Johnny's Tavern

401 N. Second, Lawrence, 66044

  • Phone: 785-842-0377
  • Price range: $5 - $20
  • Cuisine:
  • Number of vegetarian dishes: 3
  • Number of TVs: 10


Don't let the Harleys out front fool you - Johnny's is no back-alley biker's bar. This five-decade-old north Lawrence institution is just as likely to attract post-wedding parties as post-softball parties; come as you are or dress to impress. Johnny's grills up some the biggest and most creative burgers in town - toppings include everything from fried eggs to onion rings to Chipotle cream cheese - and taps into a diverse palette of domestics, imports and microbrews (favorites include Fat Tire, Boulevard and 1554). Though Johnny's has no shortage of colorful happenings, the real craziness happens upstairs at The Up & Under, which is available for private parties.

Pizzas served late (after kitchen hours) on weekends. Breakfast served on Saturdays.

Cajun night is on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 6PM with live bluegrass and cajun music from Billy Spears and the Beer Bellies. The menu features boiled shrimp, crayfish, gumbo, gator bites and other cajun specialties

Every other Monday is blues night with the Brody Buster Band. Tuesdays are Poker Pub nights (free to enter). DJs every Wednesday and Friday night starting at 10 p.m.

  • Locally owned? Yes
  • Outdoor seating? Yes
  • Reservations accepted? Yes
  • Call-aheads accepted? Yes
  • Kids menu? Yes
  • Party room? Yes
  • Occasional live music? Yes
  • Accepts Rock Chalk Meal Plan? No
  • Delivery? No
  • Buffet? No

Kitchen hours

Sun 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Mon 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Tue 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Wed 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Thu 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Fri 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sat 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.