You’ll find great nightlife options throughout Emporia, but when it comes to the best excitement, downtown is the place to be. When the sun goes down, the streets fill up with latenight diversions, including scotch bars, lounges and live music. There are many restaurants, neighborhood pubs and clubs within walking distance. Whether you’re looking to grab a quick bite or a romantic dinner before heading out on the town, Emporia’s nightlife options will keep you entertained well into the night.
A favorite among cowboys, cowgirls, and two-steppers, this 6,000 square foot, two-level country dance bar features live music on Saturday nights, open jam sessions during the week, a free bluegrass… Read more
An Emporia tradition for over 20 years, catch a game on one of Bruff’s 25 HDTVs, or enjoy a steak or burger from their fabulous menu. Located on Emporia’s west… Read more
Generous portions of the Ramos family collection of delicious authentic Mexican cuisine will delight your tastebuds. Their warm hospitality and exceptional service is legendary.
Enjoy an afternoon or evening of fun with family and friends at Flint Hills Lanes. They offer 24 lanes of bowling with easy automatic scoring. Book a party, join a… Read more
Full bar plus pizza, wings, sliders, tacos, burritos and more with an outdoor patio.
Recently voted best bar in the Flint Hills, Mulready’s Pub is the place for craft beer and scotch aficionados. Mulready’s knowledgeable Cicerone certified bartenders serve up over 70 craft beers,… Read more
Emporia’s first brewery since prohibition features brick-oven pizzas, burgers, mac & cheese, sandwiches, soups and salads, as well as gluten-free and vegan options. All of this is complemented by an… Read more
ESU Alumni and visitors, Stingers offers a fun, friendly place to hang out when you’re in town. Watch the game indoors or on the covered patio. Try your skill at… Read more
If your aim is to carve a slice of fun out of your day then head over to The Axe Shedd. They have 6 axe throwing lanes, corn hole, a… Read more
Founded in 1992, this Emporia institution is one of the town’s most beloved bars. Stop by on St. Paddy’s Day for this mainstays annual party.
Trolley House Distillery is one of only a handful of microdistilleries in the state of Kansas. Come and enjoy a drink in their tasting room, seasonal cocktails, and purchase a… Read more
Self-described as half speakeasy and half grandma’s basement, this eclectic eatery features upscale cocktails and hip American bistro cuisine.