15 rooftop bars in Kansas City

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We’ll get a cocktail with a side of this view. | Photo by @canary_kc

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It’s summer, which means plans include grabbing cocktails around the city + enjoying the weather at an aesthetic patio. What if we said you could have the best of both worlds? Bask in the warm summer breeze with a cocktail in hand by visiting one of these rooftop bars in the KC metro.

Horsefeather Social, 1515 Wyandotte St.

Named after the Horsefeather cocktail that was founded in Lawrence, KS, this spot at Loews Kansas City Hotel offers views of downtown Kansas City.

Canary, 3835 Main St.

A little birdie told us you’ll get to enjoy your cocktails with modern American food several stories in the air. Psst — if you fall in love with its romesco sauce, you can make it at home.

Percheron Rooftop Bar, 2101 Central St.

Enjoy breathtaking cityscape with a craft cocktail at one of the 15 best rooftop bars in the US.

Prime Social, 4622 Pennsylvania Ave.

Patio with fire pits? Definitely a prime spot for socializing. Pro tip: this spot (like these 5 around the metro) also offers mocktail drinks.

Nine Zero One, 901 W. 48th St.

Reserve private cabanas for intimate moments with friends. In the winter, you’ll be transported to private heated igloos.

City Barrel Brewery, 1740 Holmes St.

Pictures on the barrel-shaped deck will definitely get you some double-taps.

O’Dowd’s Gastrobar, 4742 Pennsylvania Ave.

Enjoy Plaza views with a side of live music.

Teocali Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, 2512 Holmes St.

A rooftop patio moment with a $4 margarita, sangria, or craft beer during happy hour is calling your name.

Westport Ale House, 4128 Broadway Blvd.

A vast drink menu including ~20 craft beers, hand crafted cocktails + sparkling wine means there’s something for everyone.

The Well Bar, Grill & Rooftop, 7421 Broadway

Catch a sports game on one of the TVs at this laid-back Waldo spot.

Fountain Haus, 401 Westport Rd.

The rooftop bar decked out as the pool deck will whisk you away to a tropical oasis.

Up-Down, 101 Southwest Blvd.

The bar is equipped with ~50 arcade machines — including pinball machines + Skee-Ball alleys.

John’s Big Deck, 928 Wyandotte St.

The 60-year-old restaurant + bar lets you book its space for events.

Maloney’s Sports Bar & Grill, 7201 W. 79th St., Overland Park

Daily specials mean there’s something new to try with every visit.

Kelly’s Westport Inn, 500 Westport Rd.

Get a drink at Kansas City’s oldest building.

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