Welcome Back to The Waldo Bar!

The Waldo Bar, Kansas City’s classic neighborhood bar and grille, is back and better than ever! “Better, you say, but how could that be?” Glad you asked! Better because we created an all new menu – starring the very best small burger in Kansas City. Crafted with care and featuring legendary McGonigle’s beef – at a price so low you’ll take a second one to go!

The Waldo Bar is now even extra-better because we offer the coldest big beer Goblet in town! Combine two of our great burgers and a big beer goblet for only nine bucks!

Come to the Waldo Bar for the nostalgia and stay for our new and improved food and drink menus. We’re your ultimate hangout-destination when you want delicious, high quality burgers and big cold beers for not so big prices.

The Waldo Bar, serving Waldoians, Brooksiders, Romanellians, friends and neighbors since 1938.

About & History

The Waldo Bar was originally established in 1938 and still has the original wooden bar and sliding glass doors from opening day almost 80 years ago! The wooden bar and the sliding glass doors actually date back to the early 1920’s beginning their life in Waldo in a completely different building down the street! When the original Waldo Bar owner opened back in 1938, he had the bar and sliding glass doors relocated to the current location. To this day, it’s still a mystery as to how he successfully moved them from one spot to the other – adding even more intrigue to our iconic digs!

The “bar and door mystery” may never be solved, but you can still grab a burger or two and reminisce about your own good ole’ days each and every day at The Waldo Bar. We’ve created our own take on two of Kansas City’s favorite social pastimes by offering a big and cold goblet of beer and what we think are the best little burgers in town. Want a high-quality burger that’s big on flavor but lean on the wallet? Then you’ll love our petite 4oz. burgers made with only the freshest and finest beef from McGonigle’s Market – another legendary local favorite. These perfect patties are just the right size for a tasty snack and perfectly priced to order two, three four or even more! Then quench your big thirst with one of our big beer goblets filled to the top with ice cold PBR or any of your favorite tap brews!

The Food

Our Burgers May be Mini but their Taste is Mighty!

Waldo Bar features what we think are the very best small burgers in town – at prices so low you’ll want a second one to go! Enjoy two delicious and meaty little burgers – made with McGonigle’s high-quality beef and one of our big goblets of ice cold beer – for only $10! Our petite-patties are a perfect little anytime snack – but even better when ordered two, three (why not even four?) – at a time! Prices are so low you can afford to treat your entire crew – with extra bucks to spare for chips and a big beer.

Want to switch it up? Try a premium Frank’s hotdog loaded with your favorite toppings. It’s the ultimate big dog experience!

The Drinks

The Waldo Bar of course features a full bar. Try our main attraction, our big beer goblet filled to the brim with your favorite ice cold tap beer. Saddle up to the bar and enjoy a frosty cold PBR in our grown-up goblet. Looking for something a little more complex? Try any of the exclusive Waldo Bar signature drinks – specially concocted by our expert mixologists and served up in a goblet.

Entertainment and Events:

The Waldo Bar is your neighborhood hot spot for a variety of entertainment. Enjoy the musical talents of the very best local KC bands, and dance the night away each weekend to lively beats from the hottest national DJ’s. And don’t forget about sporting events. Round up your crew, order your preferred ice cold brew and cheer on your favorite KC sports teams on our fashionably-flat big screen TV’s.

The Waldo Bar is the perfect hangout for viewing your favorite local sports teams. Rally in the 9th with Kansas City’s Boys in Blue, do the tomahawk chop, and of course, cheer on your favorite college teams.

The World’s Smallest VIP Deck

Did we mention that The Waldo Bar also has the World’s Smallest VIP Deck?! Yep, it’s true! Grab a perch on the porch and sip on a cold one while enjoying and up close and perfect view of the city’s most interesting intersection – 75th and Wornall – right here in the heart of KC’s finest little community: Waldo!

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Contact Us:

The Waldo Bar

(816) 216-7845
7438 Wornall Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64114


               Mon. through Fri. 4pm-3am

               Sat. & Sun. 11am-3am

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