THINK LOCAL: Kite’s Bar and Grill offers live music, catering, events

Different types of alcohol in Kite's Bar window in Aggieville on Nov. 18, 2019. (Archive photo by Dalton Wainscott I Collegian Media Group)

Since 1954, Kite’s has been keeping the Aggieville tradition alive. While recently undergoing renovations, Kite’s is ready to come back better than ever.

Kite’s keeps the K-State tradition alive post-renovations, showcasing memorabilia while upgrading the kitchen and bar floors.

Currently, the Aggieville location offers both the Kite’s Bar and Grill and the Aggieville Draft House. The Aggieville Draft House offers upscale food like meatloaf, chicken fried steak, steak specials and seafood options, while bar favorites are served at the Bar and Grill.

The recent renovation allows Kites to run two separate kitchens — speeding up the preparation and serving of food. The separate kitchens allow Kites to stay organized and flow easier.

Despite being 103 years old, the building continues to improve as the owners find new things that need upkeep.

Kite’s is restaffing and will have both restaurants running this summer, allowing some students to see it during the relaunch over the summer, while others will have to wait and see it next year.

Live music is offered every Thursday night — allowing many local bands to play at Kite’s. These bands include Blues bands and beach music. Along with the live music on Thursday nights, guests get a turn at the mic on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nights at late-night karaoke.

Kite’s also offers local catering to the public for small and large events. Customers can build menus, and prices vary depending on what food the customer chooses. Ultimately, Kite’s offers competitive catering rates for its customers.

Kite’s can host private events for various groups at K-State, including greek organizations, clubs, athletic groups, office groups and more. More information is available on their website under private events.

Regular hours are 11 a.m to 10:30 p.m. daily, located in Aggieville at 615 N 12th street. More information about Kites, catering and upcoming events is available online or by calling (785) 776-4300.