Enjoy the Outdoors with Great Patios in KC
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Whether you’re taking in a stellar view or soaking in the sun’s rays, there’s a Kansas City patio seat with your name on it.
Explore the city and you’ll find some of the best patios for every type of occasion.
Not all patios are created equal. Take, for example, Trezo Mare’s Briarcliff terrace, which comes complete with magical lights strung overhead and a firepit for cooler evenings. There's also the incredibly cool Percheron bar atop Crossroads Hotel, which offers unrivaled atmosphere and plenty of great drinks and bites.
In the heart of the city, Horsefeather Social at the Loews Kansas City provides an elegant setting and new views of a few iconic KC sights. Meanwhile, in River Market, power lunches and after-work happy hours reign supreme at Harry’s Country Club, a casual classic beloved by many.
In search of an open-air environment to kick back for a few hours? KC has you covered. Just north of the river sits Chicken N Pickle, a unique concept that perfectly pairs pickleball with picnic space and rooftop views.
One of the most popular breweries in the region, KC Bier Co. specializes in authentic, German-style lagers and ales—and touts a one-of-a-kind biergarten. Head up to top floor at Messenger Coffee Co. with a latte or pour over in-hand to enjoy third-story views of the Crossroads.
Known for a great many things (see Spanish-inspired architecture and high-end shopping), the Country Club Plaza is home to several incredible patios. Sit in the middle of the action at modern gastropub Gram & Dun, where every dish, from the starters to dessert, is lovingly crafted. To escape the hustle and bustle, chill out at Fox and Pearl on the Westside, where fire-roasted bites and a secluded patio keep guests entertained well into the evening.
Skip the white tablecloth and replace it with paper napkins at Slap’s BBQ, a not-so-hidden KCK secret that offers the region’s signature smoky tastes like burnt ends, ribs and a smattering of savory sides. Grab tapas any time of the day at La Bodega—then post up outside and couple it with refreshing sangria. And no trip to Independence is complete without an Italian meal at Café Verona, where you’re invited to dine outside surrounded by fountains and beautiful red brick.
Overland Park's Strang Hall offers an ideal outdoor gathering space for groups of all sizes. With a sprawling green space, convenient outdoor bar access and six kitchens serving everything from southeast Asian comfort food to modern and inventive tacos, there's something for everyone in your party.
Find casual dining and plenty of shaded seating at Johnny’s Tavern. The Power & Light District pub is part of KC Live! Block, making it one of the most coveted porch locations the city. For a (literally) elevated experience, head to Waldo’s The Well Bar, Grill & Rooftop—its second floor hosts watch parties of all kinds.
During trips to the City Market farmers’ market (or any River Market-centric event, for that matter), seek shade underneath Taste of Brazil’s bamboo awning and cool off with the country’s national cocktail: a refreshing, authentically prepared caipirinha. For ultramodern scenery and a chic patio setup, make your way to The Monarch Cocktail Bar & Lounge on the Country Club Plaza. Innovative drinks and lavish details make it a destination that always impresses.
Other Great Patios to Check Out
Unique destination combining a fully staffed dog park with a bar, restaurant and coffee house. Bar K brings engaged, community-minded people and their dogs together to share connections with their pups and each other in a joyful and creative space.
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