321 East Gregory Boulevard
816-444-2252 | governorstumpys.com
When we could use a few unsolicited smiles with our beers and pizza, we head to Governor Stumpy's, where everyone is so damned nice. Neighborhood folks shake hands with newbies at the bar, regulars ask the servers about their children, and some employees show up just to hang out with their regulars. The Gov is family-owned, and everyone pitches in (we've seen owner Kevin Ryan running food), so the vibe is kid-friendly and fuss-free. The Irish joint recently emerged from some remodeling and freshening up, and at more than 15 years old, it's even more inviting than before. "The people who work here are lifers," a bartender once told us. So are we.