I’m just gonna say it: I’m team #Traylor. Taylor Swift has come to Kansas City to watch Travis Kelce do whatever footballers do, not one, not two, but three times. They say third time’s the charm, right? But if football stadiums aren’t your thing, what are some Kansas City date spots you might see Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce at? Spotted hand-in-hand and kissing after the Chiefs game, I think it’s safe to say Taylor’s not bidding adieu to Kansas City quite yet.
As a Kansas City native, nothing makes me happier than knowing Taylor has a legitimate reason to frequent my city more. Homegirl is putting Kansas City on the map! Maybe now New Yorkers will stop sticking their nose up, saying things like, Kansas City? Where is that, somewhere in the middle? Newsflash to them: life outside of the coasts does exist. I digress.
So, if #Traylor’s going steady, where might fans spot them next, and more importantly, where should they actually go? Allow moi to be your tour guide for Kansas City’s best date night spots and date night ideas, a.k.a. where I think Taylor and Travis might eat, sip, and play.
Where to Eat in Kansas City
Who doesn’t love a sweet treat? Travis might give Taylor a taste test of the one he created for Andy’s Frozen Custard back in 2018, the 87 Concrete. (Taylor should know the number 87 all too well, given she now has a friendship bracelet with it.) It’s a blend of Oreos, cookie dough, melted chocolate chips, and crème caramel. Plus, 87 cents of every concrete sold was previously donated to 87 & Running, Travis’ mentorship foundation for underserved youth.
Thanks to his personal chef, we know Travis is a simple Midwest dude who loves steak, chops, and chicken—but most importantly, filets. Perhaps he fancies Q39? Their private dining experience is far from reach of the paps. #Traylor can drool over their award-winning smoked meats and wood-fired grilled plates in peace.
For a taste of some KC BBQ, Travis should introduce Taylor to Chef J’s BBQ. Not only is it ranked as the top spot for best barbeque in Kansas City by Kansas City Magazine, but it’s so good they’re serving ‘que at Chiefs games now! Catch ‘em at the kiosk in section 107 on the home sideline.
We all know Taylor Swift has heart eyes for chicken tenders—and if Travis did his research, he’d know she told Vogue in her game of “73 Questions” they’re her fave too. Chick-in-waffle has the best chicken tenders in Kansas City with eight signature sauces to choose from. Don’t trust my word for it? Check out all the reviews on Yelp.
Known for its enchanting courtyard and delicate decor, Taylor might have her eyes set on booking a reservation at the elegant Vivalore. This whimsical, one-of-a-kind dining experience is bejeweled with a fine art gallery and charming antiques, so it looks like a scene ripped from one of Taylor’s music videos.
Where to Drink in Kansas City
Sporty Taylor isn’t new. Remember when she played tennis in “The Man” music video? You might spot the couple getting out of an Escalade (or, in my wildest dreams, the Kansas City streetcar) to catch a game at a local sports bar like No Other Pub by Sporting KC in KC’s Power & Light District.
Taylor might not have been cheer captain, but her current relationship is giving homecoming-queen-meets-jock-and-hangs-at-the-town-soda-shop-after-school. For that reason, I could totally see them drinking a Polly’s Pop at Clinton’s Soda Fountain on the Independence Square for some old-school lovin’ vibes.
Who doesn’t love a rooftop moment? Prime Social is a rooftop cocktail lounge on Kansas City’s historic Country Club Plaza with gorgeous panoramic views KC. Taylor and Travis could be found cozied up by a fire pit, planning their next KC outing over a glass of wine.
I wouldn’t put it past Taylor to fly Meredith Grey, Olivia Benson, and Benjamin Button out to Kansas City, but I understand if they’re not the best travelers. If Taylor needs a feline fix, only two cat cafes in the Kansas City metropolitan area can save her. Sugar Kittens Cat Cafe & Cattery is located in a nearby KC suburb, which might have fewer eyes from the public, but a second option is Whiskers Cat Cafe & Coffeehouse in downtown KC. Who knows, maybe she’ll adopt a fourth fur baby?
Where to Play in Kansas City
As a proud dog dad to his goldendoogle Rambo and pomeranian-husky mix Chauncey, Travis knows Bar K quite well. This picture is the cutest! I’m calling it now: on a weekend when Taylor’s in town, Travis rents the whole place out, invites all his friends and their pets out, and surprises Taylor with a furry, fun hangout. Nothing’s impossible, so stroll down Berkley Parkway every once in a while.
Host of the 2023 NFL draft and end spot for Super Bowl parades, Union Station should sound familiar to NFL fans. Travis might want to show Taylor his old stomping ground. Locals love showing out-of-towners the beautiful train station’s indoor planetarium and city theater. Private showing of The Eras Tour film for two?
Jazz, anyone? The Majestic is a local steakhouse by day and jazz club by night, built inside the historic Fitzpatrick Saloon building. I don’t think Taylor and Travis would mind swapping Chiefs Stadium roars for the best local and national jazz talent.
Alexa, play “Christmas Tree Farm” by Taylor Swift. I’m not sure how long #Traylor will last, but if they stick to the cuffing season calendar, they’re on track to make it through the holidays. Bierman’s Christmas Tree Farm is the cutest place for lovers to chop down a tree together to take home.