Archive for August 9th, 2006

  • (Osceola, IA) Scooter’s 120th bar, first visited in 2006. Pretty good sized bar. I found out later it’s associated with an attached bowling alley that we didn’t even notice! We...

    #120: Rookie’s

    (Osceola, IA) Scooter’s 120th bar, first visited in 2006. Pretty good sized bar. I found out later it’s associated with an attached bowling alley that we didn’t even notice! We...

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  • (Osceola, IA) Closed, but a new bar has opened in the same location. Now called Foxy’s Scooter’s 119th bar, first visited in 2006. The bartender confirmed for us that that...

    #119: Plain Jane’s Lounge

    (Osceola, IA) Closed, but a new bar has opened in the same location. Now called Foxy’s Scooter’s 119th bar, first visited in 2006. The bartender confirmed for us that that...

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  • (Osceola, IA) Scooter’s 118th bar, first visited in 2006. Young crowd, bolted leather seats, country music, 5 ceiling fans with none of them on. I got a phone call and...

    #118: West Side Tavern

    (Osceola, IA) Scooter’s 118th bar, first visited in 2006. Young crowd, bolted leather seats, country music, 5 ceiling fans with none of them on. I got a phone call and...

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  • (Creston, IA) Scooter’s 117th bar, first visited in 2006. Due to the extreme darkness a good picture could not be obtained either outside or inside. But this bar’s most prominent...

    #117: Side Tracked Again

    (Creston, IA) Scooter’s 117th bar, first visited in 2006. Due to the extreme darkness a good picture could not be obtained either outside or inside. But this bar’s most prominent...

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  • (Creston, IA) Scooter’s 116th bar, first visited in 2006. Everything about this place screamed dance club from the outside and we were a bit hesitant, but once inside we saw...

    #116: Twilight Zone

    (Creston, IA) Scooter’s 116th bar, first visited in 2006. Everything about this place screamed dance club from the outside and we were a bit hesitant, but once inside we saw...

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  • (Creston, IA) Scooter’s 115th bar, first visited in 2006. The bar area was quite large and located on the upper level. We think this may have been a members-only place...

    #115: Eagles Club Room – Post 1398

    (Creston, IA) Scooter’s 115th bar, first visited in 2006. The bar area was quite large and located on the upper level. We think this may have been a members-only place...

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  • (Creston, IA) Scooter’s 114th bar, first visited in 2006. We munched from styrofoam cups of snack mix and I found that the restroom had the smallest trough-style urinal I had...

    #114: American Legion – Post 70

    (Creston, IA) Scooter’s 114th bar, first visited in 2006. We munched from styrofoam cups of snack mix and I found that the restroom had the smallest trough-style urinal I had...

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  • (Creston, IA) Scooter’s 113th bar, first visited in 2006. A fairly small place with an L-shaped bar and a slightly rowdy crowd. One guy was particularly drunk and tossed out...

    #113: Montgomery Street Pub

    (Creston, IA) Scooter’s 113th bar, first visited in 2006. A fairly small place with an L-shaped bar and a slightly rowdy crowd. One guy was particularly drunk and tossed out...

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  • (Creston, IA) Scooter’s 112th bar, first visited in 2006. This was a fairly large place with a long bar, font and rear entrances, that was split lengthwise with the bar...

    #112: Good Time Charley’s

    (Creston, IA) Scooter’s 112th bar, first visited in 2006. This was a fairly large place with a long bar, font and rear entrances, that was split lengthwise with the bar...

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  • (Creston, IA) Scooter’s 111th bar, first visited in 2006. Nice neighborhood spot. L-shaped bar and several booths. 108 N Elm St Creston, IA 50801 [launch map] (641) 782-2615 Visit Web...

    #111: Elms Club

    (Creston, IA) Scooter’s 111th bar, first visited in 2006. Nice neighborhood spot. L-shaped bar and several booths. 108 N Elm St Creston, IA 50801 [launch map] (641) 782-2615 Visit Web...

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  • (Afton, IA) Scooter’s 110th bar, first visited in 2006. After Bert’s, having a beer in what was essentially a Butler building wasn’t quite as enchanting but this was still a...

    #110: TJ’s

    (Afton, IA) Scooter’s 110th bar, first visited in 2006. After Bert’s, having a beer in what was essentially a Butler building wasn’t quite as enchanting but this was still a...

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  • (Afton, IA) Scooter’s 109th bar, first visited in 2006. Afton, Iowa is the former county seat of Union County, and has a nice town square to prove it. While people...

    #109: Berts Pub & Grub

    (Afton, IA) Scooter’s 109th bar, first visited in 2006. Afton, Iowa is the former county seat of Union County, and has a nice town square to prove it. While people...

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  • (Arispe, IA) Scooter’s 108th bar, first visited in 2006. This place had a pretty big dance floor. When we explained to the bartender that we had come up through Lamoni,...

    #108: Long Branch Lounge

    (Arispe, IA) Scooter’s 108th bar, first visited in 2006. This place had a pretty big dance floor. When we explained to the bartender that we had come up through Lamoni,...

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  • (Ellston, IA) Scooter’s 107th bar, first visited in 2006. We sat at the short end of the L-shaped bar under the watchful eye of a mounted goat head smoking a...

    #107: Darlene’s Place

    (Ellston, IA) Scooter’s 107th bar, first visited in 2006. We sat at the short end of the L-shaped bar under the watchful eye of a mounted goat head smoking a...

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  • (Diagonal, IA) Scooter’s 106th bar, first visited in 2006. From the outside this was probably the most run-down looking of any place we visited but once we stepped in we...

    #106: G & L Bar and Grill

    (Diagonal, IA) Scooter’s 106th bar, first visited in 2006. From the outside this was probably the most run-down looking of any place we visited but once we stepped in we...

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  • (Mt Ayr, IA) Closed, but a new bar has opened in the same location. Now called “Bo’s Place” Scooter’s 105th bar, first visited in 2006. When we stepped inside we...

    #105: Office Bar & Grill

    (Mt Ayr, IA) Closed, but a new bar has opened in the same location. Now called “Bo’s Place” Scooter’s 105th bar, first visited in 2006. When we stepped inside we...

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  • (Mt Ayr, IA) OUT OF BUSINESS Scooter’s 104th bar, first visited in 2006. This place was a lot more of a restaurant but the kitchen was already closed, not reopening...

    #104: Smith’s Sports & Spirits

    (Mt Ayr, IA) OUT OF BUSINESS Scooter’s 104th bar, first visited in 2006. This place was a lot more of a restaurant but the kitchen was already closed, not reopening...

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  • (Kellerton, IA) Closed briefly, is back open now with a new owner. Scooter’s 103rd bar, first visited in 2006. We drove onto the main strip in this quiet little town,...

    #103: K-Town Legends

    (Kellerton, IA) Closed briefly, is back open now with a new owner. Scooter’s 103rd bar, first visited in 2006. We drove onto the main strip in this quiet little town,...

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  • (Decatur City, IA) Scooter’s 102nd bar, first visited in 2006. Lots of dead animals on display, and showers in the restrooms, leading us to believe this used to be a...

    #102: Poor Boys Lounge

    (Decatur City, IA) Scooter’s 102nd bar, first visited in 2006. Lots of dead animals on display, and showers in the restrooms, leading us to believe this used to be a...

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  • (Leon, IA) Scooter’s 101st bar, first visited in 2006. This place had a roulette-like game that used the ceiling fan as the spinner. 101 W 1st St Leon, IA 50144...

    #101: Bears Den Pub

    (Leon, IA) Scooter’s 101st bar, first visited in 2006. This place had a roulette-like game that used the ceiling fan as the spinner. 101 W 1st St Leon, IA 50144...

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  • (Lamoni, IA) Closed, but a new bar has opened in the same location. Was also called The Longhorn Pub for a while, is now simply called The Bar. Scooter’s 100th...

    #100: Characters Sports Bar / The Raging Buffalo

    (Lamoni, IA) Closed, but a new bar has opened in the same location. Was also called The Longhorn Pub for a while, is now simply called The Bar. Scooter’s 100th...

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