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Ink – 11 Happy Hours on West 39th Street

Compiled by Katie Knight, and Jennifer Hack,

Drunken Worm

3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday

This taco bar is stocked with more than 120 different tequilas. The kitchen, which is open until midnight every day, offers a variety of tacos, tamales and nachos. Hours are 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sundays. Open for breakfast Saturday and Sunday, starting at 9 a.m. Nightly food specials coming soon.

1405 W. 39th St.,, @drunkenworm1405, 816.326.7209

Fric & Frac

3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

Neighborhood restaurant with a bar that has been a staple of 39th Street for 38-plus years. Dinner specials every night, including taco Saturday. Lunch specials are $6.99 during the week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food till 11:30 p.m. Sunday-Friday and 12:30 a.m. on Saturday. Two-for-one well drinks after 9 p.m. daily. Half-price appetizers during happy hour. Outside seating is available.

1700 W. 39th St., @FricFrac39, 816.753.6102

Friends Sushi & Bento Place

5 to 8:30 p.m. Monday

Come for the sushi, stay for the wine, beer and sake. You’ll find $1-by-the-piece sushi for Monday dinner and Saturday lunch and $3.99 for the roll; dine-in only. U-pick bento box lunch special Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Closed Sunday.

1808 W. 39th St.,, 816.753.6666

Hi-Dive Lounge

4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

Don’t let the name fool you. This neighborhood bar offers a little bit of everything — from farm fresh menu offerings to a dart machine. Open at 11 a.m. every day. Have a Boulevard or try your luck with the mystery selection at the bar’s beer vending machine. Weekday happy hour offers $3 wells, super cheap canned beer and appetizer specials. Burger specials on Saturday.

1411 W. 39th St., @HiDiveLounge, 816.931.5800

Jazz: A Louisiana Kitchen

3 to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close Monday through Friday

Cajun and Creole cooking with zydeco, and rhythm and blues music. Try the Chicken a la Mer. Jimmy’s Jigger is downstairs. Live music every night.

1823 W. 39th St.,, @jazzkcmo, 816.531.5556

Missie B’s

Noon to 8 p.m every day

A 3 a.m. gay bar that is home to the Dirty Dorothy and Flo shows, with two dance floors, a leather shop, karaoke three nights a week, DJs on Wednesday through Sunday. Late night theater with all local artists some weekends.

805 W. 39th St.,, @MissieBs, 816.561.0625

MO Brew

3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday

This new bar is owned and operated by the people behind Drunken Worm. Each day offers a $3 brew-of-the-day from the collection of over 140 bottle and draft beers. Happy hour has $2 yard beers.

1403 W. 39th St.,, @MoBrewKC, 816.492.6183


3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day

Bar and restaurant serving competition-level barbeque (prepared with the same specifications used in the awards), grill-fired brisket burgers and wood-fired grilled plates. The full-service bar features original cocktails and select local wines and beers. Consider the Blue Ribbon Room, the restaurant’s event space, for special occasions. Happy hour has specials on select drinks and appetizers.

1000 W. 39th St.,, @Q39KC, 816.255.3753

Room 39

Monday nights

Restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere serving breakfast, lunch and dinner made from local, seasonal food. Lots of seasonal cocktails and an excellent wine list that includes half-price wine on Monday., 816.753.3939
Sosa’s 39th Street Diner

Starting at 4 p.m. when the Royals play, late night happy hour from 11 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. every night

This locally owned diner with a full bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. On the menu: Omelets, biscuits and gravy, huevos rancheros, chicken wings, nachos, hot beef sandwiches, tamales, enchiladas and fried bologna sandwiches. Karaoke on Saturday. Food delivery until 3 a.m. in midtown, Plaza and Westport.

3906 Waddell Ave.,, @sosas39thstreet, 816.531.4400

Thomas Restaurant

4 to 6 p.m. Sunday through Friday

A martini/cocktail bar with a neighborhood feel. Try the buttermilk-cider chicken. Daily food and drink specials. Carryout and catering are available. Live pianist Tuesday through Saturday. Smoking allowed on the patio. Closed Sunday.

1815 W. 39th St.,, @thomas39thkcmo, 816.561.3663

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