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Phoenix Jazz Club

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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302 W 8th St, Kansas City, MO 64105-1513
11:00 am - 1:30 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Sat 3:00 pm - 1:30 am
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

We've been here a few times and brought our daughter here with her boyfriend from Denver. Perfect night with some excellent music, strong drinks, very good food delivered Fast! Friendly waitresses and a crowd that appreciates their local jazz musicians. You can see and appreciate the history of this old speak easy. It's kinda small and always packed, so plan... More 

Thank CoachTimbo
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766 reviews
526 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

A few friends and I went to The Phoenix for a night out, and overall, it's a classic night club spot that is definitely worth a visit. Walking in, I will say that the area is kind of cramped. Though, once you find a table or some chairs, it's fine and everyone's in the same position as you anyway. They... More 

Thank jg325
Independence, Missouri
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342 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Eight of us went here after an afternoon wedding to kill time before an evening reception. What a great choice! We arrived just in time to hear some beautiful jazz. We all ordered dinner and drinks and had a wonderful time. I ordered the chicken fried steak; it was delicious. I had enough left over to make another meal and... More 

Thank travelsamc
Kansas City, Missouri
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

This was the first club I visited when I moved to Kansas City 16 years ago. I didn't know anybody and was starting a new job. I knew I would love living here as soon as I stepped in. Dan Bliss was the first music experience and has played there several years with Rod Fleeman. I like that I can... More 

Thank Yellownaped51
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

A great place to visit when you're in Kansas City. The place is kind of small, but the food and entertainment is well worth it. The gyros are great, the best I've had in awhile. The atmosphere is very laid back. When I visited a few days ago, everyone there seemed to be having a good time eating and listening... More 

Thank smith502016
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

My friend, a local, took me, a Chicagoan, to this great place. Food was great I had the biscuits and gravy he and he had the crabcakes with hollandaise sauce Good bloody Mary's The service was laid back but they thanked us for our patience. I going back the next time I'm in town.

Thank Ken G
Kansas City, Missouri
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite local jazz bar. It's a small bar and usually has a more mature crowd. They don't cheat you out of the alcohol after paying higher prices like some of the other places. The food is excellent here too. I highly recommend.

Thank jjj816
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The atmosphere in this club is fantastic. The live blues/jazz is perfect, the old architecture, the lighting...all great. The place is a bit small and dark but it's exactly how it should be. Our server was a bit slow but we still enjoyed our visit.

Thank James J
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113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

The second time I have been to the Phoenix. The first time was at night when I arrive in town looking for some where open. Happen on to the Phoenix. Great local jazz, good food and vibe. Recently met a client for lunch. Nice options for lunch. Food and service was very good. Will be back again.

Thank BarnScott
Lawrence, Kansas
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163 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We recently joined the Phoenix for its Saturday afternoon jazz session. What a lovely experience. The beer was cold, the Jazz was hot, and the restrooms were really nice. If you love jazz, you should definitely check them out.

Thank AirJanet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
3:00 pm - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 W 8th St, Kansas City, MO 64105-1513
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: 816.221.JAZZ

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?