favorite. ”
4 locals recommend
Cafe
“In the industrial West Bottoms district, this coffeehouse is a destination for bikers and antique shoppers. Oh yeah! And I make their chai!”
8 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Cool new microbrewery in the revitalizing West Bottoms. Housed in the former Golden Ox (a classic KC steakhouse) Stockyards has great woodwork and a nice selection of beers. The West Bottoms IPA and Thunder Hef are Grant's favorites.”
4 locals recommend
Store
“This is the coolest place to find antique, vintage, and just interesting stuff! On First Fridays, there is live music, and you can explore loads of floors of cool homemade goods, records, art, you name it!”
2 locals recommend
Cafe
“Westside neighborhood is just a quick ride away. Little Freshie offers handmade juices, sodas/sno-cones, coffee, pasteries, and great lunch items. (pretzel bun & prosciutto + blakcberry soda=yum)”
4 locals recommend