The Stables

(Downtown, Kansas City, MO)

Scooter’s 73rd bar, first visited in 2006.

The Stables, Kansas City

The Stables is an okay dive bar. Being close to several office towers its nice to walk to with co-workers for come cheap after-work beer. (Served cheap and very cold.) There’s pool tables in the back,Silver Strike in the front, and an old-style big screen TV that’s used mainly for music channels but sometimes for sports. The bar is a cozy L-shape, and there is ample table seating. True to its name, riding equipment and pictures of horses are placed throughout the bar.

For a long while, Stables was the only bar downtown that was not open on Saturdays. That finally changed about a year ago.

Another change is that The Stables has quietly become gay-friendly… at least on certain nights of the week. I wouldn’t say it’s completely become a gay bar just yet, and (at least from what I’ve seen so far) it really shouldn’t make anyone uncomfortable who isn’t into that sort of place.

Still, if you happen to be an exceptionally handsome young fellow, don’t be surprised if you get hit on by some middle-aged dude in a wifebeater. Just laugh it off and chill… you’ll be fine.


813 Walnut St
Kansas City, MO 64106
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(816) 842-2016