For our glass half full kinda people, happy hours in KC are where it’s at. Whether you’re looking to try out a new spot on the cheap or get together to decompress after work, these discounts on beer, wine, cocktails, and snacks will turn that frown upside down.
Note: last time, we focused a lot on KCMO. This time, we’re boppin’ around the metro. For downtown deals + businesses with bunches of locations, try this guide. Also, don’t forget we have an interactive map of Drink Up Week deals running this week only.
Get ready to #DrinkUpKansasCity — here are 16 metro places lifting spirits with their sip-worthy specials.
Keeping spirits up
Apogee Coffee & Draft | Mon.-Fri., 4-6 p.m., Sun. all day | Apogee means “highest peak,” which fits these elevated Olathe cocktails served with a $2 discount during happy hour.
Chicken N Pickle | Mon.-Fri. 3-6 p.m. | Visit North Kansas City or Overland Park for discounted $4 local beer + $5 cocktails (and don’t sleep on that House Jerk roast chicken).
Draftcade | Fri.-Sat. 4-6 p.m. | At this Zona Rosa arcade bar, Galaga just isn’t the same without a $3 well drink next to your blaster button.
Rye | Mon.-Fri. 3-6 p.m. | Head to Leawood (or KC) for some leisurely sipping — wells are $3, and classic cocktails (like the Old Old-Fashioned) are $5.
VERDIGRIS | Mon.-Sat. 3-6 p.m., Sun. 4-6 p.m | If the bottomless popcorn doesn’t seal the deal for you (City Editor Krit says they have the best popcorn ever), maybe $3 off cocktails will.
Hungry for meal deals
Bricks Pub & Grub | Tues.-Sat. 3-6 p.m. | It’s a Lee’s Summit “extreme” happy hour — $4 small bites (drooling over the pretzel bites + cheese) paired with equally priced pours.
Jazz Kitchen | Mon.-Fri. 3-6 p.m. | Indulge in this Independence, KCK, and KCMO Creole cuisine with discounts on gumbo, popcorn shrimp, and themed New Orleans drinks.
Pearl Tavern | Mon.-Thurs. 3-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | This Lee’s Summit spot is known for its eats, and half off oysters + craft munchies are making our tummies rumble.
Smoke Brewing Company | Mon.-Fri. 3-6 p.m. | Discounts on barbecue — say less. This Lee’s Summit location has $5-6 skewers, wings, ribs, and loaded fries + cheap drinks.
Off the vine
Aubrey Vineyards | Wed.-Fri. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Wine down in Overland Park with half off tastings + pours all day Wednesday, plus discounts during other happy hours + live music on Thursdays.
Serendipity Farm & Vine | Wed. 12-5 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. 12-9 p.m., Sun. 12-6 p.m. | Head south to Stilwell for $14 flights (plus pizza night on Thursday).
YaYa’s Euro Bistro | Daily 3-6 p.m. | $20 will get you a bottle of wine + flatbread, or just grab a glass for $4 (among other discounted beverages).
Brew Lab | Mon.-Fri. 4-6 p.m., Sun. all day | City Editor Travis loves this OP place. Get $1 off these delicious house beers + $2 off cocktails, plus discounted small plates and tacos.
East Forty Brewing | Tues. 3-9 p.m., Fri. 12-5 p.m. | Bounce over on Route 40 to Blue Springs for $1 off draft beer + cider as well as discounted spirits and apps.
Made In KC Marketplace | Daily 4-7 p.m. | Get $3 local beer plus other discounted drinks at locations in Lee’s Summit, Lenexa, and the Plaza.
ReRoll Tavern | Mon.-Thurs. 4-6 p.m. | Roll the dice on free play while sipping on $1 discounted beer + liquor.