Staycations, a walk in the park with your best friends or a night on the town—our readers know best.
BEST LIVE MUSIC BAR OR LOUNGE:
Knuckleheads Saloon says it’s “where the best musicians come to play”—and we won’t argue with that. Multiple indoor and outdoor stages offer ample room for local and national acts alike to jam, often to the accompaniment of train whistles from nearby railroad traffic. And with a performance schedule that includes a wide array of music genres, there’s something for everyone at Knuckleheads.
2nd Place: Green Lady Lounge | 3rd Place: RecordBar
BEST DOG PARK:
SHAWNEE MISSION DOG PARK
Dogs aren’t picky about where they play, but Shawnee Mission Dog Park spoils them rotten. The park’s off-leash dog area spans 53 acres, giving your four-legged friend all the room he or she needs to run, play and explore. Make a date with your pooch at this dog park, and you’re definitely going to need to plan for naptime, too.
2nd Place: Penn Valley Park | 3rd Place: Leawoof Dog Park
BEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL:
From the breathtaking Art Deco details on Hotel Phillips’ exterior to the captivating interior that dually channels the building’s history and modern luxury, it’s no wonder that Hotel Phillips is much more than simply a place to stay—it’s a destination. While you’re there, don’t miss seeing the masterpieces created as a result of the hotel’s artist-in-residence program, which pays tribute to Kansas City’s flourishing—and deeply talented—creative community.
2nd Place: The Raphael | 3rd Place: Hotel Sorella