Next time you’re looking for a fun night out with friends, skip your regular watering hole. Kansas’ selection of bars provide some truly unique options. Arcade bars? We’ve got it. A bar located in a former funeral parlor? We’ve got that, too. Here are the nine most unique bars in the state!
Fat Matt’s Vortex in Kansas City, Kansas used to be a funeral parlor. Now run by a pagan and a witch, this bar defines “unique.” They invite any and every type of person to try their infamous Grog shot.
Lucky’s Everyday revels in being described as “a dive bar crossed with a hipster hangout.” Frequenters love the arcade, pinball machines, and pool table access. If you want delicious drinks in a fun setting slightly off the beaten path, Lucky’s is for you.
Headshots Bar, another Wichita, Kansas mainstay, is a video game bar serving craft beer and pub food. Come in for their learn to play board game nights on Tuesday, trivia on Wednesday, and regular video game tournaments. Check out their entire event and drink list online.
The Bourgeois Pig in Lawrence, Kansas has a certain aesthetic that will appeal to the hip and edgy. They serve espresso and cocktails along with wine and beer. Check their website for speciale vents, including a Chinese New Year celebration.
For a true Celtic experience in Kansas, Llywelyn’s is the only place to go. Llywelyn’s Pub has seven locations throughout Kansas, including ones in Soulard, Central West End, St. Peter’s, Overland Park, and more. They serve beer, cocktails, food, and weeknight specials. Check their website for more info about their VIP packages and live events.
The Tall Grass Taphouse in Manhattan, Kansas is known for its award-winning craft beer. Walking in, you’re greeted with several giant kegs that stock their seasonal brews. Come in every season to try the newest iterations.
Wheel Barrel in Topeka, Kansas is more than just a bar: It’s a grilled cheese and craft beer destination. Their “Moonlight Menu” includes a midnight grilled cheese sandwich, meat and cheese charcuterie and hummus platter. Of course, their drinks are delicious, too, and perfectly complement their cheesy goodness.
Free State Brewing in Lawrence, Kansas “has been serving up great food and great beer to people for over 25 years.” Stop in to see where the beers and brewed and enjoy a sampling with friends. They have daily specials and a seasonal beer festival.
You may recognize the Central Standard Brewing name from their excellent food trucks. If you’ve never been into their flagship location, then you’ve been missing out on an awesome, unique bar-going experience. Don’t worry. There’s time to correct it. Come in for drinks, food, and events like Taco night.