Tapcade brought the bar arcade concept to Kansas City. It offers 48 taps with on-trend beers, $5 unlimited play of 40 arcade games and a food menu that has everything from buffalo chicken rangoons to deep-fried Oreos. There’s also a movie theater showing indie flicks and local sports. 1701 McGee St., Suite 200, Kansas City, Mo. 816-492-6577, tapcadekc.com.
Anton’s Taproom and Restaurant
Anton’s Taproom and Restaurant is known for its dry-aged steaks and butcher shop. Don’t overlook its draft selection of European and American brews, though. The beer menu covers everything from Flemish sour to dubbel and Imperial IPA. 1610 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. 816-888-8800, antonskc.com.
Taps on Main
Self-serve spot Taps on Main lets guests insert a prepaid card into a wall and choose from 40 eclectic beers on tap. You pay by the ounce, but beware: The tab may run up quickly. Enjoy upscale bar food like poutine and Nashville hot chicken. 1715 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. 816-291-4502, tapsonmain.com.
International Tap House
The vast selection at the artsy-industrial International Tap House includes 56 taps and 500 different beers. General manager Jon Whitaker leads a team well-versed in beer, which heightens the drinking experience. 403 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Mo. 816-298-6541, internationaltaphouse.com.
Taprooms: Emperial, Casual Animal, City Barrel, Double Shift and Torn Label.