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Charm Chats: What can introverts do in Kansas City?

A reader wrote in asking for help finding activities for introverts and Editor Charm answered the call.

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Afterword Tavern & Shelves can be an introverted adults paradise during its slower nights.

Hey there, I am a mom of a 21-year-old that does not go to the bars or parties. What do the 20 something-year-olds do to be social for introverts?? Any coed sports or meet ups? Close to Lenexa, KS if possible.


Kim the over-involved mom :)

Well, Kim, the over-involved mom, lucky for you I, Editor Charm, am also an introvert. It can be hard to navigate this extroverted world, but one of the things I love most about Kansas City is that there is a place for everyone.


One of the easiest spots to find coed sports is KC Crew. Its league has everything from competitive cornhole (for the contact adverse) to fowling (football + bowling = fowling).

Silent Book Club

Introverts come in lots of varieties. If your brand is a reader who enjoys parallel play, then have them check out KC’s Silent Book Club chapter.

Bring whatever book you’re reading to the specified spot and read with the group. No one will interrupt you to ask you what you’re reading or try to make small talk. Just like it should be.


Roll up to this Tavern for a table top game and a beer.

Photo by ReRoll Tavern

Tabletop gaming bars

I know you said your introvert doesn’t enjoy bars. I’m betting that’s because of overcrowded spaces ft. lots of loud music + talking.

Introverts are more sensitive to dopamine than our extroverted counterparts, and we’re continuously processing information. That’s why we prefer less external stimulation and tend to skip places like bars.

If that sounds like your introvert, tell them to look into these quieter tabletop gaming bars.

Social clubs

Are they searching for deeper, meaningful connections over fun activities? Introduce them to a social club. Local biz Redux Society has everything from light saber instruction to ballroom dance classes.

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Editor Charm’s Marceline The Snuggle Queen is a Mini Aussie that’s always down for a meet up.

Photo by KCtoday

Doggy meetups

Have a dog? Then meet people by letting your pet do all the barking. Bar K regularly has Doodle, Corgi, “long dog,” and other breed meetups.

See, Kim? There are a plethora of places for your introverted young adult to go. If you or any of our other KCtoday readers need more suggestions just let me know.

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