Missouri Has the Nightlife for You

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Nightclubs / Dance Halls , entertainment , Music / Entertainment Venue , live music , Restaurants
Cool clubs and places to enjoy music, food, wine and beer from great microbreweries.
Author: Charles Scott

Party The Night Away at the Cool Clubs of Missouri


Need a night on the town? In Missouri, the nightlife is hopping in every region the state. Whether you are looking for a laid-back cocktail lounge at one of the state’s jazz clubs or want to dance the night away at one of Missouri’s cool clubs, the Show-Me State can show you and your friends a good time.

Cool Clubs Thrive in Kansas City


Kansas City is a hot spot for entertainment. The watering holes are endless and lots of good cheer abounds. I
n the Westport entertainment district, start the night at Beer Kitchen, a gastropub specializing in rare and hard to find beers from microbreweries across the country. At least eight craft beers are always on tap. Top DJs spin music on Friday and Saturday nights. If nighttime isn’t your time, check out the Drunken Donuts at their Sunday brunch.

While in Westport, spend some time at the
Riot Room, where live music takes the stage and up-and-coming artists perform every night of the week at this hot nightspot.

The Kansas City Power and Light District encompasses half-a-million square feet of unique entertainment destinations. Visit the Mosaic Lounge for a prime view of the Power & Light action. An outdoor balcony with fire pits makes this lounge a top hotspot, especially Friday and Saturday nights. Feel like a big spender with the Mosaic’s bottle service, slesctions from microbreweries and champagne by the glass.

Microbreweries and Clubs in St. Louis

Washington Avenue, a historic street in downtown St. Louis, is lined with bars, cool clubs and restaurants that can satisfy any taste. In 2012, the area was named one of the “Top 10 Best Streets in America,” by the American Planning Association. Watch a game – almost any game – on 37 large LCD TVs inside the Over/Under Bar and Grill. Relax on their outdoor patio while watching a game on a massive 120-inch projector screen.
Looking for a place you can sing your heart out? Three blocks west of Over/Under, still on Washington Avenue, dueling pianos strike up a tune at Jive and Wail. Named one of the "Top 12 Best Piano Bars in America," by Daily Meal magazine in 2013, Jive and Wail gets your feet tapping and hands clapping. Their "sing-along" interludes are a crowd favorite that can drown out even the worst singing voice.

A Toe-Tapping Jazz Club in St. Louis

The Gateway to the West is also the Gateway to Jazz. At BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups,
one of the top jazz clubs in St. Louis, the music and the food (especially the soups) are hot, hot, hot. Have some gumbo and a bowl of red beans and rice every night of the week while you enjoy the jazz. Located two blocks from Busch Stadium.

A Top Jazz Club in Missouri's Third Largest City

Springfield features a number of cool clubs that will fill your evening with joy. Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar offers a smorgasbord of music and drinks to make every night memorable. Try to stump the pianists – their playlist has something for everyone. Also, enjoy Ernie Biggs–Kansas City and Ernie Biggs–Branson. While in Springfield, belly up to the bar at all three locations of Big Whiskey’s, where everyone has been treated like family for more than 30 years. Keeping up with the times, their menu has been expanded to accommodate vegetarians.

Big Cities Are Not the Only Places to Find Cool Clubs and Great Nightspots
 
retreat from the fast lane when you stop in at Capitol City Cork and Provisions , in downtown Jefferson City. Share a bottle of wine, or order by the glass. The dinner menu changes with the season and farm-fresh availability. There is a large selection of wines from Missouri and other states. This is a great spot for a private event.

Also in Jefferson City, do an Irish jig at Paddy Malone’s Irish Pub, three blocks west of the Capitol. The
oldest continually operating tavern in Jefferson City, Paddy's brings an authentic Irish pub atmosphere, with Irish music, Irish (and American) food, Irish and European beers along with Irish and Scottish whiskey.

Inside the Tiger Hotel, in downtown Columbia, lies a journey into the speakeasies of the Roaring '20s. Vault combines ambiance with classic – and soon-to-be classic – cocktails. While you nosh on shared plates, the bartenders serve drinks called a Bonnie & Clyde, a Forbidden Sour and other unusual concoctions. Like Vault on Facebook to learn the “Secret Password” of the day for fabulous specials.

Less than three blocks from the Tiger Hotel, Top Ten Wines, with its warehouse atmosphere and huge selection of wines from around the world, is a hot spot for wine aficionados. Organized, themed wine tasting events are scheduled regularly, with discussion by wine experts, including owner Paul Vernon. (Space at a tasting is limited; reservations are required.) But, Top Ten is not just for wine; it has morphed into a nightlife destination for
camaraderie and a casual cocktail (yes, and glass of wine) – no reservation required.


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 Paddy Malone's Irish Pub
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