Nightlife

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.

Find your perfect place to chill

Bourbon Cowboy [favorite_button]

Meeting Capacity: 285

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

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Bruff’s Bar & Grill [favorite_button]

Bar & Grill | Family Dining
Meeting Capacity: 80

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

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Casa Ramos [favorite_button]

Family Dining | Latino

Generous portions of the Ramos family collection of delicious authentic Mexican cuisine will delight your tastebuds. Their warm hospitality and village-themed interior with wooden tables and chairs hand-carved in Mexico… Read more

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Charlie’s Place [favorite_button]

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Harry & Lloyd’s East [favorite_button]

Bar & Grill

Full bar plus pizza, wings, sliders, tacos, burritos and more with an outdoor patio.

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Main Street Axe Company [favorite_button]

If your aim is to carve a slice of fun out of your day then head over to Main Street Axe Company. They have 6 axe throwing lanes, corn hole,… Read more

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Mary’s Place [favorite_button]

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Mulready’s Pub [favorite_button]

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

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Radius Brewing Company [favorite_button]

Bar & Grill | Family Dining | Microbrewery | Pizza | Sandwiches
Meeting Capacity: 50

Radius Brewing Company is Emporia’s first brewery since prohibition. Try artisan-style appetizers, salads, sandwiches, soups, wood-fired brick-oven pizzas as well as a rotating Chef’s Menu. All of this is complemented… Read more

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Stingers [favorite_button]

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

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The Gym [favorite_button]

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The Station [favorite_button]

The Station Dance & Night Club

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Town Royal [favorite_button]

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.

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Trolley House Distillery [favorite_button]

NOW OPEN… Trolley House Distillery is one of only 6 microdistilleries in the state of Kansas. Come and enjoy a drink in their tasting room or purchase a bottle of… Read more

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Union Street Social [favorite_button]

American

Self-described as half speakeasy and half grandma’s basement, this eclectic eatery features upscale cocktails and hip American bistro cuisine.  

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Wagon Wheel Bar & Grill [favorite_button]

Bar & Grill | Family Dining
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