Gerard’s at The Belfry Combines Billiards with Fine Food and Cocktails

In 2013, Celina Tio bought the building at 16th and Grand in downtown Kansas City where she opened The Belfry, a lounge serving craft beer, cocktails, and chef-driven bar fare, and Collection, a restaurant turned event space. Last year, Denver developer Ken Wolf offered to buy the building and add a new pool hall in the former Collection space, which Tio would manage in addition to The Belfry. Gerard’s Pool Hall opened in December with five regulation-size pool tables, a dart board, pinball machine, and a chair rail that wraps the room for people to eat, drink, and watch all the action, something Tio had always wanted for the space. She has also been working on a side hustle, launching her own line of quality spirits. ANNX Spirits Co. was created by Tio and named after her private-school experiences in Pennsylvania. She even had a former classmate, Abigail McClure, do the box art for her 600 Acre vodka, Boat House gin, Moon Age bourbon, and Collection rye whiskey, which are now available for purchase at The Belfry and select liquor stores around town. She’ll be showcasing her new line of spirits in the basement of her former building where she plans to open an 18-seat bar sometime this spring.

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