Whiskey

Cooler weather is finally here, so it's time for whiskey.

Hit the final food truck brunch of the season, celebrate "Oktoberfiesta" or welcome cool weather with some special whiskies.

Saturday

Rieger Whiskey Brunch at The Rieger

"Our 3rd Annual Whiskey Brunch featuring J. Rieger & Co. cocktails will be Saturday, October 13th from 11AM-2PM. A three-course brunch menu for $29 with additional beverages and brunch cocktails available." From 11am to 2pm. Reservations available here.

2nd Annual Grain to Glass Whiskey Celebration at Julep

"Join us for Julep's 2nd Annual Grain to Glass Whiskey Celebration! Tickets for this exclusive event include access to a very special tasting of 16+ exclusive whiskeys from around the world. General admission ($40) includes tastes of all 16 whiskies. VIP admission ($75) includes tastings, plus access to additional high end whiskeys available only in our private lounge, Soft Conspiracy." From 1 to 4pm. Tickets available here.

2nd Saturday Brew d'État feat. Tallgrass Brewing Co.

"Back in August, Tallgrass Brewing Co. in Manhattan, Kansas, decided to postpone operations at their production facility indefinitely. This came as a big shock to many in the industry. After all, they had been making tasty beers for nearly 11 years! When we heard the news, we decided to stash FIVE of their delicious brews and save them for one last hoorah! Join us from 2-5pm for some Buffalo Sweat and Key Lime Pie!" From 2 to 5pm.

Oktoberfest Live! at Leinenkugel’s Kansas City

"Leinenkugel’s Leinie Lodge & Beer Garden presents Oktoberfest Live! at Kansas City Live! in the Power & Light District on Saturday, October 13th, 2018. Featuring traditional Oktoberfest contests and games, Wiener Dog races, seasonal beers, great food, prizes, live entertainment and more! Doors open at 4 PM. Entry is $5 per person and all guests must be 21+ with valid photo ID. Upgrade your experience and purchase a Beer Lovers Ticket or VIP Ticket starting at $25! The Beer Lovers Ticket is $25 and includes entry beginning at 4 PM, a souvenir plastic stein and (5) 16 oz. draft beers. The VIP Ticket includes early entry beginning at 3PM, a private VIP food spread, (5) 16 oz. draft beers, PLUS a special VIP beer tasting event from 3-5 PM. Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase at the event." From 4 to 8pm. Tickets available here.

Restless Spirits Bar Takeover at The Garment House

"Join Restless Spirits Distilling and our infamous Paddywagon Whiskey Truck for a one-of-a-kind bar crawl for a Restless Spirits Bar Takeover! We will be taking over ALL FOUR FLOORS of The Garment House in Kansas City! We will start in Broadway Bistro, followed by Broadway Arcade, 10 Spot with LIVE MUSIC and finishing up at Hush with MORE LIVE MUSIC. Each participant will receive a custom Restless Spirits Takeover t-shirt, a FREE drink ticket and will be entered into hourly raffles!" From 6 to 9pm. Tickets are $20, available here.

Sunday

¡Oktoberfiesta! 5th Annual Benefit for Mattie Rhodes Center at Blvd. Tours & Recreation Center

"¡Oktoberfiesta!, our favorite Día de los Muertos-Oktoberfest mashup benefiting our friends and neighbors Mattie Rhodes Center, turns five this year! Join us October 14th for Biere Bingo, live music, food specials & featured beers, a limited edition stein, crafts & contests. Boulevard Brewing Co. beers include Cucumber Berliner Weisse, Tangerine Popsicle Berliner Weisse, Blood Orange Berliner Weisse, Hibiscus Gose and Tequila Barrel Lime Gose. From 10am to 6pm.

Food Truck Brunch at The Roasterie

"Save the date for our Final Food Truck Brunch of the season...and it will be one to remember! We'll have the KC Mini Enthusiasts Club here for a Mini Cooper Car Show. Donutology will be popping up with their fall themed donuts. Sporting Kansas City will have a pop-up activation with activities and giveaways. AND we'll have our usual food trucks and vendors here for all your snacking and shopping needs!" From 10am to 2pm.

2-Year Anniversary Celebration at Manila Bay Ihaw-Ihaw

Celebrate two years of authentic Filipino fare at Manila Bay Ihaw-Ihaw. From 11am to 2pm.

Hogs at Sunset: Farm Party & Potluck at Urbavore

"Party with KC's craziest farmers at URBAVORE Urban Farm: a 13 acre solar-powered farmstead in KC's urban core. Self-guided tours with maps will introduce you to our pastured hogs, poultry, crop fields, and baby chicks! Our hand-built, earthbermed home will be open for walk throughs. This is a FREE community event & POTLUCK PARTY. Bring a tasty dish to share! Partake in libations from Crane Brewery and dessert crepes from Seven Swans." From 3 to 8pm.

Swine and Wine at The Levee Bar & Grill

"For each of the past four years, AIDS Walk Kansas City’s annual Swine and Wine event delighted our philanthropic ticket-holders’ taste buds. This year we are pleased to announce that Swine and Wine will be held at the newly remodeled Carriage House event space at the Levee Bar and Grill. Built in 1899, the Carriage House is one of Kansas City’s most historic buildings. The city has since grown up around this historic farm house and the Levee is pleased to bring it life again with music, libations and fun! We work with our generous partners to provide a wide variety of wine and spirit selections paired with expertly smoked and barbecued pork, traditional BBQ sides and delicious desserts." From 6 to 8pm. Tickets start at $50, available here.

Ooey Gooey Melted Cheese Class at The Better Cheddar

"Join us for fondue, grilled cheese, and other melted favorites. We will indulge on cheese and wine. What more could you want? Our Certified Cheese Professional Lincoln Broadbooks will give a great discussion on the perfect fondue recipe and much more. Tickets are $50 per person, and include a tasting of multiple cheeses, wines, and other accompaniments." From 7 to 9pm. Tickets are $50, available here.