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Riot Room 5th anniversary celebration!

Ben Kweller singing Happy Birthday to Riot Room to a capacity crowd. 5 years in business and many more to come! On behalf of all of us, we are truly grateful to be a part of your lives.


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New Years Eve Party

Have you all done some life pondering for the new year? Consider pondering only living life to the fullest, without doing bodily harm of course. We’ve had one hell of a year for live music and it won’t stop there. If you love to dance and endure the feeling of low end, mixed with delicious alcoholic drinks, then you must come to the Nug life event on NYE!

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Seasonal Changes

As you many are aware, we carry some of the very best in craft and domestic beers as well as rare seasonal brews from around the world. There is nothing like going into a live music venue and getting not only great quality brews, but tons of “A” list bands and live performances. To stay up with special offers, feel free to join our newsletter on the front page.

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Rogue Spirit

Rogue Spirit

Throughout the rest of the summer and fall, we’ll be bringing in some very exclusive draft beers from Rogue. The first being the Rogue John John Dead Guy Ale. This version of Rogue’s Dead Guy Ale is aged for over 2 months in Rogue’s own whiskey barrels. Its on tap now so get it while it lasts! This is the only place in Kansas City where you’ll be able to find it!

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Schlafly Dortmunder

Schlafly Dortmunder

Now available on draft – Schlafly Dortmunder. This strong lager, also known as Export, is straw colored and well balanced; neither hops nor malt predominates. 5.8% ABV

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Beer News!

Beer News!

Our new Gulden Draak tower is operational and online, upping the tap count at The Riot Room to 52!  This tower will feature Gulden Draak along with other Belgian rotators.

Gulden Draak is a dark brown Triple Ale, which makes it an exception among the Belgian Triples. The second fermentation offers the nice creamy head, the full body and all the vitamins of the centuries old brewers yeast. It is a “thick” beer, that you can actually “eat” to adventure the complex taste. Gulden Draak balances a natural malt toffee-like sweetness with a mellow happiness and some hoppy accents. The aroma is round, sweet and reveals the 10.5 alcohol by volume.

Come down and have a beer!

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Beer News

Beer News

Tons of new beer! In addition to our new 8 faucet Boulevard tower, we have brought in a bunch of special treats for all of you beer connoisseurs! We’ll highlight a couple here, but take a second to go to our beer page for the complete listing.

Great Divide Belgica – The Roman name for the Low Countries–is a marriage of the best in American and Belgian brewing traditions. Belgian pilsner malt, a generous amount of American and European hops and a unique Belgian yeast strain combine to give Belgica big notes of citrus and spice, creating a lively concoction perfect for spring in the Rockies–or the Ardennes. 7.2% ABV.

Rogue HazelNut Brown Nectar – Dark brown in color with a hazelnut aroma, a rich nutty flavor and a smooth malty finish. Hazelnut Brown Nectar Ale is a blend of Great Western 2-row Pale, Munich, Hugh Baird Brown, Crystal 80 and Crystal 135, Carastan, and Beeston Pale Chocolate malts; hazelnut extract; Perle and Saaz hops. 6% abv

Come down and have a pint!

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Carousel Chronicles – Episode 13

Carousel Chronicles – Episode 13

Here it is, short & sweet! Schlafly Hop Toddy, New Belgium Lips Of Faith La Folie, and Left Hand Milk Stout are all now on tap. Orkney Brewing Skullsplitter now available in bottles as well. Come down for a cold one!

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Local Artist Overthrow

The time has come again for our annual Local Artist Overthrow! We are stoked to host 19 bands & 2 DJs on 2 stages over 2 days! This year’s lineup has been assembled by our team of experts to showcase some of the best local & regional bands! Here is the schedule –

  • Friday May 13th
    8:00-8:45 Brainbow
    9:00-9:45 Resident
    10:00-10:45 Sundivers (ex Latin)
    11:00-11:45 In The Grove
    Midnight-Close DJ Cruz

    8:30-9:15 The Invisible World
    9:30-10:15 Machree
    10:30-11:15 We Are Voices
    11:30-12:15 Maps For Travelers
    12:15-1:15 Waiting For Signal

    Saturday May 14th
    8:00-8:45 Continents
    9:00-9:45 Future Kings
    10:00-10:45 Not A Planet
    11:00-11:45 Heroes + Villains
    Outdoors Body2Body w/ DJ Sheppa

    7:30-8:15 Me Like Bees
    8:30-9:15 Appropriate Grammar
    9:30-10:15 The Redtailed Hawks
    10:30-11:15 Troubadour Dali
    11:30-12:15 Minden
    12:30-1:15 Parts Of Speech

2 Day passes are available here for $15. Single day admission is $10. Special thanks to INK and Homegrown Buzz for being righteous sponsors!!

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Carousel Chronicles 11/Spring Cleaning Beer Cellar Blowout

Here’s another episode of “Carousel Chronicles” featuring Stone brewing and an awesome session with Greg Koch and crew from Stone Brewing! Music by Mansion!! Link – The Riot Room – \”Carousel Chronicles\” Episode 11

This Monday, we will host our first annual Spring Cleaning Beer Cellar Blowout featuring the following beers and more –

  • Firestone Walker Abacus
    Firestone Walker 14th Anniversary Ale
    Bell’s Hopslam
    Goose Island Night Stalker
    Goose Island Big John
    Boulevard Chocolate Ale
    Boulevard Imperial Stout
    Avery Beast 2009
    Bell’s 25th Anniversary
    Founder’s KBS 2009
    Founder’s KBS 2011
    Avery Sixteen Saison
    Avery Seventeen Dry Hopped Black Lager
    Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout 2009
    Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
    Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest
    Odell Friek
  • *Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine 2007
    *Schlafly Hop Toddy
    *Avery Beast 2005

Supplies are limited and they will be first come, first serve! We are excited to present to you a personal collection that we have gathered and saved with diligence & love towards craft beer. Along with a keg of Boulevard’s Chocolate Ale, we will have an extensive collection of Stone beers on tap along with a special collection of bottled beers.  Craft beer lovers unite on April 25th @ 5pm at The Riot Room! Cheers!

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Tonight: The New Lost Souls

The New Lost Souls take the stage tonight along with Columbia, MO based bands, Stingrays and Mondo.  The New Lost Souls have been a part of Recycled Rockstar‘s Spring & Fall Invitationals several times and will be bringing their garage-esque sound to the joint tonight!  DJ Clockwerk‘s Pants Off Dance-Off will take place either after the show or on the patio (weather permitting).  We still have a ton of Stone beer available including rare and hard to find editions of their already awesome brews.  Major beer announcement coming this evening!

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Happy 420!

From Wikipedia –

420, 4:20 or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty) refers to consumption of cannabis and, by extension, a way to identify oneself with cannabis subculture. The notable day for these is April 20.

The term was allegedly coined by a group of teenagers in San Rafael, California in 1971. Calling themselves the Waldos, because “their chosen hang-out spot was a wall outside the school,” the group first used the term in connection to a fall 1971 plan to search for an abandoned cannabis crop that they had learned about. The Waldos designated the Louis Pasteur statue on the grounds of San Rafael High School as their meeting place, and 4:20 p.m. as their meeting time. The Waldos referred to this plan with the phrase “4:20 Louis”. Multiple failed attempts to find the crop eventually shortened their phrase to simply “4:20”, which ultimately evolved into a codeword the teens used to mean pot-smoking in general.

High Times Creative Director Steven Hager was the first person to track down the Waldos and publish their account of the origins of the term. Hager wrote “Are You Stoner Smart or Stoner Stupid?” (October 1998) in which he called for 4:20 p.m. to be the socially accepted hour of the day to consume cannabis. “I believe 420 is a ritualization of cannabis use that holds deep meaning for our subculture,” wrote Hager. “It also points us in a direction for the responsible use of cannabis.””

Our 420 celebration will feature and inside show with Marasmus, The Roman Holiday, & Ancient Creation and a patio show with Arm The Poor, Higher Empathy Movement, & Voodoo Method. Both shows start at 9pm, red eyes welcome.

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Tonight: Pepper Rabbit

Pepper Rabbit comes through tonight to play with The Caves and Minden. The 2 piece, LA based outfit describes themselves as being “colorful, experimental pop”. Massachusetts based publication, The Eagle Tribune, on the subject of Pepper Rabbit’s freshman album, Beauregard –

“Listening to the bright, mellow melodies on that record, it’s hard to believe that there are only two guys responsible for the complex sounds.”

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Tonight: David Hasselhoff On Δcid

Tonight David Hasselhoff On Acid will put on a psychedelic aural/visual show to celebrate the release of their new CD & DVD. DHOA on the subject of their live show –

“We have no boundaries with our music, we believe in letting the songs go where the music takes us. Our music ranges from mellow jazz riffs to groovy funk and even bordering on the verge of metal. We put an immense amount of emotion in to our music and let ourselves be completely free from any false or fake energy on stage and off. Our live shows are more of an experience than a concert. We immerse people in the music until the show is done and the crowd wakes up from the reality we just put them in. We hold the idea that one cannot share their art with others unless the artist is completely part of their creation: the artist has to be the art. This is why our live shows are so powerful.”

David Hasselhoff On Acid will be joined tonight by Maps For Travelers, Cherokee Rock Rifle, & Brainbow.  Show starts at 9pm.

DJ 2Live Cruz will be spinning the grooves on the patio starting at 10pm! Its a beautiful evening for dancing under the stars!

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Tonight: Sidewise

Lawrence rockers, Sidewise take the stage tonight along with Evalyn Awake, An Emergency Broadcast, & Mindrite. Sidewise has been rocking the Lawrence to KC circuit since 2001 and was said by the KC Star to play with “Enough ball-busting vitriol to bring down a small army”. Its going to be a good one and its a Friday, so get out of your seat and come bang your head! DJ Clockwerk will be hosting a hoody party on the patio!

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Tonight: Chamberlin

Chamberlin is rolling through tonight! Quoted as being “biggest band from Vermont that no one there has ever really heard of”, Chamberlin describes their sound as being “stained with the influence of bonfires, harsh winters, geographical isolation and the women that seem to run perpendicular to their lives”.  With local openers Wave Steady & Janet The Planet, this show will be memorable to say the least.   And if you feel like partying, DJ Clockwerk will be on the patio for his weekly Pants Off Dance-Off! See you in the funnies!

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Carousel Chronicles Ep. 10 & Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Brewing CoThe Riot Room – \”Carousel Chronicles\” Episode 10 is here! This episode features an awesome interview with New Belgium‘s Adam Satz & Lauren Salazar about Le Terroir and a special Stone Brewing edition of “Ask The Beer Guy”.

The Stone Brewing Co Rollout Party is Tuesday, April 19th. It begins at 7:30 and will be hosted by Greg Koch & Nate Sellergren from Stone Brewing. We are clearing out taps to make way for the incredible spread of Stone Brewing beers that we will have available tonight. Here’s the list –

  • Arrogant Bastard Ale
    Arrogant Bastard Ale Barrel Aged
    Stone Cali Belgique IPA
    Stone Double Dry Hopped Ipa
    Stone Double Dry Hopped Sublimely Self Righteous Ale
    Double Bastard Ale 2010
    Stone Imperial Russian Stout 2010
    Stone IPA
    Stone Levitation Ale
    Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale
    Stone Pale Ale
    Stone Ruination IPA
    Stone Smoked Porter
    Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean
    Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale

Parts Of Speech plays at 10pm inside and DJ Jochen will be on the patio spinning hot salsa jamz. NO COVER ALL NIGHT!

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Tonight: Mobile Deathcamp

Mobile Deathcamp is in the piece tonight! Mobile Deathcamp features Todd Evans (formerly Beefcake The Mighty of Gwar) and they are going to crush! Mobile Deathcamp has cancelled for tonight so Lawrence natives, Melting Point Of Bronze and locals, In The River & Caucasian Debris, will be putting on what should be one of the heaviest shows of the week!

Our good friends Steve Tulipana & Turkish Dan will also be out on the patio throwing down the funky jamz as another edition of Turntable Accident. Come down around 10pm for the hot partio action!

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Tonight should be a blast! Music from The Fall Down Drunks, The Fountain City Ramblers, The Blue Boot Heelers, & The Dirty Clergy! Wake Up In Your Makeup will be jammin on the patio for another special ladies’ night dance party. Come down and check out the righteous new spread of patio taps including Schlafly, Avery, Odell, Wychwood & more!

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Welcome To Our New Site!

Welcome to the new online home-base for The Riot Room! Hope you all dig it! Please utilize its functions!

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