Kansas City Sports Bars

Kansas City sits at the crossroads of several different professional and collegiate sports teams, each with its own set of loyal fan bases dedicated to cheering on their favorite squads. Local institutions throughout the area cater to sports fans of all kinds, and in some cases, have been hubs of fandom for decades.

Here are some great sports bars every fan needs to check out:

All-Star Beer Lineups

Craft beer connoisseurs rejoice. Westport Ale House boasts more than 40 craft beer taps on rotation and an amazing rooftop that overlooks Westport. The bar also features 20 big screen TVs and five projectors, so you won’t miss a moment of the action.

Win or lose, fans know Lew’s Bar & Grill for its big boot-shaped beers. Plus, with plenty of events and late night food options, this Waldo establishment elevates the KC fan experience to a whole new level. 

Hardcore Fans Unite

Kansas City Power & Light District’s No Other Pub is the premier place for Sporting Kansas City’s soccer fans to catch a match, whether local or international. Make it a hat-trick with tons of party games and street tacos, to boot.

For giant watch parties, look no further than KC Live! Block, where fans gather to cheer during U.S. Soccer matches, Olympics events, basketball tournaments and more.

The Blue Line, Kansas City’s only hockey-themed bar, has been recognized as one of the best sports bars in town. Lined wall to wall with framed NHL jerseys plus tons of local beers on tap, hockey fans are sure to love this River Market establishment.

Gather Your Group

Bring your friends. Spacious enough to host huge watch parties, The Granfalloon pairs unique bites and brews to make this Plaza bar an excellent spot to get your sports fix.

A Lawrence, Kan. original, Johnny’s Tavern resides at the heart of the Kansas City Power & Light District. Whether you’re catching a Chiefs game or rooting for the Royals, there’s never a shortage of fans at Johnny’s.

No other bar in KC approaches sports quite like 810 Zone, which features live broadcasts from 810 WHB Sports Radio and Royals-themed dishes. Located inside Harrah’s Casino in the Northland, 810 is just the place for fans of all sports.    

Clubhouse Veterans

No password necessary. The Peanut’s Main Street location once operated as a speakeasy during Prohibition. Now, Kansas City’s oldest bar and grill has become a popular destination for sports fans (and wings lovers) of all ages.

KC’s oldest neighborhood and oldest building. Kelly’s Westport Inn is a Kansas City classic and a Westport staple, making it the perfect place to catch a ball game before a night out on the town.

Located in the Northland, Chappell’s Restaurant & Sports Museum reigns as the one of the best places in the country to catch a game, and was selected by USA Today as one of the best 10 sports bars in America.

Fit for the Family

Grab a slice and take a seat. Although an Iowa transplant, The Other Place has carved out a niche in the KC sports community with tasty ‘za, more than 50 TVs and almost 20 years of service in Downtown Overland Park.

A neighborhood favorite, Charlie Hooper’s Bar and Grille has been serving the Brookside area for more than 30 years. With friendly service and plenty of TVs, Charlie Hooper’s is always a win for hometown fans.

Cheer on your favorite college team

Johnny’s TavernAlthough nothing can match the magic of Allen Fieldhouse, Jayhawks love this bar for its local flavor and Lawrence roots.

Harpo’s of WestportYou’ll see plenty of black and gold at this home away from home for Mizzou alums, making Harpo’s of Westport a great spot to settle in for a Tiger kickoff.

Kelly’s Westport InnAn Iowa State hotspot since 1980, Kelly’s Westport Inn hosts tons of Cyclones year-round, especially during the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship.

Food for the fans

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