Notable Places

The North Lawrence community is a vibrant community of diverse places and faces. Try out some of the best North Lawrence has to offer unmatched anywhere across the city of Lawrence.

Fire Canyon Barbeque

Another addition to the vibrant North Lawrence small business community. Located in the old Slowride Roadhouse building across K-10, Fire Canyon comes from food truck fandom to North Lawrence brick and mortar food service with great eats and live music.

La Tropicana Mexican Restaurant

La Tropicana is a North Lawrence staple of authentic and traditional family mexican food. Operating for decades under the Del Campo family, you can catch their daily specials and have a margarita on their beautiful patio.

El Matador Mexican Cafe

El Matador Cafe is yet another North Lawrence staple of authentic and traditional family mexican food. Operating for decades under the Reyes family, El Matador specializes in a myriad of menu items originating from NoLaw regulars.

Johnny’s Tavern (The Original)

The original is a gem all its own. As the origin point of the mainstay of a sports bar across Kansas and Missouri, Johnny’s Tavern in North Lawrence is where it all started.

Elmo’s Tavern

A neighborhood bar that serves and welcomes everyone around. Elmo’s is a mixture of regulars and newcomers as vast as the drinks served in this North Lawrence neighborhood gathering place.

Northside Social

A fairly recent addition to the North Lawrence scene, Northside Social Bar focuses on the arts, custom cocktails and the local prominent music scene around North Lawrence.

Gaslight Gardens

Small bar with a big heart. The Gaslight Gardens are a prominent provider of craft cocktails and occasional live music acts that exude its vibrant environment of creative culture.

Tokyo Sushi Bar

Great sushi right on the river. As a laid back, small sushi eatery, Tokyo Sushi Bar provides a welcoming environment with a fantastic porch and view.

Uplift Coffee Shop

Right in the middle of North Lawrence is Uplift Coffee Shop. Uplift serves breakfast items and pastries as well as delicious beverages of various teas, coffees, and custom sodas along with a beautiful landscaped back patio.

Venue 1235

Adjacent to the interstate, Venue 1235 is a hub of events with music, weddings, and other events. Large and notable events take place and serve the North Lawrence community all at the 1235.

Reclaimed By Michelle

When looking for beautiful and unique second hand finds, look no further than Reclaimed by Michelle. Full of antiques and Lawrence treasures all for sale at Michelle’s.

Topiary Tree

Located in the Locust Street Marketplace, Topiary Tree is a shopping center of unique crafts and amazing restored antique finds.

Layla Grayce

Located in the Locust Street Marketplace, Layla Grace is a purveyor of high quality furnishings and lighting options across a wide spectrum.

Hedge Apple

Located in the Locust Street Marketplace, Hedge Apple is another purveyor of high quality furnishings and lighting options across a wide spectrum.

Amy’s Attic

Located in the Locust Street Marketplace, Amy’s Attic provides a store of restored and original antiques and treasured finds all in the backyard of North Lawrence.

Union Pacific Depot

The original North Lawrence place of gathering, the Union Pacific Station is the origin point of North Lawrence and a great provider of history, architecture, and a semblance of older times.

The Levee Trail

Exercise, sightseeing, and hiking. The Levee Trail is a facet of the North Lawrence community that contributes to the natural environment and beautiful sights of the river.

The Flamingo Club

A North Lawrence mainstay since the 60s, The Flamingo Club started out as a jazz club combined with dinner service. Now, as an adult entertainment center with the same level of dinner service, The Flamingo Club is a major “asset” of North Lawrence.

ICL Lawrence

As a major employer in North Lawrence, ICL is a major contributor to the North Lawrence economy and supports a substantial job market in the North Lawrence community.

Select One Security and Communications

Select One Security is a budding small business in North Lawrence that has grown to be a major player in the home and corporate security market in the City of Lawrence.

River Rat Skate Shop

River Rat Skate Shop is a character all its own in the distinct character of North Lawrence. As a contributor to the skating recreation and competitive scene in Lawrence, River Rat Skate Shop provides a community within the North Lawrence community.

Lyons Park

Lyons Park is a central public gathering place for the community of North Lawrence worth stopping by anytime. With pickle ball, tennis, basketball, a playground, and a future splash pad, Lyons Park is a great place to be.

The River Trails

The North Lawrence River Trails are a fantastic asset to the exercising and nature loving people of Lawrence. Intended as running, biking, and hiking trails of distances encompassing a total of eight miles along the river.