Welcome to Kansas City, the City of Fountains, known for its barbecue, jazz music, and passionate sports fans. Whether you’re a die-hard Chiefs or Royals supporter or wonder where to get a drink during the game, Kansas City has you covered. I’ll be sharing my personal favorites and highlighting what makes each spot unique. So sit back, grab a cold one, and check out my list of the best sports bars in Kansas City below.
12 W 63rd St, Kansas City, MO 64113
Phone: (816) 361-8841
Charlie Hooper’s Brookside Bar & Grille is a low-key bar and grill located in the Brookside neighborhood. They play sports in the bar but they also offer darts, shuffleboard, and other games you can play with friends. The bar offers a wide selection of beers on tap, including several local and international brands.
608 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: (816) 753-7850
The Granfalloon Restaurant and Bar is a trendy and upscale bi-level bar located in the Country Club Plaza area. It’s one of the places to go out and catch the game on one of their TVs. They offer a wide selection of craft beers on tap, cocktails, and wine, paired with an upscale menu.
6409 N Cosby Ave, Kansas City, MO 64151
Phone: (816) 859-5005
The Peanut in the Grandview district is one of several locations throughout the city. A neighborhood institution since 1933, this former Prohibition speakeasy is known for its friendly atmosphere and famous wings. The bar offers daily happy hour and a wide selection of draft beers, including several local brews.
529 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 472-7825
Love hockey? The Blue Line Hockey Bar, located in the River Market area, is for you. It’s a sports-themed bar that caters to hockey fans with lots of history and memorabilia on the walls. The bar boasts an impressive selection of draft and bottled beers, including several Canadian brands.
500 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 561-5800
Housed in the oldest building in Kansas City on the corner of Westport Road and Pennsylvania Avenue, Kelly’s Westport Inn is a well-known, longtime Irish bar. They are one of the fun places to go out to with weekend live music. The bar is simple but efficient, serving up cold beers and, no-frills bar food.
6330 Brookside Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64113
Phone: (816) 363-4070
Brooksider Sportsbar & Grill is a sports-themed bar located in the historic Brookside neighborhood. They offer plenty of TVs to watch and a menu that features classic pub fare and several gluten-free options. The bar offers a wide selection of beers, including draft, cans, and bottles, plus specialty cocktails, and wine.
1310 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 268-2260
With a location in the busy Power & Light District, Johnny’s Tavern P&L is a lively and energetic sports bar that’s been in operation since 1953. Johnny’s serves up cocktails, signature highballs, and a long list of domestic and imported draft beer. These can be paired with a grill menu and daily specials.
323 Armour Rd, Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: (816) 421-0002
Chappell’s Restaurant & Sports Museum, located in North Kansas City, is a sports fan’s dream. The bar includes a massive “sports museum” which includes a collection of sports memorabilia. They serve up classic pub fare, but it’s their beer menu that really shines. A wide selection of local, regional, national, and even international beers are available on tap.
310 W 79th St, Kansas City, MO 64114
Phone: (816) 214-8691
Kansas City Bier Company is a trendy and upscale brewery located in a neighborhood called Waldo. They brew and bottle their own beer you can purchase and enjoy at indoor or outdoor tables. The bar offers a wide selection of craft beers, including German-style brews, and pub fare with a modern twist.
1411 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 931-5800
The Hi-Dive Lounge, located in the West Bottoms neighborhood, is a low-key and casual bar that caters to a laidback crowd. Come watch sports on TV or Sunday bring friends and family for their famous brunch. The bar serves up a wide selection of craft beers on tap, tasty cocktails, and wine.
401 E 31st St, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 931-9300
Tower Tavern is a local sports-watching hangout located in the Valentine neighborhood. They have rustic exposed brick walls and are one of my favorite fun places to get drinks. The bar offers a wide selection of beers on tap, including several local brews, and serves pub grub with a focus on burgers and sandwiches.