Ten KC Sports Bars for Watching the Big 12 in Kansas City

From March 9-13, Kansas City will be a city of sports fans converging on downtown to watch the Men’s and Women’s Big 12 Championship games at the T-Mobile Center and Municipal Auditorium.

If you can’t get tickets to every game you want to see, don’t fret. There are plenty of places you can watch the game with a crowd of fellow fans—plus great food and drink. Here are ten spots to consider:

Charlie Hoopers Bar & Grill 12 W 63rd Street
With over 30 beers on tap, Charlie Hoopers is a great spot to watch the game. Stop in for happy hour weekdays from 3-6 p.m. for half-price starters and drink discounts.

Hoops Central 13 Grand Boulevard
Don’t want to get too far from the action? Head to Hoops Central at the Kansas City Live! Block (just blocks away from the T-Mobile Center and Municipal Auditorium) for team pep rallies, watch parties, contests, live music, giveaways, great food, cold drinks, and more.

Johnny’s Tavern

Johnny’s Tavern 1310 Grand Boulevard
If you’re a Kansas University fan you’ll want to head to Johnny’s Tavern—it’s the official watch-party spot for the KU Alumni Association.

Kelly’s Westport Inn 500 Westport Road
Located in the heart of Westport, Kelly’s Westport Inn usually has a lively and friendly crowd enjoying the game.

Lew’s Bar & Grill 7539 Wornall Road
Lew’s Bar is always live streaming all the sports channels on the bar’s many TVs—plus it offers a full food and drink menu.

The Brooksider Sports Bar & Grill 6330 Brookside Plaza
The Brooksider has over 50 TVs, so no matter which game you want to watch, you won’t have to worry about missing out—plus the bar and grill offers a full menu.

Charcuterie at Granfalloon

The Granfalloon 608 Ward Parkway
Head to The Granfalloon for views of the TVs from nearly every seat, complemented by an elevated dining experience. Try the Thai pork belly over Asian cabbage slaw or the chicken Parmesan pizza.

The Other Place 7324 W 80th Street, Overland Park
Perfect for college sports fans, The Other Place started in Cedar Falls, Iowa, as a college bar that delivered pizza. Now, it’s a sports bar with locations in Iowa and Kansas that have an extended menu of bar food and classic pizzas.

The Peanut 5000 Main Street or 418 W. 9th Street
The Peanut is one of KC’s oldest bars and grills. Known for its chicken wings, The Peanut has become a place where sports fans come to watch their game.

The Well

The Well Bar Grill & Rooftop 7421 Broadway
Enjoy the game outside on The Well’s all-season rooftop deck—even if it’s chilly out you’ll be kept warm by the bar’s firepits.