Econo Lodge Kansas City Downtown North
2232 Taney Street
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: (816) 421-6000
Fax: (816) 421-6675
Located within Harrah's Casino, this is just the right venue to spend all of that cash you just earned at the tables. The venue dazzles with great lights, a fantastic sound system, and a hip and trendy crowd. The bartenders also mix up delectable concoctions and the owners try to bring as many nationally known DJs as possible during the week. If you wish to listen to live music instead of a DJ, VooDoo also features local and national bands within the two-story venue. Check website for details and more information.
If country western music is your thing, be sure to check out this fun and friendly dance club where every night is a party. Free dance lessons are the draw from 7:30p-8:30p Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. By the time 9pm rolls around, you will be a pro. The atmosphere is extremely casual (cowboy boots are optional, but highly suggested), the staff is attentive and the beer is always cold. Cover charges vary depending on the night and occasion.
In the River Market area, this is an upscale restaurant which doubles as a happening concert venue. Opened in the year 2002, the restaurant quickly caught up on the nightlife in Kansas City, with the ever active dance floor which hosts hip hop, jazz, reggae. Food and drinks to accompany an eventful evening is a wonderful combination for chilling out. Occasionally it holds events like the 'Monthly Wine and Dinner' which are usually monthly events.
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.
The Phoenix is what Yoshi's is to Oakland and The Blue Note is to NYC, most notably it is the city's number one jazz restaurant. Guests come down six nights a week to listen to a varied mix of jazz musicians from around town as well as those touring the U.S. The jazz hall also functions as a restaurant, so you can watch the show while you eat. They have a great happy hour from 3-6pm and on Saturdays their 'Bloody Mary Brunch' allows you to make your own Bloody Mary as you wish! Check website for complete calendar and show times.
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.
Midnight Rodeo is a big draw among locals and visitors to Southwest Missouri. It has been one of the best nightclubs in town for over two decades. Some of its features include a spacious dance floor, unrivaled sound and light system, flat screens and pool tables. Enjoy cocktails and spirits at their three bars, one of which is a 360-degree rotating one, or shoot some pool and catch the live sporting action. This Honky Tonk features the classic inclusion of a mechanical bull, a favorite among patrons.
If you are looking to see how Kansas City appeared back when Charlie Parker roamed the streets, stop by the Blue Room. Although the original Blue Room, where the 'Bird' blew saxophone is long gone, this jazz joint is a fine replica of the 1930's club. Located in the historic 18th & Vine district, it is a bit of a museum, with pictures of greats that cover the walls and relics of Kansas City's jazz era adorn the tables. Live music still gets the place swinging four nights a week. No food is available and smoking is not allowed, but there is a fully stocked bar.
The Brick is one place in Kansas you surely don't want to miss out on. From delicious food to live performances and music shows, it has it all. The Brick boasts of a diverse menu with everything from burgers and salads to chicken soups on it. From Tuesdays to Thursdays the bar comes up with some great live original music shows, including a variety of Karaoke shows too. A variety of catering services are also on offer.
For all the entertainment that you needed after a boring day at work, the Crossroads KC at the Grinders provides it all. Friends get together at this intimate setting to enjoy a diverse range of music from reggae to rock, and blues to hip hop. And as the zesty live music sets the ball rolling, the very famous Grinders pizza and chilled beer are an added spice to the delightful experience. A music lovers haven, this hip place definitely turns out to the best entertainer in downtown.