Back Door Lounge

(River Bend, MO)

Scooter’s 208th bar, first visited in 2006.

Back Door Lounge, River Bend

This is a tiny dive bar on the back side of a gas station at 291 & 210 Hwys. Access is from a small unlighted intersection about 500 feet east of the interchange.

The bar is eclectically decorated — several types of stringed musical instruments, a wooden Indian, bee hives, cattle horns, etc. There’s a jukebox, a dart board, and a pool table.

The clientele is skews a little older, but a few younger people pop in from time to time. Draft beer is served in mugs — some with high school logos on them.

We were greeted by an extremely intoxicated mechanic who couldn’t even say his own name when introducing himself and found setting a book of matches on the bar to be a rather challenging task.

River Bend – a town created several years ago by residents who wanted to stay free of the encroaching restrictions of (ironically) Liberty and Independence — has no smoking ordinance so smoking is allowed in this bar.

Back Door Lounge, River Bend

Back Door Lounge, River Bend

Back Door Lounge, River Bend

Back Door Lounge, River Bend


4500 N Cobbler Rd
River Bend, MO 64058
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