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Bar(k)ista Throwdown

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bar K Messenger coffee co presenting Latte Art Throwdown. March 7th with check-in at 6pm. Portion of proceeds go to Great Plains SPCA.

Get ready, baristas and coffee enthusiasts! We’re back with our beloved Bar(k)ista throwdown!

Bar K, in partnership with Messenger Coffee, is thrilled to invite baristas from all over the Kansas City area to show off their skills in this one-of-a-kind latte art competition. Participants will face off in the classic Free Pour round, and for a fun twist, they can also take part in the special Dog Paw Pour round!

As always, participants and guests are welcome to bring their dog to play during the competition!

This year, we’re excited to announce that half of the $10 entry fee will be donated to Great Plains SPCA, supporting their incredible work with animals.

Ready to throw down? Sign up online now at Cash prizes await the top barista, with awesome prizes for the 2nd & 3rd place runners-up.

The event kicks off with registration check-in at 6:00pm, followed by the start of the competition at 6:30pm.


As always, entry is free for humans and Bar K Members. For Non-Members bringing a dog, entry is $10 for the first dog and $5 for each additional dog in the household. During peak season (April-October), the cost on Saturday & Sunday increases to $15 for your first dog, $5 for each additional dog. You can complete the Guest Entry Form in advance by following the link below or fill it out at our Front Desk.


  • Must be current on vaccinations (Rabies, DHLPP/Da2PP and Bordetella)
  • Must be properly socialized for group play
  • Must be at least 12 weeks old
  • Must have an ID tag at all times (if you don’t have one, we will provide at our Front Desk) 
  • Puppies who are under 25 lbs AND under six months of age are allowed in the Small Dog Park only, or on one of our on-leash patios. This is because puppies of that age and size may not have the experience or physical ability to play safely among large adult dogs. Once your puppy is over 25lbs or 6 months of age, they are permitted to play in the All Dog Park.


Bar K Kansas City
501 Berkely Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64120 United States
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(816) 474-2275