Cosmopolitan, vibrant, creative, down-to-earth and gay friendly. Kansas City may not be the first city that comes to mind when you hear these words, but that’s exactly what you’ll find here.

Things to Do

Gay-Friendly KC: A Weekend in the City of Fountains

One of the great charms of Kansas City for LGBT visitors is that this friendly, welcoming metropolis has a wealth of neighborhoods of strong interest to the gay community.

Kansas City’s Nightlife Scene

Between dancing at nightclubs in the heart of the city and bar-hopping in trendy neighborhoods, the nightlife scene in Kansas City stands out as one of the best in the Midwest.

Craft Breweries in Kansas City

Known for barbecue, jazz and fountains, local breweries have transformed Kansas City into one of the fastest-growing craft beer destinations in the country. 

National Museums in Kansas City

Widely celebrated as a hotbed of barbecue, jazz and fountains, Kansas City has also curated a reputation as a preeminent destination for museum-goers.

Kansas City’s Distilleries and Distilling Scene

The craft distilling scene is booming once again—this time fully legal, thankfully—with a few familiar faces that have returned to their pre-Prohibition glory, plus plenty of newcomers, too. Raise a toast to the new golden age of Kansas City spirits.

Resources for LGBTQ Travelers

Visitor and community resources compiled in collaboration with our partners at Camp Kansas City and LIKEME Lighthouse.

Resources for LGBTQ Travelers

From annual events to live theater and wellness, find the resources you need before and during your visit to Kansas City.

Kansas City Gay Bars and Clubs

Kansas City's LGBTQ+ nightlife scene is open to all and the perfect way to enjoy some of the city's most popular bars.

Annual Events in Kansas City

From craft beer festivals to holiday lightings and everything in between, mark your calendar with some of Kansas City's largest and most unique happenings on tap for the year. 

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