Kansas City's Best Bars 2017

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



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Kansas City Power & Light District

No Other Pub Kansas City Power and Light District Bar Best Bar 435 Mag

   No Other Pub

   Why you’re here: Sporting events aren’t just sporting events in this town, they’re experiences, so it’s only natural that this Sporting Kansas City-sponsored pub would be one, too. No Other Pub takes watch parties to the next level with offerings like a 10-foot-by-15-foot video wall; an impressive roster of every beer and spirit made in KC; gourmet bar food (think pretzels with poblano queso) and a taco stand and a gaming parlor featuring bowling, golf simulators, foosball, ping pong and more.

   What you’re having: No Other Pub’s homemade radler

   1370 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., (816) 541-2300, nootherpubkc.com

 

   The Chesterfield

   Why you’re here: Alamo Drafthouse might be part of a chain of movie theaters, but its bar, The Chesterfield, is in an era of its own. A lush jazz atmosphere, classic cocktails pulled straight from a Prohibition-era drinking guide (think sidecar and Sazerac) pay homage to Kansas City’s legendary history. The bar hosts karaoke, Geeks Who Drink trivia nights, swing and salsa dancing and themed parties.

   What you’re having: A Ward 8            

   1400 Main St., Kansas City, Mo., (816) 474-4545, thechesterfieldbar.com

 

   Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

   Why you’re here: There’s nothing fancy about the draft house itself — gilded “flying saucers” gracing the walls and ceiling, flat-screen TVs and a penny bar are the decor of choice. But the real star is the largest collection of beers on tap in Kansas City (78 beauties) and roster of 240 beers in 100 different brewing styles. Stumped on what to try? Opt for a BYOF (build your own flight) and either keep it local or go international. Then pair it with a brat or fork-and-knife soft pretzel for a delicious bar snack.

   What you’re having: A rare find like the Dieu du Ciel Aphrodite or something from the “just landed” list

   101 E. 13th St., Kansas City, Mo., (816) 221-1900, beerknurd.com