Kansas City's Best Bars 2017

Raising Kansas City's nightlife one bar at a time.

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North Johnson County

C. Frogs Prairie Village Kansas Johnson County Best Bars

   C. Frogs

   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