Start your time in KC off right with coffee from a Downtown caffeine purveyor, such as Made in KC Cafe, Kaldi’s or Quay Coffee. Each offers excellent roasts for espresso drinks, as well as tea and other pick-me-ups guaranteed to get you through the day.
If your team hosts a morning pep rally, head to KC Live! Block with your fellow fans to show support amidst the fight songs, cheers and other spirited celebrations.
Afterwards, fill up at a breakfast or brunch spot—you’ll need your energy. Try Meshuggah Bagels in the Power & Light District for authentic bagels and schmears, The Corner Restaurant in Westport for farm-fresh fare and Rye at the Country Club Plaza for comfort food favorites.
Meanwhile, all first-floor venues plus No Other Pub in the KC Live! Block will offer brunch from Thursday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., including Guy Fieri's Dive & Taco Joint, County Road Ice House, Johnny's Tavern, McFadden’s Sports Saloon, The Dubliner and more. Then grab a cup of joe from local pop-up KC Coffee Collective, which will be set up in the Live! Block for all brunch-goers.
Have a little more time to spare? Head out to Adam’s Mark Hotel near Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums, where hidden gem Distrikt Biskuit House slings one of the tastiest fried chicken sandwiches in the city.
Post-morning meal, head back Downtown and explore The College Basketball Experience, a one-of-a-kind attraction right next door to Sprint Center that features free-play courts, an interactive broadcast booth, a three-point shot game and more.
There, you’ll also find The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, a must-visit for diehard fans. Combined, these two experiences are sure to get you fired up for your games later in the day.
If you’d rather watch afternoon games, head straight to KC Live! Block to for an all-day, big-screen watch party among loyal fans of all kinds.
Whether celebrating an afternoon win or preparing for your big match at either Sprint Center or Municipal Auditorium, make sure to grab dinner before the real revelries begin.
For authentic Kansas City barbecue near the arenas, order at County Road Ice House or Plowboys Barbeque. While there, be sure to download the KC BBQ Experience app to track other popular ‘cue spots.
Elevated experiences include seafood at Bristol, inventive small plates at Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room and upscale Italian from Lazia.
Meanwhile, sports bars like Johnny’s Tavern and No Other Pub—both in the Power & Light District—become impromptu hoops hangouts during March basketball days, which means you never have to miss a moment of the action.
After the day’s slate of games, round out your evening with Kansas City’s vibrant nightlife scene—perfect for reveling in your team’s W or paying tribute after a tough loss.