If you’re hungry for whiskey and wonder, the bar scene in Kansas City will satisfy your every whim. With more than 3,500 bars and restaurants to enjoy, choose the bar scene that meets your craving or mood of the moment while in Kansas City.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  1. Country Bar
  2. Dog-Friendly Bars
  3. Sports Bars
  4. KC’S BEST COUNTRY BARS

    MO Country

    401 E. South Outer Belt Rd.
    Grain Valley, MO 64029

    MO Country exterior

    Located about 25 minutes east of downtown Kansas City, this joint is the real country deal (unlike PBR Sky in the Power & Light District).

    Enjoy Bomb shots for $4 on Thursday; Fireballs shots for $4 on Fridays; Mechanical bull rides for $2 on Saturday; and draft beer for $2 or bottled beer for $3 on Sundays. The prices prove that sometimes Happy Hour is better in the suburbs, and the bar scene in places like Grain Valley can be just as rich as downtown.

    Stockyards Brewery

    1600 Gennessee
    Kansas City, MO 64101

    Cans of beer displayed on a table inside of Stockyard Brewery

    Photo Credit: Stockyard

    Stockyards Brewery is located in the west bottoms of Kansas City, where cows were originally brought to market. Stockyards Brewery appeals to urban cowboys and cowgirls who want a laid-back Happy Hour in KC. Stockyards offers plenty of home-brew in the form of beer and whiskey and has Sunday Services on the patio, which includes live music.

    DOG-FRIENDLY BARS IN KANSAS CITY

    What’s better than a discounted adult beverage with your best four-legged friend by your side? Not much. Bring extra cash to buy a round for your dog at these canine-friendly Happy Hours in Kansas City.

    Bar K

    501 Berkley Park
    Kansas City, MO 64120

    Customers enjoying drinks with dogs at Bar K

    Yappy Hour is from 4 to 6 p.m. on weekdays. Enjoy $2 off snacks; $1 off canned beers; $2 off draft cocktails. Robust menu for humans and dogs. Expect to pay a cover charge. Memberships are available for frequent flyers.

    Chicken N Pickle

    1761 Burlington Ave.
    N. Kansas City, MO 64116

    A dog enjoys a french fry at Chicken and Pickles in KC

    Photo Credit: @chickennpicklekc

    Lots of outdoor seating, a rooftop patio, and pickleball courts. You’re welcome to bring your dog when sitting outdoors.

    Happy Hour is from 3–6 p.m. on weekdays. Enjoy $4 pints; $5 wine and margs; $3 Fireball shots; $3 domestic cans. Dress casually as you’ll want to work up a sweat playing corn hole, pickleball, trivia, or joining in on a yoga class.

    Emperial Brewery

    1829 Oak Street
    Kansas City, MO 64108

    Emperial Brewery has a huge outdoor patio in the Crossroads District. The owners allow well-behaved (leashed) dogs on the patio. Come for the beer, stay for the view.

    SPORTS BARS IN KANSAS CITY

    The following Happy Hours in KC cater to sports lovers of all kinds – Nascar, Baseball, Football, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, and more.

    Chappell’s Restaurant and Sports Museum

    323 Armour
    Kansas City, MO 64116

    Eclectic Sport's Decor at Chappells

    Rated one of the 10 best U.S. sports bars by USA Today and Sports Illustrated.

    Former owner Jim Chappell spent 32 years collecting and displaying his floor-to-ceiling sports memorabilia for locals and sports fans from coast to coast to enjoy. Chappelle’s sports memorabilia collection is valued at around $130 million, according to a story aired by WDAF. The collection includes the 1974 World Series Trophy. People come to see the collection but return for the food, according to locals.

    Charlie Hoopers

    12 W. 63rd St.
    Kansas City, MO 64113

    Chief Fans Watch Game at Charlie Hoopers Sports Bar

    Thirty beer taps and more than 100 bottled beers make Charlie Hoopers a Brookside neighborhood sports fan favorite. Happy Hour is from 3 – 6 p.m. weekdays and includes half-price appetizers; $3 domestic drafts, $3.50 domestic bottles; $4 house cab or chardonnay, and $1 off all well liquor.

    John’s Big Deck

    928 Wyandotte
    Kansas City, 64105

    John’s Big Deck is three stories of fun, including a top deck on the fourth floor overlooking the downtown Kansas City skyline. Enjoy watching sports on eight TV sets on each floor. Happy Hour is from 2 to 7 p.m. on weekdays. Specials include $2.50 Bud and Bud Light drafts, $3 Wells, and $5 JBD cocktail.

    Lew’s Bar and Grill

    (Charlie Hoopers Sister Bar)
    7539 Wornall
    Kansas City, MO 64114

    Lew’s is a Waldo staple for a home-cooked meal and watching the big game. Happy Hour is from 3 – 6 p.m. weekdays and includes half-price appetizers, $3 domestic drafts, $3.50 domestic bottles, $4 house cab or chardonnay.

    Quaff Bar & Grill

    1010 Broadway
    Kansas City, MO 64105

    Colorful neon sign at The Quaff Bar and Grill

    The Quaff Bar & Grill opened in 1946 and has since become a watering hole legend in Kansas City.

    It serves more Coors Light than any bar or restaurant in KC except Royals Stadium. Enjoy three rooms of televisions, a pool table, and access to all sports packages, including MLB, NFL, NHL, and MSL. They even host a rowdy Monday night football party during football season.

    The Quaff has a full kitchen, and the food is top quality. Try steak nights every Wednesday from 4 to 11 p.m.

    Happy Hours are weekdays, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., when you can enjoy $3.00 domestic beer, margaritas, and $5.00 all you can eat tacos.

    The Well

    7421 Broadway
    Kansas City, MO 64114

    The Well is a Waldo/Brookside neighborhood favorite. It offers everything from Sunday brunch to weeknight trivia. Don’t miss an evening on the rooftop cheering on your favorite team.

    Happy Hour drink specials include local craft draws for $3.50, Bud Light drafts for $3 well drinks for $3.50, house wine for $4, and mules and Vodka Red Bulls for $5.

    Happy Hour food specials include $5 Tavern cheese dip, $9 chicken tenders, $8 hummus, $7 medium nachos, $7 set of street tacos, and $7 chicken quesadilla.

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