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Kelly’s Westport Inn 75th Anniversary Bash

September 17, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - September 18, 2022 @ 2:00 AM CDT

Celebrate one of Kansas City’s most historic bars! There will be music in the streets, guest bartenders, whiskey sampling, and more. Doors open at 11 a.m.

About Kelly’s Westport Inn:

In February 1947, Randal Kelly, a native of County Clare, Ireland, was hired as a bartender at 500 Westport Road, then called Westport Inn. Randal’s witty sense of humor, unpretentious attitude, and giving hand won him great popularity. It wasn’t long before people were calling the place Kelly’s.

Sons Randy, Pat and Kyle started their careers in ’66, ’69, and ’71, respectively. In May of 1977, Randy moved to the Lake of the Ozarks and opened Kelly’s Port, a full-service marina. In June of 1977, the bar became officially known as Kelly’s Westport Inn. Randal passed away in 1988 leaving the operation to Pat and Kyle. In 2012 two of Kyle’s children, Colleen and Mitch, became third-generation owners.

Kelly’s Westport Inn is a must-see Kansas City destination. With a diverse crowd, live music, colorful history, weekday specials, and always someone with a good story, Kelly’s is an Irish pub like no other.


September 17, 2022 @ 11:00 AM CDT
September 18, 2022 @ 2:00 AM CDT
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