Enjoy the Outdoors with Great Patios in KC


Whether you’re taking in a stellar view, soaking in the sun’s rays or cheering on your favorite team with hundreds of other fans, 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.

Stellar Views


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. Meanwhile, in River Market, power lunches and after-work happy hours reign supreme at Harry’s Country Club, a casual classic beloved by many.


Bring the party upstairs at Up-Down, an arcade bar in the Crossroads Arts District that touts giant Jenga and a one-of-a-kind perspective in every direction. There you’ll find a tap list full of local brews and old-school arcade games back on the first floor. Or, hit the patio at Maloney’s Sports Bar & Grill for double-decker seating overlooking Downtown Overland Park.

Outdoor Hangs


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. 

Delicious Dining


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 with live tunes at Grand Street Café, still on the Plaza but providing an intimate setting for a fine-dining experience.


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.

Special Occasions


Big 12 Basketball Championship, huge international soccer match or exhilarating playoff game, soak up the excitement of Kansas City’s sports environment 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 other bigtime sporting events, head to Waldo’s The Well Bar, Grill & Rooftop, where your game-watching experience is literally elevated—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

Brewery Emperial

Brewery Emperial is a brewery, restaurant and beer garden located int he east Crossroads Arts District.

The Jacobson

The J on Central; a modern eatery that evokes a sense of relaxed belonging and comfort in a fun, vibrant atmosphere. Located in the heart of The Crossroads Art District The J offers a one of kind private outdoor patio- complete with a full bar! Offering finely crafted cocktails and an array ...

Boulevard Brewing Co.

Founded in 1989, Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to become the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest. Our mission is simple -- to produce fresh, flavorful beers using the finest traditional ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques. The Boulevard story begins in 1988,...

Char Bar Smoked Meats & Amusements

The House of Meat For a century, Kansas City has perfected its version of “low and slow” and we pay homage to the many great pit masters who have gone before us. The use of charring, smoking and grilling with wood has been a universal age-old method for both sustenance and socializing Our mission ...

Kelli O'Hara, Broadway star in concert

Kelli O’Hara is one of the biggest stars on Broadway, and her work in film, television, and opera have made her acclaim even greater. The Tony Award winner will bring her unique mix of classicism and show business to Kansas City for selections from Broadway and the Great American Songbook.

Hugh Jackman

Academy Award®-nominated, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning performer, Hugh Jackman will bring The Man. The Music. The Show to Sprint Center on Oct. 13. You will see Jackman performing hit songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Misérables and more from Broadway and film, accompanied by a live orchestra.

Paul Childres Concert in the Caves

Blending Pop, R&B, and Soul, Paul Childers is leading a new breed of Singer/Songwriters and Guitarists. Paul finds a way to blur the lines cast between Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix styles of guitar playing, a Motown rhythm section, and Pop vocal melodies. He is returning to the caves for another epic show! 

B-Side mini 2019

We're celebrating our second annual music festival - in a teenier way!
Join us Oct. 4th First Friday for B-Side Mini!
Acts include our house band I Threw a Chair, Winny Wallet and the Workshop, and local musician Sean Groff.
Inside the gallery we will be showing many mini works, small doodles, sculptures and more.
Big thanks to Brewery Emperial for providing the event with beverages!

Merriam Drive Live!

Downtown Merriam will transform into a street and lawn party full of music on two stages, food trucks, adult beverages and a Cornhole Tournament. Performers include: Four Fried Chickens & a Coke; Red Guitar; Stolen Winnebagos; Fast Times and Noe Palma. Enjoy this annual music fest for FREE in downtown Merriam.

Brahms’ Fourth and Bach’s Fantasia

Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center
Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor
Paul Jacobs, organ
J.S. BACH/ELGAR Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor
MICHAEL DAUGHERTY Once Upon a Castle for Organ and Orchestra
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

Finlandia and Schumann’s Piano Concerto

Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center
Michael Stern, conductor
Martin Helmchen, piano
SIBELIUS Finlandia
R. SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
DANIEL KELLOGG The Golden Spike (Kansas City Symphony commission, world premiere)
SMETANA “Blaník” from Má vlast

The Medical Arts Symphony of Kansas City Fall Concert

The Medical Arts Symphony of Kansas City includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, healthcare students, as well as other musicians from the Kansas City area.  This fall concert will include: The New World Symphony - Dvorak , Fanfare for the Common Man – Copeland, Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cello, s Gion Overture - Jose Gonzalez Granero