6 Must-Try Restaurants For Happy Hour in Kansas City (With Heated Patios)
Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you have to skip out on Happy Hour 🍻Nothing can replace meeting up with a small group of friends, having your favorite drinks, and relishing in the little moments. And if you love patio happy hours, you don’t have to wait until spring to enjoy the outdoors. There are tons of great places in the Kansas City area with heated patios you can take advantage of all year round!
At LeasingKC, we pride ourselves on being local Kansas City experts who scavenge the metro for hotspots you don’t want to miss. To find your next restaurant for happy hour in Kansas City, just keep reading and we’ve got you covered with some of our faves (from cheapest to most expensive) 😉
1. Bar K
There’s happy hour with friends, and then there’s “yappy hour” with furry friends. Bar K is Kansas City’s own bar, restaurant, and dog park combo 🐶If you’d like to visit anytime you want, you’ll have to purchase a membership, but there are also daily passes starting at $10. Oh, and by the way, you don’t have to have a dog to visit. Any dog-lover can stop by (for free, of course). The restaurant menu includes locally sourced food and even hand-made options for your dog! No seriously, you can literally buy chicken risotto specially made for canines.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 4 to 6 p.m.
Menu Price: $
Our Drink Pick: Good Boy Punch
Our Dish Pick: Tuna Wonton Nachos
Location: 501 Berkley Parkway, KCMO
KC Taco Company
We’re not going to say K.C. Taco Co. has the most authentic tacos… but they do have some of the most unique ones. From Spicy Ahi Tuna Tacos to Cowboy Junkie Burritos, their diverse, south-of-the-border inspired menu is full of creative delights you won’t find anywhere else. And for all of you margarita lovers, they have tons of “Rita” options to fit anyone’s taste. Even if you can’t make it for happy hour, you can always join in on Taco Tuesday when you can get two tacos for $6 🌮
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 3 to 6 p.m. (all day Wednesday)
Menu Price: $
Our Drink Pick: Cucumber Jalapeño-Rita
Our Dish Pick: Portobello Tacos
Location: 520 Walnut St., KCMO
You could always go to McDonald’s for a basic cheeseburger, but why do that when you can get an amazing one at Char Bar in Westport? Of course, they don’t just have burgers; you can choose from their array of smokehouse sandwiches, BBQ, and they even have southern fried chicken on Sundays 🙌Once you’re finished wining and dining, head on over to the beer garden for a quick game of ping-pong. How’s that for an after-work happy hour?
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 3 to 6 p.m.
Menu Price: $-$$
Our Drink Pick: Moscow Mule
Our Dish Pick: Salmon BLT Club
Location: 4050 Pennsylvania, KCMO
No, we aren’t talking about actual camping. Kansas City native and visitors alike love this restaurant and cocktail bar with a modern, outdoor vibe. With cheese charcuterie boards and hand-crafted drinks, you’re sure to find something you can enjoy during happy hour at The Campground. If you really want a “camp” feel, you can even purchase a s’mores kit to take home with you… winter bonfire, anyone? 🔥A lot of the carryout food and drink options serve multiple people, so make sure you keep that in mind before you get stuck with too much chocolate and marshmallows!
Happy Hour: Everyday, 4 to 6 p.m.
Menu Price: $$-$$$
Our Drink Pick: Old Fashioned
Our Dish Pick: Chicken Pot Pie
Location: 1531 Genessee St., KCMO
Bristol Seafood + Steak + Social
Bristol Seafood + Steak + Social is definitely a Midwest gem. Each plate comes filled with the highest quality ingredients, including catch-of-the-day, fresh fish delivered straight to the restaurant (sure beats the basic tilapia in your freezer, huh?). Start off with their signature sweet drop biscuits, then choose your meal (or drink) from their decadent menu full of some of the finest surf and turf around. As a bonus, they have their own app for touchless pay when you’re ready to go!
Happy Hour: Sunday-Friday, 4 to 6:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 9 to 10 p.m.
Menu Price: $$-$$$$
Our Drink Pick: Bourbon Basil Smash
Our Dish Pick: Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
Location: 51 E. 14th St., KCMO; 5400 W. 119th St. Leawood, KS
Fox and Pearl
If you’re looking for a more rustic feel, then the fire-roasted cuisines at Fox and Pearl are the way to go. Chef Vaughn Good crafts his meals using traditional preservation techniques, a smoker, and a live fire hearth, giving each plate a burst of flavor. All of their ingredients are the freshest you can find—locally KC grown produce and meats. Keep in mind their menu changes based on what’s in season, so you can try something new every few months! For drinks, there’s a full menu of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including seltzers, cocktails, wine, and beer.
Happy Hour: Tuesday-Friday, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Menu Price: $$-$$$$
Our Drink Pick: Mad Hatter
Our Dish Pick: Baked Gnocchi & Rabbit Meatball
Location: 2143 Summit Street, KCMO
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