Welcome to The Cashew
This contemporary, sleek, restaurant and bar is the perfect place to enjoy a casual lunch on the patio, or meet with co-workers and friends in the evening, before a concert, or after a concert, and into the night. Bring a ticket stub, after a show, and get a free hummus with a purchase.
This two-story bar is located in the heart of Kansas City’s Crossroads Art District, with easy access to Crown Center, Downtown and the Sprint Center. Both bars are equipped with multiple flat-screen televisions, satellite radio and juke boxes. The panoramic view of the downtown skyline is the ideal backdrop for any night on the town. Overhead doors offer a unique open air environment, with all of the amenities of indoor service. The attentive staff will ensure that your experience is one that will keep you coming back. Don’t forget that First Fridays Start at The Cashew.
About The Cashew
The Cashew opened on May 6th, 2005. Founder, Richard Alan Kenny, established The Cashew with two of his close friends. At the time, Rich also owned The Peanut, Kansas City’s oldest bar, located at 5000 Main St, which opened in 1933. Rich and his partners agreed to open something similar to The Peanut, but wanted it to be more upscale, thus, “The Cashew” name. Rich and his partners loved the Crossroads Art District location. As a result, The Cashew has become the “place to be” for every First Friday.
On January 31st, 2007, Rich passed away from Pancreatic Cancer. From his roots in Letcher, South Dakota, Rich learned to play Cribbage, a game that he loved and taught many people to play. Every year on August 20th, Rich’s birthday, or “Richmas,” The Cashew hosts a memorial Cribbage Tournament in his honor benefiting the American Cancer Society. Everyone is welcomed to come and play. Rich is deeply missed by everyone who was lucky enough to have known him. Rich’s partners still own The Cashew today.
About the Building
Our building was constructed in 1914 for C.F. Morse, who served as President of the Stock Yards Bank and who was an associate and representative in Kansas City of Boston capitalists, such as Charles Francis Adams. The original tenant of the building was the Fisk Rubber Company of New York. Since that time, it has gone through many tenants. It has been everything from a manufacturer’s representative building, Finn’s Exotic Boot Store, Carrol Seating (a church and school seating and cabinet store), and loft apartments. This building has seen many different businesses come and go, but with any luck (and with the help of our crack staff), it will remain The Cashew for a very long time.
Our Event Space
The best kept secret in Kansas City, 2000 Grand is located just upstairs. This newly renovated urban loft setting offers an intimate environment for wedding receptions, corporate functions, or social gatherings with capacity to cater to groups of 25 to 500 people.
The overhead doors offer a unique open air environment, with all of the amenities of an indoor space. Select from one of our delicious menu options created by the same people behind the popular cuisine at The Cashew. Our event space is fully equipped with television screens, iPod docks and video hookups, to enhance your company’s presentations, or to personalize your special event. You can toast the night away with a cocktail from one of our skilled bartenders while enjoying one of the most spectacular views of the downtown skyline. With ample parking, state of the art presentation equipment, exquisite cuisine, and our attentive staff, 2000 Grand will be the perfect place to host your next event.
The Cashew Short Bus
Join us for drinks before and after your favorite concerts or events in the downtown area. The Cashew Short Bus will start 60 min before the start of concerts and events and depart every 15 min on schedule prior to event time, and will then will be available for a ride back to The Cashew at the end of the event. Best of all its free so don’t be tardy!
The Cashew is only 6 blocks away from The Sprint Center, Power & Light and the Midland, and only 3 blocks from Grinders/Crossroads KC.
Please note, we must have a minimum number of reservations to guarantee transportation on our FREE shuttles so encourage your friends to request their seat today!
Park at The Cashew and ride in style!
Friday, Nov 8
Tuesday, Nov 12
Friday, Dec 6
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Jayhawks Alumni Association
The Cashew is honored to announce our partnership with the Kansas City Branch of The University of Kansas Alumni Association. The Cashew is the official headquarters for the Kansas Jayhawks Alumni Association as well as an official watch site for all of the Jayhawk’s sporting events. Support your team and join us before and after the games, or watch them here on our big screens!
Join us to watch The Jayhawks on our numerous flat screen T.V.’s, with a free appetizer buffet and drink specials for all KU games!
Join us to cheer on the Jayhawks in all the March Madness games!
Check here for information about upcoming watch parties we’ll be hosting for KU games!
Connect with The Cashew
Join us here to see all the up-to-the-minute action at The Cashew! Connect with The Cashew and you’ll be first to hear the latest news, the first to see our bartenders shaking up a mean martini, and the first to know when the party really gets started. This is the go-to spot for information – from Twitter to Foursquare, we’ve got you covered! Check back often for everything from exclusive lunch specials to awesome First Friday pictures!