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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Google Reviews
Best cocktail menu I've experienced. The bartenders there are incredibly knowledgeable about their craft and they have an awesome seasonal menu of original creations. They also do the classics perfectly. I had a fantastic old-fashioned made with Whistlepig 10 year and the bartender shared his recipe with me and it's now my go-to home recipe. Prices are higher than other places, but they use quality ingredients and really care about what their making.
Taylor Clark · April 2, 2018
Another great addition to the croosroads bar scene. An unassuming entrance to a classic speakeasy set in the boiler room basement of downtown. The bar is creative but set in the classics with a great menu, but if you ask the bartender to make something up they'll gladly cater to your tastes. Cash only but they have an ATM with very low fees.
Hazen Short · April 18, 2018
We've been here twice on trips to KC and will always choose to stop on future visits. So kind. So knowledgeable. Such an intimate atmosphere. Simply the best cocktails we've ever had. Thanks Jill and crew!
Brian Hayes · April 15, 2018