As we sail into the holiday season, we're going to change our tack a bit and do things a little differently aboard the S.S. Semper Voluptarum:
Some holiday gifts for our crewmates
October 7, 2014
A Perfect Match
August 30, 2014
Big week aboard the wee boat:
Tuesday 1/13 - 6p-1a - Open at 6pm for Happy Hour. Bob and Pete sling the drink.
Wednesday 1/14 - 8p-1a - Joe Latona tak...
This Week Aboard The Ship
January 13, 2015
The Ship mentioned in the Kansas City Star
June 16, 2014
We got a mention in the KC Star this week. Original article HERE:
New in the West Bottoms
Longtime downtown lounge, The Ship, has been resurrected in the West Bottoms.
According to city directories, The Ship first docked at 411 E. 10th St. from the late 1930s through the early 1990s. When it shut down, a West Bottoms’ landlord, Adam Jones, purchased the decor and kept the pieces in storage, planning to one day give them another public display.
A decade ago, Jones told his friends, Bob Asher and Josh Mobley, about the items. Asher and Mobley decided to bring The Ship back in one of Jones’ West Bottom buildings at 1217 Union Ave.
“It was kind of a hobby. We are all good friends and I would work on it whenever my wife would let me have a little money,” Asher said. “The interior looks like a steamship with portal windows, rivets.”
By 2010, the friends were renting the space out for private events.
This year they set out to make it a more public venue. In late May they began opening it up as a lounge on Thursday nights. Now The Ship is open from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday, featuring live jazz on Thursday.
“We’re not looking to compete with Westport,” Asher said. “We’re just having a good time down in the West Bottoms.”