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Address: 1924 Main St, Under the Reiger Historic Hotel, Kansas City, MO 64108-1918
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+1 816-536-1325

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Exceptional Drinks, Speakeasy Vibe

Many of the reviews of Manifesto hit the nail on the head! We were in town for the night and wanted to check this place out. We walked up without a reservation, but were able to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many of the reviews of Manifesto hit the nail on the head! We were in town for the night and wanted to check this place out. We walked up without a reservation, but were able to get a table right away, as someone no showed their reservation. Sometimes you get lucky! The experience was everything described in these reviews, dimly... More 

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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I was able to get reservations for December 23 so family that was in town for Christmas could go! It is great to have no music so you can hear conversations and the dark atmosphere makes you feel you are really in a Speak easy! Waiter was great and drinks are different but fun!

Thank kathleen m
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

A local took me to this place while I was in town for business. I had a blast! The drinks were great and the bartenders were artist! I'm be going back whenever I get to KC!

Thank Ty B
Detroit, MI
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213 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I'm giving it five stars because of the quality of the drinks. However the rules were a little bit hokey. They give you very dim candles and a menu with small print. Don't try to pull out your phone to read the menu because "that is not allowed "it seems to me like they're trying too hard with the whole... More 

Thank bugsy554
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stopped in early evening on a week day so we were able to get in without a reservation. The atmosphere is a pretty unique place! No lights except candle light and it's down a flight of stairs that makes it feel like a secret place. The drinks were delicious and one of a kind. They are... More 

Thank Kelsey D
Olathe, KS
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249 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to meet friends for drinks and to just relax a bit. It is dark and can sometimes be challenging for extensive conversation, but the atmosphere is amazing and quaint. I love their drinks and they take great time and attention to make them. I love the vibe - super cool place.

Thank LeslieI_12
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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437 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We made reservations 2 weeks in advance. The place is super cool and dark. It's slightly claustrophobic when you first get down there until your eyes and body adjust. The drink menu is so extensive with things on it I've never heard of but that's what made it fun. We all sampled each other's drinks and of our 10 drinks... More 

1 Thank Beth P
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We were ushered to the basement of the Rieger into the darkness of Manifesto. We had several candles that we used to pore over the menu and make our beverage choices. We each got different drinks, so we able to try 8 different cocktails by the time we were done. From the bright sunlight to the darkness of the bar,... More 

1 Thank Melinda D
Lenexa, Kansas
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Nice bar! Great drinks! Lovely atmosphere! I went there with two girlfriends and we had a great time. It is dark and the music is not too loud, so you can actually talk to your friends without having to scream. The drinks were really good!

Thank MarieW1965
Gardner, Kansas
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

My wife and I went for some pre-dinner drinks. We ended up also having some of their small plates. Bartender was awesome, ambiance was unmatched. It was pricey, but worth it.

Thank Daniel W

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