There’s always a little more to Garden City than meets the eye—which is why our visitors are always pleasantly surprised by the lively bars and local nightlife. Our community is bursting with diversity, meaning there are plenty of hot spots to choose from. The watering holes here cater to tastes of all kinds, with many family-friendly options and no shortage of live music. Whether you’re up for an adventure or searching for a comfortable place to unwind, here’s a taste of the best Garden City bars—in no particular order.
1. Sol y Luna Bar & Grill
If you want to pair your beer and spirits with some authentic Mexican cuisine, this is the place for you.
Its cozy atmosphere and fast service make it one of the most popular bars in the city. This is especially true on Taco Tuesdays, when visitors can take advantage of beer specials in addition to tacos in asada, barbacoa, and styles. We recommend pairing a Mexican sunset with chile relleno, or head over for a menudo and chelada.
The live music here always draws in a crowd, and the venue hosts both DJs, special events, and karaoke nights in equal measure. Get competitive with a variety of patio games or sit by the bar soaking in the chill vibe.
2. Baron’s Steakhouse + Bar
The Garden City Clarion Inn and Conference Center, one of the award-winning hotel options in the city, is host to our next pick—making it a great place to stay if you’d like to relax and unwind before you turn in for the night.
If you’re ready for hand-crafted cocktails and more, head over to “the Well,” or the bar section of this venue. There, you’ll find a casual atmosphere, domestic and imported beer, a great variety of carefully selected wines, and a lengthy spirits menu, not to mention a host of mouthwatering small plates and appetizers.
If you’re hungry, then fine dining is perfect for casual lunches and formal dinners. It ranges from traditional to exotic dishes to meet any appetite. Don’t forget to climb the grand staircase to the outdoor patio, where you can unwind as you peer out over Garden City to the sound of piano music!
3. Flat Mountain Brewhouse
There’s a reason this brewhouse sees a lot of packed nights. As the first and only brewhouse in Garden City, Flat Mountain Brewhouse brews fresh beer on-site, with 12 rotating taps that are updated weekly for something new each time you visit.
Enjoy live music and comedy specials as you drink, or check out the offerings on their food menu. The upscale atmosphere here comes without the stuffy high prices. In general, their food is very fuss-free, including classic fare like burgers, sandwiches, and fries.
Don’t be fooled, though: there are a lot of fun options to try if you’re feeling adventurous! Try pairing your drink with beer-braised bratwursts, truffle fries, or pretzels topped with mouthwatering beer cheese.
4. Time Out Sports Bar & Restaurant
You can’t leave Garden City without having some barbecue. And if you want somewhere to wash that down with some delicious drink specials, look no further than the Time Out Sports Bar & Restaurant!
After you’ve grabbed a drink at the sports bar, you can hop onto the dance floor to the tune of some live music on the restaurant stage. DJs play Wednesdays to Saturdays, with karaoke on Wednesday nights—meaning you can dance until the place closes at 3 am!
This local favorite offers a family-friendly restaurant away from the bar. Their food menu includes all the classic barbecue fare (we love their choices of barbecue dinner plates, like the smoked barbecue spare ribs) but they also have classic American sandwiches, burgers, and sides to please any hungry guest. Don’t forget the all-day country-style breakfast!
5. Loving’s Moon
Regulars at Loving’s Moon will insist you need to head “to the moon and back” before your Garden City visit comes to an end—and they’re absolutely right!
Loving’s Moon offers a variety of drink specials and happy hour specials, and they also serve a mean burger and fries. You’ll want to time your visit with the ongoing events, which include trivia nights, karaoke, and live music (frequently with no cover charge) that brings country, rock and roll, and blues into this cozy venue.
The friendly bartenders and owners go out of their way to make you feel like family, making it easy to unwind and enjoy a good time with your family and friends. Jump into a game of pool or shuffleboard, chat up your new friends at a neighboring table, or try some of the best Bloody Marys in town!
6. El Paisa
Garden City—and the state of Kansas in general—has a fantastic Latin American food culture. But if you’re having a hard time choosing a Latin American bar that pairs great food and great drinks, El Paisa is a true hidden gem!
This pick is a little more restaurant than bar, but its great drink specials make it well worth the trip. Try a refreshing cantaritos with a massive serving of mouthwatering enchiladas, or head over to the salsa bar to mix and match your food to your tastes! With the friendly service, you might just find that your bartender recognizes you on a second visit!
7. Old Chicago
If you’re heading out for drinks at Old Chicago, it’s best to come hungry! This pick has ever-changing beer offerings, and though some beers are always available, you’ll want to check out their full beer menu to see what’s new on tap.
Soak up the vibes of this retro atmosphere as you mix their happy hour drink specials with fun appetizers matching their Italian theme, including Italian nachos with mozzarella and pepperoni, or Sicilian pizza rolls. Plus, there’s a full food menu with plenty of pub-style fare to match your drink order.
Don’t Miss These Garden City Bars!
As you plan your trip, make sure to leave some space to unwind a while (or jump onto the dance floor) at these Garden City bars! Whether you’re headed out for date night or looking for some family-friendly fun, grab a drink from one of our picks and you won’t be disappointed.