Say Cheers! Exploring Downtown Kansas City's Bars

Downtown Kansas City

Photo Credit: Kansas City Power & Light District

Kansas City is famous for BBQ and Jazz, and both of those might make you thirsty. When you're in town, head Downtown for entertaining nightlife and drinks galore!

  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
  • Green Lady Lounge
  • Up-Down KC
  • Buckets of Booze

Did you know that Kansas City famously ignored prohibition in the 1920's, leading to the rise of boozy bars across the downtown area? Yep, the city that is famous for jazz clubs built its repution back then as a place where corruption ruled; the local political boss, Tom Pendergast, set the tone by thumbing his nose at the Volstead Act.  Today, visitors and locals know that DTKS offers plenty of options for those seeking adult refreshment after sunset. From movie theaters to arcades, we've rounded up some of the most interactive venues to enjoy drinks and entertainment!


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