Are you planning a first-time visit to Kansas City? Or maybe you’re a frequent visitor, or even a resident, who would just like to get a better handle on, and a behind-the-scenes look at, the local Q scene. If so, you might want to consider taking a tour with KC Barbecue Tours. They offer two different tours. The midday Original Kansas City Barbecue Tour visits four Q joints. The four may vary but one recent visitor said they went to LC’s, Woodyard, Gates, and Arthur Bryant’s, all, in our opinion, worth a visit.

The four-hour tour will run you $65 and includes all food, bus transportation, and gratuities at the restaurants. There’s also an evening Cue & Brew tour for $59. On this tour, you visit three Q houses and a local brewery, and each gust is permitted to bring a small cooler filled with whatever they like (presumably, most folks bring beer – no kids on this tour). Check out all the details at their website. Each tour is limited to 16 people, and they tend to sell out in advance.

KC Barbecue Tours
KC Barbecue Tours’ Website
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L C’s Bar-B-Q
5800 Blue Parkway
Kansas City MO 64129
Woodyard Bar-B-Que
3001 Merriam Lane
Kansas City KS 66106
Woodyard Bar-B-Que’s Website
Woodyard Bar-B-Que on Facebook
Gates Bar-B-Q
1325 East Emanuel Cleaver Boulevard
Kansas City MO 64110
Gates Bar-B-Q’s Website
Gates Bar-B-Q on Facebook
Arthur Bryant’s
1727 Brooklyn Avenue
Kansas City MO 64127
Arthur Bryant’s Website
Arthur Bryant’s on Facebook