It's chiefly known as a lunch venue, but Cafe Sebastienne also presents first-rate dinners most Friday and Saturday nights there's also a popular Sunday brunch. There's also karaoke, beer busts, live cabaret, and all sorts of other inspired entertainment, depending on the evening. And with a great staff, friendly crowd, and good-size dance floor, this is a pretty fun hangout whether you're a big fan of the genre or not. In warm weather, you can mingle and exchange vitals while seated on the covered patio area out back. Inside this warmly lighted space, you can dine on a nice mix of authentic, well-prepared Northern Italian dishes: The long-running drag shows draw both gay and straight fans; nightly happy hours offer rotating drink specials.
It's also just a few blocks south of the posh Country Club Plaza shopping district.
Here's a look at some of the best gay-popular places to socialize and eat in Kansas City. The Kansas City Pioneers gather upstairs, where you can also find a leather shop. In Union Hill, not far from Hyde's, the Side Street Bar makes a good option for meeting fairly cruise-y dudes, especially those with a leaning toward bears, leather, and such.
Walk-ins are not accepted, nor can you make reservations via e-mail or text message, so call in advance if you're interested.