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Bars and nightlife in Kansas City

Top bars

BBQ Joint
“If you are looking for high class Kansas City BBQ, look no further. Every item on the menu is 5 stars. I personally love the burnt ends!”
  • 86 locals recommend
Brewery
“Boulevard Beer is by far the biggest local favorite beer. You can get a tour of the brewery and drinks in the brewery bar. Located 30 minutes away. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Lounge
“Live jazz with superb cocktails! Perfect for after dinner drinks and they also serve absinthe if you're into that.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Bar
“Jack Stack Bar-B-Que is another favorite Bar-B-Que places in the Kansas City area.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
“Love to play games? This bar is full of old school arcade games! It’s a big kids dream! Grab yourself a beer and a fanny pack of tokens and play the way through your child hood! They also offer an outdoor patio area with jenga and yard games! Located 30 minutes away. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing BBQ with one of the best beer garden's in Westport. BBQ trays (pick 2 or 3 meats), jalapeno cheesy-corn bake, crispy jo-jo potatoes are some of our favorite items. Grab some BBQ / beer and head out to their patio if the weather is nice. Sunday fried chicken is also popular (available noon until it is sold out). ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Gastropub
“This place and area isn't very well known yet, even among the locals! Great place for lunch and to check out the boutiques in this area. Their gourmet burgers are some of the best burgers I've ever had.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Stylish theater chain for new & classic films features cocktails & creative bites served seat-side.”
  • 29 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Lounge
“Live jazz with superb cocktails! Perfect for after dinner drinks and they also serve absinthe if you're into that.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“This is one of the best little gems for happy hour in the city. It's small, but makes you feel like you've been transported into a chic French cafe. Excellent wine and cocktails and friendly staff. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Missie’s has been Kansas City’s most popular drag bar since it opened in 1994 as a piano lounge. Home of good times and good friends, Missie B’s welcomes all and ensures you’re thoroughly entertained, with must-see drag shows five nights a week and karaoke three nights a week. With an extensive upstairs dance floor, a smoke-friendly enclosed back porch and some of the stiffest drinks in town, Missie’s feels like a giant house party. Come thirsty and come often, and make sure you hit up the ATM before you drop in: this bar’s cash only.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Night Club
“one of the hottest places in town to soak up the scene and enjoy jazz and blues acts. So pick your poison and get lost in the atmosphere. It’s one of a kind.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Live music venue that attracts a unique mix of artists, tribute bands, etc. Biker bar vibe, but so much more.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Stellar martinis, scrumptious mussels, lamb, and steak! Such a slice of KC history in this beautiful bar. Live music every night and cozy place to hear jazz in the basement. One of my favorites!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Check out who's playing and then walk on over. Nice, small venue to hear music”
  • 7 locals recommend
Dive Bar
“This local kc bar is within walking distance from our unit. Very colorful vibes and amazing food!”
  • 11 locals recommend

Music venues

Performing Arts Venue
“This is where you can go to see the Kansas City Symphony and other larger performances. The building was designed by Moshe Safdie.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bar
“A true local dive! Great music booking of all different genres. Always check out their show schedule!”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Love the vibe here. Across from the JC Nichols Fountain, just 2 blocks north of the heart of the Plaza.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Live music venue that attracts a unique mix of artists, tribute bands, etc. Biker bar vibe, but so much more.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Very beautiful and historic. Mid size to big named acts come through The Midland.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Art galleries, wine samples, food trucks, restaurants, entertainment, concerts, and First Fridays are always a packed event in any weather. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Dive Bar
“One of the longest-running alternative stages in town, Davey's is a hole-in-the wall bar with an almost-daily lineup of live music.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Music Venue
  • 1 local recommends
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