Char Bar

Char Bar


For a century, Kansas City has perfected its version of “low and slow” and we pay homage to the many great pit masters who have gone before us. Charring, smoking and grilling with wood have been an age-old universal method for both sustenance and socializing.

This southern-inspired smokehouse combines our love of great beer with legendary BBQ competitor Mitch Benjamin’s expertise and his award-winning “Meat Mitch” sauces. In addition, our menu features inspired meat-free options to satisfy everyone at your table. A 10,000-square foot Beer Garden features backyard amusements, such as lawn croquet, bocce and ping-pong.

We’ve created a new kind of playground where carnivores, herbivores and locavores can co-mingle peacefully. Together, we will be known as “Charbarians”.



Beer Garden

What’s Happening

4th Annual Dog Days of Summer August 23 @ 6:00PM - August 23 @ 9:00PM

Char Bar is celebrating dogs and summer with Tito’s Vodka! Bring your dog (on a 6′ or shorter leash) and join us in the backyard on Thursday, 8/23, 6-9pm. 100% of the proceeds from Tito’s... [Read More]

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Hours of Operation

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Sat & Sun 10a – 2p


Mon – Fri 11a – 4p


Sun – Thu 4p – 10p
Fri & Sat 4p – 11p

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Sun – Wed 'til 12a
Thu – Sat 'til 1:30a

Our Traveling Circus

  • Erin McZee / General Manager
  • Jeremy Tawney / Executive Chef / Smoke Whisperer
  • Ryan Blann / Assistant General Manager
  • Andrew Kesselring / Hospitalitarian
  • Andrew Baltes / Catering and Events Coordinator
  • Cory Puckett / Director of Restaurants / Ring Leader
  • Michael Peterson / Corporate Chef / Flavor Contortionist
  • Randyl Danner / Hospitality Director


We have several options for reservations within Char Bar.

For parties of 8 people or less please check table availability below. We only reserve a small portion of the restaurant each day, so don’t worry if your date and time is not available! Walk-in parties are always welcome, both inside and outside (as long as the weather cooperates!)

For parties of 9 or more, please fill out a brief contact form found here. For large parties, we have several menu options! Those include: family style dining, on-site and off-site buffet options, cocktails & apps, and several others. We will send you the options that fit your event best! Here is one sample of a Large Party Menu.

Someone from our team will be in touch with you within the next 48 hours with a response., if you need a more immediate response, please call the restaurant directly at 816-389-8600.