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Phoenix Jazz Club

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

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 13
    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
Fantastic music, service and drinks!

We stayed at a hostel near the Phoenix Jazz Club and the owner recommended we visit there. Just a 1/2 block away. Good thing it was close because they do NOT water down their drinks, whew! You definitely get a bang for your buck! We arrived too late to sample their food as the kitchen was already... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
travelingslp
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Nebraska
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Bristol
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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Came here whilst visiting a friend in Kansas. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, good food. We had avocado fries and steak Diane with mash and broccoli. Great selection of beers and wines, many by the glass. We came on a Monday night, was very busy. Music was more country than jazz, but still very enjoyable. Do visit if you're in Kansas!

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Nebraska
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We stayed at a hostel near the Phoenix Jazz Club and the owner recommended we visit there. Just a 1/2 block away. Good thing it was close because they do NOT water down their drinks, whew! You definitely get a bang for your buck! We arrived too late to sample their food as the kitchen was already closed, but the... More 

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 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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182 reviews 182 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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, Vietnamese, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?