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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
Today
11:00 am - 1:30 am
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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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  • 26
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 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
Wonderful Summer Evening

Walked over from the hotel. Great jazz, nice old building, small and intimate, excellent service, good food. We really enjoyed the evening - AlaMode was playing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
Bob_Queenan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Walked over from the hotel. Great jazz, nice old building, small and intimate, excellent service, good food. We really enjoyed the evening - AlaMode was playing.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

On Friday from 4;30pm the regular Jazz band play. Without doubt this is the best evening/ late afternoon entertainment. We went for a quick look and stayed 4 hours till the end. Get there early and you can sit at a table. The atmosphere was great with an age range of 18 to 80 (literally). Just the best evening out... More 

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Bristol
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Phoenix Jazz Club

Address: 302 W. Eighth St, Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone Number: 816.221.JAZZ
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Bar, Sandwiches, Vietnamese, Soups

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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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