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Phoenix Jazz Club

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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302 W. Eighth St, Kansas City, MO 64105
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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eldon, mo
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We walked in to the Phoenix before 7 anxious to hear some jazz (which sounded GREAT by the way). WE had our children with us who are older teens, but still under 21. We did not realize that minors have to vacate by 8. We waited a long time for someone to even approach us (figured out later they were... More 

Thank redtentgal
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

The live band was blues & Rock but they were really good. The club is extremely small, and our group of 7 probably put them above capacity. We were hidden at the back of the bar. The service, drinks & food need improvement. Overall good night out.

Thank Carole B
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Twelve of us went to the Phoenix on a Tuesday night. We called and made reservations several days in advance. We were treated to open mic night and a wide variety of very different and talented musicians. We also had very slow service (one poor woman trying to act as bartender and waitress for the entire place) and mediocre food.... More 

Thank Corey M
Newton, Kansas
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Great music and an incredible atmosphere! Reasonably priced entrees and drinks. Could have had more wait staff....our server was spread incredibly thin and seemed to have a hard time keeping up. We'll go back because of the entertainment!

Thank Sreber64
Independence, Missouri, United States
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The music was awesome. I liked the where the band sits, almost in the lap of the customers. The drinks were great, the service was great, but the appetizers were only OK. My friends enjoyed them, but I didn't. I wish we could have stayed longer, but we had an appointment elsewhere. I'll be back.

Thank Barbara L
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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138 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

This place was pretty cool with its set up. The piano is right by the door and the musician was very interactive with the crowd. I only give it 2 stars though because I ordered a mule and it was terrible. I feel like usually a mule is super easy to make but his was really bad. It was basically... More 

Thank Senk C
Grapeland, Texas, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Really crowded, but an excellent jazz/rock club. Two different bands, one in the afternoon and one at 9. Talked to the musicians when they were on breaks (My husband and I are both amateur musicians) and had a wonderful time. The bathrooms are downstairs and the area where the bar is has two steps up, so if you have trouble... More 

Thank Sharon G
Independence, Missouri
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

The location was easy to find and get to. Parking was easy. The doorman was so friendly. Staff was very friendly. The food and drinks were delicious. The music was wonderful. I think the only downfall is that it is a very crowded place and very tight. It would be nice if someone assisted with seating, or something.

Thank HeyBonkers
Omaha, Nebraska
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

The Phoenix is always a pleasant experience when we visit Kansas City. It's a great place for an intimate evening out. The amazing Jazz they have and we always enjoy our favorite band A La Mode!

Thank Lana J
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Live jazz! Cool brick and wood lounge with a cozy feel. Food came out quick! Hot! Tasty and yummy. Neighborhood felt fairly safe even at night. It was all good! Just one thing, gotta climb stairs both to get in the Phoenix and to reach the restrooms. If you're in a wheelchair or use crutches you better pass on this... More 

Thank CoachTimbo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
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. Eighth St, Kansas City, MO 64105
  • 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?