7 Best Hip Hop Bars & Clubs In Kansas City, Missouri

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Kansas City boasts a rich cultural diversity. Here, there are world-class cultural institutions, a special style of barbecue, and of course, lots of party spots in its bustling nightlife scene. Whether you are an artsy person, hipster or sports fan, you will find something to love about this city. When visiting, be sure to explore its myriad of parks, museums, shops, and even the Kansas City Zoo. Visit as many different neighborhoods as possible to understand the rich culture of the city. After your day out exploring, pop by to one of these hip hop bars and clubs, and boogie the night away. The city never sleeps. Read below to find out about the best hip hop bars and clubs in Kansas City, Missouri.

1. Throwback KC

Dance the night away to tunes from the 90s at Throwback KC! The club also has some amazingly fun themed events, from a Britney Spears themed party to a pajama party. Enjoy USD 4 Vegas Bombs every night, alongside different drink specials for each day of the week, while the top DJs in Kansas City spin. There’s always a time to party to throwback hits with Throwback KC! What are you waiting for? Bust out your best party outfit and head on down to Throwback KC.

Throwback KC

Address: 510 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO

Website: Throwback KC

Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 7pm - 3am (closed on Mon & Tue)

2. Firefly Lounge

Firefly is a hotspot for young locals, and it is the place to be on the weekends! There are also lots of comfy couches for you to lounge around on. This speakeasy turned lounge has an amazing, laidback vibe, and the DJ plays good music that everyone can dance to.

Firefly Lounge

Address: 4118 Pennsylvania Avenue Kansas City, MO 64111

Website: Firefly Lounge

Opening hours: 8pm - 2.40am (daily)

3. RecordBar

RecordBar was born 15 years ago in a Midtown strip mall, and till today, it remains as one of the coolest places to visit for good music, food and drinks. The bar is one of the nation’s premier live music venues, and it sees bands and musicians of all genres performing there. On nights when there are no bands performing, the bar has other forms of entertainment lined up, from comedy shows to trivia night. Choose from some amazing mains and bar bites to chow down on during shows, or even drop by for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays! Check out RecordBar’s event calendar, and who knows, you might be able to catch your favorite band when in Kansas City.


Address: 1520 Grand Blvd Kansas City, MO 64108

Website: RecordBar

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7pm - 12am; Sat - Sun: 11am - 4pm, 7pm - 12am

4. Aura Kansas City Nightclub

For those ready to party, Aura Kansas City Nightclub is the place to be on a Friday night. The club is trendy and hip, which attracts a young crowd. The DJs play a majority of EDM and hip-hop music, and there are also shows by top artists at reasonable prices. The club also has a VIP lounge and bottle service, which offers a stellar and efficient service. Drop by for great drinks, upbeat music and lights, and even live go-go dancers on platforms.

Aura Kansas City Nightclub

Address: 3832 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111

Website: Aura Kansas City Nightclub

Opening hours: Thu: 10pm - 3am; Fri & Sat: 9.30pm - 3am (closed from Sun - Wed)

5. PBR Big Sky: A Coors Banquet Bar

Posted by PBR Big Sky on Monday, 30 September 2019

Country music fans, rejoice! This country bar is the place to be on a Friday night. PBG Big Sky is decorated with a cowboy theme and even has a mechanical bull for the more adventurous, or if you have enough liquid courage. Enjoy some affordable drinks while dancing to upbeat country music, with a dash of hip-hop. Drop by this bar for a cool and fun atmosphere, which deviates away from your regular bar experiences - you might even witness some bachelor or bachelorette parties when you’re there! Even non-country fans will have a fun time!

PBR Big Sky: A Coors Banquet Bar

Address: 111 E 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64106

Website: PBR Big Sky: A Coors Banquet Bar

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 8pm - 3am (closed from Sun - Tue)

6. Westport Ale House

Trivia players, WE HAVE A LIFE-CHANGING ANNOUNCEMENT! Trivia will start 30 minutes later at 7:30. #kc #kansascity #trivia #craftbeer

Posted by Westport Ale House on Thursday, 5 September 2019

Westport Ale House is dubbed Kansas City’s #1 sports bar. It is an extremely popular spot for both locals and tourists alike, due to its offerings of food, drinks and entertainment. The bar offers an extensive menu of affordable food and drinks, with specials for every day of the week. For entertainment, be treated to local DJs dropping the beats, more than 50 big-screen TVs, and even a PlayStation booth. Even if these aren’t to your fancy, the rooftop bar and beer garden are sure to impress you! Enjoy amazing views over Westport while sipping on drinks. It’s no wonder the bar is situated in Westport, the lively “party capital” of Kansas City.

Westport Ale House

Address: 4128 Broadway KCMO 64111

Website: Westport Ale House

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 12am; Fri - Sat: 11am - 1.30am

7. Black Dolphin

Black Dolphin This weekend Friday August 2nd & Saturday August 3rd Never a cover charge No reservations Always open...

Posted by Black Dolphin on Thursday, 1 August 2019

After spending nights out partying, visit Black Dolphin Lounge for a different experience. Find yourself transported back to 1920s Kansas City at Black Dolphin, and immerse yourself in jazz music. Black Dolphin features Kansas City’s jazz musicians, and for non-locals, you will find yourself in the heart of the rich Kansas City tradition. Refer to their calendar online (which is jam-packed with sets!) for the guest artists and jazz musicians that will be playing! There is always open seating, and never a cover charge. Enjoy your drinks with two different types of platters!

Black Dolphin

Address: 1813 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

Website: Black Dolphin

Opening hours: Sun - Fri: 4pm - 3am; Sat: 2pm - 3am

Kansas City never sleeps

Best Hip Hop Bars & Clubs In Kansas City, Missouri
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Even the nightlife options in Kansas City are diverse, and stand out as one of the best in the Midwest. From jazz lounges to cowboy bars and hip-hop clubs, the options are aplenty. Be sure to visit some of the bars on this list when in Kansas City, where the live music calendar is full all year long.

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