boam

The 10 Best Bars In Kansas City

Updated: July 5, 2022

Had a long day? These are our favorite Kansas City bars for a post-work cocktail and bucket of beer. We analyzed the top restaurant review sites and leading food blogs for the best bars in Kansas City. Head to these watering holes for great live music, darts and strong drinks!

Find the perfect spot

9th & State

Bar, Kansas CityBarKansas City
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Big Shots Bar & Grill

Sports Bar, Kansas CitySports BarKansas City
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Oak & Steel

Bar, Kansas CityBarKansas City
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

The Hey Hey Club

Cocktail Bar, Northest Industrial DistrictCocktail BarKansas City, Northest Industrial District
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Dodson's Bar & Commons

Bar, Ward ParkwayBarKansas City, Ward Parkway
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Swordfish Tom's

Bar, $$$, Kansas CityBar, $$$Kansas City
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Flying Horse Taproom

Bar, $$, Western 49-63Bar, $$Kansas City, Western 49-63
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Afterword Tavern & Shelves

Cocktail Bar, $$, Kansas CityCocktail Bar, $$Kansas City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

SoT

Cocktail Bar, $$, Kansas CityCocktail Bar, $$Kansas City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Prime Social

Cocktail Bar, Country Club PlazaCocktail BarKansas City, Country Club Plaza
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

How did we curate this list?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 5301 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 257 lists and articles from and others were carefully reviewed by boam. These top contenders have appeared in . We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Recurring questions

Swordfish Tom's, Corvino, and PS are the highest-rated bars for a date night in Kansas City.

Chicago's, Oak & Steel, and Dodson's Bar & Commons are bars with a happy hour in Kansas City.

The Piano Room, Outpost Social Club, and 9th & State are the highest-rated bars that are good for groups in Kansas City.

Parking tips

Parking in Kansas City can be a challenge. SpotHero is a digital parking reservation service that lets you pre-book a great parking spot.

Also popular in this area

Similar spots in other areas

Show more

Similar spots in other areas

Show more