Sunny days or evenings out on the town, Kansas City’s countless rooftops of different shapes and sizes offer elevated escapes and jaw-dropping views. Grab a drink, order tapas and enjoy some of the most popular high-rise patios in KC.  

Incredible Views

  • Kansas City Public Library Rooftop Terrace: Between larger-than-life chess and other sky-high sights, this Central Library refuge is ideal for anyone with a penchant for elevation.
  • HopCat: Cabana-style canopies and local craft beer drafts make an excellent combo when overlooking all of Westport.

Gathering Spots

  • Teocali: Happy hour or meal with friends, gather among the stars at this bustling Mexican restaurant in the charming neighborhood just east of Crown Center.
  • Westport Ale House: This Westport hangout touts a towering second floor and great crowds during big-time sporting events and late nights out.
  • John’s Big Deck: A laid-back joint, this bar is great for every occasion, whether starting the night or staying for the duration.

  • The Well: One of Waldo’s finest is renowned for its rooftop deck, open year-round no matter the outdoor temperature.
  • Maloney’s Sports Bar: Big 12 Championship, World Cup or playoffs, head to this Overland Park spot for an incredible sports environment.
  • Kelly’s Westport Inn: A Kansas City classic through and through, thanks in part to its second-floor patio and festive atmosphere.

Indulgent Options

Elevated Play

  • Up-Down: Spend summer evenings playing giant Jenga or oversized Tic Tac Toe at this barcade, arguably one of the most popular taprooms in town.
  • Thou Mayest: Caffeinate at this renowned coffee roaster and enjoy the upstairs deck, which is populated with tropical plants and looks out on the industrial-cool East Crossroads.

  • Chicken N Pickle: One of North Kansas City’s most unique venues, Chicken N Pickle offers great food, first-rate pickleball courts and a renowned rooftop.
  • KC Live! Block: Fan fest or live performance, dance club or piano bar, there’s no end to the entertainment options in this Power & Light District favorite.
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