Rooftop bars Kansas City

Complete guide to the 7 best rooftop bars in Kansas City [2020 update]

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Made by the world's leading experts on rooftop bars

Last updated: August 20th, 2020

Nothing says 'summer' like sipping a cocktail with friends, enjoying some fantastic views. Thanks to an ever-growing rooftop scene, Kansas City allows you to do just that. And this complete guide will take you straight to the best venues, packed with all info you need about each rooftop bar Kansas City has to offer: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. Known as a city filled with great bars and restaurants, the Kansas City rooftops offers a lovely mix of both. Here you can enjoy a sunny rooftop lunch, or some late night cocktails under the stars. All is possible, so just scroll down and find the KC rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Area:Waldo
Rooftop bar The Well in Kansas City
1

The Well

$$$ 7421 Broadway
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Vibrant
  • Year-round
  • Sunday brunch

Located right in the heart of the Waldo area, The Well Bar Grill & Rooftop offers two floors of food, drinks and fun for pretty much anyone at pretty much any time. Open seven days a week and year-round for lunch, dinner and drinks anywhere in between, The Well menu is packed with everything from beer-battered Fish and Chips and fresh Salads to 30 craft beers on tap, as well as refreshing signature cocktails and a nice selection of wines.

Area:Crossroads
Rooftop bar Percheron Rooftop Bar in Kansas City
2

Percheron Rooftop Bar

$$$ 2101 Central St
  • Highlights
  • 5th floor
  • 360-views
  • Modern & trendy
  • Craft cocktails

Percheron is Kansas City’s first rooftop beer garden, found on top of the Crossroads Hotel. The very modern and trendy terrace comes equipped with community tables, comfy lounge sofas, patio games and an amazing 360-degree view over the Kansas City skyline. Open to all during weekend nights, the Percheron menu is filled with creative craft cocktails and a rotating selection of frozen ones, as well as craft beers, wines and bites.

Area:Garment District
Rooftop bar John’s Big Deck in Kansas City
3

John’s Big Deck

$$ 928 Wyandotte St
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Laid-back
  • Downtown views
  • Live entertainment

Set in a historic building between the River Market and Power & Light district, John’s Big Deck offers three floors of food, drinks and fun, all in a laid-back and colorful atmosphere. The true gem is the top floor rooftop terrace, offering a beautiful view of downtown Kansas City. Here you can enjoy classic American pub food, signature cocktails and an impressive beer menu. During the summer months, this rooftop bar Kansas City is also filled with entertainment.

Area:Westport
Rooftop bar Westport Ale House in Kansas City
4

Westport Ale House

$$$ 4128 Broadway Blvd
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Sports lounge
  • Vibrant
  • Backyard games

Located in the heart of the vibrant Westport district, the Westport Ale House is a kitchen and sports lounge, also offering one of the best Kansas City rooftop bars. With a full menu of food and drinks, the rooftop offers everything from tasty tacos, pizzas and juicy burgers, to handcrafted cocktails, 20+ domestic and local craft beers and a nice selection of wines. Packed on game days, but the Ale House is usually quite a vibrant place on any other day (or night) as well.

Area:Longfellow
Rooftop bar Teocali in Kansas City
5

Teocali

$$$ 2512 Holmes St
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Authentic Mexican
  • Relaxing
  • Music & live DJs

Teocali brings a large slice of truly authentic Mexican cuisine and vibes to the Kansas City metro area. Set over three floors, with both indoor dining and a lovely rooftop terrace, here you can enjoy a large selection of traditional Mexican recipes, along with an impressive tequila list and refreshing sangrias and beers. Relaxing and friendly in atmosphere, this Kansas City rooftop bar is great for some fun with friends and family.

Area:Power & Light District
Rooftop bar Drunken Fish in Kansas City
6

Drunken Fish

$$$ 14 E 14th St
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • 'Best Sushi'
  • Fire pits
  • Signature cocktails

The Drunken Fish has not only been voted 'Best Sushi' and 'Favorite Japanese restaurant' many times, it is also home to one of the top rooftop terraces in KC. Trendy and sophisticated in decor, the spacious indoor dining room is complemented with a sleek rooftop patio, equipped with a full bar, fire pits, comfy lounge furniture and cool views over the skyscrapers. Packed with exquisite Japanese cuisine, the rooftop bar also serves unique signature cocktails, a fine selection of wine, sake and craft beers.

Area:Crossroads
Rooftop bar Up-Down Kansas City in Kansas City
7

Up-Down Kansas City

$$ 101 Southwest Blvd
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Arcade bar
  • 50+ beer on tap
  • Skyline views

Up-Down KC is mostly famous for its indoor fun, with an arcade bar that features more than 50 arcade games from the ‘80s and ‘90s, pinball machines and much more. But, it is also home to a lovely second floor rooftop terrace. When the weather is right, you can play life-size Jenga or oversized Tic Tac Toe, all while enjoying fantastic views over the city skyline. You can also just grab a seat at the rooftop and indulge in a menu filled with over 50 beers on tap and a tasty selection of pizza.

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This guide was made by The Rooftop Guide, the world's leading experts on rooftop bars. With over 600 rooftops visited over the last two years, we keep you up to date in the ever growing universe of rooftop venues.

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Rooftop bar Kansas City

Rooftop-grade: 6/10
Prime season: May-September
Inhabitants: 1.5 millions
Climate: humid subtropical

Located in Missouri, close to the Kansas border, Kansas City is found pretty much in the middle of the US. It lies in the northern periphery of the humid subtropical zone, which means quite hot and humid summers, but also cold winters. So the rooftop bar season in Kansas City is not year-round.

Famous for hosting lots of great restaurants and bars, the rooftop scene is also ever-growing in Kansas City. But while the city skyline is pretty impressive, the rooftop bars are often found on lower levels. The menu's quite often include a large selection of crafted local beer, and offer a relaxing atmosphere, where sports, music and games are common.

About Kansas City

Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri, both by area and population. Often abbreviated KC, the city is known as both a place rich in music, as well as food and drinks. Like Kansas City jazz, Kansas City-style barbecue, Kansas City strip steak, and KC craft breweries. The most famous sports team from the city is the Kansas City Chiefs, who play in the National Football League.