Branson and Springfield, MO Have a Lot of Nightlife to Offer
All the world's a stage in Branson. Name it, and you can probably find a show about it here, from tribute shows to county music, comedy shows to holiday shows, it's all here. Click here to see more about individual theaters, times and ticket info.
Springfield comes alive at night with clubs, pubs, live theater and music. Downtown is always hopping, and many of the bars offer live music -- some local bands, some more famous.
Branson Movie Theaters
IMAX Entertainment Complex Giant IMAX presentations plus latest Hollywood hits. 3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expwy, Branson. 800-419-4832
Branson Meadows Cinema 11 Eleven auditoriums to choose from; first run Hollywood films 4740 Gretna Rd, Branson. 417-332-0464.
Pubs, Taverns and Nightclubs
Venues are right in Branson, unless otherwise noted.
Ahoy’s Live music Fri. and Sat. nights. Accessible by boat on Table Rock Lake. At Kimberling Bridge and Hwy 13, Kimberling City. 417-739-4044
Bearded Clam Lounge and Eatery Live music Fri. and Sat. nights. At the Cove Resort, on 12051 Hwy 13, Kimberling City. Accessible by boat, too. 417-739-4440
Beverly’s Steak House and Saloon Large dance floor, live music most weekends. 1482 E. St. Hwy76. 417- 334-6508
Bleu Olive Mediterranean Grille and Bar Blues and jazz Fri. and Sat., 4:30-10 p.m. 204 N Commercial St, lower level. 417-332-2538
Charlie’s Steak, Rib and Ale Live country music while you dine. 3009 W. Hwy 76. 417-334-6090
Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar & Grill Dueling rock'n'roll pianos start at 8 pm. 505 Branson Landing Blvd. 417-239-3670
Fish Tales Tavern Friendly local bar and grill. 11863 Hwy 13, Kimberling City.
Flat Creek Resort Bar and Grill Grill menu and pizza. Live music; karaoke. Lakeside in Cape Fair on Table Rock Lake; accessible by boat. Call for driving directions. 417-538-4802
Garfield’s Indoor and outdoor dining, with a patio/beer garden where live music plays on summer nights. 1221 Branson Landing Blvd. 417-335-3701
Hillbilly Inn & Lounge Get your karaoke on, Tues.- Sun., 7 pm to close. 1166 W. Hwy 76. 417-334-3400
Midnight Rose Roadhouse with pool table, darts, dancing to live bands, karaoke, pool tournaments. 18942 Business 13, Branson West. 417-272-3087
Moon River Grill Dinner or late evening drinks, with music on the enclosed patio. Intimate date spot. 2600 W. Hwy 76. 417-337-9539
Outback Pub Live music. Outdoor covered area/beer garden. Cozy inside. 1924 W Hwy 76. 417-334-7003
The Rock House Eclectic venue with acoustic house concerts that also showcases the works of area visual artists. 41 High St, Reeds Spring. 417-272-8386
Rocky's Lounge Part of Rocky's Italian Restaurant. Great piano music. Bonus: Local celebs like to drop in here after shows. 120 N. Sycamore St. 417-335-4765
Rowdy Beaver Restaurant and Tavern Family restaurant and separate tavern. Weekends are for music, DJs, karaoke, jams. 1810 W. Hwy 76. 417-334-7409
Sugar's Sports Bar and Grill Eat, drink, play darts and pool. 23371 Old US 160, Reeds Spring. 417-272-8836
Time Out Sports Bar & Grill Live music, dancing, sports headquarters. Wings lovers, step up. 1335 W 76 Country Blvd. 417-337-8463
Tsunami A DJ rocks hip hop on weekends, and sometimes there are live bands. 3265 Falls Pky. 417-335-3515
Waxy O’Shea’s Irish Pub American and Irish fare. Live music, open mic on weds. Bands Friday and Sat. 235 Branson Landing Blvd. 417-3348-1759
Springfield, MO Theaters and Nightlife
Gillioz Theatre Gorgeous 1926 theater recently restored to its original glory. Seats 1130, for live theater, movies, concerts and other events. 325 Park Central E. 417-863-7843
Springfield Little Theatre at the Landers The Little Theatre knows how to put on a show! The Springfield Ballet also performs here several times a year. 311 E. Walnut Ave. 417-869-1334
Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts Large, state-of-the art performance venue on the MSU campus. Shows may include symphony, jazz, dance performances and kids' shows. 901 S. National Ave. Visit their website for more information and tickets.
The Skinny Improv Improve comedy tucked into a space above Nonna’s Italian Restaurant downtown. 306 South Ave. 417-831-5233
Missouri State University Theatre and Dance On-campus productions. Inexpensive, well-performed, good variety of shows.
Drury University Theatre Contemporary productions to old classics: something for everyone's taste. Two different shows per semester. Wilhoit and Studio Theatre. 800 N. Benton Ave. 417-873-6832
JQH Arena The basketball arena does double duty as a music venue for national and international acts. 685 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy. 417-836-7678.
The Pythian Castle Friday nights are dinner-and-a-show nights at the Castle. The 4th Friday of every month is comedy night (you can take in the show without dining); other Friday nights feature murder mystery dinners or other shows and dining. 1451 E. Pythian St. 417-865-1464
The Shrine Mosque One of the city's signature historic buildings. Seats 4,750 for the Shrine Circus, music shows, comedy and more. Performances are one night or limited engagements; check ahead for times and tickets. 601 St. Louis St. 417-869-9164
Springfield Movie Theaters
Moxie Theater Hip little theater shows indie and foreign films that might otherwise never come to town. The auditoriums are intimate and cozy. Yummy treats and some adult beverages for sale in the lobby. 431 S. Jefferson, #108. 417-429-0800.
College Station Stadium 14 14 auditoriums, so there’s gotta be something you want to see. 415 W. College St. 417-799-3456
Campbell 16 Cine A Wehrenberg Theatre. 4005 South Ave. 417-890-8457
Palace Theater Plays films ready to leave the big screen; low admission prices. 2220 W. Chesterfield Blvd. 417-875-6200
Springfield 8 Showplex Cinemas. 3200 E. Montclair. 417-882-7469
B&B Theatre Conventional movie auditoriums and two Marquee Suites for the over-21 crowd; food and alcohol available to enjoy during films. 620 N 25th St., Ozark. 417-485-4078.
Springfield, Mo Bars and Nightclubs
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
Bugsy Malone's 400 South Ave, 417-862-1870
Cowboys 2000 2929 E. Kearney St, 417-866-5577
The Dugout 201 S. Campbell, 417-831-1144
Ernie Biggs-Dueling Piano Bar 312 South Ave, 417-865-4782
Frisco Tap Room 504 E. Commercial
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
Lindberg's Tavern 318. W. Commercial. 417-862-3747
The Loft Martini Lounge 243 E. Commercial. 417-831-5111
Martha's Vineyard 215-221 W. Olive, 417-864-4572
Midnight Rodeo 1773 S. Glenstone, 417-882-0309
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
Q Enteca Wine Bar 308 W. Commercial, 417-379-4010
Remmington's Downtown 201 S. Campbell, 417-831-1144
Ruthie's Bar 400 E Commercial. 417-864-8144
Sir Gregory's Billiards Cafe 3626 S. Campbell, 417-883-5700
South Street Boogie 321 South Ave, 417-831-0100
Traffic Club 220 W. Walnut, 417-862-2582