Kansas City Nightlife

What’s Most Important When Going Out?

By July 31, 2019 No Comments

In a recent poll, we asked what was most important to consumers when it comes to a night out. Music was overwhelmingly the aspect of choice.


This is understandable because there have been numerous studies on music and the impact it can have on a person’s mood and/or emotions. The right song can evoke feelings of joy, sadness, anger, etc. It can also cause a person to become more relaxed or hyped up. That is why it is so important to have a good, experienced DJ at events that can effectively read the crowd. They quite literally set the mood for the evening.

That isn’t to say the other options from our poll are not important as well. Location, for example, can be a pivotal part of your decision making when you factor in comfortability and safety. Ensuring that the patrons of the establishment feel safe and secure goes hand in hand with building a positive atmosphere that will bring people back. It is more than just a nice patio or fancy aesthetics.

While the numbers in our poll didn’t reflect it, drink specials are another key piece to nightlife – especially for younger crowds hitting the scene for the first time. Affordability is important, particularly with Millennials. This generation might make more than those before them but the cost of living is consistently increasing at a faster rate, making it hard to maintain a social life without sacrificing other things.

Fortunately, UpDown Nightlife is well aware of this fact. That’s why every event that we throw has a drink on special. If you haven’t already noticed, pay attention to the flyers or chalk boards at each establishment for drink specials!

Kansas City is full of fun, safe, and affordable places to enjoy time with your friends if you take the time to do your research. The UpDown app/website is a great place to start to find out about venues, drinks specials, and other event HotSpots in the city.



By: Mackenzie Smith

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