Mike’s Tavern is open (finally)
Mike’s Tavern (5424 Troost, 816-437-9400) is once again open.
The last time I was in Mike’s, for a Wayward Blog conversation with owner Kurt Wirken, the bar was dark and dank and had, you know, that smell. So it was a pleasant surprise to stop into the venue, now that it’s been taken over by Ray Dunlea and James O’Brien, and see it completely transformed.
Dunlea and O’Brien also own the Gaf and Cantina del Ray. With its richly colored walls and wooden seating options, the new version of Mike’s resembles those venues. But it’s a big improvement over the purple and green paint and janky barstools.