Char Bar

Char Bar



For a century, Kansas City has perfected its version of “low and slow” and we now pay homage to the many great pitmasters who’ve gone before us.  Char Bar Smoked Meats is a southern-inspired smokehouse featuring both competition ‘cue and Meat Mitch award-winning sauces. Our beer garden is the largest in town, featuring an outdoor fire pit, backyard swings, bocce court, ping-pong and other lawn games.


Char Bar is a new kind of “urban playground” where carnivores, herbivores and locavores can co-mingle peacefully.  Together, we will be known as “Charbarians”.





Beer Garden

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Hours of Operation

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Saturday & Sunday 10AM-2PM


Mon-Fri 11:30AM-4PM


Mon-Thurs 4PM-10PM
Fri 4PM-11PM
Sat 2PM-11PM
Sun 2PM-10PM

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Open at least an hour past kitchen closing time

Our Traveling Circus

  • Erin McZee / General Manager
  • Chris O’Dell / Executive Chef
  • Ryan Blann / Assistant General Manager
  • Allison Korn / Assistant Manager
  • Sarah Dahms / Catering and Events Coordinator
  • Cory Puckett / Director of Restaurants
  • Michael Peterson / Culinary Director


We have several options for reservations, large party events within Char Bar as well as off-site catering.


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


For parties of 9 to 20, please call 816-389-8600 for restaurant seating options.

For parties above 20: including on-site, off-site catering or large order  pick-up & delivery, please fill out this brief contact form.

For large parties, we have several menu options including: family-style dining, on-site and off-site buffet options, cocktails & appetizer options, and several others. We will send you the options that fit your event best!  Several are available to view on our menu page.

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 at 816-389-8600.

Order Online for Carry-Out or Delivery