Nightlife in Kansas City


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  • Quintons Waldo Bar
    More than 20 years after first opening the doors to their rustic, wood-paneled bar and deli, Quintons Waldo Bar continues to blur the line between lunch and late-night revelry with a menu that couples deli-style sandwiches with satisfying bar fare. Cooks assemble a triad of Reubens stacked high with mountains of corned beef, cracked pepper pastrami, and turkey. Napkins work overtime beside the divinely messy chicken-salad sandwich, which overflows with chicken breast baked fresh daily alongside a slew of other succulent meats. Frothy ales pour forth from the bar’s taps during festive nightly events such as DJ sets, when the steam that rises from potato-bacon soup stands in for fog machines.
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    7438 Wornall Road
    Kansas City, MO US
  • Stanford and Son's Comedy Club
    Originally opening in Westport in 1975, Stanford and Son's Comedy Club gave an early outlet to comedy giants such as Jerry Seinfeld and Roseanne. Now located at a new location in the Rosana Square shopping center, the club and restaurant packs in up to 300 audience members for sets from a long list of up-and-comers as well as seasoned performers. The pros fish for chuckles during shows held Wednesday–Sunday; Tuesdays are reserved for novices to try their hand at the club's open mic. Drinks flow freely from two sizable bars, and its new restaurant menu features southern-flared delights, including blackened catfish, glazed salmon, and Dr. Pepper ribs.
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    7328 W 119th St
    Overland Park, KS US
  • The Brewtop Pub and Patio
    Enjoy a large array of finger food at The Brewtop Pub and Patio, a local pub. Plan to indulge a bit at The Brewtop Pub and Patio, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. The Brewtop Pub and Patio also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to The Brewtop Pub and Patio — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad. Take advantage of great beer and tasty bites when you stop by for happy hour. Get your whole crew together at The Brewtop Pub and Patio, offering lots of special space for larger parties. At The Brewtop Pub and Patio, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm. Those that prefer some music with their meal will find live tunes at The Brewtop Pub and Patio. Between the music and the crowds, The Brewtop Pub and Patio's noise levels can be intense. Prepare to face the crowds at The Brewtop Pub and Patio during the week — weekends tend to be slower. Show up in sneakers or a suit at The Brewtop Pub and Patio, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance. Or, take your food to-go. Don't spend time searching for parking — guests are welcome to use the adjoining lot. With tabs typically staying under $15, your wallet (and your stomach) will be happy with a trip to The Brewtop Pub and Patio.
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    8614 N Boardwalk Ave
    Kansas City, MO US
  • Dirk's Sports Bar and Grill
    Visit Dirk's Sports Bar and Grill for some true American comfort food. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Dirk's Sports Bar and Grill won't disappoint. A private room is available for reservation at Dirk's Sports Bar and Grill for those nights when you take the whole gang out to celebrate. Home to one of the happiest happy hours, pop in after work for great drinks and good company. Wifi is on the house at Dirk's Sports Bar and Grill, so you can stay connected on your mobile device. Live music is common at Dirk's Sports Bar and Grill, as is a DJ. The restaurant hosts a DJ, and guests can take to the dance floor as well. Dirk's Sports Bar and Grill can fill to capacity on Fridays and Saturdays, and with their no-reservation policy, you may need to wait a bit for your table. Through their catering service, Dirk's Sports Bar and Grill can also set out a delicious spread for your next party. Getting your food to go is also an option. null Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Dirk's Sports Bar and Grill's moderately priced fare.
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    8132 NW Prairie View Rd
    Kansas City, MO US
  • Paul and Jack's Tavern
    The next time you’re at Paul & Jack’s Tavern, sidle up to the bar and ask the local sitting next to you to describe the tavern’s original owners. Following an initial smile, you’re likely to be met with a blank stare. That’s because brothers Paul and Jack founded their eponymous bar and grill all the way back in 1948—a time when North Kansas City still lacked a laid-back tavern where the neighborhood’s diverse crowd could gather for live entertainment and old-fashioned American burgers and chili. Though the tavern’s popularity has climbed steadily in the six decades since the brothers opened their doors for business, its menu remains a testament to mid-century Americana. The dining room tends to be rowdiest around lunchtime, when crowds descend to sample footlong hot dogs, deli sandwiches, and bowls of chili still made according to a 50-year-old recipe. Later in the evening, after dinners of USDA Choice steaks and deep-fried catfish, guests can head out to the enclosed back patio and throw bouquets of hot wings at the live-music performers they most enjoy.
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    1808 Clay St
    Kansas City, MO US
  • Denim and Diamonds
    At Denim and Diamonds, you can snack away on tasty pub grub. For conscientious eaters, Denim and Diamonds has plenty fresh and healthy items on the menu. With Denim and Diamonds' wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Open air seating is ready for diners at Denim and Diamonds when the weather is warm. Get your whole crew together at Denim and Diamonds, offering lots of special space for larger parties. Pump up your night with performances from Denim and Diamonds' live DJs. Volume levels at the restaurant can approach ear-splitting levels between the noisy crowds and the booming music. It tends to get especially busy on weeknights, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation. Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Denim and Diamonds for their catering services. Find a space on the street or park in the lot not far from the restaurant. A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
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    1725 Swift Ave
    Kansas City, MO US
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