Spend Black Friday and Small Business Saturday at NKC Destinations

Published by Pete Dulin on

Make the most of Black Friday, November 29th, and Small Business Saturday, November 30th.

Visit numerous retail stores, studios, restaurants, bars and other businesses throughout North Kansas City for this weekend’s Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Eat, drink, shop, and explore while saving money on great deals. Here’s a sample of the various events, promotions, special releases, and sales.


Old Shawnee Pizza at Repeal 18th
1825 Buchanan St., North Kansas City

Old Shawnee Pizza’s gift card/certificate special runs through Dec. 23rd Receive a free $15 gift certificate with the purchase of a $50 gift certificate.

The Brewkery
1443 Swift St., North Kansas City

Stock up on locally-brewed kombucha. For Small Business Saturday, receive a free 4-pack of cans with the purchase of frequent filler card. Discounted merchandise also available. (Note: Brewkery will be closed on Black Friday but open Saturday)

Purchase a Brewkery Frequent Filler Card for the kombucha lover in your life! Beautiful hand-made ceramic growlers are available in-store, as well as traditional glass growlers (Brewkery will also fill any standard-sized 32oz or 64oz brewery growler for customers).

Grain to Glass
1611 Swift St., North Kansas City

Shop Small this weekend at Grain to Glass, a homebrew supply store with a craft beer taproom and packaged beer to-go. Kick the weekend off with a Black Friday bottle share. Grain to Glass has plenty of rare, regional, and Belgian bottles perfect for sharing. Enjoy yuletide cheer among your friends and neighbors! For Small Business Saturday, the shop is open from 9am to 9pm. Enjoy live music 6 to 8 pm by singer-songwriter Bill Abernathy and Shop Small 20% discounts available on merchandise. Spend over $20 on Saturday and receive 20% off at Chicken N Pickle down the street! And take advantage of Happy Hour prices on taproom beers all day with four hearty winter brews on tap.  

At Grain to Glass’ Black Friday Bottle Share party, you can even BYOB from home (one of the fancy ones you’ve been saving for friends and family), and learn more about it and where to find more like them from the shop’s
resident beer experts!

Cinder Block Brewery
110 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City

Celebrate Black Friday with the brewery’s annual release of Black Squirrel Bourbon Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout. The taproom will be open from 11 am to 11 pm. Try Cinder Block’s beloved Black Squirrel, a 12-percent ABV brew with flavors of vanilla, toasted coconut, oak, and dark chocolate. Pick up a limited amount 22-ounce bombers (maximum of two per person). Nosh on Cinder Block’s famous pancakes with Black Squirrel Syrup.

Black Friday has become something of a beer release holiday around the KC Metro– and local favorite Black Squirrel Russian Imperial Stout will tap at the Cinder Block taproom alongside breakfast pancakes!

The Big Rip Brewing Company
216 E. 9th Ave., North Kansas City

Black Friday is also the release day for stouts and winter beers at several local breweries such as Big Rip. The brewery will release Cacao 237 Milk Stout with three variants on tap and 4-packs to go, starting at noon on Friday. Small Business Saturday deals include 10-percent off all merchandise (20-percent off all merch if you’re a Mug Club member). Big Rip will also release two new winter hats for sale. Also, get a discount on Mug Club exclusive sweatshirts if pre-ordered by Saturday. If you join the Mug Club on Saturday, you’ll get Mug Club exclusive deals.

The 237 Cacao Stout release at Big Rip will come in three different variants on Friday: Vanilla, Chai and Peanut Butter!

Iron District
1599 Iron St, North Kansas City

Explore North Kansas City’s new outdoor food and shopping court. For Black Friday, Kind Food KC will host brunch so morning shoppers can fill their belly and power up for the weekend. Other food and drink businesses to check out include Avobite, B-rad’s, Kind Food KC, Plantain District, Morning Day Cafe KC, Safe Bakes, and Tiki Huna. Retail boutiques include Wasteland Society, 3&Me Boutique, and Boheme KC.

Restless Spirits Distilling
109 E 18th St, North Kansas City

Restless Spirits will be hosting their Give Back event on Black Friday. Bring in a donation for Fox 4’s “Sack it for Santa” gift-raiser and get a free cocktail at the tasting room bar! Live music, discounts on bottles and Irish coffee too.

Mitch e Amaro
306 Armour Rd., North Kansas City

In addition to their weekly Friday night tasting (this week will feature Fernet amaro), Mitch e Amaro will also be participating in the Chicken N Pickle coupon deal ($20 or more of purchases at MeA gets you 20% off at CNP)!


The Rino
314 Armour Rd., North Kansas City

Check out live local music from Payge Turner, Jake Wells, Miguel Antonio, and Goodnight Driver.

Screenland Armour
408 Armour Rd., North Kansas City

Open Thanksgiving Day. Now playing Knives Out, Ford v. Ferrari, Frozen II, and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Spend $20 or more on tickets or concessions and get 20% off at Chicken N Pickle (from theater purchases only)! Special noon showing of “The Third Man” at noon on Saturday. And be sure to check out the “Better Watch Out” holiday-themed pop-up bar above the theater in the Apparition space.

Expressive Studio
500 Armour Rd., North Kansas City
Make & Take art projects for the whole family.


Driftwood Ceramics
2106 Swift St., North Kansas City

The shop will give away a Pots & Pints class on Small Business Saturday and will have merchandise discounted up to 30-percent off on Black Friday.

Velo Garage
1403 Swift St., North Kansas City

Save 30-percent off on Velo Garage logo gear. Remaining model year bikes in stock are on sale, 30-percent off or more. Belly up to the bar for all-day happy hour prices on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday at Velo’s Tap House. 

FM Music Vintage Sounds
206 E 18th Ave, North Kansas City

Pick up incredible used albums for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! Also, customers on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday may select a free $5 record with the purchase of gift card in the amount of $25 or more. FM will also be taking part in the Chicken N Pickle Small Business Saturday special– spend $20 or more at FM and get 20% at CNP with your receipt! 

1313 Atlantic St., North Kansas City, MO
Get your shopping fix on Saturday by purchasing a variety of unique eco-goods (Curiosity Passports, eco-jewelry, hand carved stamps, and handmade paper), and sit & chat with Host artist Alexis Bechtold and her artist friends Gloria Heifner and Kat Ramsey.

Skylab Letterpress 
1968 Linn St, North Kansas City, MO

Between Nov. 27 and Dec. 2, 2019, customers may use code BLACKFRIDAY2019 to receive 25-percent off purchases of $15 or more at Skylab’s Etsy shop. Local Kansas City (MO & KS) residents can skip shipping and swing by the shop to pick up your goods! Use coupon code 1968PICKUP at check out! Applies only to local addresses. Skylab Letterpress is open M-F 10 am to 5 pm. (Note: Skylab will be closed on Saturday and popped up at Holiday Swing down at Union Station)

Pete Dulin

Pete Dulin is a Kansas City-based writer who covers food, craft beer, wine, and business. His work has appeared in Zócalo Public Square, NPR, Feast, The Kansas City Star, River Front Times, Visit KC, Flatland, The Boston Globe, Thinking Bigger, and many other publications. He is the author of Expedition of Thirst: Exploring Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries Across the Heart of Kansas and Missouri, Kansas City Beer: A History of Brewing in the Heartland, and KC Ale Trail.