Street Cafes and Temporary Outdoor Dining in KC
Thanks to recently updated city regulations, new outdoor seating spaces are available at restaurants and bars all across the city. Find favorites that have recently debuted an open-air dining space and make plans to return whenever you feel comfortable.
Due to recent changes in hours, local guidelines and occupancy restrictions at many locations, we recommend contacting businesses directly to confirm availability in advance of your visit.
POWER & LIGHT DISTRICT
The Kansas City Power & Light District has transformed the centerpiece of the neighborhood into a sprawling outdoor dining space. The KC Live! Block is filled with newly-added outdoor seating options and access to surrounding restaurants including County Road Ice House, Johnny’s Tavern, McFadden’s and the Dubliner.
In the Crossroads Arts District, you'll find plenty of sidewalk space for drinks at the Brick or weekend brunch at the Belfry, helmed by James Beard recipient Celina Tio. For a handcrafted cocktail, snag a seat on the sidewalk at Lifted Spirits or Tom's Town.
A new parklet at Boulevard Brewing Co. provides a shaded spot to enjoy beers, canned cocktails and spiked sparkling waters from the long-standing KC institution.
AROUND THE REGION
Overland Park now offers new ways to enjoy a handmade sandwich or sweet treat on a sunny summer day. Stop by the Snack Shack on Santa Fe or Best Regards Bakery for casual bites and expanded outdoor seating.