stockyards district in Kansas City

Explore the Stockyards District in Kansas City

What was once a cattle epicenter from 1871 to the 1940s is now a thriving cultural destination known as the Stockyards District in Kansas City. It’s undeniably one of the best places for food and drinks around town.

It spans nine blocks about a mile from downtown. And it’s home to more than 145 well-known businesses including award-winning restaurants and wineries. Highlights include:


Discreetly located on the 1600 block of Genessee Street, Voltaire is an especially classy bistro. It was called one of the “12 Best New Restaurants in Kansas City” in 2013 by 435 magazine. It’s known as a global eatery and a purveyor of libations. Chef/owners Wes Garner and Jill Myers are masters in the kitchen.

Voltaire is a fun place to meet friends, and it comes complete with exposed brick, dim lighting, and an all-vinyl DJ that entertains on Thursdays. The menu includes oven roasted quail, pork schnitzel, and steak frites, and all pair well with a cocktail such as Reggae on Broadway.

Stockyards Brewing Company 

The Stockyards Brewing Company started in 2015 as a way of refining unpretentious beer while promoting positive and environmental changes. The brewmasters are passionate about their job. Not to mention, they brew behind a 65-year-old meat locker door. It once belonged to the steakhouse that once occupied the building.

Stockyards has a 4.5-star rating on Yelp, and it features stained glass windows, rustic light fixtures, and old western paintings. Visitors can enjoy live music on Sundays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Beers include West Bottoms IPA, Cerveza Royale, and Smoked Imperial Pilsner.

Amigoni Urban Winery

At Amigoni, the winemakers focus on traditional European grape varietals and produce small lots of dry hand-crafted wines. They use grapes grown at the Amigoni Vineyards located 60 miles from Kansas City, as well as those from the northern portion of California’s Central Valley. The tasting room features two floors and fun board games, and the service is always friendly. The wines include Sauvignon Blanc, Urban Bianco, and Petit Verdot. 

Learn More About the Stockyards District in Kansas City

In conclusion, if you want to live a short drive from the Stockyards District in Kansas City, please contact us. We’d love to give you a tour of Fountain View on the Plaza. We’ll show you our amenities, floor plans, and neighborhood hotspots firsthand.

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