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Kansas City's top 5 sports bars, ranked

Kansas City's top 5 sports bars, ranked
Photo: Taps on Main/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on January 03, 2020.

Wondering where to find the best sports bars near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top sports bars in Kansas City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings.

Shoppers in the Kansas City area tend to spend more in December at bars and lounges than any other month of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of CRM for small business and marketing automation for small businesses. Daily spending at Kansas City-area bars and lounges surged to $704 per business in December of last year, 23% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. Taps On Main

Photo: Eric N./Yelp

First on the list is Taps on Main, located at 1715 Main St. The sports bar, which offers burgers, chicken wings and more, is the highest-rated sports bar in Kansas City, boasting 4.5 stars out of 75 reviews on Yelp.

2. Nicky's Pizza

PHOTO: Susan S./YELP

Next up is Shoal Creek's Nicky's Pizza, situated at 9771 N. Cedar Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 108 reviews on Yelp, the sports bar, which offers pizza, sandwiches and more, has proven to be a local favorite.

3. iPho Tower

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Hanover Place's iPho Tower, located at 3623 Broadway St., is another top choice. Yelpers give the sports bar and Vietnamese spot, which offers sandwiches and more, four stars out of 320 reviews.

4. Smitty's Garage Burgers and Beer

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A location of the chain Smitty's Garage Burgers and Beer, a sports bar and traditional American spot that offers burgers and more in Western Hills, is another go-to, with four stars out of 198 Yelp reviews. Head over to 8811 State Line Road to see for yourself.

5. The Blueline

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Finally, over in River Market, check out The Blueline, which has earned four stars out of 183 reviews on Yelp. You can find the sports bar at 529 Walnut St.


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