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P.S. Speakeasy

4.4
4.4
321 Reviews
$30 and under
Speakeasy
Hidden from the long arm of Prohibition-era law, Kansas City’s speakeasies welcomed revelers seeking good spirits and a spirited good time.An affectionate nod to the city’s glamorous, freewheeling nightlife, P.S. is Hotel Phillips’ contemporary incarnation of the 1930’s speakeasy, artfully crafting cocktails concealed in a long-forgotten basement mail sorting room, accessible only by an secret door. Under the radar, underground and undercover, P.S. celebrates its USPS roots, delivering today’s imbibers nothing short of a certified first-class experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Speakeasy

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (816) 221-7000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Kansas City

  • Cross street

    Baltimore

  • Parking details

    Public Lot (parking fee) and Street Parking.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 321 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Late Night Find

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    No food- ignore the food rating. Cool venue and ambiance. But we didn’t find any good cocktails. And the noise level was deafening. The live jazz was really good. But painfully loud in the enclosed tiled walls. Couldn’t have a conversation even shouting in ears. So, fun for a bit but then if you want to mix conversation and music head elsewhere.
  2. GB

    GaryB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Old Fashioned for $24 was some whisky in a glass loaded with ice and an orange peel thrown at me. Place was empty so it wasn’t because they were too busy.
  3. DD

    DebbieD

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, small space but lots of character. To get in go to hotel lobby desk and they will lead you to the door. Hotel was built in the 1930a so the architecture is amazing. Very dark entrance going down the stairs that opens to a great bar and seating areas. Full bar menu and waitress had recommendations for items off menu. They have a great selection of higher end liquor for this wanting a taste. Would definitely come back next time in town.
  4. KH

    KeifH

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bartenders made it a fabulous experience. Made my date a wonderful concoction that she enjoyed thoroughly. Helped the evening charm immensely. Cheers to them both and PS for a fantastic night!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience4
    No food only had drinks. Very expensive
  6. AP

    AnnabellP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The speakeasy and staff were amazing. They were very personal and willing to engage with us guests. The drinks were also phenomenal.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The bartender was friendly & made great drinks. This place is a little pricey, but you're paying for the ambiance & exclusivity
  8. MW

    MonicaW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We couldn't find the location and nobody answered the phone to even assist us. 😒
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Two bar tenders working. Not busy and could not get served drinks without getting up and going to the bar to ask for them.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Absolutely one of the most unique bars I have been to in the city! A fun experience for all!
  11. B

    Brandon

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. The ambience is fantastic. The speakeasy is located in the basement of the Hotel Phillips, and they have to buzz you in. That immediately sets the tone. You walked down a very dimly lit set of stairs to a dimly lit bar and seating area, which is beautifully decorated. The music fits the mood, and the drinks are delicious. I would highly recommend coming here for a date, group of friends, or just an evening out to relax. Definitely a must to see.
  12. KB

    KatieB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    No food was available to order. Waiter took 30 minutes to take our drink order. Others that arrived after us, had their drinks ordered and served before we were checked on. Plus one of our drinks was wrong.
  13. SC

    StephenC

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I ordered the old fashioned and it was just okay. Nothing special actually. The server was polite and on point with the exception that she nor the bartenders were wearing anything in time period of a speakeasy. Most speakeasy's, the staff would be wearing time period clothing. So basically it was a bar in the basement. The actual bar was quite nice with the perfect amount of lighting. It has great potential if they do their research.
  14. RM

    RobinM

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Has potential with a good atmosphere but only had one waitress and one bartender so service was very slow
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Was in KC for the weekend and found this spot on the Facebook Group Date Night & Things to do. We had a wonderful time and the drinks were tasty the bartender and service staff were great and very polite. I think the drinks were reasonably priced around $14-$15. My boyfriend love tequila so I got him a shot recommended by the bartender so smooth ($27) and worth it! You’ll see us again when we are in KC!
  16. DG

    DonaldG

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great place to relax have a drink sit back and enjoy yourself I really had a good time there will be back again soon great place for date or just a chill night or drinks
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cool prohibition vibe. Some of the best drinks we’ve ever had. Highly recommend
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all had a great time. The drinks were incredible and sophisticated. My compliments to the bartender, Xavier.
  19. MR

    MarkR

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun bar with old-school ambience. Great live jazz the night we were there.
  20. PA

    PAMELAF

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    We had reservations at 11 after a concert and by 11;45 we still did not have anyone serve us Very understaffed at Hotel We ended up going back to our room without a drink
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    When we arrived, we were told that the reservation was cancelled. It would have been nice to have been notified so that we could have adjusted our plans.
  22. CW

    ChristopherW

    Tulsa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wife and I had 3 cocktails each. Sat in a comfortable couch style booth and had a great time.
  23. SE

    SpencerE

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Great atmosphere! Sadly understaffed and very difficult to get a drink. Prices are overpriced, as typical. There is no food, and the mixed drinks are limited - basically old fashions.
  24. CS

    CoryS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    So cool, but HORRIBLY understaffed. Still a great night
  25. SF

    ShaneF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Set up a time to go, was hard to find but just asked. They buzzed us in & went down to PS. First thought was this place is amazing, I had a blast & the service was great. I will definitely check it out if speakeasies are your thing. I will be returning soon loved the atmosphere.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was just wonderful. Nice decor and fun evening. Drinks were superb.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had a reservation and had our drink order taken soon after arriving. After waiting 30 minutes for our drinks to arrive we went to see what was goi g on and were told they didn’t know where the bartender went. We left shortly after.
  28. L

    Lizzy

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love this little speakeasy. Every time I get a visitor in KC I make sure to bring them here.
  29. JC

    JoshuaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    P.S. Speakeasy had a great and relaxing atmosphere, if you come before 8 it's very quiet and uncrowded, after 8 people start showing up and it turns into a lively place. The drinks are well made and the ambience is unmatched.
  30. M

    Marty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We only had drinks. We searched this place from Las Vegas and it did not disappoint.
  31. AO

    AmandaO

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Drinks only, no food menu - which is exactly what we wanted, I just don’t like that OT forces a food rating when there is no food! Very well decorated. Beautifully lit. The drinks were pretty good. They need a little refinement to be really great. Wish there was better parking for non-hotel guests. But alas, that is the difficulty of venturing downtown from our suburban refuge. Overall pleased with the experience and would visit again.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pinehurst

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Drink not food. A large underdressed over loud group came in and destroyed the atmosphere completely. Very disappoint in that the two bartenders had to deal with this large group and the 3 other employees just watched.
  33. ED

    ElaineD

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Food was not offered which is why there was only one star. Other reviewers stated the service was unacceptable, however we did not find this an issue whatsoever. We had a very enjoyable evening.
  34. PM

    PatriciaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food1service3ambience4
    Very good. Perfect ambience. Dark, as it should be. Just like a speakeasy. Felt slightly illegal. Nice piped in old-time music. Easy to have a conversation.
  35. AG

    AllisonG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Overpriced drinks that tasted awful. We mixed up our reservation time but they still let us come down. Was not busy. Got mostly ignored.
  36. JT

    JoanieT

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our visit. I loved the cocktail I got (Matcha Colada) and my husband (who doesn’t drink) had a delicious mocktail made by the bartender. One small disappointment was that the website menu listed a few bar snacks (almonds and chicharones) but when we asked our server she said they weren’t available. I like to have something to snack on when I’m having a drink, and had made sure to pick a place that listed some kind of snacks on the menu. That was my only complaint - otherwise a really enjoyable experience.
  37. TD

    TD66

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    had a reservation and they made us wait additional 20 min for table upstairs and then took another 15-20 min to get a drink order on a Thurs at 9pm. There were lots of open tables so why play games. I can't spend more money if it takes so long to get a table and drink order.
  38. JM

    JoelM

    Houston

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Excited to go this speakeasy based on hotel's description. However, we chose Thursday when they advertised a live Jazz band and the band never showed. We sat around for a while before we realized they were not coming. No announcement was made or notice was posted saying they were not coming. Looked at the website an hour before we went and picked out the cocktails we wanted to try. Waitress informed us that they had a new bartender and different drinks. It was busy with one waitress for the whole bar. She was overworked and it took us a while to get our first round of drinks. Drinks were good when we received them. Without the band it was really just a bar in the basement of a hotel. Nothing special.
  39. JH

    JH17

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    PS is great but the noise level has been very disruptive last 2 times in . Volleyball tournament parents didn’t know how to speakeasy at all . Really need it dark and quiet and around people who can handle hard drinks without letting me hear them .
  40. AH

    AHugh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    I was disappointed in our experience. It was too dark...had to use phones to see drink menus. Too loud to have a conversation amongst our group. Only one bartender and server...each one was friendly and did the best the could but we had to wait a long time on our drinks and ended up cancelling our second round after waiting a long time. In our opinion they need to have pretzels/chips/peanuts to snack on...I would have been happy to pay for them. The history, decor and furniture seemed to be nice, but we really couldn't see much because it was so dark. I reserved the time for my staff and their spouses as a surprise, but it was a let down for all of us :(

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

P.S. Speakeasy is rated 4.4 stars by 321 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for P.S. Speakeasy

106 W 12th St, Kansas City, MO 64105-1902

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Baltimore

  • Neighborhood

    Kansas City

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Speakeasy

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot (parking fee) and Street Parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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