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The 5 best jazz and blues spots in Kansas City

The 5 best jazz and blues spots in Kansas City
The Ship. | Photo: Douglas E./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on February 03, 2020.

In search of a new favorite jazz and blues spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top jazz and blues spots around Kansas City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for jazz and blues.

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1. The Ship

Photo: Douglas E./Yelp

First on the list is The Ship. Located at 1217 Union Ave. in West Bottoms, the cocktail bar and jazz and blues spot, which offers sandwiches and more, is the highest-rated jazz and blues spot in Kansas City, boasting 4.5 stars out of 97 reviews on Yelp.

2. The Majestic Restaurant

Photo: Kristen G./Yelp

Next up is Central Business District-Downtown's The Majestic Restaurant, situated at 931 Broadway Blvd. With four stars out of 384 reviews on Yelp, the steakhouse and jazz and blues spot has proved to be a local favorite.

3. B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ

Photo: Chelsea M./Yelp

Legacy East's B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ, located at 1205 E. 85th St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the jazz and blues spot, which offers barbecue and more, four stars out of 326 reviews.

4. The Phoenix

Photo: Kaela V./Yelp

The Phoenix, a music venue and jazz and blues and New American spot in Central Business District-Downtown, is another go-to, with four stars out of 201 Yelp reviews. Head over to 302 W. Eighth St. to see for yourself.

5. Blue Room

Photo: Kent Jacob C./Yelp

Finally, there's Blue Room, an 18th and Vine and Downtown East favorite with 4.5 stars out of 46 reviews. Stop by 1600 E. 18th St. to hit up the jazz and blues spot next time you're in the mood.


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