Opened in 1983 and located at 414 103rd Street at Wornall Road in Kansas City, Missouri, most Kansas Citians knew Coach’s Bar & Restaurant. A terrific sports bar and watering hole with an excellent menu to boot, Coach’s managed to survive six neighborhood floods. In one, co-owners Chris and Brian climbed onto the roof to escape rising water; they were later rescued by firefighters. But persistent flooding ultimately forced Coach’s to consolidate the business to one location in Overland Park, Kansas, where they’ve been serving loyal fans since 2011. Sadly, in 2017, owner Mike Darby was killed—a tragic loss for the entire city.
Co-owner Chris Carle donated this familiar sign from the original location, a shopping center which has since been razed.