With new owners came an update for the rooftop restaurant and bar at The Fontaine Hotel, now known as Parker at The Fontaine, named after iconic Kansas City jazz musician Charlie Parker. The walls of the redesigned space feature moody shades of gray and deep blue to highlight leather bar stools.
Live music on the weekends invokes the very spirit of Parker, paired with a drink menu that's a collaboration between the staff, including head bartender Adam Dworkis and corporate mixologist Greg Sheer. Try the brown butter Old Fashioned featuring brown butter-washed Four Roses bourbon, or the Local 627 with J. Rieger & Co. whiskey, Big O ginger liqueur, Angostura bitters and Cinder Block Brewery cider.
Don't miss the playful list of highballs mixed with Polly’s Pop, the iconic soda from Independence, Missouri. Local beers on tap to try include Torn Label Brewing Co.'s Monk and Honey and Stockyards Brewing Co.'s Black IPA. Martin City Brewing Co.’s gluten-free beer, Operation: Yoga Pants, is also available in cans. Executive chef Kevin Nicholls complements the drink selection with shareable small plates such as a cheese or charcuterie board served with locally cured meats, pickled vegetables and Boulevard Brewing Co. pale ale mustard.
Parker at the Fontaine, 901 W. 48th Place, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.437.8420, thefontainehotel.com/eat-and-drink/parker