Michael Forbes Bar & Grille Formerly: Sharp's 63rd Street Grill

78% love it
Gay-owned spot serving everyone
The local Brookside gays love coming to Michael Forbes for dinner, drinks, and brunch. The menu features an eclectic mix of breakfast, lunch and dinner items with a focus on seafood and traditional American. Gay owned and operated.


    • NormanG
      NormanG Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Home town
      It is a friendly and classy place for a drink or dinner. Cocktail hour runs from 4-6 daily. That is a bargain.

    • jjman
      jjman Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not bad
      A little dumpy. The filet was good. The bartender was sweet and cute. And there was one other gay customer! Supposedly weekends attract the former gay regulars.

    • drvfriend
      drvfriend Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great Breakfast!!
      If you want GREAT breakfast on a Sunday morning after a crazy Saturday night, this is the place to go! Marty is running a great place and it's so much fun no matter when you go. But I love their breakfast menu!!

    • David32
      David32 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      I was in Kansas City on business and made a round of several of the bars and restaurants. This was the worst of all of them. Bartenders could care less if a customer comes in. And after getting one drink, just try to get a second one. Bartenders talk to other employees in the back and NO SERVICE ! There are a lot of others bars to go to where they appreciate their customers.

    • Douglas34
      Douglas34 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      NOT a freindly place to go
      I was there in January. Restaurant was just okay but heard that the City Health Dept. had closed them down for a few days. Went to the bar and it took forever to get waited on. Only about 8 people there but the bartender was talking with other employees in the back and was NOT nice. Would never go back there again. bartenders should learn to be friendly.

    • Gaytravelers
      Gaytravelers Over a year ago
      Hates it

      This place has gone DOWNHILL so quckly !
      Unfortunately the bar to the side room does not have good service. Have been there a few times and the woman who is behind the bar is NOT professional. She is always chatting with other employees and not taking care of business. Never greets anyone when they come in, It takes forever to get drinks. It has NOTHING to do with a woman or man bartender. BAD bartenders are BAD bartenders! So sad, as this bar could really be the "in" spot but many people have stopped going there. Hopefully the owner/management will take heed however the owner/management could care less so we won't be going back. We have heard dozens of complaints about the service at this bar. Such a shame as Kansas City needs a good gay friendly/straight friendly bar in this neighborhood.

    • nathwoo
      nathwoo Over a year ago
      Loves it

      YUM YUM
      Food and Service is great, laid back environment. I have to admit I eat there twice a month at minimum.

    • BobbyJoe
      BobbyJoe Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Pizza and martinis
      This is truly a gay-friendly restaurant. It has a wonderful selection of martinis and a great menu of lower priced entrees. You can eat in the very popular and noisy bar area, or at a more private table in the dining room. The Sunday brunch is popular, but don't expect anything more than your standard breakfast menu, adequately prepared. It's a great place to drink and eat without spending too much money, though after a few martinis, you may do that anyway.