About Kill Devil Club

50 E. 13th Street
Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64106
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The Kill Devil Club is an adult oasis, downtown. It's Kansas City’s newest hot spot featuring hand crafted cocktails, plates for sharing and live music that moves you.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm;

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 471-0704

Website:
http://www.killdevilclub.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Nightly: Jazz, Swing, Blues, Rock

Catering:
Full Kitchen & Staff Experienced with Large Parties

Parking Details:
Validated Valet and Garage

Public Transit:
Bus Stops at 14th & Main

Executive Chef:
Julio Juarez

Private Party Facilities:
Parties of any size up to 200!

Private Party Contact:
Amber Benton: (816) 820-9452x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
www.killdevilclub.com

Kill Devil Club Ratings and Reviews

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Bar opens at 8pm and there was nobody th ...

Dined on April 16, 2016

Bar opens at 8pm and there was nobody there when we walked in at 815pm. Service was good at first but when it got busy from an event being over next door, it took us 45 minutes just to get our tab. Horribly under staffed. Poor girl working her first night was overwhelmed when her bartender/waitress trainer left her and stayed behind the bar. We probably won't go back. Drinks were good, but the poor staffing ruined it for our group of 6.

food3
ambience3
service4

Go later in the night

Dined on September 5, 2015

It's not your early cocktail spot. I went at 8pm on a Friday night and was the only one there. Cocktails were ok, but lacked balance. Next time, I'll go later when the music is playing, and I'll probably order a beer.

Tags: late-night find
food1
ambience1
service1

What Live Music?

Dined on November 8, 2014

A place that advertises live music should have live music on a Friday night. This bar was lame. only about 20 people in there, about 15 were with one private party. Complete lack of wine and beer selection too. Not everyone wants rum. Poor selection of food. Was hoping for a nice evening with my wife, drinking wine and listening to music. I will not be back and I advise everyone to not waste your time.

food5
ambience4
service5

Magical

Dined on November 8, 2014

It sounds kind of cheesy, but all the elements that I found in this place are just a great formula for magic, great ambiance, great food, great drinks and great service!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food2
ambience5
service5

Not what I expected!

Dined on October 5, 2014

The ambiance was great. Very romantic. The over-sized booths could be overwhelming for just couples. The live band they had the night my husband and I went was pretty good. The Kill Devil Club is obviously to highlight the menu of rum choices and I get that. The food offerings are much to be desired. Not a fan of the Shrimp Spring rolls. Big thumbs up to the "Fleur Diable", awesome cocktail.

Tags: good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
food2
ambience2
service3

Not going back...

Dined on September 14, 2014

I took my wife here for our anniversary, made reservations, and when we arrived at 10:30 on a Saturday night, the table was ready for us. Thought that was nice. The place was dead. At this location on a Saturday night? There were three other tables in there besides us. Not a lively or fun place to begin with. They also advertise Jazz/blues music. The band was playing old rock songs mediocrely. Which is fine, but I wanted to create a romantic atmosphere for this special occasion and this place did not help.

Tags: notable wine list
food2
ambience4
service5

Food vs Service

Dined on September 14, 2014

Service was great and liked the atmosphere, etc. We were mistaken to make dinner reservations, thinking there would be more on the menu. More food choices would complete this venue in my opinion. We got something else to eat within 2 hours of leaving. When we left around 8pm, there was one couple there. A band was going to play. I'm thinking maybe the Kill Devil Club is a later night place to hang. The bar is very impressive. Great location. It was a romantic place to celebrate, and have an anniversary coctail.

Tags: romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience4
service5

Best liquor selection in town

Dined on September 13, 2014

My husband loves a good scotch or whiskey, and I love a good sipping tequila and we found plenty to love at Kill Devil. Very laid-back lounge vibe. Go here to drink and/or talk, not to dance or karaoke.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
food1
ambience1
service1

Club Closed Private Function

Dined on August 31, 2014

We booked through open table and had no issues until we arrived. When we arrived there was a bride and groom standing at the door greeting their wedding guests. The club was closed for a private function. This would not have mattered if open table had said that it was unavailable and we would not have looked forward to the night.

food2
ambience3
service3

Don't try dinner here

vip
Dined on July 13, 2014

We booked based on the menu posted on Open Table. The real menu was about a third of that and mostly appetizers. Music doesn't start until 8:30 or later, and that isn't advertised either. This may be great for a bar scene, but go somewhere else to eat first.

food4
ambience5
service5

Excellent Spot for Drinks and Music

Dined on July 12, 2014

The drinks are definitley the draw to this establishment. Not your average drink selection. I recommend you talk with the bartenders and sample some of the drinks revived from decades ago. Great service and very attentive managment staff. Manager spent several minutes discussing the drink menu and even bought a round of shots for our group. We will definitely be back. Live music on top of all that!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Fantastic

Dined on June 15, 2014

Nice, romantic, great people working there. I will go back!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
food4
ambience5
service5

A fun retro feel to a classy place!

Dined on June 7, 2014

We went for happy hour and ended up staying to listen to a band.

Tags: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience5
service5

Kill Devil Club Delivers

Dined on June 1, 2014

Great place with a sophisticated 30's vibe. Good atmosphere. Had fun listening to a great blues band. The small plates and rum cocktails helped the Kill Devil Club deliver a great evening.

Tags: romantic, late-night find
food4
ambience5
service4

Kill Devil Club Delivers

Dined on May 31, 2014

The atmosphere and sleek-city vibe can't be topped. Beautiful place with shutter-style windows and mellow lighting lends to an atmosphere of, perhaps, a 30's jazz club. A nice variety of small plates and some interesting cocktails round out the evening. The focus is on rum and the Kill Devil Club delivers with some great rum cocktail concoctions. Try it, you'll not be disappointed!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, late-night find
food4
ambience3
service3

Went for the music and a cocktail after ...

vip
Dined on May 10, 2014

Went for the music and a cocktail after dinner. Fun place, always have a good time.

Tags: late-night find
food2
ambience2
service1

The band made it

Dined on March 30, 2014

The music was spectacular, the dance floor great. The service was horrible. Horrible. It was a Saturday night and they only had one waitress! We had to order our drinks most of the time from the random bar-back filling our waters, which happened rarely. By the time we wanted to leave she was still no where in sight and the bartenders didn't know how to pull up a tab. We all then had to recreate our entire tab for the manager. It was incredibly unproffessional. This is billed as a classy joint and the service made it anything but classy. It's really gone down hill in the last 5 month or so. And the bartenders and manager kept calling me "baby doll." Please.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5

Always a great time. Service

Dined on March 23, 2014

Always a great time. Service is the best around. Noise level can be a little much at times, but for the most part you can carry on a conversation at your table. Vibrant atmosphere.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience5
service5

Overall, it was a little noisy,

Dined on March 16, 2014

Overall, it was a little noisy, but the live entertainment was fantastic!

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience5
service1

Birthday Drink

Dined on February 16, 2014

We came to the Kill Devil club on Saturday, February 15th. The Grand Marquis was playing and they were fantastic. The service was terrible. We noticed two ladies serving the entire space, minus the bar. Our waitress forgot orders, forgot to input orders, took about 25 minutes per round. We started asking for two drinks per order per person and the waitress forgot to put THAT order in. Asked for the bill. Thirty minutes later she came around to take another drink order and we asked for the bill again and she had forgotten so I asked her kindly to take care of the bill right then and there, which she did. Very frustrating. Not sure we will come back. Which is sad since we would have spent the entire evening there.

Tags: late-night find, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service3

The place was nice.

Dined on February 9, 2014

Nice night spot. Max Groove played and the group was awesome. I would definately go again.

Tags: hot spot
food4
ambience4
service4

Good Time

Dined on February 8, 2014

Had a very good time and enjoyed the music.Mood Swing was great, will go back soon.

Tags: good for groups
food4
ambience5
service5

An excellent experience!

vip
Dined on February 8, 2014

I had contacted The Kill Devil Club about a private birthday party for my fiance. Before the event, the GM Homer, emailed me with several questions so he could learn about my fiance in order to create a customized experience. Well, to cut to the chase, this was an incredibly fun experience. Homer and the rest of the staff are very knowledgeable and fun! The club is also very beautiful with dark wood, leopard rugs and intimate lighting. We stayed for dinner and enjoyed that too.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food1
ambience3
service1

Horrible Experience

vip
Dined on February 2, 2014

I was very excited to try The Kill Devil Club with a group of friends for my birthday. 12 of us went and everyone left saying we would never come back. Service is atrocious and non-existent. We literally waited 45 minutes for our drinks. The band plays entirely too loud for a blue jazz feel. If you want to mingle and chat, you better get it done before you enter. Oh and the "punch bowls..." what a joke! They are giant fish tank bowls but they are only 1/4 fill with tons of ice. For an upscale place, this place fails. I don't seeing it staying in business very long! Save yourself and go somewhere else!

food2
ambience3
service4

What music? DISAPPOINTED!

Dined on January 26, 2014

Our first and last time - opening acts amateurish. Charged a cover to enter and a table charge. Limited bar and food menu. There are better music venues in Kansas City, don't bother coming here.

Tags: late-night find
food2
ambience4
service5

Great drinks!

Dined on January 18, 2014

Our server Missy was fabulous! The drinks were great. It took a very long time for food to come out. When the food came out it was barely warm. Food was just mediocre. Atmosphere, service, drinks and music were wonderful!

Tags: special occasion, vibrant bar scene
food1
ambience1
service1

didnt experience it

Dined on December 15, 2013

I reserved a table for 4 for my husband's bday approx 2 weeks ago. I received a call the day of no more than an hour before my reserved time stating that there was another party that booked the venue & our spot was pushed from 730 to 930! Horrible! The day ofmy hhusband's bday dinner they call me an hour before which gave us no time to make dinner reservations elsewhere. I'm disappointed.

food5
ambience5
service5

girls nite out!

Dined on December 8, 2013

Had a great time at the Kill Devil Club! The drinks are different and delicious, and we all loved the sliders!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
food5
ambience5
service5

Came for the show

Dined on November 28, 2013

We came to see a burlesque show and stayed for the food and drinks. what a great place and exceptional food. I cannot remember when I enjoyed the Ambiance the food and the bar so much equally. We had the Appetizers the Kobe Sliders OMG perfection and we had a platter of cheeses and other meats and they were top notch well aged I would not make a change. The bar offered me some great selections on some Rye and Bourbons that I had not had previous and knew exactly what I wanted after describing the tastes I wanted. The chocolate martini my wife ordered was exceptional. We will definitely go back again.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service4

DIDNT EAT, WENT FOR DRINKS

Dined on November 28, 2013

DIDNT EAT, WENT FOR DRINKS AND A SHOW, HAD A VERY ENJOYABLE TIME

Tags: romantic
food2
ambience3
service3

Gangster's Ball

Dined on November 10, 2013

We went to Kill Devil for The Dave Stephen's Band and the Gangster's Ball. Dave always puts on a top notch, high energy act. The Kill Devil Club is the perfect spot for this type of entertainer.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience5
service3

Great Music in the Power and Light

Dined on November 10, 2013

This local rum bar is a fun and energetic place. They have several theme nights a year. There is always good music. Eat somewhere else first. The food menu is good but limited. I would make reservations always. The decor is warmly romantic.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food1
ambience4
service1

below average drinks for the price

Dined on November 7, 2013

First of all the bartender was a Bwitch. She was extremely rude and an unknowledgeable elitist. She messed up our drinks after an incident where she belittled my date by saying something completely false. "umm we are in America, all of our drinks are American."

food2
ambience4
service2

Fun experimental cocktail dining

Dined on November 2, 2013

A lot going for this club - great location, elegant but fun ambiance, creative drink menu. Started out very well - readily greeted at the door, offered a comp punch, hostess was flexible with our reserved seating. Table service was very slow and got worse through the night as the room got busier. It appeared that there were only two servers on the floor and the manager, while gregarious and fun, didn't help the situation by taking our orders but then not communicating well with the server. Then our check was incorrect and even though the manager agreed to correct it, I had to personally track down our check after waiting another ten plus minutes. The atmosphere was killed by watching and hearing the band set up so close to cocktail tables.

Tags: hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food1
ambience2
service3

Pricey

Dined on September 21, 2013

The prices seemed a little high, 2 drinks and an appetizer (cheez & crackers) were $42

Tags: special occasion
food2
ambience4
service1

Awful service

Dined on September 1, 2013

We went to Kill Devil for the music and left because of the poor service. We waited 20 minutes to even be recognized by any staff at all and another 20 for drinks. By then my buzz was gone and I was thoroughly annoyed. Probably won't return unless there's a band that I want to see, but I"ll sit at the bar in hopes of having better service.

food3
ambience4
service2

I went with a couple people

Dined on August 18, 2013

I went with a couple people to see live music. Our table wasn't the best, but I still had a fine view of the band. The restaurant is dimly lit and would be good for a date night. One of my companions had the shrimp spring rolls which were fair but not great. What annoyed me about my experience was that the waitress have us our tabs but failed to give us our cards. The only reason I will return is to support my friends band, but I won't be eating and will definitely check fort card before I leave.

Tags: romantic
food4
ambience4
service2

Relaxed Friday Night Drink

Dined on August 17, 2013

Great place to chill out after a hard work week and have a drink without the early twenties crowd. Good appetizers and great drink specials for P&L.

Tags: good for groups, late-night find
food2
ambience4
service3

Cool, but overpriced

Dined on August 10, 2013

For me, the place was very well appointed and had a decidedly cool vibe, but the food was marginal and the prices high in relation to quality. Also, I though the two entertainment acts performing on that night seemed rough and ameteurish.

food1
ambience5
service2

Great venue but that's it...

Dined on July 7, 2013

Loved the atmosphere inside the restaurant...roomy booths and small tables, great decor, and live music was a plus. The problem was in the following areas: service - took us forever to get drinks (both the first round and subsequent rounds); food - the meat and cheese plate was sparse and some of the meat smelled bad (esp. considering the price for a large group); the sound system for the band made the vocals sound garbled.

Tags: late-night find, hot spot

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