KC's Most Elevated Establishments


Article by Mindy Hargesheimer

Photography by Mindy Hargesheimer

Whether you are looking for the most cosmopolitan cocktail lounge in the city with top notch craft cocktails, ambiance, and level of service, OR you literally want the highest, most elevated rooftop bars and patios to soak up the city views, this guide has you covered to peruse a variety of experiences you'll get stoked to rise to the occasion for!

Start with Kansas City's glamorous establishments for when you're feeling like dressing to the nines, and scroll down for our Midwest rooftop patios with both casual and cosmo vibes, with all sporting al fresco eating and drinking options.

Elevated Cocktail Bars

The Mercury Room | Crossroads

"The Mercury Room is a reservation-only cocktail bar & lounge, specifically curated to create an experience around every drink. Located on the 14th floor of the Reverb Apartments, The Mercury Room offers both indoor and outdoor seating."

Click HERE for hours and location and to make reservations for The Mercury Room's cocktail attire and skyview experience! *Outside area open seasonally for photos (no seating)*

Verdigris | Leawood

"Johnson County's premiere cocktail bar & lounge from the creators of The Monarch Bar and The Mercury Room."

Click HERE for hours and location for Verdigris's upscale Leawood experience!

The Monarch Bar | Plaza

"A social setting for the cocktail curious and drinks connoisseur. We practice the art of hospitality and refined service. Creativity and precision reign in every detail from drinks to small plates. The Monarch Cocktail Bar & Lounge is located in Kansas City’s historic Country Club Plaza area."

Click HERE for hours and location and to make reservations for The Monarch Bar! *Outdoor patio open year round with fire pits and heat lamps*

Stock Hill | South Plaza

"Stock Hill reimagines the classic Kansas City steakhouse for a new generation. It combines the time-honored heritage of grace, expertise, and polished service with impeccable precision, craftsmanship, and imaginative interpretations of the finest steakhouse selections."

Click HERE for hours and location for Stock Hill's modern steakhouse vibe!

The Hey! Hey! Club | Electric Park

"An intimate underground cocktail experience offering beautifully crafted libations and elegant small plates Wednesday - Saturday evenings."

Click HERE for hours and location for The Hey! Hey! Club basement hideaway experience!

The Fall | Westport

"Hidden below the surface of Westport, The Fall is an eclectic lounge offering craft cocktails and premium spirits in an imaginative atmosphere. Order one of our potent libations at the glowing amber bar, or slip into one of our plush VIP sitting rooms for the most immersive, bottle service experience."

Click HERE for hours and location and to make reservations for The Fall!

Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room | Crossroads

"Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room is two concepts under one roof, each capturing different experiences from Chef Michael Corvino. The restaurant consists of a 74-seat main dining room and bar, the Supper Club, which centers around a seasonal menu of shared plates, described as approachable contemporary American food."

Click HERE for hours and location for Corvino's multi-faceted culinary and entertainment experience!

Society | Crossroads

"We want to give Kansas City a place where they can be a part of something — a larger society — a gathering place where everyone is welcome, ideas are shared, music is playing and the food and drinks are good. A society that’s rebelliously optimistic, unpretentious, art-focused, and community-oriented."

Click HERE for hours and location for Society's elevated entertainment concept! *Outdoor patio open year round, weather dependent, with fire pits and heat lamps; check for updates*

Bar Stilwell | Downtown

"Pre, post or just because visit Bar Stilwell, Loews Kansas City’s lobby bar and lounge. Hand-crafted cocktails and light fare are showcased in a chic yet comfortable setting, nestled in the heart of downtown Kansas City."

Click HERE for hours and location for Bar Stilwell inside the Loews Kansas City Hotel!

Hotel Kansas City | Downtown

"Inhabiting the iconic Kansas City Club building, the emergence of Hotel Kansas City is nothing short of a homecoming. The hotel’s design, coupled with its quintessential location, chronicles both Kansas City’s rich history and anticipated new beginning."

Click HERE for hours and location for Hotel Kansas City's craft cocktail Lobby Bar!

The Town Company | Downtown

"Charming, yet inventive, The Town Company redefines the concept of a new Midwestern table. With an intimate menu based around the white oak burning hearth, The Town Company’s menu rotates consistently throughout the year and is fueled by a network of local farmers, ranchers, and other unique purveyors."

Click HERE for hours and location for The Town Company!

Ocean Prime | Plaza

"Experience stunning settings and vibrant energy complemented by truly genuine hospitality. Indulge in an impressive menu of seafood and prime cuts of steak, signature cocktails, and a Wine Spectator-honored wine list."

Click HERE for hours and location for Ocean Prime's sophisticated and exquisite dining experience!

Farina | Crossroads

"Farina’s Modern Italian menu is built around classic recipes from every region of Italy—kept pure or re-imagined by the hands and heart of Executive Chef Michael Smith. Chef Smith seeks out the freshest ingredients from local growers and farmers: beautiful produce, fresh herbs and succulent pork, beef and fowl. Fish and shellfish are flown in daily for the restaurant’s menu and oyster bar."

Click HERE for hours and location for Farina's upscale dining experience!

Prime Social | Plaza

"Prime Social is a lively and dynamic rooftop cocktail lounge designed for conversation, where guests gather to enjoy the moment. Enjoy our modern and refined rooftop experience while you relax by our fire pit and take in the panoramic views. Whether you’re celebrating, watching a game, or gathering with friends, Prime Social is your go-to destination for good times and lasting memories."

Click HERE for hours and location for Prime Social's rooftop cocktail lounge! *Patio open year-round; covered and heated seasonally*

Voo Lounge | Downtown

"Energetic and lively piano entertainment. Curated Cocktails. Come Sing along with us."

Click HERE for hours and location.

Paros Estiatoria | Leawood

"Named after the beautiful island on the Cyclades, we serve honest Greek fare with a modern twist. Our menu, featuring sustainable seafood and locally-sourced produce, guides you to the sun-filled islands of Greece, embracing the foods that our family has had for generations."

Click HERE for hours and location for Paros Estiatorio's beautiful dining room and patio!

Lazia | Crossroads

"Named for another Crossroads O.G. and pal of Tom Pendergast, Johnny Lazia, our dinner-only restaurant spins a fresh take on nostalgic Italian style. Book a dinner in the main room and know you'll get great food and generous pours from our eclectic wine list. Or, opt for the private 14-seat 'Wine Room' and enjoy a reserve list of exceptional wines. As evening settles in, expect an unexpected transformation as a throw-back playlist brings the beats."

Click HERE for hours and location for Lazia's sophisticated dining room!

The Restaurant at 1900 | Mission Woods

"The Restaurant at 1900 features modern American cuisine from award-winning Chef Linda Duerr. The menu is seasonally-based, and frequently updated according to the best ingredients available. Inventive lunch and dinner specials are offered."

Click HERE for hours and location for The Restaurant at 1900!

Acre Restaurant | Parkville

"Acre is a New American Restaurant offering modern-casual midwestern cuisine cooked in an open kitchen on an artisan-made hearth by Chef Andrew Longres in Parkville, MO."

Click HERE for hours and location for Acre!

Elevated Rooftop Bars

Percheron | Crossroads

"Percheron is our lively rooftop beer garden, with amazing outdoor spaces designed to maximize the outrageous city-sweeping views. While you take it all in, enjoy frozen cocktails or craft beers with light bites. Relax with a friend or try carefully curated activities all suited for group fun. Named for the famed horses of the Pabst Brewery, a breed known for its intelligence and liveliness, we invite you to our rooftop beer garden to sip, sup, connect and enjoy."

Click HERE for hours and location for Percheron's rooftop beer garden with the best city view! *Patio closes for winter; check for updates*

Boho Sway at Canary | Midtown

“Located in ‘The Netherland’ Boho Sway at Canary is home to a legendary rooftop with breathtaking views, a posh upscale supper club on the ground floor - right in the heart of Kansas City!”

Click HERE for hours and location for Boho Sway at Canary's Midtown rooftop patio! *Patio open year round, weather dependent, with fire pits; check for winter schedule*

Coach's | Overland Park

"Great service, awesome menu and plenty of TV's to satisfy the biggest of sports enthusiasts."

Click HERE for hours and location for Coach's South OP rooftop bar and grill!

Trezo Mare | Briarcliff

"Trezo Mare is an award-winning restaurant serving all styles of food with an emphasis on Italian cuisine, fresh seafood, and hard wood-fired steaks. Chefs' construct inspired menus complemented by flavors of the season using locally sourced products. Join us for a unique dining experience, pleasant ambiance, great food, and friendly service."

Click HERE for hours and location for Trezo Mare's Northland patio! *Patio open year round, weather dependent, with fire pits; check for winter schedule*

O'Dowd's | Plaza

'Modern & chic. Weekend live music. Rooftop-deck. Eat, Drink & be Social with O’Dowd’s on the Country Club Plaza."

Click HERE for hours and location for O'Dowd's rooftop deck overlooking the Plaza!

Boulevard Brewing Co | Midtown

"Just a stone’s throw from the brewery, this is the hub for sampling and shopping straight from the source. The first floor features an experience area with exhibits about beer and Boulevard, plus an expanded shop with a wide array of stuff you probably shouldn’t live without. The second floor houses our 10,000-square-foot Beer Hall."

Click HERE for hours and location for Boulevard's Tours & Rec Center deck! *Deck open year-round with heat lamps*

Nine Zero One Rooftop @ The Fontaine | Plaza

"Experience Kansas City's most popular rooftop destination. NINE ZERO ONE Cabanas are here with immersive and festive décor, cocktails, food, and photo opportunities! We invite you to enjoy one of our private rooftop cabanas for up to 8 guests!"

Click HERE for hours and location for The Fontaine's rooftop lounge + pool and views of Brush Creek! *Lounge open year-round with fire pits and heat lamps*

Horsefeather Social | Downtown

"Horsefeather Social is a showstopper. This modern, outdoor space provides a full bar, comfortable seating, and open event lawn for guests and Kansas Citians alike. Located on the 7th-floor terrace, Horsefeather Social is named after a famous cocktail, the Horsefeather. Relax and experience views of the Performing Arts Center while grabbing a quick bite and enjoying a local cocktail, craft beer, or glass of wine."

Click HERE for hours and location for Horsefeather Social and enjoy the west downtown view! *Horsefeather Social is open seasonally with fire pits and heat lamps*

John's Big Deck | Downtown

"The building that John’s Big Deck calls its home has been in existence for 100+ years and 60+ of those as a restaurant / bar. In 1980 it became John’s and in 1983 the rooftop bar was completed.John’s offers 3 floors of food, drink, and fellowship with friends. With the 3 different floors, John’s has something for everyone."

Click HERE for hours and location for John's Big Deck rooftop bar and enjoy the 55 step walk UP to the top! *Deck open year round; covered and heated seasonally*

Bamboo Penny's | Leawood

"The Bamboo Room, a Polynesian-inspired rooftop venue located on the upper level of Bamboo Penny's, is now open and serves beautifully handcrafted cocktails and exclusive small bites. Complete with private elevator service and a retractable rooftop, the bar is open year-round for guests to enjoy happy hour, private events, and late-night entertainment year round."

Click HERE for hours and location for The Bamboo Room rooftop venue!

The Well | Waldo

"The Well Bar, Grill & Rooftop takes your experience to a whole new level... the Rooftop! The Well is a unique, multi-level restaurant with two separate outdoor areas — a lower level patio and a rooftop deck."

Click HERE for hours and location for The Well's rooftop patio! *Patio open year round; covered and heated seasonally*

Cafe Trio | Midtown

"Hip & glamorous, Café Trio blends outstanding cuisine and cocktails for an award-winning "Come as you are" casual fine dining experience offering the perfect "Trio" of great Local Food, Art, and Live Music. The Starlet Lounge at Café Trio evokes a bygone era complete with Hollywood Starlets and the always-playing classic movie with specialty martinis, traditional cocktails, and an extensive list of wine and beer with Live music Tuesday through Saturday. The large outdoor terrace offers one-of-kind views of the Country Club Plaza & J.C."

Click HERE for hours and location for Cafe Trio's elevated outdoor terrace! *Patio open year-roun; covered and heated seasonally*

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