The Top 3 Exciting Nightlife Choices in Springfield, MO

Springfield, Mo offers great nightlife, and you never have to look far to find it. The question is are you looking for something intimate? A place to shoot a game of pool? Or, are you a dancin’ machine? You’ll find something to suit every mood and taste here! And for some extra help, here are 3 favorites of the vast majority of young Springfieldians:

Two great places to dance and enjoy drink specials are Cowboys 2000, 2929 E Kearney, and Midnight Rodeo, 1773 S Glenstone. Don’t let the titles fool you if you’re not into Country/Western music. It isn’t the only type of music you’ll hear. Variety is the spice of life at both exciting dance clubs. Ladies Night is Wednesday at Cowboys, where you’ll love to see hot male dancers. Saturday Night is live bull shows for anyone who loves a real cowboy. Midnight Rodeo has a great ladies night every Thursday, offering a grand dance floor, and great drink specials.

Nothing but hearty laughs,smiles, and fun is what you’ll find at Sir Gregory’s Billiards Cafe, 3626 S. Campbell, 417-883-5700. Shoot a game of pool, there’s plenty of tables. Impress your friends “American idol” style by participating in karaoke, and there is even a Comedy Club in the next room, with shows on select dates. See celebrated comics like Pauly Shore and Dustin Diamond from Saved by the Bell, who had their sold-out shows here. Share the laughs with your friends over appetizers and a pitcher of beer!

Downtown Springfield is immersed in history, and is also a chosen spot for college students looking for a fun night on the town. Several pubs, taverns, and cafes surround what we call Park Central Square, which is currently undergoing a renovation process to preserve the history and beauty, as well as introducing new and exciting businesses, shops, and more! The Gilloiz Movie Theater is one of them, re-opening in the near future, after being closed for many years. I remember seeing my first Clint Eastwood movie here as a child, and I’m glad to see it is making a comeback! Here is a list of some of the most popular pubs and clubs you will find close to the square:

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The Bar Next Door, 305 S. Campbell, 417-831-5551,
Big Whiskey’s American Bar & Grill, 311 Park Central East, 417-862-BIGW
Billiards of Springfield, 541 E. St. Louis, 417-866-4319
The Dugout, 201 S. Campbell, 417-831-1144
Ernie Biggs-Dueling Piano Bar, 312 South Ave, 417-865-4782,
The High Life, 322 South Ave, 417-865-0853
Icon Night Club, 307 Park Central East, 417-866-4266
Jordan Creek Bar & Grill, 323 N. Patton, 417-865-2295
Kristy’s, 504 W. College, 417-863-9210
Martha’s Vineyard, 215-221 W. Olive, 417-864-4572
Nathan P. Murphy’s, 218 S. Campbell, 417-863-1909
The Outland, 326 South Ave, 417-863-9779
Patton Alley Pub, 313 S. Patton, 417-865-1188
Remmingtons Downtown, 201 S. Campbell, 417-831-1144
South Street Boogie, 321 South Ave, 417-831-0100
Traffic Club, 220 W. Walnut, 417-862-2582
Tropical Liqueurs, 420 S. Campbell, Ste. 100, 417-832-9053

Of course, there are quite many more nightspots in Springfield, however, these are just a few of the ones I have had a chance to see for myself, or have been strongly recommended by my friends. No matter where you choose to go, you are in for a definite party! Just remember to be responsible and safe while you’re having fun! For more information about nightlife, events, activities, and more, visit the downtown Springfield, Mo website at