Kansas City bourbon and whiskey drinkers are always on the hunt for another good local whiskey bar. Kansas City has been known for its laid-back places to sip a glass of bourbon or rye since the Prohibition era. Parkway joins those ranks, offering local Kansas City bourbon brands as well as all-around favorites, plenty of whiskey-based cocktails and some of the best bourbon Kansas City has to offer.
The Plaza’s Kansas City Bourbon Bar
Parkway is proud to carry local Kansas City bourbon and whiskey favorites like Rieger’s Kansas City Whiskey and Pendergast’s Royal Gold Bourbon from Tom’s Town. We also offer ever-popular brands to suit every palate.
Whether you’re looking for a sipping whiskey or you want the perfectly balanced whiskey cocktail, Parkway has the best whiskey bar in Kansas City to help you find what you’re looking for in a drink. Our selection is smaller than some, but everything has been chosen with the utmost care and discernment.
Local Kansas City Whiskey Selections and Top-Rated Bourbons
When it comes to whiskey and bourbon, Kansas City has plenty of great bars and brands available, so it’s hard to talk about just a few. But some of our favorite recommendations that we serve at Parkway include:
- A classic — you can’t go wrong with Woodford Reserve, even if you’re new to bourbon. More floral and fruit notes than you might expect, kept balanced by strong notes of oak, vanilla and brown sugar.
- We also love Booker’s Bourbon. It’s surprisingly sweet on the palate, with notes of vanilla and raisin. Then heavier notes of wood and leather shine through after a bit of a bite. It’s high proof but fantastically complex.
- Weller Reserve is another one of our top picks. It’s a Kentucky Wheated bourbon that’s smooth, and is just as good to sip as it is in cocktails. Sweet notes of caramel, honey and butterscotch are offset by light wood flavors and a clean finish.
You can explore our full whiskey selection here.
Daily Specials on Select Spirits
Every weekday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., you can find us hosting the hottest happy hour on the Plaza. Prefer to stay up late? Don’t miss our late-night happy hour on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.
During those golden hours, you can get select spirits, like J.T.S. Brown Bourbon, at special prices. We also offer discounted wine, beer, appetizers and more.
Pull up a seat at Parkway’s Kansas City bourbon bar, grab a bite to eat and explore the best bourbon selection in Kansas City’s Plaza area. Reserve your table now.