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  I've found them to be slow sometimes, especially in the kitchen, but the food is surprisingly good for bar food. They have a simple but wide enough beer selection, and the rooftop bar is fairly neat and worth checking out. There are a lot of stairs which are somewhat narrow and I can't imagine trying to get down safely if you've had too many. 😁 (If that's an actual concern though, stay on the bottom floor.)

    thumb Anthony C

    5 star review  But have you been on this deck?! great views of the city and fun atmosphere. They have great daily drink specials and have been doing pop up bars on the 2nd floor. The staff is always welcome and fun. Definitely a must when you're downtown.

    thumb Michele Dechadenedes

    5 star review  That was a cool place. Bartenders were very friendly. We only had drinks but we plan on going back to eat. Pics are of the city you can see from the top deck.

    thumb Jon M

    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