Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bar Hopping in North JoCo

It seems that JJSKCK has run into the same issue as Stella and I have on occasion, where to drink near our house. JJS mad a list of all the bars he's gone within 10 minutes drive from his house and rated them based on 5 criteria; ambience, clientele, location, service and beer selection. He rated them on a 5 point scale on each of the criteria, added them up and got a total. Since he lives relatively close to la manse du Vard it is an extremely useful list. His winner was Waxy O'Sheas (11900 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Shawnee) with Birdie's coming in second. I've been known to grab a pint or two at Birdie's and they do quite the business on Friday and Saturday nights. I was surprised to learn that Waxy's won the JJS seal of approval as I have never even considered going there. JJS did a great job, though I think he rated Maloney's a little too low but many of my extra points would go towards location since it's quite close to me. Anyway, if you live in North Johnson County, JJS' list might cause you to seek out a new place for a beer. For more bars in North JoCo you can consult the 87th Street Bar and Bike wrapup. And for a completely unrelated post, but interesting for the neighborhood, check out Meesha's post about the Merriam land grab and empty shopping center.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link. I was a bit surprised that we liked Waxy's as much as we did, but that's how it played out. I've got a list of more places to try. Given my current writing pace, I'll probably have an update in March.

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  2. Birdie's? Really? I haven't been there in a long time, and it's the closest bar to my house. Did they upgrade their beer list? Last time I was there Sam Adams was their best beer.

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  3. Dan, Birdie's is closest to my house as well. The last time I was there they had Bully! Porter and Dry Stout on tap. While it would be nice to branch out into some Great Divide or Avery or something like that, it might be asking a little too much. Bully! Porter on tap is plenty rare to find and works for me in a neighborhood bar.

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  4. Bully Porter works for me. I think I was just surprised to see Sam Adams along with BMC stuff and Boulevard Wheat. Not even a Boulevard Pale Ale. But again, that was like 5 years ago. I'll have to make my way back.

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