Doug Frost

Doug Frost

KC’s Master Sommelier & Master of Wine

Doug Frost is one of only three people in the world to hold both Master Sommelier and Master of Wine titles. When asked why he loves Kansas City, he says that the “cocktail scene is open-minded, never full of itself. Hospitality is the opposite of attitude.” Take his (expert) word for it—these are some of Kansas City’s best bars. 

FOR MODERN MIXES

Manifesto

Let’s face it: Manifesto has helped redefine the cocktail scene in our town. But places like Harry’s Country Club and The Drop have been on my short list for ages.

TO WINE & DINE

Avenues Bistro (and more!)

For wines by the glass (and outside the box), I expect exciting things at Avenues Bistro, Tannin Wine Kitchen and Michael Smith.

FOR THE CUTTING EDGE

Charlie Hooper’s

There are lots of adventurous wine, beer and cocktail programs in KC. If I’m looking for interesting beers, I might find myself at Charlie Hooper’s.

FOR THE UNEXPECTED

Extra Virgin (and more!)

I’m never surprised to get some deliciously surprising (as in thought-provoking) cocktails at restaurants like Extra Virgin, Bluestem or Justus Drugstore.

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