Though meals tend to bring friends together, meals peppered with magnets can push them apart. Enjoy an attractive repast with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of comfort fare and drinks at The Phoenix Jazz Club.
A bordello turned hotel turned swanky jazz bar, The Phoenix Jazz Club embraces its hip history with nightly live music served over dinner and lunch dishes, including wraps, sandwiches, and meaty entrees. While jiving to live tunes, diners feast on appetizers such as seasoned sweet-potato fries ($5.99) and spicy pepper jack bites: breaded and fried cubes of pepper jack cheese ($5.99). Hearty home cooking typifies the entree selection, with options such as the hand-breaded chicken fried chicken, which tastes just like chicken and comes with servings of green beans, mashed potatoes, and gravy ($8.99). Guests chomp their way through a build-your-own bird or burger, piling chicken breast or beef patties with up to four toppings from a list of more than 20, including jalapeños, fried egg, and coleslaw ($8.49). Diners can wash it all down with a fire hose or one of the club's subtler craft brews on tap, such as Boulevard Wheat Ale, Pale Ale, and Pilsner ($3 on Thursdays).
Live music fills the The Phoenix Jazz Club's historic halls Monday through Saturday nights, with local jazz musicians such as Tim Whitmer & KC Express, Lonnie McFadden, and Monique Danielle warbling original and cover tunes nightly. Exposed-brick walls, a cozy table layout, and low lighting heighten the speakeasy ambiance, and a floor-level stage ensures safe stage diving as well as ample interaction between audience and performers.
Stemming from its building's late 19th-century origins in downtown Kansas City's bustling Garment District, The Phoenix now celebrates over 20 years as a showcase for top local music acts. Billed by The Pitch as a top music venue, these artists energize the musical palette of the historic club with soulful sounds of blues, funk, bluegrass, jazz, and folk.
While absorbing the local sounds of Kansas City, it's only appropriate that guests can take advantage of several local food offerings from The Phoenix's new menu as well. Kicking off with appetizers such as Avocado Fries and Mac Bites, diners can round out their meals with entree favorites such as Steak Diane, Firehouse Chicken, and Downtown Dip. For earlier risers, patrons can indulge in the club's Jazz Brunch, held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.