Who wears the best dive bar crown in Kansas City?

The Peanut and Zoo Bar (left) are strong contenders for the dive bar crown in Kansas City.

The Peanut and Zoo Bar (left) are strong contenders for the dive bar crown in Kansas City.

Dive bars have an inexorable pull as strong as the crock pot that often sits at the end of their bar. They lure you in, often against your better judgement, and you leave warmer and happier than when you went inside.

Impulcity tapped The Peanut for a list of the ‘32 Diviest Dive Bars in America,‘ earlier this month. The site gave a nod to the wings and BLT and suggested it’s “very Cheers-like, it’s the kind of bar you could spend every day of the week.” I’ll add that I’ve encountered a Cliff Clavin or two, ready to hold court on the bar stools at the Main Street location, on more than a few occasions. Back in March, we posed this very question after Manifesto’s Ryan Maybee nominated The Brick in a piece on First We Feast. The discussion a few months back touched on the 103rd Street Tavern, the Red Balloon, Zoo Bar, and Davey’s Uptown Rambler.

But with the holidays, the need to escape to a dive bar may never be more urgent. Who takes the dive bar crown in Kansas City?

[Images via Facebook: Zoo Bar/The Peanut]

Jonathan Bender

Jonathan Bender is the founder of The Recommended Daily.

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