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 vibes.
Elevated Cocktail Bars
"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)*
"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!
"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 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!
"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!
"Welcome to The Fall, Kansas City’s newest, most unique underground bar experience. 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. More than just a cocktail bar, The Fall is an otherworldly adventure that will captivate your senses."
Click HERE for hours and location and to make reservations for The Fall!
"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 offers an immersive experience unlike anywhere else. We provide a modern, upscale, wholly unique setting for socializing and meeting people. Every detail is deliberate and intentional. 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*
"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!
"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! *Stilwell patio open year-round*
Elevated Rooftop Bars
"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*
"Canary is home to expertly crafted cocktails and modern American cuisine. We're not just a destination, we're a place for all to call home."
Click HERE for hours and location for Canary's Midtown rooftop patio! *Patio open year round, weather dependent, with fire pits; check for winter schedule*
"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 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*
'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!
"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. Featuring 24 beers on tap, delicious food and an expansive deck with great city views, the Beer Hall is the perfect place to get together with friends, family or co-workers to enjoy all things Boulevard."
Click HERE for hours and location for Boulevard's Tours & Rec Center deck! *Deck open year round with heat lamps*
"Located in the heart of Kansas City's best upscale shopping at Country Club Plaza, The Fontaine is a sophisticated destination for business and leisure travel. Walk across custom tile mosaics inset into the gleaming marble floor, enjoy intricately carved wood paneling and playful Renaissance artwork adorning the walls and marvel at the hand-blown Venetian glass chandeliers floating overhead. Each detail is designed to delight the senses while setting a scene of serene sophistication—a place in which guests are both dazzled and utterly relaxed."
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 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. This Moscow Mule style whiskey drink was created in Lawrence, KS, but became a sensation in Kansas City during Prohibition. 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 open seasonally with fire pits and heat lamps*
"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*
"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!
"Voted Best Bar in Kansas City, by KC Magazine, The Well takes your experience to a new level....The Rooftop! The Rooftop patio is open 365 days a year and from Nov 1st to March 31st we offer a 360 Clear span heated tent along with fire pits to keep the chill away."
Click HERE for hours and location for The Well's Waldo rooftop patio! *Patio open year round; covered and heated seasonally*