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Comment Archives: Locations: Spaces & Places: 3 Stars

Re: “Firefly Lounge

That's not the right phone number. (816) 298-6477

Posted by Ashley Nielson on 01/29/2014 at 9:04 PM

Re: “R.G.'s Lounge

New to Independence as of June of 2013, it became my "corner bar". The Pitch article summed the place up pretty accurately. Only now, a few weeks ago, "Bar Rescue" has been there. They eliminated the band stage and dance floor. Dancing is gone.
On the stage, BR placed couches and in your face TV's. Supposedly some type of viewing pod where you and your friends can sit together watching any sporting event of your choice, or play video games together. 'Gonna draw in a younger crowd'. ~Sure it is.
Additionally, there is a fee to use those pods, supposedly more at a "minimum".
BR did upgrade the the 3 pool tables, but otherwise cheap shoddy work seems to be their m.o.. When they broke camp, the Bar Rescue crew left a dumpster or more of trash strewn all across the back parking lot. "Pigs" comes to mind.
They also removed the chairs and tables replacing them with taller stools and high tables. BR did considered the homeless though; they could now come in, buy an inexpensive beer, go sit in one of the stuffed armchairs BR lined the walls with, and then take a nap! Of course, only if they're "younger". *L*
Bar Rescue "claims" the new "BarCode", formerly RG's, will be booming after the the RG's rescue show airs on December 22nd. TWT.
Meanwhile, the once full parking lot on Thursdays and weekends is all but empty. Looking, but is still the "corner bar".
Once 4 stars but now only 2 stars, I gave it three stars because of the nice staff.

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Jahk on 11/08/2013 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Balanca's -- CLOSED

This was my place for a few years until late 2009 when I decided to retreat from the bars and work on career progression, becoming a home-owner, and advancing in other areas of my life. I remember chasing a purse thief, dancing my ass off Thursday nights, meeting band members, a few regulars, the owner Lori (which was freaking hilarious), and going downstairs-- my favorite part of the bar. My best memories were downstairs and the worst ones were upstairs. *lol* I also saw a lot of things that were crazy (in a bad way) and was even a part of a few of those moments, but I am not surprised it is closed. There seemed to be a lot of police activity there and that kept me away when I wanted to visit almost a year later in 2010. I was driving around between 9th and Main and 39th and Stateline, showing a friend of mine my old haunts and so many places were closed. We drove by the former Balanca's and saw the name had changed... so I came here to confirm it was indeed closed. I plan to check out the new place in December. Woot!

Posted by Denise on 10/19/2013 at 5:15 PM

Re: “One Eyed Jacks

Great taco Thursday 50 cent tacos. Food not bad weekend crowd kind of shady. all in all not a bad dive bar.

Posted by bnoller on 09/07/2013 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Thirsty Ernie's -- CLOSED

On normal circumstances I love coming to Thirsty Ernie's. Last weekend.... not good at all. They have 3 servers that are AMAZING....when they are working they keep that bar going. I noticed only one was there ..Chantel which was not herself. She was rude and short with everyone. Not sure if she was upset about something but not her norm. The other two I L-O-V-E...... and make sure I find them when I first walk in to be seated... mel and Evette. Both were not working this past weekend....???????? For the sake of Ernie's only good help left I hope for your own good that these 2 still work for you. Place is a disappointment without them and the quality of service and personality of Chantel and the other 2 who were WORTHLESS and all three are too heavy to be wearing what they do. Proven by only 6 people in your bar Saturday. Friday maybe 12. We usually come in a larger group and our group LOVES evette ,mellisa and chantel The 3 are a true power house and they ROCK. Keep doing what your doing girls.... Your the reason we continue to come in WEEKLY. your customers do notice these things.. Hope you as management understnad that one. God knows these girls keep your bar open. I hope this weekend isnt like last. I hope my girls are there!!! WE MISSED YOU!!!!! we left and went to F & J's..... Sorry Ernie just wasn't worth being there.

Posted by Karin on 05/08/2013 at 12:27 PM

Re: “The Roxy

Love and hate this bar. the beer selection has improved, as have the beer prices - so that's a plus. The bartenders are typically good, waitresses are not. The bar is often loaded with too many drunk locals, and bartenders don't cut off very drunk people in time, they just keep serving. I've seen several fights break out here. Locals are bascially idiots. Lowbrow druggie clientele on some nights. Bathrooms were rebuilt a year or two back, which helped. Weekdays are your best bet for drink bargains, because the place is packed on weekends. It's a true dive bar with live music on weekends, karaoke during the week.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by roxy patron on 02/01/2013 at 2:01 AM

Re: “Denim and Diamonds

Crowded, lots of line dances and people of the older generation. Expensive drinks and cruddy bathrooms. But other than that, a lot of fun! Great for kicking back and letting loose. Good food and pool. Clean.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Face on 04/14/2012 at 6:49 PM

Re: “Hamburger Mary's

I would be happy to give them 4 stars, as their food is good, but be prepared for the slow and spotty service. I have eaten there 10 - 15 times (they are very conveniently located for me at lunchtime) since they opened, but I don't go more often because it takes so long. Also, there are not many lowfat options - lots of deliciously unhealthy ones though!

Posted by Cnaughtin on 01/20/2012 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Aftershock

As a rough-neck roadhouse, the bar is what it is, but to be credible as a live-music venue, they need to fix the sound system. Every time we've been there, the sound system sucks. There is a nearly constant, loud buzz (imagine florescent light hooked up to an amp), annoying no matter what your musical preference. Sound guy couldn't get vocals to come through to save his soul from Donny Osmond.
Rating Detail:
Food: 2
Service: 2
Atmosphere: 3
Value: 4
Overall: 3

Posted by Booper on 03/04/2010 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Davey's Uptown Ramblers Club

I saw sequoyah rain in sallisaw oklahoma a month ago! they have a kick ass show! I have seen county road 5 too...they rock, should be a great set. Point south sounds solid. Thanks for bringing Sequoyah Rain to Kansas City!
Rating Detail:
Service: 3
Atmosphere: 3
Value: 4
Overall: 3

Posted by David on 10/19/2009 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Sidekicks

I just came back from a weekend of fun in Kansas City and wanted to take my friends to Sidekicks because I use to live there and always have had a good time when visiting this bar. This experience was not the same as my previous visits. I had to listen to the DJ act like a child and argue with a customer about song selection. It was very apparent that the DJ didn't want to play the customers song selection but his own selections were NOT a hit with the crowd, no one was dancing with his selections. I feel that when its late in the evening if a customer is requesting a song, play it. If they are going to dance then great - isn't sidekicks a dance bar? I don't think I will make it a point to visit Sidekicks the next time I am in town and honestly think the owners should reevaluate their DJ and his attitude towards the customers.
Rating Detail:
Service: 4
Atmosphere: 2
Value: 3
Overall: 3

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Michael on 03/15/2009 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant - CLOSED

The building is gorgeous and so was the presentation of the food. However, the flavor and tastes did not match either of those good qualities. I order fish and chips, while my wife ordered a pasta/chicken special. Needless to say, both were very bland and uneventful other than the before mentioned presentation. Fish and Chips at many other places is better and better value. Overall, quality of food was not commensurate with the prices.
Rating Detail:
Food: 3
Service: 2
Atmosphere: 4
Value: 1
Overall: 3

Posted by Petroappr on 05/12/2008 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Nick and Jake's

I think Nick and Jakes is a little overrated. The food both time's I've been was sort of blah the steak wasn't any better then an Applebee's version and twice the price.
Rating Detail:
Food: 3
Service: 3
Atmosphere: 4
Value: 2
Overall: 3

Posted by Angela on 08/08/2007 at 12:35 PM

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