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Fountain Haus: Sayin’ Goodbye to an Awesome LGBTQ-Friendly Nightlife Spot in Westport

Hey folks, we’re sad to tell ya that Fountain Haus, that super cool LGBTQ-friendly club in Westport, Kansas City, is closin’ its doors. This place had it all – three floors, a bunch of dance floors, and even a rooftop “pool deck.” But sadly, their last night was on Saturday.

Dealin’ with Tough Times and Celebratin’ the Good Stuff

Club owner David Brinkerhoff said that even though everyone worked their butts off, they just couldn’t keep the place goin’. But hey, David and his partners, Dan Meiners and Ryan Overberg, did a great job since they opened in 2022 at 401 Westport Road, where HopCat and TikiCat used to be.

A Super Cool Place with Lots of History

Fountain Haus was a huge 13,000-square-foot space with food, bars, and that awesome rooftop “pool deck” that looked like an empty swimmin’ pool. They had drag shows, dance parties like Queer Terror, and were a big part of Pride events. They called themselves “one of the largest queer and ally spaces” in the Midwest.

Legal Stuff and Helpin’ Out Employees

Last year, David Hollins, a former partner in the club, sued ’cause he said he didn’t get paid back for his $50,000 investment. They settled the lawsuit a few weeks ago, and Hollins’ lawyer said he was happy with the outcome. We don’t know if that had anything to do with the club closin’.

Brinkerhoff said employees will get severance for February. He also wants Fountain Haus fans to keep supportin’ other LGBTQ places in the area, like Bistro 303, Cafe Trio, Gaels Public House, Hamburger Mary’s, Missie B’s, Sidekicks, Sidestreet, and Woody’s.

Find a Cool Home Near Great Nightlife

If you wanna live near fun nightlife like Fountain Haus, check out Overland Park, Leawood, and Olathe Kansas. A real estate agent can help you find the perfect home in these happenin’ areas with lots of nightlife options.

Thanks for the Memories, Fountain Haus

As the club closes, Brinkerhoff wants to thank the Fountain Haus team, the customers, and everyone who helped make the place a success. He said, “You are the heartbeat of Fountain Haus. We are super proud of what we built together and are so grateful to have been a part of Kansas City’s story.”