Experiencing Bourbon Around Kansas City

Bourbon trails are all the rage right now, and while Kentucky is the place to experience a true bourbon trail, we wanted to showcase the many options we have right here in our own back yard. Kansas City is home to many fine establishments that offer top of the line bourbon and unique and exquisite variety. Here is our quick list of top places to enjoy a great bourbon around town.

The Monarch Bar



Applewood-smoked J. Rieger & Co. Whiskey, Yunnan Black Tea-infused Lustau Vermut Rojo, barrel-aged cream soda reduction, No. 22 Boondock Bitters

This drink is created with a sugar lid fully encasing smoke inside the glass and cracked upon serving. As you might expect, this drink has a wonderful smoky rich flavor. This is an excellent choice for those that prefer the traditional Old-Fashioned but are looking to change it up.



You Can't Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd


Buffalo Trace 

Rhubarb Liquere

Luxardo Bitter Bianco 

Mole Bitters

The Rhubarb introduces an extremely subtle hint of gentle sweetness and unique flavor that is nearly undetectable but helps to create a trendy twist to the standard and expected bourbon cocktail. 



"Blistered Aroma"

  • Russell's 10 year Bourbon
  • Russell's 6 year Rye Whiskey
  • Amaro Nonino
  • Orange Bitters
  • Aromatic Bitters
  • Housemade Rosemary, Blood Orange, and Naval Orange Simple Syrup
  • Torched Sprig of Rosemary
  • Dehydrated Blood Orange Wheel

The addition of rosemary along with hints of orange sets this apart.

P.S. is Hotel Phillips’ contemporary incarnation of the 1930’s speakeasy.




Black Manhattan 

Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Averna Amaro, Carpano Antica Vermouth Rosso, Angostura Orange Bitters



Sherry O's

Bourbon, Lustau Manzanilla & East India Solera Sherry, blueberry,, apple, lemon

Libations & Company

The Manhattan

Redwood Empire Rye Whiskey

Big O Ginger Liqueur

Carpano Antica Sweet Red Vermouth 

Bittermens Burlesque Bitters

Luxardo Maraschino Cherry

Fountain City Clear Ice

Other places in Lee's Summit to enjoy bourbon:

Red Door Grill


The W

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