Another Kansas City nightclub has closed after eight years. Here’s the owner’s plan

Bridger’s, a hip-hop-themed nightclub at 504 Westport Road, has shut down.

Owner Brett Allred said it is only a temporary closure, though.

“We need to invest and update the space to be competitive,” Allred told The Star. “We are planning to reopen this summer but no solid plans yet.”

Allred owns three other bars in Westport: the Latin nightclub Lotus, the sports-oriented Johnny Kaw’s Yard Bar, and Bar Rec, a game bar that opened last fall.

Allred opened Bridger’s in 2016, though it was originally called Johnny Kaw’s Bar & Grill. Before that, it was the Gusto Lounge.