Ring in the New Year with these 5 Kansas City Bars

SoT Cocktail Bar. Photography by  Treezy .

SoT Cocktail Bar. Photography by Treezy.

Ring in the New Year with these 5 Kansas City Bars

Choosing the perfect Kansas City venue to celebrate and reflect upon this past year’s successes, failures, lessons and everything in between can be overwhelming. There are plenty of options to choose from and I narrowed my pick down to these five watering holes.

SoT Cocktail Lounge

SoT will be paying homage to the 90's with a retro-themed costume party. You can expect new twists on classic libations, the best pre-millennium tunes and fashion trends from one of the most awesome decades. Tickets for the event include 3 drinks off of the special 90's menu and bottomless punch, purchase yours here

1521 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

The Ship

What should you expect at one of West Bottom's most poppin' venues on the night of New Year's Eve: no food, no minors, no advanced tickets and no reservations. A cover of $20 will get you admission to a live show by The Grisly Hand and a complimentary champagne toast.

It's first come, first aboard at The Ship on New Year's Eve. It'll board until the cabin is full!

1217 Union Avenue
Kansas City, Missouri 64101


If you are looking for a Fancy Schmancy New Year’s Eve Cocktail Extravaganza, look no further. Manifesto's small, cozy atmosphere is ideal for couples or small parties looking for an intimate setting. Tickets for the event include two cocktails, party favors and a two hour stay. Interested? Snag your tickets today.

1924 Main Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108


Want to pocket your ticket money? Head to Julep for free entry and a complimentary champagne toast this New Year’s Eve. Guests are encouraged to dress to the nines or come as they are. Tunes will be provided by DJ Skeme starting at 10 pm. Check out its Facebook event page to find out more details.

4141 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 104
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

The Well

Ring in the New Year at the Waldo Well! DJ Kirby of 95.7 The VIBE and DJ Kay-Fan will be spinning on the ones and twos. The Well's all-season heated rooftop will provide a warm, comfortable setting as you watch Waldo's Annual Ball drop. Tickets are $10 but will increase to $20 on New Year's Eve. Save ten bucks by planning your evening ahead of time! 

7421 Broadway Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64114