In the heart of Westport, the Beaumont Club brings in heavy-hitting rock, indie-rock and country acts: Buckcherry, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Broken Social Scene, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, and the Dropkick Murphys, to name a few visitors. Once a country bar with line-dancing nights and a mechanical bull, it's now sleek and all-purpose with two bars, a game room, and plenty of seating when standing around gets old. Some of the city's discerning music snobs complain about the sight lines and sound, but most patrons find no fault with the experience. It's easy to park (there's a four-story garage next door), it's accessible (many of the shows are all-ages), and the beer is fairly priced. It's an institution that gives both cred and variety to KC's original entertainment district.