The pub doesn't look like much from the outside — a small, indiscriminate building at the end of a street. But on entering, you take a bit of a trip down the rabbit hole. You walk down a squat, bending tunnel, where you're hit with a wave of muskiness. When you finally reach O'Malley's 1842 Irish Pub
(500 Welt Street, in Weston, 816-640-5235), it is a sight: three vaulted limestone cellars originally built in the 1840s to store the Weston Brewing Co.'s beer. The ground-level bar serves Irish whiskeys, cocktails and nine house beers (don't miss the Cream Ale and Emerald Lager). It also has a small stage for weekend performances, which range from wistful to downright rowdy. Tonight, the Three Dollar Band, an Irish rock group, plays original material but isn't afraid to go traditional. If late nights aren't your style, brewery tours with tastings are offered Saturdays at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. See westonirish.com
or call 816-640-5235 for more information.