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 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 Tavern – Although nothing can match the magic of Allen Fieldhouse, Jayhawks love this bar for its local flavor and Lawrence roots.
Harpo’s of Westport – You’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 Inn – An Iowa State hotspot since 1980, Kelly’s Westport Inn hosts tons of Cyclones year-round, especially during the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship.