Manifesto is a cocktail drinker's dream spot, where every glass is consistent, strong and worth every cent. The bar prides itself on its inclusiveness and each patron is treated with the utmost respect in regards to their drink preferences. The bartenders here painstakingly craft every drink and it may take some time to receive it, however you won't be disappointed. The drinks are a bit expensive, but since they are made with care and with the best ingredients, it's easy to justify the price tag.
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.
Bier Station is a craft beer drinkers paradise, not only because it serves some of the finest craft beers in town, but it also has some insanely good food. The bar has 28 different rotating taps and a few are dedicated to 'session' beers (those with ABV lower than 5%). The menu features innovative twists on traditional classics like the bratwurst topped with Ponzu infused red cabbage and Wasabi mayo or the homemade pretzels served with jalapeno cheddar cheese. One other cool attribute to the bar is their website, they have a real-time tap menu to let drinkers know when their favorite beer is in or out!
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.
Easily accessible from the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Sprint Center and downtown accommodations like the Hotel Phillips, Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen provides you with an extensive wine list and menu of contemporary American cuisine. The restaurant offers dishes made from the best produce of the season, and you can savor meals like Truffled Wild Mushroom Cream Soup, Butternut Squash Risotto and the Tannin Wagyu Burger. There is a vast assortment of wines is at your disposal, which you can savor by the glass or bottle.
The Lounge at Bluestem is located in the popular restaurant of the same name and it's a great spot to try some cocktails and quick bites without the full sit-down service. Despite the fact that Bluestem does have a James Beard award winning chef, the service at the bar is no less stellar than what you will find at a table, it's just a little less procedural. The daily happy hour is the best time to come in and try what you want without breaking the bank, but it seems as if everyone in KC knows this because it is always packed.
One of the best nightclubs in town, Angel's Rock Bar is the perfect place to head to if you are looking out to unwind after a hectic week at work. The club is usually frequented by younger crowd and the resident DJs ensure that the music is nothing but the best. Rock music and psychedelic beats dominate the music scene here. The ambiance is boisterous with neon lighting, ornate chandeliers, an attractive bar area, and ample seating spaces. Angel's Rock Bar is definitely a to-go place if you want to party hard.