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

The 4th Annual Best Kentucky Derby Party in KC! May 5 @ 2:30PM - May 5 @ 7:00PM

Put on your best Derby attire and join your friends at Char Bar, for Kansas City’s Best Derby Watch Party! Come meet Lucy the Racehorse, enjoy great food and drinks, place a few bets, watch... [Read More]

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7th Annual Westport Block Party May 27 @ 8:00PM - May 27 @ 11:59PM

Join us on the streets of Westport for the 7th annual Westport Block Party. Enjoy a full outdoor bar along with live music from Lost Wax. Entry includes one beer and an event koozie. Purchase... [Read More]

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8th Annual Westport Summer Beer Fest June 9 @ 5:00PM - June 9 @ 9:00PM

The 8th Annual Westport Beer Festival will feature over 80 beers from more than 35 breweries and will include several local craft distilleries. Guests will sample some of the worlds best brews, spirits, and fabulous... [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