City’s Best: Johnny’s Tavern


One of the favorite hangouts in Lawrence for KU students has now become a full-fledged phenomenon for sports fans in Kansas City. Johnny’s easily won our Best Bar category.

Since Johnny’s Tavern opened in Lawrence in 1953, it has been attracting people with its particular brand of comfort. The popular sports bar format; the friendly neighborhood atmosphere and menu of burgers, pizzas and contemporary bar food lends to repeat customers at its eight locations across the metro.

Photos courtesy of Johnny’s Tavern Facebook page.

For Kansas Citians, this just may be their Cheers scenario, a familiar bar near the office where everyone knows your name. Johnny’s Tavern, we salute you. Pssst, save us a seat.