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🐾 Paws and the city
Photo of mini Australian shepherd at Bar K
All of these recommendations are Ollie approved. | Photo by Sarah Schulte
Round of a-paws, please. Kansas City has a lot of love for our canine compatriots.

Whether you’re in need of a drinking paw-tner at a local brewery, a shopping buddy, or just dining companion, well bone appétit. This guide has 50+ dog-friendly spots around the metro.

Pro tip: You can use BringFido to find more dog-friendly restaurants, pet-friendly hotels and events, too.


Casual Animal Brewing Company, 1725 McGee St., KCMO | With the beers named after animals and giant murals of beasties, your dog will fit right in.

Strange Days Brewing Co., 316 Oak St., KCMO | The covered patio is great, but you’ll find pups chilling underfoot in the taproom as well.

Border Brewing Company, 512 E. 18th St., KCMO | Dogs are regulars at this Crossroads brewery — either in the taproom or outside in the beer garden.

Neville the dog sits smiling at Casual Animal Brewing.

Neville the dog sits smiling at Casual Animal Brewing. | Photo by @neville_wasabi


Bar K, 501 Berkley Pkwy., Kansas City, MO | Brunch, lunch, and dinner with a full bar and beer garden — all this tasty food pairs nicely with the two-acre dog park to give your pup plenty of playtime.

Chicken N Pickle, 1761 Burlington St., North Kansas City, MO | Pick(le) up a bucket of bags for cornhole, or grab a covered table with your pup.

Brick House, 400 E 31st St., KCMO | Bar bites, drink specials, and a huge enclosed patio are all calling your dog’s name.

Dog Parks

KC_Layla at Swope

Layla loves a good Swope workout. | Photo by Amanda Munsey

Shawnee Mission Park Off-Leash Area, 7900 Renner Rd., Shawnee, KS | Fields, trails, and a beach — oh my.

Swope Park Off-Leash Dog Park, 5051 E. Gregory Blvd., KCMO | Five acres, big/small dog areas, dog/people water fountains, and plenty of trees.

Platte Landing Dog Park, 300 S. Main St., Parkville, MO | Adjacent to English Landing Park along the Missouri River, Platte Landing has five acres of separated dog park.

Thursday, March 16
  • Greg Morton | Thursday, Mar. 16-Saturday, Mar. 18 | 7 p.m. | The Comedy Club of Kansas City, 1130 W. 103rd St., Kansas City, MO | $22-$198 | His impressions were seen on “America’s Got Talent” (including Chewbacca and Jurassic Park dinosaurs), and now you can see them in KC.
  • Blood Bag Sangria Making Class | Thursday, Mar. 16, Sunday, Mar. 19 | Times vary | Weston Wine Company, 540 Main St., Weston, MO | $39 | Take home your own two bags of DIY sangria (not blood, don’t worry).
Friday, March 17
  • Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Friday, Mar. 17 | 11 p.m. | Midtown-Westport, Kansas City, MO | Free | Join in along the parade route, starting at Linwood Boulevard and heading down Broadway Boulevard to 43rd Street.
  • WWE Friday Night Smackdown | Friday, Mar. 17 | 6:45 p.m. | T-Mobile Center | $20-$115 | Watch your favorite WWE Superstars get down to business.
  • The Book of Kells: Storling Dance Theater | Friday, Mar. 17-Saturday, Mar. 18 | 7 p.m. | Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St., Kansas City, MO | $15 | This combination of storytelling, music, costuming, and dance is inspired by a 9th century Scottish work of art.
Saturday, March 18
  • St Patrick’s 5K | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 8-9:30 a.m. | Park Place, 11565 Ash St., Kansas City, MO | $25 | Pull on your green outfit and lace up your running shoes for this St. Patrick’s Day 5k.
  • Job Fair: Johnson County Parks & Recreation District | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 7900 Renner Rd., Shawnee, KS | Free | Available jobs include part-time and full-time across numerous departments (like aquatics, children’s services, and corporate wellness).
Sunday, March 19
  • Rewind 2000’s Edition | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 8 p.m. | Cable Dahmer Arena | $63-$204 | Rewind 20 years with artists like Bow Wow and Sammie.
Monday, March 20
  • Archery Basics for Families | Monday, Mar. 20 | 12:30-2:30 p.m. | North Kansas City YMCA, 1999 Iron St., North Kansas City, MO | Free | Learn about equipment, the shooting range, and all the ins and outs to get you started with archery.

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News Notes
  • 56º | Rain | 99% chance of rain
  • KCMO’s new on-demand transit service, Iris, is now live for Northlanders. Download the app to hail a ride, and catch a recap (read: all you need to know) with our story. Also, take a peak at the new vehicles.
  • Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is heading to New England after one year in KC. Smith-Schuster reportedly signed a three-year, $33 million deal. Kansas City is also reportedly losing defensive tackle Khalen Saunders to the Saints. (FOX4)
  • The Kansas City Current’s home opener against the Portland Thorns on Saturday, April 1 will air on CBS at 11:50 a.m. The rematch of the 2022 NWSL Championship is one of many NWSL matches to be televised on CBS Sports Network this year.
  • Say bonjour to Velouté. The locally-owned French catering company is opening a restaurant on the first floor of the Masonic Lodge building in downtown Shawnee — at 11111 Johnson Dr. The dining room will seat 35 and include breakfast, lunch, and dinner. (Shawnee Mission Post)
  • Screenland Armour Theatre — 408 Armour Rd., NKC — enters its 10th year of Panic Fest, a film festival celebrating horror + sci-fi. Organizers will kick off this year with the new Dracula horror-comedy, “Renfield.” The festival runs Thursday, April 13-Sunday, April 23. Tickets start at $15 per showing.
  • Parade Of Hearts is celebrating its upcoming 2023 installation with a kick-off event on Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — at the American Royal Hale Arena. Organizers will display all 40 new hearts, and guests will get to meet the artists. Entry is $5.
  • Crown Center landed two new retailers — Empanada Madness + The Electronics Store. The South American kitchen is coming from Southwest Boulevard, where it has served Venezuela and Colombian cuisine for 10 years. (CityScene KC)
  • Looking for a new laptop that checks all the boxes without breaking the bank? Enter: the Acer Chromebook 311. This lightweight laptop is decked out with all the essential Google apps — like Google Chrome and Google Calendar — it’s quiet, and it has up to 10 hours of battery life.*
🏝 Tropical destination puzzle
Graphic of a word puzzle
See if you can solve the puzzle. | Puzzle created via
It’s not even springtime yet, but we can’t wait until fall when Southwest plans to expand its direct tropical flights out of KCI. Do you remember the three locations?

This mini crossword will test your news knowledge. We’ll give you a hint and it’s up to you to piece together the puzzle. Hint: the answers are in the newsletter on March 10.


1. Kingston is the capital of which island country?
3. This destination technically has two major cities.


2. KCI already offers this destination, but they’re expanding service in the fall.
The Wrap
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From the Editor
Today’s story was a labor of love. My fiancée Sarah and I love to take our dog Ollie with us everywhere we go. I couldn’t fit every spot into this dog-friendly guide, but if you think I missed an obvious one, please email me with your recommendation.
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