Westport is a small region crowded with trendy restaurants and boutiques, however historically it is the western port of Kansas City that was at one time an individual town. It displaced Independence, MO as the start of the Sante Fe and Oregon Trails for western expansion by 1850 with Kansas City. Now, instead of moving west, you can find vintage clothing at ReRuns, records at Mills Record Company, bubble tea at Tea Drops, or any variety of food and beer, as well as grocery shopping at Sunfresh. During NCECA this area will be bustling as a large St. Patrick’s Day parade will be traveling the streets. From authentic Mexican cuisine at Cancun to great american eats at McCoy’s, Westport has a variety of places to eat to cater to anyone.

Screen Shot 2016-03-06 at 7.58.00 PMPlease note that on St. Patrick’s Day (which is Thursday of the conference), Westport is the rowdiest part of Kansas City.  If you’re Irish and want to celebrate with your people, look no further than Kelly’s.  They’ll start up “traditional Irish festivities” first thing in the morning.

In addition to a variety of bars, Westport offers some great places to eat, here are a few:

Cancun Fiesta Fresh
4019 Pennsylvania Kansas City, MO 64111
Jerusalem Cafe
431 Westport Road Kansas City, MO 64111
Beer Kitchen
435 Westport Road Kansas City, MO 64111
4057 Pennsylvania Avenue Kansas City, MO 64111
Tea Drops
4111 Pennsylvania Avenue Kansas City, MO 64111
OFF Key Karaoke
510 Westport Rd #100, Kansas City, MO 64111