Big John’s Corner Bar

(The Square, Independence, MO)

Scooter’s 440th bar, first visited in 2008.

Big John's Corner Bar, Independence

A very tiny, long-standing institution in the heart of downtown Independence. Since this was my first visit we were entitled to their free Virgin Shots… other than the alcohol-infused cherry to pop the ingredients remain a mystery.

The restrooms here were essentially closets, and this is the 4th bar I’ve been to where the sink is outside the restrooms. So everyone knows if you washed your hands!


213 W Maple Ave
Independence, MO 64050
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(816) 461-9790