City Nightlife in Kansas City Mo

Everything’s up to date in Kansas City. From the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Oklahoma, we all learned the details of Kansas City including a burlesque where a girl went about as far as a girl can go. Today or rather tonight in Kansas City, you’ll find entertainment and relaxation worthy of a song as well. Kansas City goes way beyond normal Midwestern fare with diverse music offerings, bars that range from posh to an Irish Pub, and an arts scene that keeps on going way past bedtime.. Here are some great spots to spend your after dark hours in Kansas City, Missouri.

Sanford’s Comedy Club, The Legends at Village West, 1867 Village West Pkwy, Ste D-201 (913-400-7500) Start your evening out laughing at Sanfords. With live comedians and all time favorite movies like Police Academy, Sanfords is a great place to relax. They have a full service bar with lots of yummy appetizers like spicy chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, nachos, etc. Shows run Wednesday through Sunday with two showings on Friday and Saturday. Some of the really big names have played here such as Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen Degeneres, Richard Lewis, and more. Chances are any popular comedian you’ve heard of has played at Sanfords. The shows are fairly early in the evening so you can get your laughs and still have time to explore more of Kansas City night spots.

Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave. (816-561-2560). Now that you’re all loosened up from laughing so hard at Sanfords, why not try your skill on a mechanical bull or some country line dancing. Cowboys and city slickers alike will enjoy the nightlife at Beaumont with everything from sandpit volleyball to pool to dancing or just enjoying the music with a beer on tap. The music line up features everything from Southern rock to heavy metal. There is a cover charge and advance tickets may be purchased at the box office.

Jardine’s Restaurant and Jazz Club, 4536 Main St. (816-561-6480). If you’d like jazz with your dinner, Jardine’s is the place to go. It’s cozy, almost has a European feel, and the place is dedicated not only to fine food but to honoring the historic jazz legacy of Kansas City. It’s not just about historic figures like Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Big Joe Turner, etc, but also about the music of recent Grammy contenders such as Pat Metheny, Karrin Allyson, and more. The menu is European (although you can get gourmet burgers) and delicious. The Angel hair pasta tossed with tomatoes, artichoke hearts, olives, and feta cheese plus delicious spices is a favorite and rightfully so.

Mosaic, 1331 Walnut in the KCP&L Live! Block. (816-442-8134). Whether you want to sit out on the balcony and take in the view of the Power and Light District or just chill inside in the full service bar, Mosaic is a sleek and sophisticated place to make it happen.. Open since 2008, Mosaic is one of the many entertainment venues in the 8 block area of restaurants, nightclubs, bars, and great shopping in the P&L District. Mosaic is actually part of a chain with sister lounges in Houston and Baltimore. You can dance to the best of Kansas City music in a posh setting until 3 in the morning.

The Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St. (816-474-8463). You’ll find the ghosts of jazz greats like Charlie Parker at the Blue Room but one thing you won’t find is cigarette smoke. The reason is that this hip club, often voted best Jazz in the City, is also a museum with instruments and records from the 1920’s and 30’s. Cigarette smoke would damage them. Instead, enjoy items from their savory menu and full bar which has been given the award of Best Happy Hour. For private groups, three or four course fixed price dinners are available. Kansas City was and still is a hub for great jazz: The Blue Room is a great place to experience the past while enjoying the present.

Finally, if you’d like to spend the evening with Lady Luck, try one of several Riverboat casinos. The Argosy, Harrah’s, Station, and Ameristar are all favorites. They don’t actually cruise anywhere but if you strike it big, maybe you can take a cruise of your own.

Everything really is up to date in Kansas City. With a wide array of nightlife venues, it’s a fun place to visit or live.