Like any good juke joint, the Kansas City Blues & Jazz Juke House serves up good, cheap food and is located at a crossroads (18th Street and Highland) where blues bands play to packed houses on weekends. Unlike classic juke joints, this operation charges high covers, has expensive drinks and is squeaky-clean. The closest thing to a traditional bar in the 18th and Vine District, the Juke House fills up fast on weekends with an older, distinguished crowd. During the week, the outside patio is a good hideout spot, perfect for a happy-hour beer while watching the looky-loos drive down 18th Street.
Thu., Feb. 13, 6 p.m. 2014