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Bistro 303:

Quietly nestled on the East side of the Westport entertainment district, Bistro 303 is an upscale gay bar/bistro through and through, but the straight crowd doesn’t feel out of place either. 303 boasts a great happy hour, a small plate menu and a great weekend brunch. Expect strong drinks and good service. They also have a delightful back patio that is great for nice weather.

Location: 303 Westport Road Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 753-2303
Website: http://bistro303.com/


Newest to the Kansas City gay bar scene, Social, is located on McGee just East of the Power and Light District. Social has a decent sized dance floor with good DJ on most evenings, and that sultry swankness that is lacking in the KC gay bar department. You’ll find it packed on weekend nights, and think of it as 2012’s version of the Edge, if you are old enough to remember one of KC's best gay bars.

Location: 1118 McGee
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 472-4900
Website: http://www.socialbarkc.com

Missy B's:

Considered KC’s most popular gay bar, you’ll find it filled to the brim with boys, bachelorette’s and everything in between on any weekend evening. With two dance floors, a techno-based upstairs dance floor (located next to their leather shop), and downstairs main floor with great DJ spun dance tunes, Missy B’s does not disappoint if you are looking for fun. Drinks are strong and fairly cheap, and you’ll find karaoke, drag shows, and resident Dirty Dorothy is a must see MC.

Location: 805 W 39th St
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 561-0625

Hamburger Mary’s:

So Hamburger Mary’s, as you can imagine, has great hamburgers. I rather like them actually. I like their upstairs outdoor bar, which is pours a great drink and has an awesome view of the downtown skyline. I like their charity BINGO, because I love anything that involves drag queens, charity and BINGO. However, I’ve eaten dinner there twice…Sunday Drag Brunch twice (which is a ton of fun), but I’ve had my meal comped twice. Go for fun and food and not service.

Location: 101 SW Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 842-1919
Website: http://www.hamburgermarys.com/kc

Sidekicks Saloon:

Fun, laid back and anything but fancy, Sidekicks Saloon is a little country bar smack dab in the middle of Main. It’s here you’ll find cheap drinks that aren’t watered down, a laid back scene and lots of country music. The man candy isn’t bad either, too bad they play for another team.

Location:3707 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone(816) 931-1430


Buddies is considered by many a Kansas City gay man as the dive of the Kansas City Gay bar scene. Pool tables take over much of the inside, and you’ll find cheap beer, a laid back clientele and a good time Buddies is also pretty straight friendly.

Location: 3715 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 561-2600

Outabounds Sports Bar and Grill:

Kansas City’s only gay sports bar, Outabounds, is pretty much a neighborhood joint. Like Cheers, only gay. Their bar menu is decent and you’ll find plenty of TV’s with everything from ESPN and the Chiefs to Glee. You’ll also find a good mix of late night karaoke, dart boards and pool tables.

Location: 3601 Broadway St
Kansas City, MO 64111

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