A Kansas City Bachelorette Party City Guide to Plan Your Weekend

This Midwestern city is the perfect spot for a fun-packed weekend with the ladies.
Kansas city Bachelorette Party Ideas and Itinerary
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Allyson Johnson
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Allyson Johnson
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Updated Aug 28, 2023
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There's a reason Kansas City is called "Paris of the Plains." There's a ton to do on a Kansas City bachelorette party packed into this Midwestern city. For starters, a nightlife that rivals some of the biggest metropolitan areas in the country, with a food and drink scene to match. Then there's the city life: spas, shopping, and history to explore. For the ultimate getaway with the girls, consider this your personal paradise.

Kansas City Bachelorette Party Planning in this Article:

Kansas City Bachelorette Party Ideas and Themes

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There's plenty to explore and do in Kansas City, so get ready for a weekend of fun. Whether you're looking to take on this midwest city, get a little R&R, dance the night away, or drink and eat until you can't take it anymore—a Kansas City bachelorette weekend has enough options to meet all your party needs. (Plus, The Knot Shop has plenty of gear to outfit your bride tribe in for the ultimate gal pal photoshoot.)

For the Drinkers

Kansas City has a lot to offer drinkers of all kinds, be they lovers of beer, wine, or spirits. For beer connoisseurs, hop on the Barley Bus tour to breweries like KC Bier Co., Red Crow Brewing Company, and East Forty Brewing. For wine lovers, find in-town wineries that offer tastings like Amigoni Urban Winery, KC Wineworks, or head a bit out of town for a day at Vox Vineyards. And those who prefer hard liquor over wine and beer can take a tour and tasting at Tom's Town Distillery, Mean Mule Distilling Company, or Lifted Spirits.

For the Explorer

There are lots of different ways to see Kansas City for those who want to explore the history and culture of this place. If you want to do it with a drink in hand, consider booking a Pedal Hopper, where you will explore the city on a party bike and hop in at a few different bars. For a different kind of fun, make a scavenger hunt of Kansas City to explore what the town has to offer, or take an urban hike through the city's art district and Westside.

For Those in Need of R&R

There are plenty of spas around the city that will help take your bride's mind off wedding planning. Consider the Spa on Penn for a facial, massage, or steam in the sauna. Or get ready for a night on the town with manicures at Paint Nail Bar, where the party package offers food, drinks, and decor along with your treatments.

For the Night Owls

In Kansas City, there is no shortage of fun to be had at night on a bachelorette party. Whether you attend a 70's-era disco party at Funky Town, sing your heart out at Hamburger Mary's or Howl at the Moon, or try your luck at Argosy Casino.

Kansas City Bachelorette Party Itinerary and Activities

Day 1

Morning: If you arrive early enough, head to breakfast or brunch at Succotash, where you'll find a juice menu for a healthy start to the weekend, along with fun coffee options (a cotton candy cappuccino, for one), and breakfast staples like buttermilk pancakes, benedicts 4 ways, and French toast.

Afternoon: Take it easy this afternoon by pampering yourselves and your bride with manicures and pedicures at Paint Nail Bar. Book a party package and you'll enjoy small bites, cocktails, and fun bachelorette decorations along with your treatments. Now everyone will be ready for your first night on the town!

Evening: Head to Ca Va for your first dinner in Kansas City. The restaurant's champagne bar will have everyone feeling, well, bubbly, and the dinner menu options like roasted beets with caviar, salad nicoise, and the French dip will have everyone filled up for a night on the town. Then pick your poison for the night: Stop by The Mercury Room bar for cocktails and views of the sparkling city lights in the evening. After, visit The Ship for a speakeasy with live music and amazing cocktails. End the night dancing at Aura nightclub with bottle service in the VIP room.

Day 2

Morning: Grab an easy breakfast at Harvey's at Union Station, where you'll find great fare to fill you up and get you ready for the day, including cinnamon roll pancakes, biscuits & gravy, omelets, breakfast burritos, and yogurt parfaits.

Afternoon: From breakfast, it's all about exploring the bevy of beverage options in Kansas City. The best way to do so is by booking a private Barley Bus tour which will take you to breweries, distilleries, and wineries around the city. Pick from one of the categories, or combine all three to get a taste of what Kansas City has to offer. Each tour includes three stops, tastings and behind-the-scenes tours, as well as light snacks.

Evening: Skip a sit-down happy hour in favor of a Pedal Hopper, which will keep your buzz going. A two hour cruise (powered by you) takes you around some of Kansas City's best bars and watering holes, where you'll have time to stop and grab a drink or snack along the way. When you're done with your ride, head back uptown for a casual yet iconic dinner of Kansas City barbecue at Jack Stack Barbecue. Then it's off to drinks at The Monarch, which offers seasonal craft cocktails (we recommend the aptly named "Swipe Right"). Or for a more lively night, try Off Key Karaoke Lounge for a night of singing and dancing.

Day 3

Morning: Today is all about a last day of fun, so kick things off with brunch at Hamburger Mary's. This drag brunch (offered at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.) includes drag queen entertainment, lots of laughs, big bloody Mary's and bottomless mimosas.

Afternoon: It's time to sweat out all the bad deeds of the weekend. Gather the girls for a fun bit of exercise that will have you flexing muscles and laughing in good fun. At Poleworx, you can book a private bachelorette party pole dancing class. Choose between a one-hour class that shows you how to work the pole, or extend your time for two hours to include food, games, and presents along with your workout.

Evening:. Head to the penultimate dinner at Corvino Supper Club. Here, you'll find a seasonal menu meant for sharing (think: beet salad, fish and chips, gnocchi bolognese, and homemade focaccia, for example), a fantastic wine menu, and bartenders who will craft cocktails to your taste. Plus, there's live music every night. It can be pricey, but it's a great meal to end the weekend. Then, spend your last night in Kansas City at SoT, a casual cocktail bar where you'll find cozy booths, a comfy outdoor patio, and delicious high-end handcrafted cocktails.

Kansas City Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt

Turn your itinerary into a game with a Kansas City scavenger hunt for some fun and friendly competition. Distribute a list of activities with points awarded for each completed task and ask participants to provide proof with pictures. Download an editable template to customize the list and include local attractions and sights. Don't forget to give the winner a prize such as a cute souvenir.

Places to Stay in Kansas City for a Bachelorette Party

Kansas City Bachelorette Party Hotel - Downtown Marriott:
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Kansas City's downtown is pretty walkable, so consider staying in the heart of the action to make things easier on your crew. But if you need a bigger space for your bride tribe, cabs and Ubers are plenty easy to get for a short hop into the city.

Best Kansas City Bachelorette Hotels

The Crossroads Hotel: This is a great downtown stay with modern, chic amenities, including a rooftop bar with cozy seating and great views. All for reasonable prices.

Kansas City Downtown Marriott: For a budget-friendly option, consider the Kansas City Downtown Marriott, which offers easy access to area attractions, and plush rooms.

The Fontaine: If you're going for luxury, you can't be The Fontaine, in the heart of the city and near the upscale shopping of Country Club Plaza. This top-of-the-budget spot is ornate but also includes suites and a bar and lounge with fire pits.

Pro tip: The Knot has partnered with Hotel Planner to help you secure the best group hotel rate and get free hotel advice from an expert travel planner.

Best Kansas City Bachelorette Party Home Rentals

There are plenty of housing options for a Kansas City bachelorette party, so check out TripAdvisor, VRBO, Airbnb, Expedia, and Hopper Homes. If you're looking to supplement your vacation rental stay with some hotel amenities such as a swimming pool or a fitness facility, you can secure Kansas City hotel day passes on ResortPass.

Downtown Penthouse & Private Rooftop Deck is a great central location that sleeps up to 12. The modern condo offers city views and great hangout spaces for you and your crew at an affordable price point.

Large groups will love this Historic Five-Bedroom Home located in Midtown - Westport neighborhood. It features modern chic furnishings, sleeps up to 15 and comes with the perk of a beautiful outdoor space.

For more intimate groups and settings, try a Kansas City Bungalow near Westport. The three-bedroom home can sleep up to 8, and comes with plenty of charm including modern finishes and an outdoor firepit.

Kansas City Bachelorette Party Nightlife

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Kansas City, Missouri might not be at the forefront of your mind for a bachelorette destination like Miami or Nashville, but their food and bar scene is notable. Here are a few of our favorite places in Kansas City.

Best Kansas City Bachelorette Restaurants

Q39: When you're looking for barbecue, Q39 is a great spot for some smoked or woodfired meats. You can get some classic plates to try the smoked brisket or the crispy pork belly in dishes like the Smoked Pork Banh Mi with grilled pork belly, pulled pork, spicy mayo, Asian slaw.

Pierpont's at Union Station: Pierpont's has some shareable dishes in addition to a delightful atmosphere. You can indulge in steak and seafood with a glass of wine, or maybe fill the table with appetizers like the Fritto Misto Di Mare loaded with bay scallops, calamari, rock shrimp, spinach, pepperoncini, grilled lemon, parmesan, horseradish cream, and cotija or the Hand-Cut Steak Tartare combining quality beef tenderloin, black garlic mostarda, smoked egg, bread & butter pickles, crisp radish, frisée, a tallow candle & fresh potato chips to scoop it up.

Grünauer: For something a little different, Grünauer is an Austrian and German restaurant serving authentic cuisine. It's a great way to try some new foods if you're looking to branch out from the usual steakhouses and seafood places before heading out for the night.

Best Kansas City Bachelorette Party Bars

Goat & Rabbit: Goat & Rabbit is the perfect cocktail bar to indulge in some innovative, flavorful libations to get the night going. Your group can sip on refreshments with ingredients like smoked rosemary, strawberry Aperol, orange blossom lemon foam, passion fruit foam, and more, giving the drinks a unique touch.

Green Lady Lounge: If the bride loves live music, Green Lady Lounge is the place to hear jazz in Kansas City. Every day there's some form of jazzy entertainment. Guests can sip on their signature cocktails with a variety of options from fruity and spicy to savory and classic while taking in the music.

Swordfish Tom's: Swordfish Tom's is a quiet, tucked away, pre-prohibition bar. The inside gives off some industrial, speakeasy kind of vibes, and is a charismatic place to grab a drink at the beginning of the night.

Expert Kansas City Travel Tips

When flying to Kansas City, it's about a 3 ½ hour nonstop flight from NYC on JetBlue and Delta and about a 3-hour nonstop flight from LA on Spirit, Southwest, and Delta. Visit the city between May and September for the best chance of good weather and plenty to do. You and your group should consider renting a car while in town. They do have public transportation, but it's more convenient to have your own car or use Uber/Lyft.

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