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Manifesto – 80/100

Manifesto

#80 – Manifesto
1924 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108

Cost: $$
Good for: Drinking with your pinky up.
Features:  Hand-crafted cocktails made with local liquor.
Tip: Order off their seasonal menu for especially delightful cocktails.

Manifesto is a secret speakeasy-style bar located in the basement of the The Rieger restaurant and hotel in Kansas City. Manifesto pays homage to Kansas City and The Rieger’s vast Prohibition-era history.

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39th Street – 79/100

39th Street

#79 – 39th Street
Midtown, Kansas City

Cost: Free – $$
Good for: Bar crawls, an afternoon of exploring and trying a variety of cuisines.
Tip: After an afternoon at 39th Street, walk through historic Roanoke Park and visit artist, Thomas Hart Benton’s preserved home.

In the midst of two historic neighborhoods and the mammoth KU Medical Center, 39th Street is home to a wide mix of bars, restaurants and shops. It is one of the most eclectic and walkable areas of Kansas City, making it enjoyable for people of all demographics.

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Convivial Production – 78/100

Convivial Production

#78 – Convivial Production
1026 Hickory St., 4th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64101

Cost: $$
Features: Ceramic home wares, environmentally friendly, local business, woman-owned
Atmosphere: Airy, bright, dusty, green.
Tip: Sign up in advance for their monthly tours – capacity goes fast.

Convivial Production is a ceramic studio and manufacturer located in the West Bottoms district of Kansas City. The local, homegrown company produces beautiful, clean, geometric pieces for home, table and garden.

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Breweries in the Crossroads – 77/100

Breweries in the Crossroads

#77 – Breweries in the Crossroads
Crossroads District, Kansas City

Cost: $
Good for: Craft beer lovers
Features: Local beers, great tap rooms, board games.
Tip: Hit up a few on a warm afternoon – most have awesome patios or garage doors.

Though the Crossroads is mostly known as Kansas City’s art district, more and more breweries have been popping up in the area. Unlike the biggest Kansas City brewery, Boulevard, the Crossroads breweries are small and intimate. Each brewery has their own atmosphere, unique beer selection and regular crowd, so it’s easy to find your personal favorite.

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River Market Antiques – 76/100

River Market Antiques

#76 – River Market Antiques
115 W 5th St, Kansas City, MO 64105

Cost: $ – $$$
Good for: Finding hidden treasures, killing a few hours exploring
Tip: Skip the basement unless you’re looking for vintage clothing.

River Market Antiques is a four-story antique mall filled to the brim with furniture, clothing, trinkets and more. Located in the River Market, the antique shop has a massive painting of Lewis and Clark on the side of the building, paying homage to the expedition, just like Kaw Point.

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