Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dive of the week

Our tip of the hat for “dive of the week” goes to Walsh’s Corner Cocktails, 85th and Wornall, in Kansas City, MO. Submitted by one of our loyal readers, Walsh’s gains our kudos because the bar goes back some 30 years to 1978 when Mike Walsh opened the tavern in the Waldo neighborhood of southern K.C. Mike’s son, Patrick, runs the bar now with the help of sister Cathleen Ralston and longtime friend, Buc Geier. The joint reflects Walsh’s Irish heritage—it’s a laid-back sports bar which was voted “best neighborhood bar in south Kansas City” in 2007 by The Pitch.

Walsh’s offers a full bar-food menu and is best-known for its cheddar burger and fries. The burgers are made fresh, using Kansas City’s own McGonigle’s ground chuck. The fries are made fresh as well—they aren’t even cut until an order is placed.

Like all quality joints, Walsh's features darts and shuffleboard and has plentiful TV’s tuned to the action of the University of Missouri, University of Kansas and the Royals and Chiefs. And, like all good neighborhood bars, Walsh’s is known for celebrating three key events during the year—St. Patrick’s Day (naturally), Frank Sinatra’s birthday (December 12) and Babe Ruth’s birthday (February 6.) Walsh is a huge New York Yankees fan and the bar even gained notoriety via a story in The New York Times in ’07.

Walsh's Corner Cocktails--our dive of the week.

1 comment:

  1. You'll also want to stop in for the Taco special on Monday evenings! Great way to watch Monday Night Football.