City Barrel was approved for a sidewalk and street cafe after the city eased some of its permit restrictions. (Zach Bauman/The Beacon)

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Last May, Kansas City eased some of the requirements to make it easier for local businesses to apply for a permit to create an outdoor dining space on the street, sidewalk or a parking lot. 

The initiative was a success — since the restrictions were lifted, over 100 permit applications were approved for a street cafe, sidewalk cafe or parking lot dining space. Some businesses applied for all three permits to maximize their outdoor dining during the pandemic. Businesses that expanded their outdoor dining space say the program helped their business stay afloat during a challenging year for restaurants.

The Beacon analyzed the data and created this list of businesses whose permits for outdoor dining were approved in the past year. 

This list only includes businesses who applied and were approved for either a street cafe, sidewalk cafe, parklet cafe or parking lot dining: 

Restaurant NameAddress
Anchor Island Coffee4101 Troost Ave Kansas City MO 64110
Beer Kitchen435 Westport Rd Kansas City MO 64111
Buffalo State Pizza Co. & Bar1815 Wyandotte St Kansas City MO 64108
Cafe Trio4558 Main St Kansas City MO 64111
Casual Animal1725 McGee St Kansas City MO 64108
City Barrel Brewery + Kitchen1740 Holmes St Kansas City MO 64108
Creative Culture207 Westport Rd Kansas City MO 64111
Extra Virgin1900 Main St Kansas City MO 64108
Farina1901 Baltimore Ave Kansas City MO 64108
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse222 W 47th St Kansas City MO 64112
Gambal’s Social Club4116 Pennsylvania Ave Kansas City MO 64111
Goat & Rabbit1804 W 39th St Kansas City MO 64111
J. Rieger & Co.2700 Guinotte Ave Kansas City MO 64120
John’s Big Deck928 Wyandotte St Kansas City MO 64105
Kansas City Taco Company520 Walnut St Kansas City MO 64106
KC Wineworks1829 McGee St Kansas City MO 64108
Kelly’s Westport Inn500 Westport Rd Kansas City MO 64111
La Bodega703 Southwest Blvd Kansas City MO 64108
Lifted Spirits Distillery1734 Cherry St Kansas City MO 64108
Lulu’s Thai Noodle Shop2030 Central St Kansas City MO 64108
Made in KC Cafe1114 Baltimore Ave Kansas City MO 64105
McLain’s Bakery201 E Gregory Blvd Kansas City MO 64114
Mean Mule Distilling Co.1733 Locust St Kansas City MO 64108
Mickey’s Hideaway4057 Pennsylvania Ave Kansas City MO 64111
Mike Kelly’s Westsider1515 Westport Rd Kansas City MO 64111
Missie B’s805 W 39th St Kansas City MO 64111
Mission Taco Joint – South Plaza5060 Main St Kansas City MO 64112
Mission Taco Joint409 E 18th St Kansas City MO 64108
Pardo’s Restaurant904 Southwest Blvd Kansas City MO 64108
Peanut Downtown418 W 9th St Kansas City MO 64105
Peanut on Main5000 Main St Kansas City MO 64112
PH Coffee2200 Lexington Ave Kansas City MO 64124
Port Fonda*4141 Pennsylvania Ave Kansas City MO 64111
The Belfry1532 Grand Blvd Kansas City MO 64108
The Blue Line529 Walnut St Kansas City MO 64106
The Brick1727 McGee St Kansas City MO 64108
The Corner Bar & Grill1601 E 18th St Unit: 110 Kansas City 64108
The Rockhille Grill2000 Grand Blvd Kansas City MO 64108
The Ship1217 Union Ave Kansas City MO 64101
Westport Ale House4128 Broadway Blvd Kansas City MO 64111
Westport Cafe419 Westport Rd Kansas City MO 64111
Wingman Kitchen4117 Pennsylvania Ave Kansas City MO 64111
XR Cafe2101 Central St Kansas City MO 64108
Zócalo620 W 48th St Kansas City MO 64112
Zoo Bar1220 McGee St Kansas City MO 64106
Loose Mansion101 E Armour Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111
Bier Station120 E Gregory Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64114
Double Tap KC Arcade and Pub310 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64106
Strange Days Brewing Co.316 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64106
Le Fou Frog400 E 5th St, Kansas City, MO 64106
Tower Tavern401 E 31st St, Kansas City, MO 64108
Double Shift Brewing Company412 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108
Summit Grill520 W 75th St, Kansas City, MO 64114
Poio1000 W 25 St, Kansas City, MO 64108
Ambassador Hotel1111 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106
Southside Bar & Grill1144 W 103rd St, Kansas City, MO 64114
Ugly Joes Bar and Grill1227 W 103rd St, Kansas City, MO 64114
Amigoni Urban Winery1505 Genessee St #100, Kansas City, MO 64102
Pressed Penny1511 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111
Mike Kelly’s Westsider1515 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111
Tannin Wine Bar1526 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64108
The Campground1531 Genessee St, Kansas City, MO 64102
Lemonade Park1628 Wyoming St, Kansas City, MO 64102
Tom’s Town Distilling Co.1701 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108
Torn Label Brewing Co.1708 Campbell St, Kansas City, MO 64108
City Barrel Brewery + Kitchen1740 Holmes St, Kansas City, MO 64108
Black Dolphin1813 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108
Twin City Tavern1815 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111
Fox and Pearl2143 Summit St, Kansas City, MO 64108
Boulevard Brewery2501 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108
J. Rieger & Co.2700 Guinotte Ave, Kansas City, MO 64120
BLVD Nights2805 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108
Grand Street Cafe4740 Grand Ave, Kansas City, MO 64112
The Peanut5000 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64112
The Well7421 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64114
Lews7539 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114
Sand Trap Bar and Grill13037 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145
Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant6318 Brookside Plz Kansas City MO 64113

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Celisa Calacal covers economics and civic engagement issues for The Beacon. Follow her on Twitter @celisa_mia or email her at celisa@thebeacon.media.