Tuesday, November 20, 2007

McFadden's Sports Saloon

One of my personal favorite KC bloggers recently had a night out at McFadden's Sports Saloon in the Power & Light district. The review; not very favorable. I was disconcerted to hear that the staff was dressed up in 80's gear. The service was terrible, granted it was a busy Saturday night, but an hour wait for chicken fingers seems a bit much. I'm not sure what kind of 37 year old guy still orders chicken fingers at a bar, but I digress. I've also heard reports of bland $8 hamburgers.

The money line in D's review is:
There is nothing really special about it, if there was I missed it.

If they're charging $4 for a 10 oz Coors Light, the "special" ought to be right there for all to see. But, for some, free shots while sitting at the bar might be a nice draw as well as the to go cup concept I touched upon here but "D" expands (forgive the spelling).
Apparently, at least this is what I have heard, is that they (the owners of these bars in the P&L District) are getting some kind of special liquor license to be able to let people walk around outside with beers and or alcohol in sort of “to go cups” (If you’ve been to the French Quarter in New Orleans you know what I’m talking about.) You can’t just leave with a glass of Long Island Ice Tea, you just have too ask for a to go cup, whether that is a plastic or what ever type of cup is up the establishment. You currently can’t do that anywhere in Kansas City, which is galacticlly stupid if you ask me. But you certainly wouldn’t be able to bring said beverage into another bar. Would you?
I'm totally stoked about this little break in the liquor laws. They have this law in Memphis and Savannah (I think) and I'm pretty sure those cities are the better for it. Plus, when the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium opens up on the KC Live block, cool kids like me can go buy cool bottled beers like Karlovacko and carry them around to all the other bars. Being not dependent on the taps at McFaddens, I believe, will be a good thing.

Read D's whole review here. The picture is the D's back tattoo.


  1. HAHAHAHAHA, Hilarious tThanks for that plug.

    My back has more definition than that!

  2. The flying saucer is great, I lived a few blocks from the one in Little Rock, have visited the ones in Memphis, and Raleigh NC, and now frequent the Houston Saucer since I live in H-Town.

    The saucer will bring much needed selection to the Power and Light District, I can't wait until my trip to KC this June to visit another Saucer!!!

  3. Mcfadden's is extremely overrated, it's just another sports bar in a good location. The staff think they are to good for everyone and the service was horrible. I would suggest just hanging out in the pavilion behind the bar you'll have a much better time.

  4. I am from LA, and I was just in Kansas City visiting and I went to this bar and I just want to say that McFadden's sucked really really bad! I am a partier by choice but I have never seen so many people try so hard to be something they are not! I mean, these skanky girls, you don't live in LA, this is a sports bar... put some damn clothes on and for the guys.... none of your were hot enough to act like you do... oh and one more thing... the bouncers... YOU ARE A BOUNCER AT A BAR IN KANSAS CITY, MO... get over yourself!