At last the weather is cooperating and I do not want to be inside anymore than I have to! I want to enjoy the warm weather during lunch with a cool, refreshing drink and the sun hitting my face. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best rooftops to enjoy in the city!
O’Dowd’s (The Plaza)
This authentic Irish pub located on country club plaza has traditional Irish and standard bar fare, live music, and a gorgeous rooftop deck. Enjoy the view, the weather, and the beer.
Westport is the hub of nightlife in Kansas City. It offers an array of bars, nightclubs, and other events that are appealing. If your’e looking for a rooftop bar you haven’t tried before, look at Hop Cat’s. The franchise just opened on the corner of Broadway and 43rd in the past two months and offers good food, great drinks, and an amazing time.
The Well (Waldo)
The Well is located just across the street from the Sarah Scoop office and I’ve been eyeing it for months. While the humble establishment offers an array of cocktails, beer, and lunch options, it wasn’t until the recent warm days that drew me to them. Their rooftop bar gives you the opportunity to enjoy lunch in the rays or wait until Happy Hour (3-7pm) during the weekdays.
The Grille at Park Place (Park Place)
The Rooftop at The Grille has a shareable appetizer menu with a full bar, lounge seating, and retractable roof, making it a fun location for Happy Hours and events.
Aep’s seasonal menu is a faithful representation of Thai cuisine. Stop in this weekend for an unforgettable meal and one of their masterfully crafted cocktails on their rooftop.
Up Down (Crossroads)
Let out your inner kid at Up Down. Enjoy over 50 arcade games, an extensive craft beer list, and a gorgeous outdoor space on their second level overlooking the Crossroads District.
John’s Big Deck (Downtown)
John’s Big Deck is a locally owned and managed bar and grill operating out of an historic building between the River Market and Power and Light. Enjoy casual grill fare, live music, and a rooftop bar at this colorful three-story tavern.
Teocali (The Crossroads)
There’s no better place than Teocali for after work drinks. The relaxing atmosphere, impressive tequila list, and authentic Mexican cuisine are just a few reasons to visit the quaint restaurant. Head upstairs to enjoy the day on their cozy rooftop.
Ale House (Westport)
A fun sports bar with 20 televisions, 5 projectors, 40 rotating beers on tap, and a spacious rooftop. Don’t worry about missing the game if you wanted to be outside, their rooftop patio has 7 big screens over its 3,000 square feet and a lounge area to kick back and relax in.
Drunken Fish (Downtown)
The local chain was voted the best sushi in the Kansas City area and for good reason. Sensational sushi and other Japanese cuisine will satisfy every appetite and their eclectic cocktail menu is. The restaurant doesn’t boast just one award, they’ve won over 20 including 435 Magazine’s Best Rooftop Bar!
The weather is just too nice to nice to be stuck indoors! Enjoy the warmer temps and shining sun regardless of where you are in KC at these incredible rooftop bars!