The Monarch Bar
Posh bar & patio for upscale cocktails
Cocktail Bar · $$$$
This chic Plaza Area lounge's elaborate drink menu showcases handcrafted cocktails, premium spirits and wine alongside shareables like charcuterie, chocolate truffles and caviar service. A thousand translucent butterflies hang over an open, white marble bar in the über-contemporary space, and there's a stylish, draped patio and a moody, reservation-only bar called the Parlour.
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hours Open Today · 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Chevron
Monday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
location 4808 Roanoke Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA phone +1 816-437-7912 website themonarchbar.com directions Get Directions
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4.3
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I recently had the distinct pleasure of enjoying an evening at The Monarch with a friend. After a little time downtown, we decided to head to the Plaza, and called ahead to see if there was room available. When we arrived, the patio area was pretty full (with heaters going). Heading inside, the main bar is open and modern, yet classic, with white granite and beautiful glass accents. The craft cocktail menu is extensive and exquisite. The bartenders are friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. The atmosphere is classy and comfortable, not stuffy. This is one of the hottest places in Kansas City right now, and I suspect that it will be around for a long time. Kenny has created a legendary nightlife spot in the making. My company and I were invited back to the private lounge, called The Parlour, and were treated to a personal evening with Mr. Cohrs. There is a special menu for The Parlour, which will change 4-6 times a year. Currently, it has 8 drinks based upon the works of Edgar Allen Poe, with detailed descriptions and graphic works by a local artist. If you're looking for a fancy evening out with a date, entertaining a client, or for an after dinner spot, The Monarch should be on your short list. Come dressed to impress, and have a friendly attitude, and you'll feel at home.
J. Scott Ferrel · December 21, 2017
I've only been twice, but I love this bar. It is one of those places I definitely consider a treat when I get to go. I was fortunate enough to get to go on opening night and then again for a holiday party. Both times the drinks were so we'll made and they do such a good job of making each one it's own experience. If you get a chance to book the private parlor, do it!! There is a cocktail menu that is only offered in there and it has a literary theme to it. The room itself is beautiful and there is bartender specifically for the people in there. It feels really luxourious.
Amanda Rhodes · January 11, 2018
What a beautiful place in Kansas City. It has an amazing atmosphere and a gorgeous bar. There is a fireplace surrounded by cozy seating on one side, a large bar in the middle and low booths and table surrounding. The menu is very large and has everything from unique cocktails created to "follow the migration of the Monarch" to your standards. It would be a great place for a first date, girls night out or someplace to wind down after work.
Lauren Dougherty · January 9, 2018