P.S. Speakeasy

4.2
155 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
What 155 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
3.6
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tyler
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Really enjoyed the look and feel of the bar. The drink menu was small but the drinks I tried were all good. I am glad we went but I would probably never go back due to the service. Our waitress came over once and we didn’t see her again for 45 min. We had to order a majority of our drinks at the bar and the one time we were able to flag our waitress down, afterwards I saw her behind the bar angry at us talking to the other waitress (I could very clearly read her lips and what she was saying). Extremely unprofessional and disappointing, especially after spending a ton of money for some drinks.

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SherylM
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary here and enjoyed our experience. The bar staff was attentive and was great at suggesting and making our delicious drinks. We also snack on some pork rinds which were a perfect complement to our drinks.

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JazminS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, good drinks, and a relaxed atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

44th birthday

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JasonS
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Wonderful fun speakeasy. Only gave a 1 on food because they made me put something and they don’t serve food. Drinks were great, service wonderful, can’t wait to take some friends back!!

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AaronB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Service was great we arrived early and was able to be seated. The menu could use some more variety but the ambience and room set up more than made up for that. Our overall experience was great!

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FitFoodie28
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

We arrived slightly before our reservation time, but they were able to seat us immediately! When we arrived there were maybe 5 other guests. We got wonderful drinks right away, and the setting is gorgeous! By the time the place was more full, we never got any service again. They only had one bartender serving the entire place. Would have loved to sit there all evening and try more cocktails, but 1.5hrs after our one and only drink we had to go to the bar and ask for our check because the bartender/waiter never came back after the first round. Don't go until they have more servers.

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Abby
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The PS Speakeasy was the greatest experience! It felt very authentic and like you stepped away from the real world for a little bit

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Brandon
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Classic "speakeasy". Dimly lit and cozy environment, with overpriced craft cocktails and relaxing music. Good spot to go grab a drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and atmosphere!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

We booked our reservation for after dinner on our anniversary night out. We where expecting a cool speak easy vibe with the proper atmosphere to end the night in.
We made the reservations thinking man this should be busy since not many times where available. When we arrived you enter through an unmarked door which was cool. Then you head down stairs and that’s where the disappointment began.

It was a nice bar with a great set up for seating. But there was no vibe. There where only a few tables full. The lights where on too bright. The bartender was also the only waitress which was fine because there where only 4 tables full. We only had one drink and where gone.

We where hoping this was like Manifesto out favorite bar but it was just a boring wannabe hotel bar in the basement.

TM
TheMegz
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

I did not eat here. Drinks were good. A good & unique experience. Bartender has amazing service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every bit of this experience. Incredible beverages, soothing and upscale environment. Would go back in a heartbeat!

RH
RHLane
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience4

The drinks at PS are AMAZING! I tried six different ones and they are smooth and unique! Limited food options when I visited but definitely a place to go to enjoy drinks and the vibe. Worth it.

DL
DereckL
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for a drink before dinner. Great place. Atmosphere was fun. Drinks were good. Didn't get food. Will go back.

SR
vipSheenaR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Nice setting, but the table behind us were very loud over the low playing music. It took a while for a server to come greet. The two drinks (house specialty and a neat bourbon) on their menu that we wanted were not available and the server did not even attempt to offer any recommendations. That resulted in us leaving and going to another venue.

CB
CarrieB
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cocktails and excellent service!

LG
LorrieG
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

This was our second visit to P.S. Speakeasy. The ambiance is great, the drinks are good (especially the Old Fashioned), although overpriced. I absolutely hate checking in here. There is no clear place or directions to do this (like could maybe a cheap sign could fix this problem?). You walk in to the lobby of the hotel. The people working the lobby refuse to acknowledge your presence. I get it. It’s not your gig. But a simple “someone will be with you in a moment” seems appropriate. (Even though the guy was working on his computer like he was Air Traffic Control and could not glance up in fear of causing a major catastrophe.) The door was open to the bar, so we were just like screw it, let’s go down. All of a sudden, we’re not invisible, anymore! Some small miracle. The invisibility cloak was raised. He said “can I help you?” Un-freaking-believable.

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Mandy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were disappointed that the cocktails at a speakeasy were pre batched and they were out of some of them. Couldn’t really tell they had alcohol in them, which I didn’t expect for $15 each

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

It was too loud, we couldn’t hear each other and it was difficult to talk and have a conversation. Pretty disappointing

SB
SamB
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Medical school graduation

JM
JuanM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is probably one of the nicer speakeasies in kc but their drink variety is pretty slim . They only have the basics. Don’t except too get to fancy of a drink there . Other than that if you enjoy a simple drink it’s one of the best places to go

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MarijoR
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience3

We did not have any food. The drinks were amazing! There was a large group that was very loud - and they did not have to be loud there were only two couples and the group. Experience would have been better if it were softer. Fun concept!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Loud and understaffed, the servers were trying but the drinks were not especially good. Likely not coming back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bartender and unique drinks!

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Montae
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome little bar with AMAZING drinks and OUTSTANDING service! I highly recommend it. Ensure you make reservations in advance.

JL
JessicaL
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We weren’t greeted for awhile. Our drink order was wrong. There was a group of people over ten with tables pushed together that completely ruined the ambience and experience for us. I was so excited to go here and left incredibly disappointed. Wasn’t worth the money spent, and we had planned to spend more! But the service was very slow (one bartender serving the establishment solo on a Saturday night) and the anticipated mood was ruined by a large party. Manifesto is much better at providing the speakeasy ambience and service is impeccable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great vibe and great experience.

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PaytonL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had just gotten engaged earlier in the day and this was the perfect place to end the night with my new fiancé!

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Candi
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Drinks were horrible, service was non existent. Very boring. We were so excited to check out the speakeasy but left after ordering one drink. Don’t waste your time!

RM
RyanM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neat atmosphere

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Broncosgal77
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment. Updated to slightly modern but still a historical feeling. Awesome service. The lead bartender Larry was very accommodating and offered to serve off menu drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Drinks were weak, watery, and nearly tasteless. Service was marginal with the advice and personality of a piece of cardboard. Compared to other Speakeasys downtown this ranks low. This could be a great spot with an exceptional Staff.

HY
HollabackYoungin
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance with a great drink menu. Service was amazing as well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambiance was amazing, Service was great, Drinks were good - but pricey. Really would have liked to have seen some lower priced wines on the wine list.
Bartender wouldn’t sell me a Topo Chico Water unless I was a Guest at the hotel which was the dumbest thing EVER. No explanation whatsoever just informed me in a matter of fact, flat, borderline rude way that she couldn’t sell it to me unless I were purchasing it as a hotel guest. We all thought that was outrageous.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We did not eat food so I gave average rating for this category. The venue was nice but I didn’t get the speakeasy feel. It was a little too “fancy” for me. I was looking for a more authentic venue, maybe something similar to Manifesto below the Rieger Hotel. Overall, it was a good experience and service was great.

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vipauzzie
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Impatient waitress and we felt rushed. Paid premium price for drinks and left feeling robbed of our time and money.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my anniversary, my wife and I had a great time and the staff made it feel very special defiantly recommend

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MelH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great atmosphere and cocktails were delicious. I can’t wait to go back. Perfect place to relax with friends.

JH
JoshuaH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Over 30 bucks for 2 drinks and they were not good!

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P.S. Speakeasy is rated 4.2 stars by 155 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.