Snacks and the City: Team Blake’s Guide to Small Plates and Happy Hours in KC
What is Kansas City for if not snacking and sipping your way through every good restaurant and bar in the city? Luckily, there is no shortage of small plate and happy hour deals to make your foodie adventures more affordable! Instead of scouring Google for outdated happy hour menus, take a look at Team Blake’s Guide to Small Plates and Happy Hours in Kansas City.
When you think about Kansas City your mind more than likely goes to barbeque, however, there are so many chic and stylish restaurants to choose from that offer more than just smoked meats! KC has a slew of dazzling restaurants that offer delectable small plates, making the perfect venue to sip some fine wine and swap plates with friends and family all night long.
Corvino Supper Club
A constant top pick for local magazines and home to Chef Michael (named a 2023 James Beard Foundation Award Semifinalist for Best Chef Midwest), Corvino Supper Club should be at the top of your list for small plates. Located in the Crossroads Arts District and offering a seasonal menu with an extensive wine list to match, Corvino boasts delectable plates ranging from small snacks to full plates of fried chicken and Berkshire pork chops. Some of our top picks include seaweed donuts, rigatoni bolognese, and crispy pork ribs.
Head down Southwest Boulevard to take in the vibrant and colorful interior of La Bodega. While this location does offer outdoor seating, we want to keep this restaurant in our small plates section due to the unforgettable Spanish tapas they offer. Boasting an unbeatable happy hour from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, La Bodega’s happy hour menu includes 50% off glasses and pitchers of sangria, $6 glasses of wine, and over 10 $7 tapas, including elotes, pincho de pollo y chorizo, and pan con tomate.
Combine a Mediterranean-forward menu, an award-winning wine list, and seasonal craft cocktails, and you’ll get Extra Virgin right on Main Street. Take the streetcar to your next destination happy hour between the hours of 4 and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Even beyond the happy hour deal, we suggest stopping by on Mondays to take advantage of the Monday Night Pizza and Wine deal. Call up the friend group for a Monday night meet-up featuring 50% off bottles of wine and a new specialty pizza made new each and every week.
Happy Hours That Go Until 7 p.m.
We’ll be the first to admit that not all happy hours are built the same. But it all comes down to what you’re looking for! For the late arrivals that don’t get out of work until 5:30 or 6 p.m., a happy hour that runs until 7 p..m. is just what you need! Luckily, Kansas City has a few divey spots that can satisfy your happy hour needs until 7 p.m.
John’s Big Deck
What’s better than a bar that has three different floors? A bar that has three different floors and has a happy hour that runs to 7 p.m. John’s Big Deck, located in the heart of downtown Kansas City offers daily specials, happy hour specials of both food and beverages and everyday specials. The top deck is an especially beautiful and lively place to spend a Friday afternoon. Oftentimes throughout the week, you’ll find live entertainment and events on the different floors.
Situated across the street from the Crossroads Hotel you’ll find the curated and expansive art-driven restaurant, bar, and event space known as Society. Society offers its visitors a happy hour lasting from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with deals on flatbreads, sushi, and drinks. Outside the back door you’ll find a decent-sized patio where you can enjoy the sites and sounds of the Crossroads Arts District, and maybe even spot a few dogs on their walk.
Snag a seat at Farina’s Bar from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday to enjoy a stunning display of happy hour snacks and sips. You’ll absolutely need to indulge in a few of their happy hour raw oysters on the half-shell, which are flown in daily. Once you’ve had your fair share of oysters, you can wash them all down with an $8 cocktail or glass of wine.
All-Day Happy Hours in Kansas City
There are certainly days when happy hour shouldn’t be defined by a few hours a day, and these restaurants couldn’t agree more! Take a gander at a few of the bars and restaurants around Kansas City that offer an all-day happy hour each week.
Pierpont’s at Union Station
Located in historic Union Station, you’ll find the locally and women-owned fine dining establishment known as Pierpont’s. Stop by on any given Tuesday to enjoy an all-day happy hour featuring discounted signature cocktails, their delicious lobster mac ‘n’ cheese, and $24 bottles of select wines.
Tribe Street Kitchen
Make your way down to the River Market on Wednesdays to partake in all-day happy hour at the global street cuisine restaurant Tribe Street Kitchen. Take your pick of food and drink options to satisfy your happy hour needs. Share a plate of nachos with your significant other or grab a $6 margarita at the bar while you watch whatever is on the television.
Cactus Grill, with locations in both Leawood and Overland Park, is here to cure your Monday blues with all-day happy hour specials on a variety of flavored margaritas and all of their queso varieties. For those that stray from tequila, feel free to enjoy discounts on premium wells, select wines, and certain beers. Why not order a plate of “To Die For Ceviche” for the group to finish off the evening?
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