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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.
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
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
This bar is a veritable cornucopia of awesomeness. I mean, really - it was like the perfect storm of things that are great when we visited the other day. Cute little curly haired dog (belonging... Read more
Fat Matt's Vortex
- Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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