Swordfish Tom's
Swank speakeasy for bespoke cocktails
Bar · $$$
The pre-Prohibition era of cocktails inspires this intimate Crossroads speakeasy from Jill Cockson (of Lincoln, Nebraska's Other Room) where drinks are made with premium-only spirits, housemade ingredients and ice bearing the bar’s logo. Hidden inside an office building, the lobby – outfitted with green and red lights indicating when guests may enter – gives way to a dim, 30-seat space exuding turn-of-the-century elegance.
hours Open Today · 4:00 PM - 1:30 AM
4:00 PM - 1:30 AM
4:00 PM - 1:30 AM
4:00 PM - 1:30 AM
4:00 PM - 1:30 AM
4:00 PM - 1:30 AM
location 210 West 19 Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA directions Get Directions
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Excellent variety of Cocktails for everyone's taste. Small venue but great for a small group of friends. Excellent and friendly staff. Will be back the next time I'm in KC.
remington westhoff · December 22, 2017
An absolutely phenomenal cocktail experience from start to finish. Jill Cockson has crafted an extraordinarily diverse, inventive, and sophisticated menu that is executed with masterful command. Not only are the drinks well balanced, but each one imparts the thoughtfulness and attention to detail with which they were conceived. Equally as impressive is the atmosphere, which cultivates a level of intimacy in which one can properly savor a drink. The ability to engage in meaningful conversation in a cocktail lounge without the need for a hearing aid is as pleasurable as it is rare, and I appreciate their level of commitment to maintaining that experience. Swordfish Tom's is a Kansas City gem, and surely a welcome addition for local spirit enthusiasts.
Paul Brizzi · July 14, 2017
An incredibly elegant but rustic and industrial speak easy. It has a semi-hidden back alley entrance (ADA accessible from the street). The cocktails are magnificent with many many fresh and homemade ingredients. There is a smalll seating capacity, so don't be surprised if you hVe to wait for the light to turn green for entry. An old steamship boiler is a centerpiece that gives it a wonderful character. Bring cash, but they have a low fee atm near the bar.
Jenna Squires · November 19, 2017