Rhymer’s on the Plaza

(Cape Girardeau, MO)

Scooter’s 705th bar, first visited in 2010.

Rhymer's on the Plaza, Cape Girardeau

When I pulled up to the run-down strip mall where Rhymer’s is located, I didn’t expect much. Probably just a simple dank room with a pool table and nothing but cans. So I was surprised to find a spacious, well-designed bar space with tons of character and personality!

I was helped by two different bartenders during my visit, both of whom were friendly and had a good sense of humor. The L-shaped bar was clean and comfortable. Beer was available on tap, and drinks were cheap.

The layout of the space is unusual, but very clever. The front half divides into the bar area and the table-seating area / game area. (Darts, and in a first for me for for any bar I’ve been too — sit-down arcade racing games.) The back-half splits into the restrooms to one side and the pool tables room on the other side. In the center is a stage. It is separated from all the areas of the bar, yet at the same time is open to and visible from every location.

A good sized outdoor area is also available, though I didn’t check that out.

One other thing I enjoyed — the restrooms are painted in chalkboard paint. There is chalk available on the sink so you can leave your (temporary) mark for posterity.

Rhymer's on the Plaza, Cape Girardeau

Rhymer's on the Plaza, Cape Girardeau

Rhymer's on the Plaza, Cape Girardeau

Rhymer's on the Plaza, Cape Girardeau

Rhymer's on the Plaza, Cape Girardeau

Rhymer's on the Plaza, Cape Girardeau


10 Plaza Way
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
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