Kansas City $30 Cocktail Debuts Because Crossroads Hates Working-Class

Here's a sign of hope that this cowtown might be returning to normal . . . Check this bit of price discrimination and local elitism at a time when 847,000 Americans apply for unemployment aid.

Take a peek and remind us if/when this place shuts down so we can toast to their demise with a can of Natty Light . . .

The Mercury Room is the Crossroads' swankiest new bar-with $30 cocktails to boot

Photo by Caleb Condit and Rebecca NordenWhen The Monarch Bar opened in 2017, it offered the Kansas City jet-set crowd a new upscale drinking experience, one where fanciful $18 cocktails meant a special occasion. Now, the people behind the Monarch and its Leawood sister bar, Verdigris, are trying to outdo themselves again.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Most people who buy that couldn't tell the difference if they used some rot gut hooch or the most expensive booze. The same people who mix high priced bourbon with Coke.
Anonymous said…
That’s discriminating against blacks, too. They aren’t going to pay that much for Colt .45 malt liquor.
Anonymous said…
The pussy there better be really spectacular
Most people who become wealthy stay wealthy because they don’t waste their money on crap like this
The fastest way to go broke, is to fall for every fad that comes along
KC said…
Panties are optional on weekends for men and woman.
Anonymous said…
Perfect for the "young urban professionals" who pay the inflated rents to live in vibrant diverse downtown KCMO.
Next increase the price to $45 due to tremendous demand and supply shortages!
Frosty!
Anonymous said…
How much is the Beer Ass Funnell Shots? Asking for a friend.
Anonymous said…
whilst the gentleman will be thinking these high priced libations will impress the female counterpart be forewarned that all she'll be thinking about is all of the other goodies she could be buying for herself with all of this unneeded expenditure{s}.
Anonymous said…
Come on @7:15, there are only two ways to become wealthy in the US -
1) innovate, and invent/originate something people want,
or much more commonly
2) use Other People's Money, either steal it or simply gain control of it!

Now the best way to keep your money historically is to never have grandchildren.
There is, in the Financial Industry,a phenomenon called
"The Grandson Syndrome", that works like this...

a) Dad builds up a sucessful Business

b) Son (or Daughter) takes over, remembers how hard Dad worked , expands the Business

c) Grandson (again or daughter) takes over, what the hell, money's always been there, the Business always make money, let's Party!

d) Engulf & Devour buys the Business as it approaches bankruptcy.

(Witness the Plaza for a local example)
Anonymous said…
An occurrence i think about as my children are growing up. I have a family biz i from my dad. I haven't built it up any more, just kept as is. How i can instill maturity in them to run it as well.
Anonymous said…
tell them to do not neglect the irs - i.e. taxes.

i worked for one grandson owned company who lost everything because of not paying the bills.
Anonymous said…
@9:16, the best way historically seems to have been to develop professional outside management and allow them to segue into control while you are still able to oversee them. Then educate your children in how to watch the henhouse.

Refer to "Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodiates", and think of the "outsiders" you bring in as Praetorians.

(refer to the Kemper Family for a local example)
Anonymous said…
If the geezers are envious (as it appears they are based on the comments), they can stick with Bob Evans, stop at Aldi for some prune juice on the way home, pour it in a wine glass and turn on Murder She Wrote.
Anonymous said…
^^^^ Better than spending Friday night as you will. Licking your momma's taste off your cousins.
Anonymous said…
^^God, old people are so lame and creepy. They can't come back with anything witty or funny. When they do, it's always creepy pedophilia type shit like this^^^ So fucking gross!
That Fuckin' Guy said…
Thirty dollars for a cocktail that looks like medical waste.
Anonymous said…
^^I hate to admit how stupid and broke I am.