Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

FUEL - An American Made Bike Night

Written by  August 31, 2005

One of the hottest new venues in the Kansas City area is now a can’t-miss Bike Night blast! Fuel - American Made Bar and Grill, located on the northwest corner of 119th and Metcalf, has firmly established their position in this highly competitive market.

Every Thursday evening, bright orange road construction cones are positioned in the expansive lot, designating bike-only parking, and the spots rapidly fill up. The patio area with wrought iron furniture and shade umbrellas is always full, while inside, live music rocks! Their combination of great food, rock and roll, discounted drinks and strikingly voluptuous waitresses taking your food and drink orders leaves your mouth watering for more!

The menu is packed full of delicious appetizers and meals. Specials on Thursday Bike Night are the Fat Boy (sliced roast beef and provolone) and Top Fuel (turkey with Swiss) sour dough sandwiches. Bottled Bud products are also on sale for $2. Another bonus—bikers never pay a cover charge!

At 9 p.m., the overhead lights are recoiled, and the bar is cleared. The lovely hostesses, dressed in worn denim and cleavage torn T-shirts dance to choreographed hard rock tunes through an updated, loud and crystal clear sound system! At 10 p.m., the highlight of the evening is the Ladies Chaps Contest. Contestants, fitted in chaps provided by Fuel, demonstrate their goods on the bar top. Based on crowd reactions, a winner is chosen and is presented with $100, plus the opportunity to take home those form-fitting chaps!

If it not bike night, that’s all right! On Friday night, 96.5 the Buzz broadcasts live on location! There are also ten 42-inch plasma screens and two big screens located throughout their spacious seating area. On Sundays, they carry all the NFL games, and on Mondays, it’s the Chiefs Kingdom Radio Show with Mitch Holthaus.

Fuel’s slogan could not be more appropriate: There’s only one place you can go seven days a week for Premium American Food, Premium American Beer, Premium American Liquor, Premium American Fun and Premium American . . . ! So make sure you pay a visit to Fuel before the bike season ends and take full advantage of the goods they have to offer!

Be sure and check out the lunch special coupon on the Fuel ad with Cycle Connections--it’s a buy one, get one free lunch deal between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Review and photos by Nic