Everything you need to know about KCtoday’s 2023 Drink Up Month this July

Drink Up Month is all about celebrating the beverage industry in Kansas City — from cocktails to coffee to beer, there’s a drink in the City of Fountains for everyone. Let’s dive into what the KCtoday team has in store this July.

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Drink Up Month is right around the corner — beginning this Saturday, July 1 — and we want to make sure you are prepared to celebrate. Drink Up is all about praising the beverage industry in the Kansas City area.

Whether you’re a local coffee connoisseur, a craft beer buff, or a mocktail maven, there are plenty of options to celebrate your drink of choice all month long.

Events + happy hours

KC Bier Company | 310 W. 79th St., KCMO | Thursday, July 6 | 6-9 p.m. | Free entry | Celebrate in the Bierhalle + receive 20% off your tab when you mention Drink Up Month.

Servaes Brewery | 10921 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS | Wednesday, July 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Try new beers at happy hour ($1 off all pours) and then stick around for music bingo at 7 p.m.

PH Coffee | 2200 Lexington Ave., KCMO | Thursday, July 13 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | Email us for a discount code for a free ticket to this magic-themed pop-up experience.

Transport Brewery | 11113 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS | Tuesday, July 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Enjoy happy hour with Eat Schmidt food truck — pro tip: order the tater tot nachos.

Somerset Ridge Vineyard and Winery | 29725 Somerset Rd., Paola, KS | Saturday, July 22 | 1-5 p.m. | Cool off in the vineyards with music by Jason Kayne and bites from Spice Bandit food truck.

Bliss Wine and Books | 3502 Gillham Rd., KCMO | Thursday, July 27 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Sip on a special summer sangria at this happy hour.

Drink discounts

West Bottoms Whiskey Co. | 1321 W. 13th St., KCMO | Tuesday, July 11-Saturday, July 15 | 25% off the KC Sour signature cocktail when you mention Drink Up.

Aubrey Vineyard | 16350 Kenneth Rd., Overland Park, KS | Saturday, July 1-Monday, July 31 | $1 off a tasting or flight when you mention Drink Up.

Lifted Spirits Distillery | 1734 Cherry St., KCMO | Saturday, July 1-Monday, July 31 | $2 off classic and signature cocktails at the Tasting Room.

Fountain City Winery | 1409 W. 11th St., KCMO | Saturday, July 1-Monday, July 31 | Check out live music every Friday and enjoy $1 off all glasses at the wine bar and $2 off all artisan pizzas made in house.

Restless Spirits | 109 E. 18th Ave., KCMO | Saturday, July 1-Monday, July 31 | Receive 20% off all bottles, cocktails, and merchandise in the Tasting Room, including the Builders Margarita cocktail. Mention KCToday Drink Up for discount.

Specialty drinks

Somerset Ridge Vineyard and Winery | Sip on the special edition Frozen Sangria or the Citron Summer Shandy to cool off from the summer sun.

Hotel Kansas City | 1228 Baltimore Ave., KCMO | Order the clarified watermelon margarita with jalapeno watermelon foam at the Lobby Bar or Nighthawk.

Crane Brewing | 6515 Railroad St., Raytown, MO | Try something new with a $10 predetermined flight special.

KC Wineworks | 1829 McGee St., KCMO | Try the KC-motxo — their local take on a Kalimotxo.

Extra surprises

Six and Main Merchandise | Our limited edition merch drop will be available Saturday, July 1-Monday, July 31 — including T-shirts, hats, and a mug.

Q+A | We are diving into the ins + outs of local beverage biz, featuring favorites like Cafe Cà Phê and Messenger Coffee (plus a few more, you’ll just have to wait and see).

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