Best Kansas City, MO Nightlife

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    10. Firefly Lounge

    Brick walls, black leather couches, a long bar, large curved booths, and high-top tables decorate the sleek and understated Firefly Lounge. Tucked away on a busy block in the Westport neighborhood, it's a modern-day...

    Photo courtesy of Lisa Waterman Gray
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    9. Green Lady Lounge

    There's nothing impressive about Green Lady Lounge from the outside. But all that changes inside, where an original tin ceiling glows above live jazz musicians who fill the long narrow room with terrific jazz....

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    8. Davey's Uptown Ramblers Club

    One of Kansas City's most popular nightspots, Davey's Uptown regularly features pretty big names on the music front, including the Afghan Whigs, No Means No, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, The Follow, and Bruce...

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    7. Majestic Steakhouse

    Known for great steaks served in the street level restaurant of this restored 1900s building, The Majestic also offers nightly live jazz in a cozy basement that once functioned as a Prohibition-era speakeasy. Each...

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    6. Howl at the Moon

    A KC Visitors' Choice Winner for Favorite Nightlife Spot, Kansas City's Howl at the Moon has grown very popular with locals in a very short time. With outposts from coast to coast, plus Denver, Louisville, St. Louis,...

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    4. O'Dowds Little Dublin Irish Pub

    Experience a small taste � or is it a sip? � of the Emerald Isle at this popular Westport pub. O'Dowd's offers an authentic Irish look and feel, thanks to its dark wood interior, antique bar, and tap o'...

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    2. Knuckleheads

    Known for its funky, laid-back atmosphere and intimate indoor and outdoor performance spaces, Knuckleheads offers a white-hot music scene with performances available on Wednesday through Saturday nights. Part honky...

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    1. CrossroadsKC at Grinders

    Hundreds of people congregate for outdoor shows at this enormously popular concert venue, where lighting comes from Kansas City's skyline as well as the stage. Whether performers play reggae, honor other musicians...

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