1705 Central Avenue
Kansas City, Kansas
Dotlander's Bar, the self-proclaimed "Home of the Dots," is a small, wood-paneled corner venue. Its matchbooks feature an M&M-like character smiling and hoisting a foamy beer mug -- adorable. This is the kind of establishment that you just know loves throwing a Christmas party for loyal patrons every year. Walk in any night of the week and the crowd is an outgoing mix of agreeable folks both young and old, and every kind of neighborhood regular -- many of whom are continuing a conversation started the day before. Although Dotlander's is only three years old, it's quickly becoming a neighborhood staple because its vibe is laid-back; the draws are cheap; and the bartender knows what you drink, your name and what you do.