Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Crosstown Station

Welcome to Downtown's Crosstown Station!

Located directly south of the Sprint Center and next to the KC Star building (pictured right)...

In fact, it's SO CLOSE to the Star, this place should be called the "Star Bar."

I had the privilege of bar-hopping a bit with Chambord and Weston tonight (too bad Ward Parkway couldn't make it to join us, but he had to work, and Bull E. Vard had "kid duty" I presume). We started off at The Brick for a bite to eat and then hit Crosstown, Balanca's for darts and then Sarah's On Grand for coffee before heading off to bed. The bartender sure whips up a mean cup of decaf!

Lemme tell you about Crosstown Station. It totally took me by surprise. I had imagined a dumpy little mom-and-pop pub, but was surprised by all of the sophistication, ART, huge stage for live music and friendly staff. They had some good specials, both food and beverage, and LIGHTING made of cymbals and drums! When you go, and I know you will, please ask Andy in the kitchen about the artwork he made with his wife. I mean come on! LIGHTS made out of drums and cymbals!? I NEED those for my condo. Their paintings were top-notch as well.

The three of us weren't there long, but we were there long enough to know that we'd be back in a day or two. The bar was only a couple of weeks old, it was clean, it had a huge (gorgeous) stage for live bands, and it had TVs showing the KU game. What more could you want?!

Monday-Thursday 4-7 Happy Hour

$2.00 Domestic Draws

$3.00 Imports Draws

$2.25 Wells

Friday 4-7 Happy Hour

$3.00 Mexican Bottled Beers


Nightly Drink Specials!

Sunday 12-10 ALL DAY Happy Hour

$2.00 Domestic Draws

$3.00 Imports Draws

1 comment:

  1. I am a huge fan of Crosstown Station. I started going in there right after they opened and have been going back periodically to check it out. I think they must have been open all week the first time I went in, because I certainly didn't check the time or day. My sister and I went there right after work and had a nice talk with the staff. We drank some beers and got a couple pieces of pizza when the kitchen opened. The bartender pointed out all of the exotic bottled beers that were available. I figured that once this place got going, nothing would stop it.

    Fast forward a couple of weeks when my friend Ashley and I were out and about on a snowy Mardi Gras evening. After my first, and possibly last, experience at McFadden's I told her we should check it out. We were the only two there. It was once again very nice to chat with the bartender, but I was concerned. How could such a thing happen? I decided that it had to be the exterior. I hate to say it, but without any neon signs, nobody knew that a super cool bar was inside, and not some kind of opera house.

    After several more visits with an ever increasing crowd and a return to being open most of the week, we come to last Friday. The Donkey Show. I think this place has finally hit its stride. Good drink prices, pleasant staff, neon in the window, and a fantastic stage. The Donkey Show is some pretty great entertainment. You can see beer chugging, fabric acrobatics, burlesque, salsa dancing, stare downs and an erotic display of ham sandwich making. My rant isn't nearly as drunk as my last one, but I sure as hell was when my group left that place in our togas.