(Ripley, Independence, MO)

Scooter’s 437th bar, first visited in 2008.

Cosmo's, Independence

This was the first of many bars we went to today where the bartender lamented that they have lost business due to Independence’s smoking ban. So many bartenders today wanted to know where all the nonsmokers were who supposedly would start going out once they got their ban.

However, at first, this place actually saw increased business last summer due to being one of the only places in the city with a patio. But with the weather cold, the business has dropped off.

15700 E US Highway 24
Independence, MO 64050
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(816) 836-1000