Drinking and nightlife in Kansas

  • Nightlife in Dodge City

    Boot Hill Distillery

    'Soil to sip' is the philosophy behind this distillery run by three local farmers who supply 100% of the grains. The tasting room – where you can try house-made gins, vodkas and whiskeys – occupies a grand building that was once City Hall. It also functions as a full-fledged cocktail bar, the best in town.

  • Nightlife in Wichita

    Hopping Gnome Brewing

    This small storefront taproom in the Douglas Design District has family-style tables, fresh popcorn and a good selection of board games. Oh, and gnomes. Lots of garden gnomes! There's usually a rotating line-up of eight taps.

  • Nightlife in Wichita


    On the edge of Old Town, this vintage pub has high ceilings, a tiled floor, a superb beer selection (best in the state) and tasty food. The good burgers and specials totally outclass the nearby chain and theme bars.

  • Nightlife in Lawrence


    The music scene in town is up to college-town standards, and this joint usually has the best of the newest. It's got a dive vibe and has plenty of drinks specials, whether there's a live act or not.

  • Nightlife in Lawrence


    Downstairs is a moody low-lit coffeehouse with underground tunes and for-sale artwork on the walls. Upstairs is a boho bar popular with Lawrence's edgier crowd. It's a college town classic.