Kansas City’s Power and Light District: Boredom’s Worst Nightmare

Kansas City Power and Light District Attractions

For all of you who have heard about Kansas City’s Power and Light district, and have been wondering what it’s all about, this article is for you.

Maybe the short winter days and dreary weather that they bring along have you wishing for a retreat. A place where you can truly enjoy yourself and where you can forget about that sales meeting on Monday and that you need to pick up the dry cleaning on Wednesday. If you live in the Kansas City metropolitan area (or are planning to visit Kansas City in the future), you’re in luck!

The development that’s got everyone talking (especially those who love the nightlife) is the Power and Light District, which is located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. According to the district’s website, www.powerandlightdistrict.com, the entertainment district encompasses “over a half-million square feet,” and is located adjacent to the newly constructed Sprint Center, which hosts many concerts and events throughout the year.

While, arguably, your best bet is to visit the Power and Light District on Friday or Saturday nights, you will quickly find that any night (or day, for that matter) of the week is perfect for a visit to this district, with downtown Kansas City in the background.

Entertainment & Dining

With so many entertainment and dining options to choose from, you’re going to want to choose more than one. One entertainment option includes AMC Mainstreet Theatre, a six-screen theatre, complete with a restaurant/bar. Other options include The Midland by AMC, a live stage performance theatre, and Lucky Strikes Lanes and Lounge, a bowling alley, dubbed “bowling lounge” by patrons.


For all your night-owls, lounges and bars abound in this section of the city center. Many of these establishments have resounding themes (such as PBR Big Sky, a country/southern rock-themed bar, complete with a mechanical bull). Other nightlife “hot spots” include Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, a beer lover’s paradise with a UFO theme, and Indie Bar, a combination bar/lounge.

KC Live

Of course, no visit to Kansas City’s Power and Light District would be complete without checking out the KC Live! venue. KC Live! is, according to the Power and Light District’s website, “an entire city block with two levels and 14 restaurants, bars and entertainment hotspots.” Enough said.


And, of course, you may wonder where you’re supposed to park. Never fear, there is ample parking at the district, both in parking garages and on surface-level lots. Visit Power and Light District’s website for convenient parking maps.

So, if you’re the kind of person craving excitement and fun in a vibrant atmosphere, Kansas City’s Power and Light District is the place for you. Not only can you dine, shop, and play, you’re in the heart of downtown Kansas City, convenient to many world-class hotels, shops and stores, and dining. The possibilities are almost endless.

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