Jockey Club Lounge & Bar

(Riverside, MO)

Scooter’s 39th bar, first visited in 2006.

Jockey Club Lounge & Bar, Riverside

The bar’s name ties to the local history, when a questionably-legal horse racing track operated during the 1930s under the financing and protection of Kansas City boss Tom Pendergast. Though the track is long gone, some of the original structures still remain. I am uncertain if this bar is one of those structures.

In the time since our visit the owner has spruced the place up quite a bit. The outside has been cleaned up and repainted, and the broken sign atop the building has been replaced with a new, stylish sign. Sadly, however, the classic vintage “cocktails” sign that once graced the front of the building has been removed.
Inside you’ll find a friendly bartender and friendly regulars. I forgot to get a picture but I enjoyed the two large fish tanks in the southwest corner.

Jockey Club Lounge & Bar, Riverside

Jockey Club Lounge & Bar, Riverside

Jockey Club Lounge & Bar, Riverside

Jockey Club Lounge & Bar, Riverside

Jockey Club Lounge & Bar, Riverside


4312 NW Gateway Ave
Riverside, MO 64150
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(816) 741-9844