The Creators Of King G And Jim’s Alley Bar Are Opening A Bar In The Burbs.

A King G Cocktail / Photo Taken By Alyssa Broadus

Crossroads hotspots King G Bar and Deli and Jim’s Alley Bar are known for their top-notch drinks and cool, but unpretentious atmosphere. Now, the makers behind the sister bars are bringing their talents to the burbs. Next summer, Hank’s Garage and Grill will join downtown Shawnee’s hopping drinking scene.

Image Courtesy of Hank’s Garage And Grill

Hank’s (5801 Nieman, Shawnee, KS) will resemble a neighborhood bar with plenty of beers on draft and TVs to watch the games. The 3,000-square-foot space will be inspired by the former automotive shop it housed. 

“We’re not reinventing the wheel,” says owner Eric Flanagan. “If you’ve been to King G’s and Jim’s, we’re just going to do what we do in terms of the aesthetic. It’s not going to have some kitschy Route 66 signs, but we are going to lean a little bit into the vintage auto garage feel.” 

Hank’s outdoor patio will have a second bar. Flanagan and his team are building a large canopy to shade the patio, similar to one you might see at an old school Texaco or Gulf gas station.

“We want to make it look like it’s been there forever,” Flanagan says.

With the help of General Manager Gus Cobb, who also manages King G and Jim’s, the drink menu will keep it casual with yard beers, craft beers on draft, classic craft cocktails and made-from-scratch soda and tonics.

“It’ll be a relaxing place to watch the game and feel comfortable bringing your kids there, but also comfortable if you’re in your mid-twenties and want to have more than a few,” says Flanagan.

As for bar fare, Flanagan plans on developing a menu that with elevated casual eats and an emphasis on burgers.

To keep updated, follow Hank’s Instagram, @hanksshawnee. To invest in Hank’s, check out their Mainvest page here.

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