Top 5 Best Patios in Kansas City
The Kansas City Metro area sprawls across two states with Olathe, Overland Park, and Mission on the Kansas side and Midtown, Westport, The Plaza, Power and Light, and the Crossroads on the Missouri side. Most tourists know Kansas City for its breathtaking fountains and exceptional barbecue (and rightfully so).
This article’s main focus, however, is an often overlooked aspect of Kansas City, the entertainment available outdoors. So to ensure patios season is spent correctly, below are five of the best patios in the city.
1. Harry’s Bar and Tables
If spending a night out in Westport is on your to-do list, then Harry’s Bar and Tables should be at the top of that list.
This classic bar specializes in cocktails and has a reputation as a place where industry veterans go to get a proper drink (Gin and Tonic, Old Fashion, and Martinis will serve you well). Harry’s summer-worthy patio is suited with extensive seating options.
Harry’s Bar and Tables
501 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111
2. Brew Top Pub and Patio
If live music is more your speed you will want to visit the bar named after its outstanding rooftop patio, the Brew Top Pub and Patio. The best time to visit is the middle of the work week! There is a weekend feel on Wednesday due to it being dollar nite - breaking up the week with live music and dollar beers is a must if you have never been (or even if you have).
3. McCoy's Public House and Brewery
Prefer a cold beer? McCoy's Public House and Brewery has your best interest at heart.
With a recently expanded corner patio that overlooks Westport’s main haunts, this is an ideal place to pregame with friends or end the night. McCoy’s offers happy hour Monday-Friday along with weekly specials.
McCoy's Public House and Brewery
4057 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111
4. John’s Big Deck
From one rooftop bar to another, John’s Big Deck is perched in Kansas City’s Library District downtown. John’s can proudly boast having the only rooftop deck in downtown Kansas City. A casual night out on the deck with friends is what patio season is all about. Pro-tip, their quesadilla is elite and it alone is worth the visit.
John's Big Deck
928 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, MO 64105
For a more ritzy feel, the patio behind SoT is as good as any. This patio brings laid-back garden vibes that are unexpected downtown and is quite refreshing.
There is a cocktail menu, and everything on it is meticulously crafted and tastes as such, but for those who appreciate a more tailored experience tell the bartender what you like.
All the options above are great, and each has its own feel so check them all out. Patio season is only around for a little while. Now that you know some of my favorite places, let me know some of yours. I would love to hear from you!