Evening Fun In Wichita, Kansas: The Best Things To Do At Night - Updated 2022

things to do in wichita at night

When the sky gets dark and the sun has been replaced by the moon, it is only natural to wonder what to do at night in a place far away from home. Wichita, Kansas, is a lively town that has lots to offer day and night. Plan your vacation and book one of the top hotels with smoking rooms or Airbnb vacation rentals, then read on to find out the best things to do at night in Wichita, Kansas.

1. The Keeper of the Plains Plaza “Ring of Fire”

This photo of the Keeper of the Plains statue and "Ring of Fire" in WIchita was taken 7 years ago tonight.

Posted by Kansas Travel at KansasTravel.org on Monday, 23 January 2017

At the point where the Big and Little Arkansas rivers join, in Downtown Wichita, there stands a 44 foot (13.4 meter) tall steel statue of an American Indian warrior named the “Keeper of the Plains”, who watches over Wichita. In 2007, the statue was surrounded by a circle of firepots that nowadays burn a “Ring of Fire”, nearly daily, for 15 minutes. A show worth seeing, if you are fascinated by fire and lights like I am.

Something to be aware of is that the show has a unique schedule and you don’t want to miss it. In the spring and summer, the show runs nightly at 9 pm for 15 minutes. During the fall and winter, it starts at 7pm for 15 minutes. Please also note that is If it is raining, the winds are high, the river level is too high, the weather is bad or even if a person is too close to the burners, the Ring of Fire will not be turned on.

Last, but not least, the Keeper of the Plains Plaza has two-foot bridges running north and south, for people to cross from the plaza at the base of the Keeper of the Plains statue and back. ​   

Keeper of the Plains Plaza “Ring of Fire”

Address: 650 N. Seneca, Wichita, KS 67203

Website: Keeper of the Plains Plaza “Ring of Fire”

2. Old Town District

Posted by Orlando Lee on Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Old Town District is situated to the east of downtown and right in the heart of Wichita. It is a lively and upcoming district that houses brick-lined streets, historic lampposts, and a collection of converted brick warehouses that are truly a highlight of the city. I am mentioning this place since there are more than 100 businesses here, including shops, clubs, theaters, and of course, restaurants, that makes this place popular, especially at night. Because of this, many people choose to live in this area or stay here, when in town. It’s a fun place to be and in 2003, the Old Town District was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Old Town District

Address: 198 N. Mosley St, Wichita, KS 67202

Website: Old Town District

3. Headshots Bar & Grill

Posted by Headshots Bar & Grill on Saturday, 5 October 2013

Custom video game cabinets Traditional set ups meeting new age tech

Posted by Headshots Bar & Grill on Thursday, 20 August 2015

This happening place is Wichita’s first video game bar. This means that this place offers complimentary video games like Xbox 360, Wii, Xbox One, PS4, and Wii U games while serving typical American pub food and drinks. There is even a video game themed cocktail menu and a monthly video game tournament. It is alright if you are not into video games since there are new and old board games available here, as well.

Headshots Bar & Grill

Address: 6140 E 21st St N #170, Wichita, KS 67208

Website: Headshots Bar & Grill

4. The Pumphouse

Posted by Pumphouse on Thursday, 21 June 2012

Posted by Pumphouse on Saturday, 21 July 2012

Residents of Wichita know how to have fun at night and this is the place for it. At the Pumphouse, you can experience a piece of Wichita’s history, since it used to be a gas station, at one time. Located in Old Town, in addition to its great food, beer, 30 TVs, and huge patio, this energetic place offers live music, every night of the week.

The Pumphouse

Address: 825 E 2nd St N, Wichita, Kansas, KS 67202

Website: The Pumphouse

5. Bite Me BBQ

Tonight after 5 p.m. We have our Amazing Smoked Prime Rib! Three sizes to choose from... 12, 16 or 24 ounces!! Comes...

Posted by Bite Me BBQ on Friday, 31 March 2017

This place has been voted one of Kansas’ “Top 7 BBQs for Ribs” by KANSAS! Magazine. On Friday and Saturday nights, this BBQ joint offers smoked prime rib dinners. It is not just the food here that is amazing, it is also the wonderful customer service that people appreciate here. If ribs aren’t your thing, try their wings or cheese fries, topped with BBQ meat, or one of their smoked sandwiches, which feature everything from brisket to turkey. There is something here for every meat lover and they even have Mexican food.

Bite Me BBQ

Address: 132 St Francis N, Wichita, KS 67202

Website: Bite Me BBQ, Inc

6. Club Rodeo

Bullriding on a Wednesday? You bet.

Posted by ClubRodeo Wichita on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

After exploring the best things to do around town, come have some more fun here, at the largest nightclub in Kansas. This is a big country nightclub where you can dance with your boots on or experience a live, indoor rodeo. What I mean by that, is that there is live bull riding at this exciting club. A fun place to come and enjoy yourself, in a unique and fun way.

Club Rodeo

Address: 10001 E Kellogg Dr S, Wichita, KS 67207

Website: Club Rodeo

7. Mort's Cigar Bar

Posted by Mort's Martini Bar on Thursday, 12 February 2015

Jazzy Tuesday! House Martinis for $3.75, vodka, gin or bourbon! $3.25 domestic bottles and $3 Mini Mort cigars! Live...

Posted by Mort's Martini Bar on Tuesday, 17 January 2017

This is a martini bar and pub located in Old Town and opened in 1996. This place offers drinks and cigars, as per the name. Their martini menu has over 160 martinis, as well as various types of beer. There is outdoor seating and live bands, every night. This is another fun place to stop at, in Old Town.

Mort's Cigar Bar

Address: 923 E 1st St N, Wichita, KS 67202

Website: Mort’s Cigar Bar

Nightlife in Wichita, Kansas

The Keeper of the Plains Wichita, Kansas
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user 04stx used under CC BY-SA 3.0

When night falls, Wichita keeps up its liveliness, especially in Old Town. There is a lot to do at night, everywhere in Wichita. There are plenty of places to eat as well, including fine-dining restaurants and steakhouses. It will be hard to decide where to go, so stay for a while and visit all the places I mention, here. We all need a break and Wichita is the perfect town to kick back and enjoy the evening. The residents truly know how to enjoy life, so why not join the fun.

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