Break away from the norm and plan a guys trip to Wichita, KS. Whether you're here for the vibrant nightlife, entertainment, live music or sporting events, Wichita has everything you need for a night out on the town with your best friends.
The beer scene is hot in Wichita with 10 local breweries and a taproom offering dozens of interesting, unique and local flavors. From Hopping Gnome Brewing Company in the artsy Douglas Design District and Central Standard Brewingdowntown to Augustino Brewing Company on the west side of town, you'll have access to all kinds of brews to find that flavor you love. Also - don't miss out on Wichita's newest taproom in Union Station, PourHouse by Walnut River Brewing. Sign up for a Brew Wagon Tour and sample three breweries in the course of an evening. If you're in town over summer, check out Visit Wichita's Wicked Brew Tour and earn a free T-Shirt from completing your beer (or coffee) passport.
End the night at The Loony Bin for an awesome comedy show featuring some of the funniest comics in the country, some of which have their own Netflix specials. Be sure to check the schedule at WAVE for the live music lineup. Bands from all over the country stop in to play in Wichita's newest indoor/outdoor venue. Looking for something a little bigger? The Cotillion, Hartman Arena and INTRUST Bank Arena offer larger, more popular acts. Those events can be found listed on our event calendar. There are also monthly performances and rotating shows at Roxy's Downtown and Mosley Street Melodrama, Wichita's only audience-participation theater.
Fun & Games
Get your lumberjack on at Blade & Timber, an axe-throwing bar in the Historic Delano District. Go head-to-head with your crew and enjoy a competitive atmosphere in the heart of the city. Also in Delano - fight your way out of The Room - Wichita, an escape room offering a variety of challenges, sometimes including Star Wars and superheroes. If an arcade feel is more your style, stop by The Arcade for retro cabinet games.
No matter what time of year it is, get active at Bliss Climbing & Fitness, Wichita's only full-service indoor rock-climbing gym. Scale the 38-foot top rope and lead climbing wall, challenge yourself on the 16-foot bouldering wall and try your luck at novice or advanced routes.
Sign up for a game of pickleball at Chicken N Pickle. Wichita's newest indoor/outdoor entertainment venue not only offers pickleball and food, you can also challenge your friends to lawn games like battleship or cornhole. With 10 pickleball courts, two bocce ball courts, four shuffleboard courts and a game room with table tennis and televisions, you'll want to stay all day.
For those who prefer indoor sports, Wichita offers a climate-controlled indoor shooting range at Range 54. This safe shooting experience is second-to-none and makes for the perfect target practice experience.
Paintball fans will love Wichita with the city's variety of options. Check out The Edge Paintball Adventures, a more than 50-acre facility offering seven woodsball courses and three speedball courses, or Frog Holler Paintball in Derby.
With 225 days of sunny skies in the city, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors in Wichita. Whether you're a weekend duffer, touring professional or somewhere in between, Wichita-area golf courses provide challenges for any skill level. With five public courses, several disc golf and FootGolf courses, and challenging fairways, Wichita will be your next favorite golfing destination.
If hiking and biking is more your style, rent a Bike Share ICT Zagster bike from one of the 19 stations and explore downtown Wichita's many paths, or one of the city's 144 parks.
No matter the season, Wichita is a sports city. Get in on the action at INTRUST Bank Arena with the Wichita Force, the city's professional indoor football team. The Force plays at INTRUST Bank Arena and has a history of winning championship titles.
Are you a soccer fan? FC Wichita makes their home at the new and improved Stryker Field. This futbol club is a franchise that started with a small group of locals and has grown into a powerhouse in the National Premier Soccer League.
How about roller derby? This full-contact sport sends women racing around the track at The Cotillion and Skate South in an exciting session of skating. The rough and tumble ICT Roller Girls strive to promote sportsmanship while entertaining the crowd with this Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) team.
In 2019, Wichita welcomed the Wichita Wizards, a Minor League Basketball Association team for the first time, playing at Garvey P.E. Center at Friends University.
Coming in 2020, Wichita welcomes back a Minor League Baseball Team (yet to be named) and a new baseball experience facility which will help activate the west bank of the Arkansas River. The team is affiliated with the Miami Marlins and will feature up-and-coming professional ball players.
Pick up some uniquely Wichita items at Coleman Factory Outlet in west Wichita. This is the one and only place you'll see more than 2,000 current Coleman products at factory pricing as well as take a walk through history at this Wichita-based company that's more than a century old.
For sports fans and players, enter a sports superstore at The Golf Warehouse for all your golf, baseball, softball and soccer needs. Sportsmen will also enjoy Wichita's Cabela's and a new Gander Outdoors coming soon.
For motorsports lovers, Twister City Harley-Davidson offers the biggest and best selection of Harley products in the region.
Build your own beer kit or pick up home brewing equipment at What's Brewin' LLC in the Historic Delano District or swing by All Things Barbecue for your barbecue and grilling accessories.