The best nightlife destinations offer a little something for everyone. That’s certainly the case at Californos, a popular spot in Kansas City. Enjoy a beautiful evening seated on the front patio or the multi-terraced deck. Inside, you’ll find several beautiful rooms with elegant details, including a fireplace and three pianos. Californos hosts live music many nights and boasts great happy hour specials each weekday, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. The extensive menu includes favorites like crab cakes and a chicken cordon bleu sandwich.
No trip to Kansas City is complete without listening to live blues and jazz. That’s why you should plan an evening at KC Blues & Jazz Juke House. In addition to blues and jazz, the Juke House hosts open-mic and karaoke nights. Be sure to take an appetite – the kitchen turns out delicious baby back ribs, fried catfish, steamed crawfish and many other delights.
Get a taste of the Emerald Isle when you visit O’Malley’s Pub and Weston Brewing Company, in Weston. Catch great live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. This classic pub is located in the circa 1840s cellars of the Weston Brewing Company. They serve O’Malley’s beer (brewed on-site), plus several other brands. The America Bowman Restaurant is on-site.
In St. Louis, Cajun delicacies and topnotch live music go hand-in-hand at the Broadway Oyster Bar. National and local acts keep audiences tapping their toes. All that dancing might make you work up an appetite – nothing a little shrimp etoufée, jambalaya and crawfish enchiladas can’t fix. Go for the music, stay for the food. Three blocks from Busch Stadium.
The Peabody Opera House is a bright jewel in the performing arts scene in St. Louis. Restored to its former 1934 glory (and given plenty of 21st century updates), the 3,100 seat Peabody welcomes the nation’s top performers (from jazz to hip hop to country; acrobats to ballet to magicians) and touring Broadway shows, year-round.
Anyone looking for a good laugh will find exactly that at The Skinny Improv, in Springfield. This highly talented comedy troupe creates spur-of-the-moment skits and songs; and they have a knack of getting the audience involved. Catch a show – it’s never the same twice – Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.