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Life Behind Bars

An eye-opening conversation with 7 of our favorite bartenders

Above the Bar

No matter your style, there’s a bar in the metro area that suits you, whether you’re a sports fan, music lover, spirit sipper or beer chugger. Choosing the best bars from among so many great options is not an easy feat, but here’s a toast to 435’s picks for the 21 best watering holes in Kansas City!

Winter Stouts to Shout About

Ward off the winter cold with a tasty beer.

Resolved! More Champagne

Keep this 435 guide handy to enjoy bubbly year-round.

Gifts Off the Vine

Stock up on great holiday gifts for the wine lover on your list.

Have Drink Will Travel

Kansas City's Traveling Cocktail Club can bring classic and creative cocktails to your party.

The American By Day

Love Kansas City's favorite special-occasion restaurant at night? Skip the company cafeteria and head to Crown Center for a delicious lesson in leisurely lunching.

An American In Burgundy

Leawood's Mark O'Connell realizes his Burgundian dreams.

The Art of the Aperitif

Aperitif liqueurs rejuvenate your appetite and bar.

Ice-Cold Nostalgia

Yearning for a soda fountain redux? Try this one — refreshingly old-fashioned in a contemporary sort of way.

Sweet & Sublime: Summer Wine

Wine experts and aficionados offer their top choices for citrus-fresh and floral wines ... perfect for hot-weather drinking.

Wine Tips from Cellar Insiders

Wine collectors and professionals share tips on buying for your cellar.