Kill Devil Club
Kill Devil Club
  • Address:
    31 East 14th Street
    Kansas City, MO 64105
    Neighborhood:
    E. Kansas City
  • Cuisine:
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
    Price: $30 and under

Kill Devil Club

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.killdevilclub.com/
  • Phone: 9139080406
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 7:00pm - 3:00am;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Zach Alft
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full Kitchen & Staff Experienced with Large Parties
  • Private Party Facilities: Parties of any size up to 200!
  • Private Party Contact: Fallon Gardner 8166744137
  • Entertainment: Live Music Nightly: Jazz, Swing, Blues, Rock
  • Special Events: www.killdevilclub.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Public Transit: Bus Stops at 14th & Main
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Validated Valet and Garage
A word from Kill Devil Club
The Kill Devil Club is an adult oasis, downtown. It's Kansas City’s newest hot spot featuring hand crafted cocktails, plates for sharing and live music that moves you.
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Kill Devil Club reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.2
  • Food2.7
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
late-night find (6)good for groups (4)vibrant bar scene (3)romantic (3)hot spot (2)special occasion (2)fit for foodies (1)neighborhood gem (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Not what I expected!
    Chic
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The ambiance was great. Very romantic. The over-sized booths could be overwhelming for just couples. The live band they had the night my husband and I went was pretty good. The Kill Devil Club is obviously to highlight the menu of rum choices and I get that. The food offerings are much to be desired. Not a fan of the Shrimp Spring rolls. Big thumbs up to the "Fleur Diable", awesome cocktail.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not going back...
    Dougie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I took my wife here for our anniversary, made reservations, and when we arrived at 10:30 on a Saturday night, the table was ready for us. Thought that was nice. The place was dead. At this location on a Saturday night? There were three other tables in there besides us. Not a lively or fun place to begin with. They also advertise Jazz/blues music. The band was playing old rock songs mediocrely. Which is fine, but I wanted to create a romantic atmosphere for this special occasion and this place did not help.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food vs Service
    KCEats
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Service was great and liked the atmosphere, etc. We were mistaken to make dinner reservations, thinking there would be more on the menu. More food choices would complete this venue in my opinion. We got something else to eat within 2 hours of leaving. When we left around 8pm, there was one couple there. A band was going to play. I'm thinking maybe the Kill Devil Club is a later night place to hang. The bar is very impressive. Great location. It was a romantic place to celebrate, and have an anniversary coctail.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best liquor selection in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My husband loves a good scotch or whiskey, and I love a good sipping tequila and we found plenty to love at Kill Devil. Very laid-back lounge vibe. Go here to drink and/or talk, not to dance or karaoke.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Club Closed Private Function
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We booked through open table and had no issues until we arrived. When we arrived there was a bride and groom standing at the door greeting their wedding guests. The club was closed for a private function. This would not have mattered if open table had said that it was unavailable and we would not have looked forward to the night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't try dinner here
    GabyEatsVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We booked based on the menu posted on Open Table. The real menu was about a third of that and mostly appetizers. Music doesn't start until 8:30 or later, and that isn't advertised either. This may be great for a bar scene, but go somewhere else to eat first.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Spot for Drinks and Music
    TomM
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The drinks are definitley the draw to this establishment. Not your average drink selection. I recommend you talk with the bartenders and sample some of the drinks revived from decades ago. Great service and very attentive managment staff. Manager spent several minutes discussing the drink menu and even bought a round of shots for our group. We will definitely be back. Live music on top of all that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food4
    • Ambiance5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 47 reviews are from the Kill Devil Club reviews archive.
  • Fantastic
    grimmreaper
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Nice, romantic, great people working there. I will go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fun retro feel to a classy place!
    MJcfp
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We went for happy hour and ended up staying to listen to a band.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kill Devil Club Delivers
    roxzanz
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great place with a sophisticated 30's vibe. Good atmosphere. Had fun listening to a great blues band. The small plates and rum cocktails helped the Kill Devil Club deliver a great evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kill Devil Club Delivers
    roxzanz
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The atmosphere and sleek-city vibe can't be topped. Beautiful place with shutter-style windows and mellow lighting lends to an atmosphere of, perhaps, a 30's jazz club. A nice variety of small plates and some interesting cocktails round out the evening. The focus is on rum and the Kill Devil Club delivers with some great rum cocktail concoctions. Try it, you'll not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DexcracerVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Went for the music and a cocktail after dinner. Fun place, always have a good time.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The band made it
    EllieAnn
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The music was spectacular, the dance floor great. The service was horrible. Horrible. It was a Saturday night and they only had one waitress! We had to order our drinks most of the time from the random bar-back filling our waters, which happened rarely. By the time we wanted to leave she was still no where in sight and the bartenders didn't know how to pull up a tab. We all then had to recreate our entire tab for the manager. It was incredibly unproffessional. This is billed as a classy joint and the service made it anything but classy. It's really gone down hill in the last 5 month or so. And the bartenders and manager kept calling me "baby doll." Please.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great time. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Always a great time. Service is the best around. Noise level can be a little much at times, but for the most part you can carry on a conversation at your table. Vibrant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall, it was a little noisy,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Overall, it was a little noisy, but the live entertainment was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Drink
    JBMourning
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We came to the Kill Devil club on Saturday, February 15th. The Grand Marquis was playing and they were fantastic. The service was terrible. We noticed two ladies serving the entire space, minus the bar. Our waitress forgot orders, forgot to input orders, took about 25 minutes per round. We started asking for two drinks per order per person and the waitress forgot to put THAT order in. Asked for the bill. Thirty minutes later she came around to take another drink order and we asked for the bill again and she had forgotten so I asked her kindly to take care of the bill right then and there, which she did. Very frustrating. Not sure we will come back. Which is sad since we would have spent the entire evening there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The place was nice.
    prettyjewelry12
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Nice night spot. Max Groove played and the group was awesome. I would definately go again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Time
    emp3
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Had a very good time and enjoyed the music.Mood Swing was great, will go back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An excellent experience!
    JaneKCVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I had contacted The Kill Devil Club about a private birthday party for my fiance. Before the event, the GM Homer, emailed me with several questions so he could learn about my fiance in order to create a customized experience. Well, to cut to the chase, this was an incredibly fun experience. Homer and the rest of the staff are very knowledgeable and fun! The club is also very beautiful with dark wood, leopard rugs and intimate lighting. We stayed for dinner and enjoyed that too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible Experience
    BirthdayBoy
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I was very excited to try The Kill Devil Club with a group of friends for my birthday. 12 of us went and everyone left saying we would never come back. Service is atrocious and non-existent. We literally waited 45 minutes for our drinks. The band plays entirely too loud for a blue jazz feel. If you want to mingle and chat, you better get it done before you enter. Oh and the "punch bowls..." what a joke! They are giant fish tank bowls but they are only 1/4 fill with tons of ice. For an upscale place, this place fails. I don't seeing it staying in business very long! Save yourself and go somewhere else!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What music? DISAPPOINTED!
    Jsc5264
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Our first and last time - opening acts amateurish. Charged a cover to enter and a table charge. Limited bar and food menu. There are better music venues in Kansas City, don't bother coming here.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great drinks!
    Best
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Our server Missy was fabulous! The drinks were great. It took a very long time for food to come out. When the food came out it was barely warm. Food was just mediocre. Atmosphere, service, drinks and music were wonderful!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • didnt experience it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    I reserved a table for 4 for my husband's bday approx 2 weeks ago. I received a call the day of no more than an hour before my reserved time stating that there was another party that booked the venue & our spot was pushed from 730 to 930! Horrible! The day ofmy hhusband's bday dinner they call me an hour before which gave us no time to make dinner reservations elsewhere. I'm disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • girls nite out!
    fernemcb
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Had a great time at the Kill Devil Club! The drinks are different and delicious, and we all loved the sliders!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Came for the show
    azharleyrider
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    We came to see a burlesque show and stayed for the food and drinks. what a great place and exceptional food. I cannot remember when I enjoyed the Ambiance the food and the bar so much equally. We had the Appetizers the Kobe Sliders OMG perfection and we had a platter of cheeses and other meats and they were top notch well aged I would not make a change. The bar offered me some great selections on some Rye and Bourbons that I had not had previous and knew exactly what I wanted after describing the tastes I wanted. The chocolate martini my wife ordered was exceptional. We will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DIDNT EAT, WENT FOR DRINKS
    OPKSWILWIN
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    DIDNT EAT, WENT FOR DRINKS AND A SHOW, HAD A VERY ENJOYABLE TIME
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gangster's Ball
    lovetodance
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We went to Kill Devil for The Dave Stephen's Band and the Gangster's Ball. Dave always puts on a top notch, high energy act. The Kill Devil Club is the perfect spot for this type of entertainer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Music in the Power and Light
    BizandLiesure
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    This local rum bar is a fun and energetic place. They have several theme nights a year. There is always good music. Eat somewhere else first. The food menu is good but limited. I would make reservations always. The decor is warmly romantic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • below average drinks for the price
    RUM4ONE
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    First of all the bartender was a Bwitch. She was extremely rude and an unknowledgeable elitist. She messed up our drinks after an incident where she belittled my date by saying something completely false. "umm we are in America, all of our drinks are American."
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun experimental cocktail dining
    Server
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    A lot going for this club - great location, elegant but fun ambiance, creative drink menu. Started out very well - readily greeted at the door, offered a comp punch, hostess was flexible with our reserved seating. Table service was very slow and got worse through the night as the room got busier. It appeared that there were only two servers on the floor and the manager, while gregarious and fun, didn't help the situation by taking our orders but then not communicating well with the server. Then our check was incorrect and even though the manager agreed to correct it, I had to personally track down our check after waiting another ten plus minutes. The atmosphere was killed by watching and hearing the band set up so close to cocktail tables.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey
    CT13
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    The prices seemed a little high, 2 drinks and an appetizer (cheez & crackers) were $42
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awful service
    amckc
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    We went to Kill Devil for the music and left because of the poor service. We waited 20 minutes to even be recognized by any staff at all and another 20 for drinks. By then my buzz was gone and I was thoroughly annoyed. Probably won't return unless there's a band that I want to see, but I"ll sit at the bar in hopes of having better service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went with a couple people
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    I went with a couple people to see live music. Our table wasn't the best, but I still had a fine view of the band. The restaurant is dimly lit and would be good for a date night. One of my companions had the shrimp spring rolls which were fair but not great. What annoyed me about my experience was that the waitress have us our tabs but failed to give us our cards. The only reason I will return is to support my friends band, but I won't be eating and will definitely check fort card before I leave.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxed Friday Night Drink
    joelu64016
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Great place to chill out after a hard work week and have a drink without the early twenties crowd. Good appetizers and great drink specials for P&L.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool, but overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    For me, the place was very well appointed and had a decidedly cool vibe, but the food was marginal and the prices high in relation to quality. Also, I though the two entertainment acts performing on that night seemed rough and ameteurish.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great venue but that's it...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Loved the atmosphere inside the restaurant...roomy booths and small tables, great decor, and live music was a plus. The problem was in the following areas: service - took us forever to get drinks (both the first round and subsequent rounds); food - the meat and cheese plate was sparse and some of the meat smelled bad (esp. considering the price for a large group); the sound system for the band made the vocals sound garbled.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I went once and I'm hooked
    Katherine
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    I booked a table at Kill Devil for my friend's 21st birthday/bachelorette party, and they took such good care of us that there is no way that I could not go back. The food was great and affordable, and the drinks are some of the best in the city. The whole place has a great feeling to it; it's very classy. This is my new go~to place for a fun night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    Robert
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    Went here for a nice, classy time. I wasn't disappointed. The bar had a very good scotch collection and the knowledgeable staff to explain which went best with what on their menu. Lovely wait staff, and a great jazz band was playing that evening. Would go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Live music venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    Went to hear Scott Steuwe, and see friends there. Rather empty (though on a Wed. night), but great time listening to music and chatting. Interesting cocktails.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place
    kevinc
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Unique experience and unusual drink list. We went early (around 7:45) and it was pretty empty but as the evening progressed it got busier. Music was very good. I would not necessarily recommend it if you are looking for a quiet spot to have a lot of conversation but the atmosphere was very good. Drinks are a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.