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Fat Matt's Vortex

411 N 6th St, Kansas City, Kansas 66101 USA

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Opens Sun 10a
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  • Wifi
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“Funeral home turned into a bar”

Voted "one of the best bars in Kansas" by Esquire Magazine. It’s not every day that you can walk into a bar that used to be a funeral parlor. But that’s exactly what Fat Matt’s Vortex is. The onetime dead-person destination is now owned by the cheerful and personable Joanie Bocelewatz, pagan witch and second-degree (that’s one notch away from top tier, or high) priestess. Originally called Irene’s, Fat Matt’s got a name change in 2007, but witchy quirks still decorate the place. Witches on broomsticks fly across the walls above the wooden bar, and the place is decked out in New Orleanian green, purple and gold. The drink specials are supercheap, the jukebox is up-to-date, and there are plenty of current and old-school video games to be played. Just don’t look in the basement, where the old crematorium remains.

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Jose R.

Soooo..a few coworkers were in town and noticed an art festival was happening in the area and we decided to partake. The festival was amazing but soon enough we needed libations. The first person... Read more

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Ralphie S.

I originally stopped at Fat Matt's 15+ years ago. The original "Fat Matt" was still roaming the bar as an ambassador to the nether world that this building original housed decades ago. You can... Read more

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Scott T.

If an ancient dive bar in a part of KCK time has forgotten is your thing, FMV is your destination. Got a kick out of stopping in here with a friend early afternoon on a day my self-employment was... Read more

Fat Matt's Vortex

411 N 6th St
Kansas City, Kansas
66101 USA
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  • Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 am

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