Best Cocktail Hours of Kansas City
Spending an evening at Monarch feels like stepping into a dream, and after a few of the cocktails from this exquisite bar, you’ll likely feel like you’ve made the whole thing up. Designed and owned by architect David Manica of Manica Architecture, every detail in The Monarch — from the hand-cut crystal butterfly chandelier floating over the marble bar to the art deco-inspired upholstery and gilded tables — is meant to impress. There is perhaps nothing more astonishing than the menu of over 40 cocktails devised by lauded bar manager Brock Schulte. They run the gamut from tiki drinks to classic riffs to shims. There’s an entire section dedicated to reimagining the Negroni. The Monarch presents guests with an elevated cocktail experience that rivals the most prestigious bars in the world; the amount of technology, chemistry and tender loving care that Schulte puts into his drinks guarantees this.