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  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

    5 star review  Staff was super friendly, helpful and made me from welcomed. Nachos were delicious and plentiful. I will definitely visit again!!!!

    thumb Janet Harris

    4 star review  Beautiful views of downtown! This is the place to go when its nice out and you need a night of fun. Catch a game on the plentiful tvs or just enjoy the night. The people are amazingly nice and the drinks are cold and right on time. Its 5 o'clock somewhere right?!

    thumb Traci Bare

    5 star review  Nice lol dive bar with good food

    thumb Meghan Bretz