Best KC Bars

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.

Wine and Dine in KC

Affäre Restaurant

At Affäre, we are proud to offer our guests a modern German dining experience. We believe in cooking farm-to-table food and source our products and produce from local farms and suppliers in the Kansas City area. Our seasonal menu is always fresh, with a contemporary German influence. Join us for these feature meals: daily for Happy Hour; Thursday nights seasonal four-course dinner with wine/beer pairing; Sunday family-style dinner

Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet

The best film, food and drink, all in one seat. When you see a movie at Alamo Drafthouse, you get cold drinks, delicious meals and tasty local beers, brought directly to your theatre seat by a server. Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet’s menu features burgers, pizzas, salads, snacks and desserts prepared fresh from locally-sourced ingredients.

Char Bar Smoked Meats & Amusements

The House of Meat For a century, Kansas City has perfected its version of “low and slow” and we pay homage to the many great pit masters who have gone before us. The use of charring, smoking and grilling with wood has been a universal age-old method for both sustenance and socializing Our mission was to build a place that would combine our love of great beer with the soulful cuisine of Kansas City barbecue.

Cinder Block Brewery

You are invited to stop by our taproom for a glass of hand crafted beer. Stay a while and connect to the free wifi and walk around the brewery to see all the processes going on.

Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit

We've brought the finest in traditional Kansas City barbecue to Lee's Summit with our newest restaurant in SummitWoods Crossing. Dine inside or kick back, relax and enjoy our legendary hickory-roasted barbecue with family and friends on our beautiful patio. Or, if you prefer, take advantage of our convenient carryout service. No matter how you like your Jack Stack, it's a memorable dining beyond expectation. Mon-Thu. 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-10:30pm, Sun. 11am-9pm ◦Cozy, Warm Atmosphere ◦Outdoor Patio ◦Fireplace Dining ◦Convenient Carryout Service ◦Accommodations for Large Groups

Grains & Taps

Our taproom features a wide variety of beers brewed in-house alongside craft beers from around the world, a full bar and pizza.

Martin City Brewing Company

Martin City Brewing Company is Kansas City’s newest family owned restaurant and pub. It sits nestled in Martin City, near the train tracks. Martin City Brewing Company has a one of a kind food menu with top-notch chefs on staff. There are over 50 different brews to choose from. Not only will one find a cozy space inside the pub, but one can enjoy the beer garden and live music on any given weekend night.

Ponak's Mexican Kitchen & Bar

We invite you to sample the finest Mexican food in Kansas City. Our recipes are influenced by the Sonora region of Mexico, steeped in tradition and flavor for hundreds of years. We use only the finest ingredients and prepare them fresh throughout the day. It takes a little extra time and effort, but we think our customers are worth it. We appreciate your business. Thanks for visiting with us.

Providence New American Kitchen

Providence New American Kitchen is a full-service contemporary American restaurant featuring locally sourced ingredients located in the lower-level of the historic Hilton Hotel President in downtown Kansas City. Based on the rich history of the restaurant’s location, Providence New American Kitchen creates a warm atmosphere incorporating reclaimed wood and colorful art prints depicting the nation’s history.

Tannin Wine Bar + Kitchen

Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen is your local, urban destination located in the Crossroads Art District and conveniently located 'down the hill' from our new neighbors at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. Enjoy a glass of wine from our "well researched and extensive wine list". Whether a novice wanting to explore or an avid wine drinker, we offer wines by the taste, glass or bottle, to satisfy everyone’s palate. Don’t forget to savor the seasonal, contemporary American cuisine prepared by Executive Chef, Pablo Muñoz-Sevilla.