Balanca's isn't for pussies. Yes, yes, we know the bar on 18th Street and Grand is LGBT-friendly, and ever-present owner Lori Burroughs makes a lot of references to the pet variety of cats (the bar's phone number is 816-474-MEOW). But theres nowhere to hide in the two-level bar when people are on the prowl, and unpredictable behavior is not out of the norm here. It can get loud and rowdy, like a circus, with Burroughs as the diabolical ringleader to an approving, alternative bunch. Theres almost always something going on: a dart tournament or a DJ spinning trance or jungle music, depending on the night - making the experience seem a little more adventurous than freaky.