Lukas liquor expanding in south KC; new bar shuttle service, juice shop ready to go

The owners of Lukas Liquor have opened Harry’s Tavern at 13657 Washington St. and plan to expand their store by 10,000 square feet.
The owners of Lukas Liquor have opened Harry’s Tavern at 13657 Washington St. and plan to expand their store by 10,000 square feet.

South Kansas City’s Lukas Wine & Spirits Superstore has opened Harry’s Tavern, named after founder Harry Lukas.

The tavern serves burgers, brats and hot dogs with pub chips, including the Loaded Pub Dog with a grilled Nathan’s Famous all-beef hot dog, chili, cheese and onions, along with street tacos and nachos. It seats about 180 people in the dining area and bar. It also has 15 TVs and a stone fireplace.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The 31,000-square-foot superstore opened at 13657 Washington St. in mid-2005, with The Wine Bar in the current Harry’s Tavern space. The Wine Bar closed in 2011 and was converted into an event space.

The liquor store also will soon expand by taking over the 10,000-square-foot former Party City space next door at 13647 Washington St.

Bar shuttle service, juice bar

Chad Sander, a partner in 39th Street’s Mo Brew, is expanding with two new ventures.

▪ ARC Transport is available for private bookings, including transport to games and concerts.

But it also has a regular run as A Royal Crawl, a bar shuttle service. The two buses run from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights and make five stops — the Blue Line hockey bar in the River Market, John’s Big Deck in the downtown loop, Rhythm & Booze/Bat Cave in the Crossroads, Mo Brew/Drunken Worm on 39th Street and The Riot Room in Westport.

Riders pay $10 for wristbands at one of the bar stop, and then they can get on and off the two buses as often as they want during the six-hour run. Participating bars also are offering specials and a break on cover charges.

“In between going to bars, the party doesn’t stop. You can bring your drink on the bus, you don’t have to worry about parking and the buses come every 40 minutes to an hour,” Sander said.

▪ Sander also is opening Just Juice on Oct. 21 with partner Kendall Harris. The juice bar, at 1607 W. 39th St., will offer fresh cold-press juices, smoothies and protein shakes. Items will include the John Daly, a coffee smoothie, and the Serena protein shake. Sander also will be working with local personal trainers on juice cleanses and other specialty drinks.

Sander opened Mo Brew, at 1403 W. 39th St., in late 2014 with partner Matt Laffey. Sander also is a partner in the Drunken Worm next door, as well as John’s Big Deck downtown.

Joyce Smith: 816-234-4692, @JoyceKC