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Seg. 1: Monarch Bar | Seg. 2: The Best Cocktails and Happy Hours

Segment 1: We take a trip to Monarch Bar.

We take you to a butterfly-themed bar near the Plaza, with a monarch butterfly expert. Will the menu live up to the hype?

Segment 2, beginning at 7:44: The best cocktails and happy hours in town.

As Kansas City's food scene grows, the cocktail offerings become more varied and sophisticated. Our food critics share some of their favorite drinks around town.


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Gina Kaufmann is the host of KCUR’s Central Standard, a talkshow fueled by curiosity and critical thinking. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.