"You know those people who were born to do what they do? The ones that have turned something they not only love but seemingly effortlessly excel at into a full-time job? Monarch head bartender Brock Schulte fits that bill to a T."

Photograph by Aaron Leimkuehler

Brock Schulte does a pretty good John Candy impersonation, which he demonstrates as he smiles and asks, “Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Three Orange Whips?” 

Photograph by Judy Revenaugh

"The chandelier, as well as its crystal-clear pieces, was made by a team of students and their teacher at the local Kansas City Art Institute."

Photograph by Aaron Leimkuehler

"Beyond this core space, with its velvet banquettes, fireplace flanked by bookshelves, and herringbone-patterned wood floor, there is a glass-covered terrace and the swanky Parlour—a candlelit, invitation-only lair outfitted with rare spirits, member lockers, and its o...

February 4, 2018

"I once handed a new cook a log of cookie dough and asked him to bake off cookies. He baked the whole log without cutting it first. It taught me to be specific and check-in when assigning tasks."

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Photograph by Aaron Leimkuehler

"We'll Always Have Paris of the Plains"- a collaborative piece between bar director, Brock Schulte and his wife, Erica, featuring J. Rieger and Co. Gin. 

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Photograph by Joel Schneider, Northland Lifestyle Magazine

Brock Schulte oversees the cocktailing at newcomer The Monarch Cocktail Bar & Lounge, which positions itself as “a social setting for the cocktail curious and drinks connoisseur.”

Photograph by Aaron Leimkuehler

Schulte says Monarch’s most popular winter cocktail is the “Brocksop Cider,” a drink featuring Earl Grey-infused J. Rieger & Co. Vodka, Big O ginger liqueur from St. Louis, Louisburg Apple Cider, and Becherovka, an anise liqueur from the Czech Republic. “What this does...

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