Dive bars have a special place in our hearts. They come in countless shapes and sizes, sling beverages classic and crafty and act for many as a no-frills home away from home, at least for a couple of hours at a time. And it goes without saying that they’re the places where everyone knows your name. So raise a glass for Kansas City’s dive bars: establishments as eclectic as they are beloved, each one with a story to tell and a drink to serve.
Here are some of the best dive bars in Kansas City: