Afterword Tavern & Shelves Kansas City, Guide & Review
Afterword Tavern & Shelves is an amazing cocktail bar in Kansas City. Afterword Tavern & Shelves is a cool concept as it combines cocktails, books and board games. A good book has the remarkable ability to connect friends over midnight discussions, or to a garrulous passenger in the streetcar who loves the same writer. Simple paper pages can inspire a visit to a city or reconnect someone to a time and place of their past. Books can spark an idea or incite an argument and provide a tranquil escape from chaos.
Beer, wine, spirits, and food share this quality. Rather than leave one of them out they decided to combine their collective powers under a single roof. Thus, Afterword Tavern & Shelves was born. While it may be libations and books they’re selling on paper, at a philosophical level they’re peddling discovery and the city in which they live. They invite you to walk through their door, and when you depart they hopf that you do so having discovered something strikingly novel.
Afterword Tavern & Shelves operates Wednesday & Thursday from 4 pm – 10 pm, Friday 4 pm – 10 pm, and Saturday 1 pm – midnight and Sunday through Tuesday the spot is closed. Afterword Tavern & Shelves features great atmosphere; excellent mellow vibe; awesome selection of beer options; super cozy vibe; great games – it’s fun to be able to play games while hanging out and drinking. Big shoutout for having chess tables; awesome live music; great delicious drinks; delicious handcrafted cocktails; lots of delicious food options; very friendly and knowledgeable bartenders; plenty of comfy seatings – it’s an intimate place with plenty of tables, bar seating and two comfortable couch areas; generally decent prices; literary-themed drinks – creative and delightful; and friendly service.
Nice to be able to get a drink and chat with friends without loud music or a raucous crowd. Afterword Tavern & Shelves is definitely a great place to meet up with some friends for a drink. Overall Afterword Tavern & Shelves is a unique cocktail bar experience! Stop here for sure!