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.”

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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...

January 6, 2018

"I'm happy that I get to travel around the world and come back to Kansas City," Manica says, "but there wasn't anything here like the high-end bars of London or Moscow. So I decided to open one myself." 

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"At the helm of this ultra-glam watering hole is bar manager Brock Schulte, who’s credited as a major influence on the city’s cocktail culture scene."

 Photograph by Aaron Leimkuehler

December 22, 2017

"Other noteworthy openings included world-class cocktail bars like the epically swank Monarch Bar."

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"Brock Schulte is huge fan of using tea in cocktails, period. Says he can even convince a vodka-lover to drink Scotch by using tea, a milk wash and a little bit of lemon juice." 

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December 22, 2017

"Our winter food and cocktail creations include a full pairing menu designed by Brock Schulte and Executive Chef Theresia Ota to provide a range of stylish options from Negroni-cured lox to winter warmers." 

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December 21, 2017

"Beauty with design. Polish without pretension. Seamless, classic service. Intimate, inviting, highly social." 

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