Best bars in Kansas City to celebrate New Year's Eve 2017
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Kansas City is almost near the center of America, and it will be the center of all the action for residents and visitors for New Year’s Eve.

The sprawling metro area that spans two states will be home to a number of great events to ring in 2018, but if you much prefer hanging out with your squad to do the famous countdown, take in one of Kansas City’s numerous bars, especially the following five bars.

SoT
1521 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 842-8482

Let’s begin this New Year’s Eve bar journey in one of Kansas City’s up-and-coming neighborhoods. In the Crossroads area sits SoT, a new swanky cocktail club that is getting rave reviews and will make a great spot to countdown to the New Year with great friends.

TikiCat
401 Westport Rd., Kansas City, Mo 64111
(816) 256-4649

Once you see this bar in person, you will quickly anoint this place as a great place to spend New Year’s Eve with the squad. The TikiCat has a number of cool drinks and a fun atmosphere, which should be enough for you to go home from the bar on Jan. 1 in a very happy mode.

Zoo Bar
1220 McGee St., Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 842-6060

When you utter the words “mini beer,” this bar instantly comes to mind for many Kansas City revelers. The Zoo Bar in downtown Kansas City is home to this wonderful shot, and you and your squad will have to take a hit of it before midnight to bring 2017 to a close the right way.

Up-Down KC
101 SW Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 982-9455

Arcades and a great beer for New Year’s Eve? You’ll be asking yourself where is this fantastic adult wonderland? Well, it’s in the Crossroads area at the aptly named Up-Down KC. This place is the epitome of fun, with great retro arcades and a tap beer bar that will make the games even better. In short, you’ll want to spend your New Year’s Eve dominating Mrs. Pac Man and downing some Budweiser at Up-Down KC.

Nomads
1804 W. 39th St., Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 216-7968

This place in Kansas City’s Volker neighborhood just recently opened its doors, and it’s already become a hit with the cocktail and coffee crowd. Coffee and cocktails may not sound like a great combination, but at Nomads, they make the two special. A great addition to 39th Street’s famed “Restaurant Row,” Nomads will be a great spot to check out to bring 2017 to a happy close.