Johns Big Deck

The Only Rooftop Deck in Downtown Kansas City

The building that John’s Big Deck calls its home has been in existence for 100+ years and 60+ of those as a restaurant / bar.

In 1980 it became John’s and in 1983 the rooftop bar was completed.John’s offers 3 floors of food, drink, and fellowship with friends. With the 3 different floors, John’s has something for everyone.

Come on in to cheer on your favorite sporting teams, host a private event, or just grab a drink!

Event Spaces

Big Deck
Situated 4 stories up in the heart of Downtown Kansas City, the Deck is truly one of a kind. Offering unparalleled views of the Central Business District the deck is open 7 days a week till 3am.
Next Level
Our primary event space, and only space available to large groups of up to 150, Level Two possesses all the ingredients to make your event a success. Key features include a pool table, tvs, Low & Hi Top Seating, a dance floor and stage area for a dj. Featuring a Live DJ every Friday, & Saturday Night.
Main Level
Warm, and inviting the first floor of John’s has been a food service operation since the mid 1940s. Featuring a pool table, tvs, full bar/table service, and Live Music Thursday – Saturday Nights is great for small gatherings of 20 or less.


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    5 star review  Big deck confirmed. 3 stories often with live music on the first, 2 bars on the patio up top with an amazing view. Good drink selection as well

    thumb Calvin Taylor

    5 star review  Great dive as far as downtown goes. Triple-floor with a smoking deck up top and a killer staff.... Very respectful and follow the pandemic protocol well. Lots of TVs and just a short drive from westport/midtown.

    thumb Robert Grant

    5 star review  Tuesdays are a little slow but the overall atmosphere is anything anyone would be looking for from chill to live to enjoy a rooftop experience.

    thumb Elmo Holmes

    5 star review  Three floors--three different atmospheres to drink or eat, hear live music/dance or whatsoever hootenannies. Narrow stairwells to negotiate on egress. Know your limit if you go to the open air deck up top... The stairs win against all inebriated users going down.... or up....

    thumb Jason Paul Barber