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 800-979-3370 KC Barbecue Tours’ Website KC Barbecue Tours on Facebook L C’s Bar-B-Q 5800 Blue Parkway Kansas City MO 64129 816-923-4484 Woodyard Bar-B-Que 3001 Merriam Lane Kansas City KS 66106 913-362-8000 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 816-531-7522 Gates Bar-B-Q’s Website Gates Bar-B-Q on Facebook Arthur Bryant’s 1727 Brooklyn Avenue Kansas City MO 64127 816-231-1123 Arthur Bryant’s Website Arthur Bryant’s on Facebook