Kansas City Restaurants & Nightclubs

Kansas City Restaurants

Gates Bar-B-Q, Kansas City

Kansas City Restaurants & Nightclubs

Blue Room
DESCRIPTION: Features live jazz that ranges from locals to nationals; the atmosphere is very polished and the crowd is often sophisticated; call for calendar of events. Entertainment always begins at 8p; call for calendar. It is located at the American Jazz Museum.
CUISINE: Light fare
COVER CHARGE: yes
CREDIT CARDS: yes
DAYS & HOURS: Mon & Thu 5p-11p, Fri 5p-1a, Sat 7p-1a
ADDRESS: 1600 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO MAP
PARKING: lot across the street
PHONE: 816-474-2929
WEBSITE: http://www.americanjazzmuseum.org

Kansas City Blues & Juke House
DESCRIPTION: Located in the former Red Vine Restaurant space in the Historic 18th & Vine District. This upscale venue is reminiscent of the Vine in its heyday. “The Juke House,” as the locals call it, features live Blues on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, in addition to Blues jam sessions Monday and Thursday nights. The dining menu encompasses delicious lunch and dinner entrees with items like fried whole or filets of catfish, fried shrimp, their legendary fried or buffalo hot wings, baby back pork.
CREDIT CARDS: yes
DAYS & HOURS: Mon 11a-Midnight, Tue 11a-3p, Wed 11a-1a, Thu 11a-Midnight, Fri-4p, 11a-1a, Sun 11a-4p
ADDRESS: 1700 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO MAP
PARKING: lot across the street
PHONE: 816-472-0013
WEBSITE: http://kcjukehouse.com

Gates Barbeque
DESCRIPTION: One of the world’s great barbecue restaurants, known for its spectacular barbecue sauce and tender slabs of slow, brick-oven cooked beef and chicken. Every meal is an experience here; the Gates have built one of Kansas City’s greatest successful family businesses; this location has the most original flava, but there are many other locations in Kansas City.
CUISINE: Barbecue
COVER CHARGE: no
CREDIT CARDS: yes
DAYS & HOURS: Sun-Thu 10a-Midnight, Fri-Sat 10a-1a
ADDRESS: 1221 Brooklyn Street, Kansas City, MO MAP
PARKING: on premises
PHONE: 816-483-3880
WEBSITE: http://www.gatesbbq.com

Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque
DESCRIPTION: Also considered one of the world’s great barbeque restaurants – there’s a debate between them an Gates as to who is better; this is the original location but there are more around Kansas City.
CUISINE: Barbecue
COVER CHARGE: no
CREDIT CARDS: yes
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Thu 10a-9:30p, Fri-Sat 10a-10p, Sun 11a-8p
ADDRESS: 1727 Brooklyn Street, Kansas City, MO MAP
PARKING: on premises and street
PHONE: 816-231-1123
WEBSITE: http://www.arthurbryantsbbq.com

Epicurean Restaurant & Lounge
DESCRIPTION: A good lounge for 30+ socializing and dancing to R&B and Hip-Hop; Friday 9p-until, Saturday 9p-until; arrive early to partake of the delicious chicken wings.
CUISINE: American
COVER CHARGE: yes at night
CREDIT CARDS: yes
DAYS & HOURS: Thu, Fri 6p-until, Sat 8p-3a, Sun 5p-2a
ADDRESS: 7502 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO MAP
PARKING: on premises
PHONE: 816-333-4541
WEBSITE: none

Peach Tree Buffet
DESCRIPTION: The place to go for old-home, down-home cooking in an upscale restaurant where food is prepared with a different twist with lots of spices, seasonings, and secret ingredients. All items are served buffet style. Enjoy live entertainment with meal; other locations in the Power & Light District, 18th & Vine District and Lee’s Summit.
CUISINE: Soul Food; specialties are collard greens, pork chops, fried chicken, yeast rolls, Mac ‘n Cheese, bread pudding with daily specials
PRICING: Buffet is under $20
COVER CHARGE: no
CREDIT CARDS: yes
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sun 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 6800 Eastwood Trafficway, Kansas City, MO MAP
PARKING: on premises and street
PHONE: 816-923-0099
WEBSITE: http://www.peachtreerestaurants.com

The Levee
DESCRIPTION: One of KC’s favorite jazz nightclubs for fifty years; situated between Country Club Plaza and Westport Square; local jazz musicians Wed-Sat night downstairs, plus a sports bar upstairs with HDTVs.
CUISINE: Light fare
COVER CHARGE: yes
CREDIT CARDS: yes
DAYS & HOURS: nightly
ADDRESS: 16 West 43rd Street, Kansas City, MO MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 816-561-5565
WEBSITE: http://www.thelevee.net

Club Rain
DESCRIPTION: A private night club & lounge, it is home of the “Rain Drop” drink and “Fashion Fridays,” Club Rain is an urban dance venue and lounge offering an intimate and elegant experience and exclusive VIP area with private dining. Fashionably chic age 25+ patrons enjoy music from live DJ’s and bands and beginning at 8p Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 5p on Fridays for Happy Hour.
CUISINE: Light fare
COVER CHARGE: yes
CREDIT CARDS: yes
DAYS & HOURS: Wed-Thu, Sat 8p-until, Fri 5p-until
ADDRESS: 8015 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO MAP
PARKING: on premises
PHONE: 816-361-2900
WEBSITE: http://www.clubrainkc.com

G’s Jamaican Cuisine
DESCRIPTION: Referred by some as “The Island away from the Island”, it also offers live Reggae music on Friday and Saturday nights.
CUISINE: Jamaican; specialties such as jerk chicken, fried fish and a bevy of sides
COVER CHARGE: yes
CREDIT CARDS: yes
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Thu 11a-10p, Fri-Sat 11a-11p
ADDRESS: 7940 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO MAP
PARKING: on premises
PHONE: 816-333-9566
WEBSITE: none

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