Eat, Drink, And Dance Like A Cowboy

Photography by Jeremey Theron Kirby.

Not sure if cowboys back in the day ate biscuit French toast with honey butter and fruit compote or a sandwich called The Tomahawk, a nap-inducing dish made with biscuits, a sausage patty, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and strawberry and rhubarb jam, but it all sounds delicious. This Westport eatery has the right name, Atomic Cowboy, and a fitting campy neon cowgirl sign on its wall to boot.

Go: 4144 Pennsylvania Ave., KCMO.

Saddle up to the bar

If you want a place to guzzle a drink, ride a mechanical bull and listen to live western or southern rock bands, Big Sky in the Power and Light District is the place to go. In the heart of KC, and definitely not a hidden gem, it attracts all types of folks wanting to live out their western fantasies. 

Go: 111 E. 13th St., KCMO.

Cowboy boogie

If you want to Applejack and Ankle Rock—or you want to learn how to alongside other line dance enthusiasts—head to Guitars and Cadillacs in Overland Park. Despite its deceiving strip mall location, the live country music venue gives off a true country western vibe. Below a glittering disco ball shaped as a horse saddle high above the dance floor, you can learn a few classic dances such as the Cowboy Boogie, Walkin Wazior or something completely new. An instructor is on hand to teach and lead on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights between 7 and 8 p.m. There are two spots to listen to live country western music, too, as well as several pool tables and bars. 

Go: 7312 W. 119th St., Overland Park. 

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