City Editor Krit here. ICYMI, I recently brewed up the zodiac signs as Kansas City coffee shops. Now, get those cocktail glasses ready as I serve my concoction of the zodiac signs as Kansas City bars.
Aries: Tom’s Town Distilling Co. | March 21-April 19
Located in the heart of the city, you’re unafraid to let your presence be known. Its slogan, “The people are thirsty,” was Tom Pendergast’s reason for ignoring Prohibition laws, which is fitting for the sign known to break the rules.
Taurus: The Monarch Bar | April 20-May 20
The Monarch Bar embodies your love for grandeur. Plush velvet seating + the stunning Monarch butterfly chandelier are just some of the refined details that will please the sign ruled by Venus, the planet of love, luxury, and value.
Gemini: Prime Social | May 21-June 20
It’s in the name. Gemini’s love being social, and this spot allows you to do exactly that with both indoor + outdoor rooftop seating. With three different cocktail groups — light & fruity, bold & spiritous, bright & balanced — you’ll be able to quench your adventurous side by trying something new with every visit.
Cancer: The Ship | June 21-July 22
Cancer’s are known for being sentimental + emotional, and The Ship’s rich history will tug at your heartstrings. The spot opened in 1935 after the repeal of Prohibition, and you can still experience its quaint vibe today. As a homebody, you’ll be able to get away from the crowd at the intimate original Ship bar.
Leo: Percheron Rooftop Bar | July 23-Aug. 22
Leo’s love being the center of attention, and you’ll be able to get all the double-taps with pictures of you at this spot. Ruled by the sun, you’ll be pleased to know you can catch some rays + channel your confident glow at this rooftop bar.
Virgo: The Mercury Room | Aug. 23-Sept. 22
The Mercury Room meets your high standards with its attention to detail from the moment you walk in. Plus, it’s only fitting to assign this spot to you considering your sign is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication.
Libra: J. Rieger & Co. | Sept. 23-Oct. 22
With multiple bars within this location — The Monogram Lounge, The Hey! Hey! Club + Electric Park Garden Bar — the sign known for weighing all of the options can wait till the last minute to make a decision here.
Scorpio: Swordfish Tom’s | Oct. 23-Nov. 21
Tucked away in an alleyway, this speakeasy alludes to the secretive nature you possess. The spot’s dark vintage-inspired setting, paired with your mysterious aura, will help set the mood.
Sagittarius: King G | Nov. 22-Dec. 21
Your lively nature is a perfect fit for the spot known to be bustling with people. Satisfy your curiosity with one of its unpretentious cocktails.
Capricorn: The Campground | Dec. 22-Jan. 19
The spot’s cozy lodge atmosphere will make this pragmatic sign feel right at home. Your practical nature will be pleased to hear that this spot offers food + drink options.
Aquarius: Panthers Place | Jan. 20-Feb. 18
The tropical hideaway nestled in the West Side caters to your eclectic taste with its atmosphere + decor. You’ll be able to embrace your free-spirited nature with its outdoor courtyard.
Pisces: Afterword Tavern & Shelves | Feb. 19-March 20
Indulge your imagination with one of the books at this boozy bookstore. Plus, the spot offers fun cocktails to please your creative side.