After dark, the beat keeps humming in Kansas City. And the drinks keep coming. After all, the Chicago Tribune recently named Kansas City “America’s Next Great Cocktail City.” Burn the midnight oil at famous watering holes such as Kelly’s Westport Inn, Manifesto in the Crossroads Arts District and Jerry’s Bait Shop in Olathe.
Irish bars more your thing? Take your pick—O’Dowd’s is known for its Plaza rooftop patio, O’Malley’s for its old-time Weston atmosphere and The Gaf for its neighborhood tavern appeal. For a quiet night out, grab a corner booth and a glass of wine at Tannin Wine Kitchen, Boozefish or Louie’s Wine Dive.