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Next, we ventured to Jilly's on Broadway (just north of Southwest Blvd @ 17th). We chose it because it was only one block from Los Tules, and because
We walked in and were greeted by an empty bar (it was only ) and extreme 80's music being played by an out-of-character DJ with a comb-over. Didn't seem like the "DJ type." The bar was dim, a bit "basementy" (even though it was above ground) with lots of exposed pipes, brick and concrete. There were white candles on the mis-matched, garage-sale-style tables, fully-tattooed bartenders, and an overall grungy/hip college-town atmosphere which made me want to compare the place to an upscale bistro and some sort of back-alley, small town dive/art house. Did that make any sense at all?? Needless to say, we both LOVED IT! Jilly's was full of character and it intrigued us -- so we stayed for a couple PBRs before heading to the Granfalloon on the Plaza to meet up with friends and watch Mizzou sadly lose in
So, to summarize… Go to Los Tules for dinner and some cervezas and then walk down the street to Jilly's for an interesting evening! Get a LIST going of KC-area bars, and start crossing them off. It's fun to explore new bars and maybe even find some "hidden gems" in the process! I'll be sure to blog about them if I find any.