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Seahawk faithful getting rowdy at John's Big Deck

Open Letter to All Seattle Seahawk Fans

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Kansas City just might be the best place to live in the United States, but we’re pretty partial. Our beautiful city has been in the spotlight quite a bit lately and we’ve done nothing but shine. Throughout the entire MLB Postseason our city was praised and complimented for our sportsmanship, hospitality, and down right southern charm. We’ve worn those compliments like badges of honor because we know how much our city means to us and how much we mean to our city.


This Sunday our hometown Kansas City Chiefs took on the defending World Champion Seattle Seahawks. We knew the game was going to be a battle as both teams are very similar. Explosive running games that force the defense to respect the run allowing the passing threat to always be present. The contest was exactly that, a tough fought battle. A defensive struggle with some good ole fashion trench warfare. The Kansas City Chief defense stepped up and shut down the defending world champions to win the game 24-20. The best fans in the NFL played a part by bringing the noise all day long.

The game was on Sunday, but the true spectacle was on Saturday evening. It started as a chilly night in Downtown Kansas City, as many do this time of year. The staff at John’s Big Deck we’re preparing for another busy night. Our beer on ice, our competition style BBQ has spent hours in the smoker, live acoustic music was flowing on the first floor, we had DJ’s playing the hottest hits on the second floor, and our fire pit heated and insulated rooftop deck was already getting packed. However, nothing could have prepared us for the fun that ensued.

Home of Kansas City's Downtown Deck

About 9pm central time, 150+ Seattle Seahawk fans unloaded off  party buses at 928 Wyandotte St in Kansas City, MO for a night out on the town. They told us we were the first stop for the evening. We welcomed them with a big smile and was sure to shout GO CHIEFS! Shortly followed by a chant of SEA – HAWKS, SEA – HAWKS, SEA – HAWKS, SEA – HAWKS. Which we of course responded to by doing the tomahawk chop. The bantering continued for the next six hours and we loved every second.

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It was what took place throughout the night that made it truly special. Once rivals, The Seahawk fans we’re sure to remind us who has the hardware. Don’t worry though, the staff at John’s Big Deck reminded them who owns THE LOUDEST STADIUM IN THE NFL. Laughs, cheers, chants, and song echoed throughout the three floors of our venue.

Seahawk faithful getting rowdy at John's Big Deck

So much has been said the last few months about us here in our humble city, some like to call a fly over state. Well we’re sure glad our old rivals showed up on our doorstep ready for a good time. All 150+ of you made November 15th a night none of us will ever forget. Thank you for being polite, patient, good humored, loyal fans, and most importantly ready to party! We’ll always be a Kansas City Chiefs bar, but it was a pleasant surprise to enjoy our night with a fanbase as loyal as our own. 1,915 miles is a long ways from home but we hope you felt right at home here at John’s Big Deck.

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We just wanted to take this time to thank each and every Seahawk fan who stopped in last night, the plan to leave and check out more of our beautiful city, didn’t quite happen as the party buses stayed parked out front all night. So for that we apologize and hope you know you’re all welcome back anytime. We may have not made Chief fans out of anyone but we know we created a few fans of John’s Big Deck.

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Safe travels and good luck the rest of the season.


Staff at John’s Big Deck

Kansas City is Making Noise

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There is something in the air here in Kansas City; no it’s not the smell of our World Famous BBQ. Although, The American Royal is just days away taking place October 2nd through the 5th. The energy in Kansas City is electrifying, shouts from our rooftop deck echoed throughout downtown. The crew at John’s Big Deck couldn’t be more excited to watch our boys in blue this weekend and we hope you join us!

Kansas City has been put in the country’s spotlight this week and we’ve done nothing but shine!

  1. Sporting Kansas City being honored at the White House.

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  1. Kansas City Chiefs beating the New England Patriots, 41 – 14 on primetime television, during Monday Night Football.

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  1. Gaining the World Record for loudest Stadium, as if we didn’t already know that.

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  1. Kansas City Royals advance to the American League Division Series.

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New York may be the city that never sleeps, but Kansas City is the city that doesn’t give up. Each and every year our fans remain loyal to the Royals and Chiefs. We have not seen a #BlueOctober in over 29 years. Yet, everyday you see Royal blue somewhere in Kansas City. Whether it’s a baseball cap or a t-shirt, our fans stand with our team. Our boys in blue treated every Kansas City fan to something some of us have never seen. We’re in the playoffs!

It’s an image that will forever be engraved in my memory, our boys in blue, The Kansas City Royals beating the Oakland Athletics in extras to obtain our first playoff victory in 29 years.

Wild Card Game - Oakland Athletics v Kansas City Royals

We’ve made it past the wildcard, and our next match up comes from the west coast as well. This series we face the Los Angeles Angels to keep our playoff hopes alive. Be sure to #HeadToTheDeck for our next playoff games.

Come down  to John’s Big Deck this Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday as we take on the Angels in American League Division Series.

  • Thursday @ Angels 8:00pm – Game 1
  • Friday @Angels 8:30pm – Game 2

John’s Big Deck was packed with loyal Kansas City Royal fans who cheered on our first playoff victory in 29 years, while hanging out on the only rooftop deck in downtown Kansas City.

Unless you’ve been lucky enough to get your hands on some playoff tickets, the staff at John’s Big Deck is here to make your game experience as good as sitting in the K. We’ll have champagne on ice, ready to pop for every victory. We’ll have your favorite beers on tap; Boulevard Wheat, Tank 7, Bud Light, KC Beir Co, and Shock Top. Don’t forget about our $5 Royal Bombs or Fireball shots. Not to mention our award winning menu, with food served until 2:00am to be sure to hit the spot after each playoff victory.

We look forward to seeing you #OnTheDeck

Kansas City Party Like it’s 1985

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America’s postseason is quickly approaching and for the first time in 29 years your hometown Royals are in the hunt! We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to party like it’s 1985.

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Kansas City is steeped in history from Westport’s creation, Border War, Civil War, prohibition or lack there of, and World War I. Our city has age-old influences that are intertwined into our KC DNA. This history does not end with memorial buildings, shopping districts, or the Lewis and Clark Trail. That is just merely the beginning of all that Kansas City has to offer. It’s said that we bleed two different colors, depending on the time of year, Chief’s red or Royals’ blue.

Our sports history is unlike any other city. Who else can say that they played a role in founding the American Football League, Major League Soccer as well as World Championship Tennis? All of this, due to the late great and hometown favorite Lamar Hunt. 

Lamar Hunt

Did you know the Royals name originated from the American Royal or the fact that we use to have a team called the Athletics from 1955 to 1967? Which just so happens to be who we’re playing this Tuesday, it’s destiny! The Kansas City Royals entered the American League in 1969 and had quick success reaching the playoffs 7 out of 10 seasons from 1976 to 1985.  The 2014 team has strong chances of adding to our already rich baseball history including one World Series championship and clinched pennant.

This is our first chance to reach the same heights as our legendary 1985 season. So come party like its 1985, we’ll have the Bud Light, Fireball, and Royal Bombs flowing. If you need a bite to eat, anything off our award-winning menu will be sure to hit the spot!

Kansas City Royals Playoff Birth

Kansas City has the best fans around, no question about that. We stand behind our teams regardless of what the “experts” say. This is our year to #BeRoyal thanks to our boys and blue for giving us a #BlueOctober Join the John’s Big Deck crew #OnTheDeck to pop bottles for our first playoff win in 29 years.

Pop Bottles at John's Big Deck

Our hometown Royals take on The Los Angeles Athletics’ Tuesday at 7:07pm, if you didn’t get to sell your kidney for a ticket we’ll have the game on all of our big screens.