Grab a racket and a drumstick at Chicken N Pickle, an indoor/outdoor North Kansas City establishment that features pickleball courts, wood-fired chicken and plenty more. Newcomers to the sport will appreciate lessons while seasoned vets love to compete in popular pickleball tourneys.
Head to the Crossroads Arts District for a double dose of arcade action. At both Tapcade and Up-Down, visitors can relive their childhoods with nostalgic pinball machines, arcade titles and other touches of old-school cool—all while enjoying craft beer and drinks.
If you prefer board games, try Pawn & Pint in Downtown KC for everything from Settlers of Catan to Battleship, plus craft beer and cocktails.
Blade & Timber unlocks the inner lumberjack in everyone with axe throwing experiences in the West Bottoms and in Leawood. Not to fret—safety is paramount here, so you’ll be an expert deadeye in no time.
Treat your canine friend to a morning, afternoon or evening out at Bar K, a pooch-centric hangout designed for pets and pet partners alike that features an off-leash dog park, bar, restaurant and year-round programming for all.
Soccer fans celebrate big goals and huge stops at No Other Pub in the Power & Light District. The tricked-out sports bar is backed by Sporting Kansas City—the city’s resident soccer club—and comes complete with foosball, ping pong and billiards tables, as well as bowling, shuffleboard and virtual golf.