Kansas drinking and nightlife

Distillery 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 …
Microbrewery 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 e…
Craft Beer 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.
Bar 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.