The Phoenix is what Yoshi's is to Oakland and The Blue Note is to NYC, most notably it is the city's number one jazz restaurant. Guests come down six nights a week to listen to a varied mix of jazz musicians from around town as well as those touring the U.S. The jazz hall also functions as a restaurant, so you can watch the show while you eat. They have a great happy hour from 3-6pm and on Saturdays their 'Bloody Mary Brunch' allows you to make your own Bloody Mary as you wish! Check website for complete calendar and show times.
Located within Harrah's Casino, this is just the right venue to spend all of that cash you just earned at the tables. The venue dazzles with great lights, a fantastic sound system, and a hip and trendy crowd. The bartenders also mix up delectable concoctions and the owners try to bring as many nationally known DJs as possible during the week. If you wish to listen to live music instead of a DJ, VooDoo also features local and national bands within the two-story venue. Check website for details and more information.
Hi Dive Lounge is another restaurant in the Westport area that continues to impress those on both sides of the Missouri-Kansas border. The kitchen churns out fresh salads, pasta and sandwiches during lunch service and for dinner guests can find pork chops, vegetable kabobs and a wonderful Penne Bolognese. During the week, the bar hosts a few beer drinking trivia nights, so be prepared with your pop-culture knowledge if you find yourself here!
As the self-proclaimed number one drag club in Kansas City, Missie B’s is one of the best places to go for a fun night out. Not only do they have frequent drag shows and competitions, but they also have dart nights, karaoke, poker tournaments, dance parties, game nights, and more. They are open every day with a different drink special every night. They staff and crowd are friendly, and there’s always a party happening here.
Aura is one of the most popular and trendiest nightclubs in the city. It has all the features you would want in a modern club, from VIP bottle service to a laser light show. During the week, the club has different theme nights and DJs, a fully stocked bar and it does not close until the wee hours of the morning. The ambiance is boisterous with neon highlights, fancy chandeliers, spaciously laid out seating spaces, and prompt service.
403 Club is a club that can only found in the Midwest, a region in America where polka halls, mini-bowling and pinball joints still exist. This lively establishment is both full-service bar and a pinball player's dream; they have seven different units, some themes are AC DC, Star Trek, Star Wars, etc. The bar even hosts a mini-pinball league in which there is an open tournament every Wednesday and Saturday. 403 is definitely a place to soak in the nostalgia, far away from our normal, digitized world in front of an LED screen.
BLVD Nights is a popular nightclub in the Westside South district. The club frequently hosts some of the biggest regional DJ's that spin some feet-tapping beats and talented local and touring bands that provide live entertainment. This is the perfect spot to dance the night away. BLVD Nights has a full bar that serves some delicious cocktails, beers, and spirits. The ambiance is always upbeat and lively and the staff is always friendly and helpful. This club is a great place to have a good time and is a must visit when in the city.