The real sleazy bar of Top Gun.

People dine where scenes from Top Gun were filmed.
People dine where scenes from Top Gun were filmed.

Walking through downtown San Diego recently, I happened to pass Kansas City Barbeque, so I got some pics.

Do you remember the hit movie Top Gun? The 80’s movie about Navy fighter pilots that turned Tom Cruise into a mega-superstar? You might recall the great sleazy bar scene, where Maverick and Goose sit at a piano and sing “Great Balls of Fire”. That was shot at this location! You might also remember the line spoken by Meg Ryan, “Goose, you big stud! Take me to bed now or lose me forever!” That was filmed in the dining area. The bar also appears at the end of the movie as “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” is heard playing on the jukebox.

Today you can eat some tasty barbeque while checking out a huge collection of memorabilia, a virtual shrine to Top Gun.

F-14 Tomcat depicted on outside wall at Kansas City Barbeque.
F-14 Tomcat depicted on outside wall at Kansas City Barbeque.
The very popular Kansas City Barbeque in downtown San Diego.
The very popular Kansas City Barbeque in downtown San Diego.

The above photo was taken around Christmas. I see Santa Pig!

Kansas City Barbeque was a location used in the movie Top Gun.
Kansas City Barbeque was a location used in the movie Top Gun.
Pigs fly on the rear wall of Kansas City Barbeque!
Pigs fly on the rear wall of Kansas City Barbeque!

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

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