West Plaza staple, The Point Bar & Grill, reconnects and evolves for a new generation under ownership of local restaurant industry women

Return to old-school connections in original 1970s two-story location with new 34-item casual menu; 16 cocktails; 19 IPA, craft and local beers; nine TVs and theater-style big screen for game viewing

Kansas City, Mo. (Jan. 11, 2016) – The Point Bar & Grill owners Jennifer Tucker and Melissa Redman, both local restaurant industry leaders, are reconnecting the roots of a 1970s Kansas City staple as a place to relax, enjoy a game, meet friends or walk over from the neighborhood. The Point Bar & Grill remains in its nearly 40-year-old original two-story West Plaza location, off of the Plaza and outside of Westport, but on the road between both.

A new menu is launching, featuring 34 items, including tavern-style brick oven pizzas cut in to squares for sharing, as well as starters, burgers, salads and “two-hand” sandwiches.

The bar is upping its game too, with 16 new cocktail creations by its bartender, Brandy Wilmes, in categories for “Vodka Drinkers,” “Rum,” “Gin and Tequila” and “Whiskey Lovers.” An “Infused Vodkas” section features the “Tickle Your Pickle” house specialty of house-made pickles infused with Kettle-One Vodka. The new beer menu satisfies any hops enthusiast with 19 bottled options ranging from IPAs to craft, local and traditional brews. Five options are on tap, including Stella Cidre, PBR and Boulevard Wheat.

Redman and Tucker were attracted to The Point’s history as a place to gather for a good time and took over ownership three years ago, drawing on their extensive background with the Kansas City restaurant industry. Jennifer previously served as the vice president of operations for KC Hopps. For 14 years, Melissa has worked closely with restaurants as a buyer, trainer and district sales manager in distribution throughout the Kansas City area.


The full menu is served during The Point’s new hours from 3 p.m.-midnight, Monday through Wednesday, and 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Thursday through Sunday. Happy hour includes five $5 appetizers, $2.50 drafts, $3.50 glasses of wine and all 16 specialty cocktails for $5 from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12-5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The Point recently established new closing times of midnight Mon. – Wed. and 1:30 a.m. Thurs. – Sun.

New Menu


·        Loaded Nachos

·        Hot Jalapeno Soft Pretzel

·        Parmesan Truffle fries

·        Fried Pickles

·        Chicken Wings

·        Deluxe Quesadilla

·        Smothered Cheese Fries (or tots)

·        Mozzarella Sticks

·        Hummus Trio

·        Chips and Salsa

Tavern-style brick oven pizza

·        Hot Pepperoni

·        Four Cheese

·        The Royal Pizza

·        BBQ Chicken

·        Meat “Galore”

·        Burning Man

·        Fennel Sausage

Certified Angus Beef Burgers

·        The Point’s Pub Burger

·        Bacon and Egg Cheeseburger

·        Royal Blue Cheeseburger

·        Patty Melt on Sourdough

·        Swiss Mushroom Cheeseburger

Fresh Entrée Salads

·        Mixed Greens

·        Caesar

“Two-Hand” Sandwiches

·        Italian Sausage with Peppers & Onions

·        Pork Tenderloin

·        Meatball Mania

·        Cheesesteak west Plaza Style

·        Pressed Italian Hot Sub

·        Grilled Chicken Breast

·        Cuban

·        Pulled Pork

·        Point BLT

New Cocktail Menu

Vodka Drinkers

·        Sparkling Apple – Ciroc Apple, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and a dash of champagne. 8

·        Moscow Mule – Kettle One vodka, Goslings ginger beer, fresh lime juice and a splash of soda. 8

·        Kinky Pinky – Kinky vodka, grapefruit juice, kinky vodka and a heavy splash of prosseco. 7

·        Cherry Limeade – Smirnoff cherry, sour mix, lime juice, and a splash of grenadine. 7


·        Dark and Stormy – Goslings dark rum, Goslings ginger beer, fresh lime juice and a splash of soda. 8

·        Painkiller – Goslings dark rum, Coco Lopez Cream de Cocoa, orange juice, pineapple juice and a dash of nutmeg. 7

Gin and Tequila

·        Gin Blossom – Hendrix gin, St. Germain, fresh lime juice and a dash of simple syrup. 8

·        Thez – Patron, fresh lime juice, agave and simple syrup. 8

·        Grandma Ruby – Hendrix gin, St. Germain, splash of Gran Marnier, fresh ruby red grapefruit juice. 8

Whiskey Lovers

·        Roamer – Buffalo Trace whiskey, fresh lemon juice with a splash of soda. 8

·        Templeton – Templeton whiskey, fresh lime juice and a splash of soda. 8

·        Horse Feather – Dickel rye whiskey, Goslings ginger beer, soda water, fresh lime juice and a splash of bitters. 8

·        Fuzzy Bulleit – Bulleit whiskey, peach schapps, splashed heavy with orange juice. 8

·        Classic – Makers Mark whiskey, maple simple syrup, aromatic bitters, with a lemon peel. Served neat, up or on the rocks. 9

Infused Vodka’s (house specialty)

·        Tickle your Pickle – House-made pickles infused with Kettle-One Vodka. 7

·        The Dirty – Olive infused Kettle-One Vodka. 7

About The Point Bar & Grill

Established in 1978, The Point is a two-story classic with multiple rooms and bars at 917 W 44th St, Kansas City, MO 64111. Located in West Plaza and co-owned by two local women, Jennifer Tucker and Melissa Redman, The Point is a neighborhood bar and grill destination. The restaurant features appetizers, tavern-style brick over pizzas, Certified Angus Beef burgers, salads, sandwiches, wine, craft beer and cocktails. The Point is open 3 p.m. – midnight, Monday through Wednesday, and 11 a.m. – 1:30 a.m., Thursday through Sunday with happy hour from 3-6 p.m. on weekdays and 12-5 p.m. on weekends. For more information, “like” The Point Bar & Grill on Facebook or call (816) 931-7660.