The Oak Bar at the Fairmont Hotel 401 Ward Parkway · 816-756-1500
We admit it -- we're suckers for anything that has a Plaza view, and the bar-and-lounge area at the Fairmont is no exception. We love its huge windows and spectacular view, its soaring ceiling and its sophisticated décor. The thing we love the most, though (besides the alcohol), is its sushi station. The sushi is made fresh on the spot by a white guy dressed in a Japanese kimono top and hat, and at fifty cents a piece, it's a bargain -- especially after paying hotel-bar prices for drinks.