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Phoenix Jazz Club

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Bar, Sandwiches, Soups
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302 W. Eighth St, Kansas City, MO 64105
816.221.JAZZ
Today
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Sat 3:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
This is a Kansas City gem.

If you enjoy Jazz, great energy and being around other lovers of jazz, you will enjoy the Phoenix. It gets quite busy by 5pm on Fridays due to the Lonnie McFadden Trio. The bartenders and servers work really hard, with great happy-hour deals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
RondaKansasCity
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Kansas City
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Blythewood, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Found the Phoenix on TripAdvisor when searching for something to do on my last night in KC. It was outstanding! A La Mode is the jazz trio every second Wednesday of the month - they are great! Combo of jazz and blues - and old tunes set to their jazz/blues blend. Totally enjoyed it. The female singer (can't remember her... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Lonnie McFadden is well worth the trip from the Plaza. Get there early because seats fill up fast. Great food and yummy drinks. We will be back every time we go to Kansas City.

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We saw Lonnie McFadden, Mark Lowrey and Donovan Bailey here on First Fridays in January. They are fabulous entertainers, and local musicians. Lonnie came through the crowd to say hi during their break, which was great. From a classical musicians' perspective, he is an awesome trumpeter! The place was packed, with standing room only after the 4:30 start. The servers... More 

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Kansas City
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

If you enjoy Jazz, great energy and being around other lovers of jazz, you will enjoy the Phoenix. It gets quite busy by 5pm on Fridays due to the Lonnie McFadden Trio. The bartenders and servers work really hard, with great happy-hour deals.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a great club in a quiet neighborhood which made it feel like a special find. Visited on a Saturday night. Our waitress was amazing, she kept up with a major part of the club from what I could tell and people were never left waiting and the drinks were very good. Great customer service. Enjoyed the first band,... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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169 reviews 169 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Not always easy to find good live music on a Monday night but you'll find it here. Tom and Millie provided great jazz and the open mic participants were strong (including servers). Everyone seemed to know each other (a la Cheers) but we were made most welcome. Food was fine too!

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Wichita, Kansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Small venue but cozy. Fun place to go and listen to live music. Wide variety of songs played. People were very friendly both wait staff and patrons. Definitely worth going.

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We lucked out!! Wandering around DT and found the Phoenix. The music was fabulous, the "regular" singer reminded me a lot of Della Reeves. Our martinis were perfect and the sandwiches were great. Met some very friendly and helpful people (we were abode hunting). Hear its one of the best jazz clubs in town.

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Peoria, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Working in downtown and having never been here, going on co-workers recommendations. This place is smaller, but also has outdoor seating. Great old historic building. Kitchen is downstairs so the stairs see lots of use. Good bar. Didn't get a chance to hang out, but will be going back.

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Decatur, Indiana
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137 reviews 137 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Three of us visited the Phoenix more for the convenience of a meal than for the Jazz. However, their history is interesting as they were once on the edge of the Kansas City Garment District. Gather the Phoenix may have been a bordello style hotel with a speak easy bar on the first floor. So perhaps you want to visit,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 302 W. Eighth St, Kansas City, MO 64105
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: 816.221.JAZZ

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Bar, Sandwiches, Soups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
3:00 pm - 1:30 am

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