10 Dive Bars in KC

Sometimes the best bars are the ones that are a little rough around the edges.

Outside of Blarney Stone in KC

Right on the corner of Broadway Boulevard + W. 38th Street.

Photo by KCtoday

Let’s dive right in. What constitutes a dive bar? Vintage beer signs, affordable menu options, and dim lighting are just a few characteristics that create the dive ambiance. Finding the perfect combination of charm can be hard — that’s where we come in. We’ve rounded up some of the best dive bars in KC to meet locals, that includes beer + people.

  • Chez Charlie | 3809 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri | This hole-in-the-wall Midtown spot has a classic, eclectic vibe + dart boards — an ideal recipe for a late-night bar hang.
  • Flo’s Poke-A-Dot Lounge | 8934 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO | This inviting neighborhood dive is fully equipped with TouchTunes and pool.
  • Zoo Bar | 1220 McGee St., Kansas City, MO | What else says dive like cash-only, graffiti covered walls, and inexpensive beer? (The answer is nothing).
  • Hi Dive Lounge | 1411 W. 39th St., Kansas City, MO | The true feel of a dive with bites and the only can beer vending machine in town.
  • Jocks | 9103 Elmhurst Dr., Overland Park, KS | This casual + cozy spot has top-notch service and a friendly, local crowd — making the darts and pool an added bonus.
  • Blarney Stone | 3801 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO | Talk about history. This Irish dive has been open since 1972.
  • Helen’s Just Another Dive Bar & Grill | 2002 Armour Rd., Kansas City, MO | This bar is fully fitted with shuffleboard, darts + an outdoor patio. Bonus: there are 30 beers on tap.
  • Piano Room | 8410 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO | This spot was nominated in 10 categories for The Pitch’s Best of KC 2022 — including Best Bar to Meet People. Enjoy classics sung by the talented bartenders, or go hop on stage yourself.
  • The Blue Line | 529 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO | KC may not have an NHL team of our own, but you can still enjoy a bite + a cocktail while scanning the sports memorabilia lining the walls.
  • Lost Bar | 7632 N. Oak Trfy., Kansas City, MO | Listen to live music + sing your heart out to “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood at karaoke.
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