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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
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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“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
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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“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
American Restaurant
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“Love the vibe here. Across from the JC Nichols Fountain, just 2 blocks north of the heart of the Plaza.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Part flea-market, part no-frills bar. This unique spot has been awarded the "best burger in KC" more than once! Cash only!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Brewery
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“McCoy's has a tasty, comfort food menu and they also have their own microbrewery. Try the mac and cheese!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“Best hospitality in the city. Service industry hotspot and one of the best patios in the city. Serves food till 2 am for the late night cravings. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Tiki Bar
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“An amazingly decorated Tiki Bar speakeasy that easily has the best service in the biz. Reservations are a must! Careful to eat a hearty meal before going. They ARE NOT kidding about their booze. Uber just to be safe!!!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Relaxed Cajun-Creole chain serving classic fare, including po' boys, gumbo & blackened catfish. Live music!! jazzkitchen.com”
  • 10 locals recommend