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:
- Country Bar
- Dog-Friendly Bars
- Sports Bars
KC’S BEST COUNTRY BARS
401 E. South Outer Belt Rd.
Grain Valley, MO 64029
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.
Kansas City, MO 64101
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.
501 Berkley Park
Kansas City, MO 64120
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
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.
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
Kansas City, MO 64116
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.
12 W. 63rd St.
Kansas City, MO 64113
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
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)
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
Kansas City, MO 64105
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.
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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