Kansas City Outdoor Bars

Once the weather turns warm, Kansas Citians make their way outdoors to enjoy cocktails and drinks at some of the greatest patios around. From swanky spots and a great happy hour deck to an Irish Pub patio and an Italian veranda... here are the Top Places for an Outdoor Drink in KC.

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    Mosaic

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    Mosaic's sultry and sweet lounge opens to one of the best patios in Kansas City, which just happens to overlook the Power and Light District. With great views of downtown, steady beats, amazing drinks and a chillaxing firepit, Mosaic tops the list of Kansas City's Best Drink Spots as one of most fashionable patios.

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    We were pleasantly surprised to find the hidden little gem that is the Westside Local's beer garden and we're disappointed that we didn't find it sooner. With a laid back feel and a handcrafted beer in hand, you'll find Westside Local's patio a great place to meet friends and enjoy the scenery...instead of the scene. Grab a picnic table, order a Duvel and enjoy.

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    Sol Cantina

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    Sol Cantina's beach-like feel--with open bar and a patio that makes you feel like you're somewhere in the middle of Mexico makes me want a margarita. With great drinks, awesome food (think fish taco's)--Sol makes you want to skip work and stay all day. Their motto is 'Day Drinkers Wanted'..and that's exactly what you can do at Sol.

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    When you step into O'dowd's Little Dublin, you might just think you're in the middle of a pub in Ireland. This Kansas City fave sports a great place to grab an outdoor pint at both it's Plaza and Zona Rosa locations.

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    Kansas City's original martini lounge, The Velvet Dog is one of KC's favorite outdoor drink spots. With great drinks, plenty of seats and bocce ball to boot, you can't go wrong when you head to the Dog.

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    Harry's, located on the south edge of the River Market has a huge outdoor patio and is a great after work drink spot. Not only is Harry's great for people watching, but they have great bar food and even a bandstand for live music when the weather turns warm.

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    With a great restaurant to boot, the Zona Rosa's Bravo Italian Cucina has an awesome veranda that overlooks the town square and a beautiful fountain. With an outdoor bar and a great bellini, you might just think you're in Italy.

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    John's Upper Deck is the place to go for a Happy Hour downtown. With a huge rooftop deck (and a great view of the city) head to John's to soak in the fresh air and listen to live bands after a long work week.

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    Trezo Mare's patio makes the list because it has one of Kansas City's best views. Located high on the hill at Briarcliff Village, their patio is a great place to grab an appetizer and a few drinks while enjoying the view and the summer breeze.

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    If you are looking to grab a beer and relax, and not exactly worried about how many different cheap martinis's there are, then the rooftop patio at Kelly's in Westport is a great choice. Inducted in the Spring of 2010, the expanded rooftop gives Kelly's patrons a little fresh air and overlooks Westport's main drag, Pennsylvania. You can watch a game on the many flat screens, sit out of the elements if you prefer, and enjoy a great evening of 64 oz beers.