Wolfepack BBQ to open first stand-alone location in Kansas City

The family-owned barbecue company signed a lease in the Columbus Park neighborhood.

Photo of the new Wolfepack BBQ location

Our mouths are already watering.

Photo by KCtoday

An up and coming barbecue restaurant announced it signed a lease on its first standalone restaurant — at 910 E. 5th St., KCMO. The location is the former site of The North End, a colorfully-painted tavern in the Columbus Park neighborhood.

Wolfepack BBQ, named after the Wolfe family who owns and operates it, started out of Callsign Brewing (beers and barbecue: the KC way). Its last week in the brewery was at the end of December.

“Our new standalone location will provide us the ability to serve you exactly how we have imagined,” company leaders said in a post, mentioning they plan to sell local beer and craft cocktails.

Wolfepack did not release an opening date.

Community stakeholders said they were excited for the new restaurant.

“We are so happy to have Wolfepack BBQ on our block. Columbus Park deserves more small businesses,” Lily Williams at Lily Floral Designs told KCtoday. “This neighborhood truly supports us at Lily Floral Designs and our friends Swoon and Cafe Cà Phê — we know it will be no different for Wolfepack. We can’t wait to add more fun to 5th Street — cookies, coffee, flowers, and barbecue? What more could you want?”

Dan Wayne, owner of Soda Loftsat 918 E. 5th St., KCMO — echoed the sentiment.

“I think everyone in the neighborhood has been very welcoming to them,” he said. “I tried their barbecue last week, and it was fantastic. And like everyone in KC, I’m somewhat of a barbecue snob. But more than anything, I’m glad to have a business and activity in that empty space.”

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