We know that in frigid conditions, there will always be a few people who can't stay in and enjoy cocktails at home.
These bars will be open all night tonight. Be safe, yo!
Brass Rail (4940 N.E. 81st St., 816-468-6100):
Northlanders know that cheap drinks can be found at this sports bar and pool joint. Happy hour lasts until 6 p.m. with $2 domestic drafts and wells. After that, get $2.50 domestic drafts, $2.75 domestic bottles and wells, $3 UV bombs and $5 Jagerbombs. Hungry like the wolf? Get a pork tenderloin sando and fries for $6.99.
Buzzard Beach (4110 Pennsylvania, 816-753-4455):
Some things are always turned on in the winter: Runny noses and the neons at Buzzard. Tonight, happy hour lasts until 8 p.m. with $1.25 domestic draws and $2.50 wells. The party goes until 3 a.m.
Sidestreet Bar (413 E. 33rd St., 816-531-1775):
Two weeks ago, when the snow was coming down hard and the traffic was worse than the weather, I stopped in this bar off Gillham around 4:30 p.m. during the downtown exodus. It was warm, the mini-pitchers were cold, and Jeopardy! was on. From now until 1:30 a.m., get a dollar off Bailey's and coffee, and hot chocolate and Kahlua.
Swagger (8431 Wornall, 816-361-4388):
Waldo drinkers don't mess around. Catch some of the neighborhood's finest across the street from Price Chopper. Happy hour goes until 7 p.m. tonight with $2.50 domestic draws and pints of the specially made Flying Monkey brew, and Swagger KC Ale for $2.50. The kitchen will be making $1 tacos and $3 flatbread tacos.