The Union of Westport, a lounge upstairs, a main bar in the basement, and a patio out back; with these attributes and a little ingenuity from the owner and other employees, this bar has become one of the major hot spots in the uptown area.
This particular establishment is located on Westport Road, in Kansas City, Missouri; The Union is a particular favorite for many bar goers in the Kansas City area for many reasons, one being the fact it caters to all styles, especially those looking to have a good time. There is something for everyone who walks through the door.
If an individual is looking for a mellow atmosphere where they can enjoy a drink and watch some television, or listen to music will find the upstairs very accommodating However, a small warning, on Fridays and Saturdays the upstairs bar can get crowded, but then again...everyone loves a good party.
The upstairs can get quite exciting, but it's the downstairs, the main bar that gets the party going. Some of the major selling points of the Union are kept down there, like: free pool, great drink specials, live DJ's who each bring their own style with them.
All this being said, the Union still has more to offer beyond that; the patio seems to be the main attraction for many of the bar patrons, which is understandable, because the patio is open, smoker friendly, with a full bar, dance floor and diner.
The patio in the summer is wide open with tables and chairs lining the walls, the dance floor packed with people, and DJ blasting good music through the speakers. In the winter the still takes care of their patrons with a heated tent, so the party continues year 'round.
The Union carries with it an overall feeling of excitement and fun, with a dash of spirits. The specials are great, the people are fun, the place is unique, and it's always free to get in. Definitely worth a visit.