A hip KC dive is hosting a bar shuffleboard league

The shuffleboard table at Jim's alley Bar/Courtesy photo by Alyssa Broadus

Jim’s Alley Bar is modeled on a classic a big city dive, with cheap domestic beer by the bottle and great eats. Now, they’re putting their bar shuffleboard table to good use with a five-week league.

Jim’s Alley Bar in the Crossroads is kicking off their winter league on Monday, February 6. And if you have never touched a shuffle puck in your life, that’s fine. The neighborhood bar welcomes all shuffle-boarders, from beginners to well-seasoned competitors.

Eric Flanagan, the owner of the bar, says he is “a big believer in building a community” and hopes that the league will achieve just that.

The league lasts five weeks and allows teams flexibility to choose time slots between 5-10 pm on Monday and Thursday nights to show off their skills. There is a $50 entry fee per team. Each team is composed of two players in a twenty-five-team bracket, so grab a friend to play with. 

And it wouldn’t be called a competition if there weren’t prizes! The first-place winners, for their shuffle-boarding superiority, will be rewarded with two $100 King G gift cards, two $50 Lifted Spirit gift cards, and two $50 City Barrel gift cards. They will also have their winning team name immortalized on a plaque to hang in the bar. Second place will receive two $50 gift cards to King G, and third place will receive “a hearty handshake.” 

It’s a good way to pass the time in the cold winter months between the end of the football season and March Madness. It is a great chance to have fun and meet people. Flanagan encourages players to “bring whoever the heck you want!” and watch the competition. So, go on down to Jim’s Alley Bar, grab a drink, push the puck around, and have a good ole time.

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