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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    4 star review  If you can take the 55 stairs to the top, you will discover a hidden gem; "John's Big Deck"! The drinks were on point and not pricy at all! The wait staff was friendly and very accommodating! The food was good, but would have been better had it not been served cold. But I digress, Big John made it right! I shall return to "The Big Deck" this summer with my significant other! The experience will be better on a warmer day!

    thumb Brenda Morris

    4 star review  This place is awesome. Second time I've been and it's a great friendly and comfortable atmosphere. It's diverse and offers many levels of music and culture. I would definitely come back. The only issue I had was the lack of service received on the second level.

    thumb Desirae Houston

    4 star review  For the covid-era it was great. Going stir crazy. Needed a local place to walk to for a drink. It was exactly that. Football (redzone!) and Nascar. Cold beer. Perfect!

    thumb Cindy Layman

    4 star review  Friendly, fast reasonable prices. Great atmosphere.

    thumb Chris Burk