November 16, 2017
Vivienne Peters, Spaces Magazine
The Monarch Bar has one goal—to transport its guests from the stolid middle of the country to the wings of an itinerant traveler. It achieves it handily.
November 8, 2017
Jack Robertiello, Cheers Magazine
"The Monarch Cocktail Bar and Lounge opened in August in Kansas City with an ambitious beverage program. The bar wanted to incorporate the full range of flavor possibilities, from classic to modern, bitter to sweet, with international representation."
Liz Cook, Eater Magazine
"Bar Manager Brock Schulte has built out a robust, book-length cocktail menu with handsome illustrations and a drink for every taste."
October 29, 2017
Amy Cavanaugh, Plate Magazine
"Led by Bar Manager Brock Schulte, the menu gets inspiration from the butterfly migration, as each section traces various flight paths and uses that geography to inspire the “flavors and seasonality” of the ingredients in each cocktail."
October 17, 2017
Bar Business Magazine
"We hope the guests notice the culmination of our efforts."
Marissa Conrad, Forbes Magazine
"The ice cube, a perfect 2x2-inch block, is etched with the outline of a Monarch butterfly."
September 29, 2017
Virginia Miller, Liquor.com
"The Monarch Cocktail Bar & Lounge feels plucked straight out of London—but with a Midwest welcome. "
We are proud to be chosen by VinePair as one of the country's 10 best new cocktail bars of 2017, taking first in the entire Midwest Region!
Cheers Magazine Awards The Monarch "Most Innovative Beverage Program"
February 15, 2019
The Monarch wins 3 "Best of KC" Awards
October 5, 2018
The Monarch Bar Nominated as a 2019 James Beard Award Semifinalist for "Outstanding Bar Program...
February 27, 2019
Best Cocktail Bar in Missouri
February 8, 2020
The Monarch Bar Nominated as a 2019 James Beard Award Semifinalist for "Outstanding Bar Program"
The Monarch Bar is Awarded US "Cocktail Bar of the Year"
January 16, 2019
Best Cocktail Hours of Kansas City
December 20, 2018