Kansas City's Best Bars 2017
Raising Kansas City's nightlife one bar at a time.
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North Johnson County
Why you’re here: Whiskey-driven variants of cocktail classics and a hip, elegant atmosphere are what fuel the nightlife at this Prairie Village newcomer. By day, C. Frogs bills itself as an upscale steakhouse with delightful barbecue and steak options for meat lovers. As the sun sets, its whiskey bar becomes the main attraction, belly up to the horseshoe-shaped bar for a sophisticated selection of good libations.
What you’re having: C. Frogs’ take on The Bees Knees, The Smoked Frog
3935 W. 69th Terrace, Prairie Village, Kan., (913) 601-5250, cfrogs.com
Maloney’s Sports Bar & Grill
Why you’re here: Maloney’s motto: Great food. Great drinks. Any game. Any time. Whether you’re a fan of the Boys in Blue, part of Chiefs Nation or No Other Club, this downtown OP sports bar has all your game-day needs. Maloney’s boasts 51 HDTVs and two patios, so there isn’t a bad seat in the house.
What you’re having: Vodka Red Bull
7201 W. 79th St., Overland Park, Kan., (913) 385-9595, maloneyssportsbar.com
Tavern in the Village
Why you’re here: For a not-so-pretentious night out that feels close to home, see this Prairie Village staple. Pours and friends can be enjoyed without fuss, and there’s always someone happy to see you. Drop in for date night or a nightcap and amuse your bouche with an array of wines and spirits that are sure be the high note of your evening.
What you’re having: A glass of Tait the Ballbuster shiraz
3901 Prairie Lane, Prairie Village, Kan., (913) 529-2229, taverninthevillage.com