From the moment you walk into Bullseye Bar and Deli in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, you realize this is no ordinary drinking establishment. This biker-friendly bar seems more like a gigantic game room than a bar. Describe it however you want, but it’s clear that this place was designed for one purpose, and one purpose only—for people to have a whole lot of fun!
Five tournament-style dartboards take up the entire wall to your right (hence the name Bullseye Bar) and to your left is a big screen TV, which as bar owners Terri Detwiler and Mike Cary explain, is a very popular hangout for NASCAR and Chiefs fans.
An inviting shuffleboard table takes up most of the wall to your left, which leads to the back of the bar where three pool tables play host to their Wednesday night APA pool leagues. If you’re into billiards, make sure to drop by after 8 p.m. on Thursdays for free pool! They also have foosball, Golden Tee Golf and much more!
If you’re looking for a good place to unwind after a long day of work on Monday, it’s hard to beat $4 pitchers of Bud Light and Miller Lite, which Terri and Mike claim is the coldest beer in town! And if you have enough energy to peal yourself off your barstool, beginning at 7 p.m. you can take part in their free 3-Ball Pool Contest. If you think all this sounds like fun, you’re right, but we haven’t even gotten to the really good stuff yet!
On Friday nights, Terri and Mike bring in some of the areas best local bands, such as Scotty & The Soul Tones, Lost Dog, Rock Solid and many more. Then on Saturday, all the bikes and custom cars start arriving for an all day happy hour and everyone’s bikes and hot rods are on display in front of the bar from 11 a.m. until 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Now that’s what I call a bike day…and night! Terri and Mike also support local charities, such as the EFECT First Annual Biker Run, which they sponsored on Saturday, July 2, 2005.
I asked Terri and Mike how they picked Saturday for their bike day/night, and they said the choice was easy—nobody else is doing it and bikers need a place to go on Saturdays. Good enough for me! Actually, I think they may be on to something here. Since most bars schedule their bike nights on evenings which are traditionally slow for them, why not try something different? Besides, how many times have you gotten out for a leisurely Saturday afternoon ride, and after putting around for a while ride back home because there wasn’t anywhere to hang out with fellow bikers and make new friends? Well, not anymore. Thanks to Bullseye Bar & Deli this problem has been solved!
So the next time you and your buddies are out riding around on Saturday, drop by and tell Terri and Mike you’re on a mission to find the coldest beer in town. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
By Mike Schweder