The Metropolitan Area Planning Department (MAPD) is undergoing a process to review the Unified Zoning Code's (UZC) definition of a Nightclub in the City.
What is a Nightclub in the City?
In general, the term applies to locations that provide entertainment and serve alcohol.
The UZC defines
Nightclub in the City as "an establishment located in the City that provides entertainment, which may include the provision of dancing by employees, or patrons, and where cereal malt beverage or alcoholic liquor are offered, consumed or served to the public or its members, and which may, or may not serve food…."
The City of Wichita defines
Entertainment as "any single event, a series of events, or ongoing activity or business, occurring alone or as part of another business, to which the public is invited or allowed to watch, listen, or participate, or is conducted for the purposes of holding the attention of, gaining the attention of, or diverting or amusing patrons, including, but not limited to any of the following:
- Dancing by patron(s) to live or recorded music;
- The presentation of music played on sound equipment operated by an agent or contractor of the establishment, commonly known as "disc jockey" or "DJ";
- The presentation of live music whether amplified or un-amplified;
- The presentation of music videos, music concerts or other similar forms of musical entertainment from any source; or
- Any amusement or event such as live music or other live performance which is knowingly permitted by any Entertainment Establishment, including, but not limited to, presentations by single or multiple performers, such as hypnotists, pantomimes, comedians, dance acts, concerts, dances, live bands, karaoke or other live music.