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Top bar recommendations from locals

BBQ Restaurant
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“If you are looking for high class Kansas City BBQ, look no further. Every item on the menu is 5 stars. I personally love the burnt ends!”
  • 89 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Boulevard Beer is by far the biggest local favorite beer. You can get a tour of the brewery and drinks in the brewery bar. Located 30 minutes away. ”
  • 82 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Amazing BBQ with one of the best beer garden's in Westport. BBQ trays (pick 2 or 3 meats), jalapeno cheesy-corn bake, crispy jo-jo potatoes are some of our favorite items. Grab some BBQ / beer and head out to their patio if the weather is nice. Sunday fried chicken is also popular (available noon until it is sold out). ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“This place and area isn't very well known yet, even among the locals! Great place for lunch and to check out the boutiques in this area. Their gourmet burgers are some of the best burgers I've ever had.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“The BEST Brunch in Kansas City! Try the Apple Bacon Dutch Baby, it sounds weird but it’s amazing! They also have the best eggs Benedict. And to top it off, the GREATEST Bloody Mary, the Wake and Bacon! It is about a 20-30 minute drive and In the heart of Westport (a fun part of downtown)”
  • 38 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Casual French-themed coffeehouse serving sweet and savory crêpes in a converted neighborhood theater.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
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“French bar and restaurant open late with brunch on the weekends. Delicious food in a lovely atmosphere in Westport.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“The Ship is a really neat old ship themed bar and restaurant in the West Bottoms that makes the best frozen Irish coffee north of New Orleans! It's a really eclectic vibe and they have live music or a DJ playin oldschool soul/funk. They have good food and you run into all walks of folks and it's one if my favorite places. I have literally never had a bad or boring time there, but just watch out for the crazy potholes in the parking lot!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Julep’s passion for libations, attention to detail and dedication to hospitality is evident from the moment you walk in the door. The swanky cocktail club pledges its allegiance to whiskey with a floor-to-ceiling wall of globe-spanning whiskeys, scotches and bourbons curated by former Manifesto bartender Beau Williams. Cocktails are artfully crafted and feature a southern flair, as do many a dish on the menu. The New York Times swooned over its decor, calling it a “mash-up of art deco glamour and midcentury modern simplicity.””
  • 16 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Westport staple. Longtime Irish pub with weekend live music, housed in what's said to be the oldest building in KC.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“This is one of the best little gems for happy hour in the city. It's small, but makes you feel like you've been transported into a chic French cafe. Excellent wine and cocktails and friendly staff. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“Missie’s has been Kansas City’s most popular drag bar since it opened in 1994 as a piano lounge. Home of good times and good friends, Missie B’s welcomes all and ensures you’re thoroughly entertained, with must-see drag shows five nights a week and karaoke three nights a week. With an extensive upstairs dance floor, a smoke-friendly enclosed back porch and some of the stiffest drinks in town, Missie’s feels like a giant house party. Come thirsty and come often, and make sure you hit up the ATM before you drop in: this bar’s cash only.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“A true local dive! Great music booking of all different genres. Always check out their show schedule!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Perfect for the sports fan. They have tons of screens and an outdoor rooftop deck.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“My absolute favorite breakfast spot! worth the trip! about a 15-20 mint drive to downtown. Food is fresh, all locally sourced. Their Bloody Mary's are on point! The French toast with the pecan butter, potato bowl, sweet potato pancakes, and The Morning After, are all incredible choices here! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“My favorite restaurant in KC! The most amazing atmosphere. Serving spanish tapas and wine flights. The fresh bread is to die for!”
  • 13 locals recommend