Econo Lodge Kansas City Downtown North
2232 Taney Street
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: (816) 421-6000
Fax: (816) 421-6675
Bars & Cafes
This restaurant boasts one of the largest collections of sports memorabilia in the country, including World Series and Super Bowl trophies, a Golden Glove and vintage uniforms from Major League baseball teams. The atmosphere is casual and contemporary, and the food is excellent. Burgers start at USD5; prime rib starts at USD13. This is a great place to hang out, enjoy the bar and have fun. It is a local favorite for college students and sports lovers.
Knuckleheads Saloon is as real as a bar experience could get. Patrons love the vintage chairs and rough lumber bar stools while sitting at long tables. Bar food is offered to keep the energy going and drinks keep the spirits high. They also have a store selling Knucklehead's merchandise. To top it all, they regularly have musicians come in and play some great tunes, especially blues. Check the website for information on events.
If you like better-than-average pub grub and a nice single-malt scotch, there is no better place than Harry's. This unpretentious spot in the River Market area is always filled with happy locals out on the patio (when weather allows) with a beer or cocktail in hand. The jukebox and amply stocked whiskey bar are two other reasons why people love this place, the latter provides a whiskey menu that has almost every scotch imaginable. From the Highlands and Islay to the Islands and Speyside, you are sure to find one you like.
Every city needs a great wine bar, and Cellar & Loft provides that niche where oenophiles and varietals can meet. It is located in the quaint, yet lively River Market district and patrons can find stacks and stacks of wines from all over the world. Most of the guests are members in which they pay a monthly fee for tastings and other discounts, however non-members can drink just as liberally. The establishment also serves beer and has a nice selection of scotch. Check website for details on tastings, events, lists, etc.
The envy of every nightclub in Kansas City is NV. The club sets the standards which the rest follow. Timely themes for festivals such as Halloween spice up the place. Knowing only those loaded with cash come in, the liquor on sale is expensive. But no sooner do the rays of light change and the music starts playing, people flock to the dance-floor to groove to the music. Local performers often join hands with DJs to raise the roof. Ample parking space is on offer. NV is also available for hosting private parties. The club is gay friendly.
Just a short walk from the convention center and numerous downtown hotels, The Phoenix is the place to go to experience the city's famous jazz scene. It hosts live bands seven-nights-a-week and charges no cover. The room is small and often crowded, but the close quarters add to the festive atmosphere. Local and regional bands share the stage with big-name talents, making this the perfect spot to kick back and enjoy a musical evening on the town. Apart from the entertaining music, a lot of delicious and healthy salads, appetizers and refreshing drinks are on the menu.
John's offers three floors of fun in downtown Kansas City. The first floor is geared to the sports minded, with multiple televisions and a big wooden bar. The second floor is more action oriented, with pool tables, dartboards and video games to keep drinkers busy. The third floor is actually a roof top deck that hosts live bands from March through October. The music, ranging from rock to jazz to blues, features local and regional favorites. The menu is filled with the usual bar fare at reasonable prices.
Dance the night away at this dark dance club located in downtown's "Dance Club" district. A large dance floor at the back of the venue is filled most nights of the week with young hipsters and rave lovers grooving to an ever changing blend of techno, house, salsa and more. Tiger-striped booths offer a comfortable place to chug a drink and catch your breath. A small kitchen pumps out standard bar fare and appetizers to keep the energy flowing.
Zoo Bar has been plying drinks and laughs to the downtown K.C. area for over 25 years. It is a quintessential dive bar, there is graffiti on almost everything, PBR flows freely and there are no beer taps, just cans and bottles. The bar is always filled with regulars and sometimes its difficult to find a spot since it is such a small place. Nonetheless, if you are downtown and do not want to break the bank to have a few drinks, Zoo Bar is the spot.
Vinino Wine Bar & Bistro has a warm ambiance with art on the walls and often with musicians playing in the background. The dishes are mainly Italian and Mediterranean, and your waiter can suggest the perfect wine or cocktail to complement your meal. There is also a nice dessert menu.
Although known mostly for its sushi, the Drunken fish has much more to offer. Entrées like the miso-marinated black cod, Japanese steak au jus and Chilean sea bass are delicious and are perfectly complemented by cocktails like the Fountain of Youth and Asian Fetish. This Kansas City Power and Light District restaurant also serves as a good venue for private events.
Located in the heart of the burgeoning Power & Light District at the iconic President Hotel, the Drum Room Lounge serves as one of the most happening nightlife and dining destinations in town. Established in 1941, this lounge has hosted the likes of Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and Patsy Cline in the past. After renovating in 2012, Drum Room still retains the elements of its yesteryears while bringing a new quirky and laid-back atmosphere. Mixologist Brock Schulte churns out of some of the most eclectic mixes - both vintage and new, and patrons can also sample some of the best micro-brews and wines at the bar. The food fare is mostly dominated by classic American favorites and is equally impressive. Live music is still hosted on occasional nights; reserve ahead to make the most.