Davey's Uptown Ramblers Club
Photo courtesy of MK Hamlin


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 Robison. The old dive dates...  Read More

Velvet Dog


This swanky cocktail lounge, billing itself as KC's only supper club and martini bar, offers a refined setting. As a result, it's hugely popular with a young business crowd. The eccentric "Dog Menu" features international and American regional...  Read More

The Levee
Photo courtesy of Lisa Waterman Gray


The Levee has been a hit with lovers of live music for many decades now. Fans of regularly-booked local and regional jazz, blues, and rock acts head downstairs from Wednesday to Saturday to catch the shows. Patrons looking for a quieter scene...  Read More



Asking customers to "eat hear," this food-lover's bar/music venue appeals to a mixed clientele – both gourmands and devotees of the latest local band. Record-related paraphernalia covers the walls and beyond; take note of the record sleeves...  Read More

Beaumont Club


One of KC's top nightlife joints, Beaumont offers cowboys everything from concerts and pool tables to country line dancing and a mechanical bull. Of course, Beaumont's not all country-western, as the eclectic clientele will no doubt attest, and...  Read More

Blayney's of Westport


This eclectic club presents a variety of live music. One night, it's reggae; another night, blues; and another, rock. No matter what you come for, all the rhythms are great and all add to the place's hip ambience. While hanging out and listening...  Read More