Damage Control

(Independence, MO)
Formerly The Pig


Also formerly Nick’s, and then Neiner’s way back in the day.

Scooter’s 715th bar, first visited in 2010.

Damage Control, Independence

Waaaay back when I was a youth this was called Neiner’s and was THE place for all the metalheads to go hang out. At some point it became Nick’s, and then more recently was known as The Pig. It still catered to the heavy metal crowd throughout that time.

Now it’s called Damage Control. The crowds are more mellow than in the past, and they are diversifying the acts to cover all facets of rock instead of just metal. (There’s even an Acoustic Night.)

The bar is very old and run down. Some might even describe it as crappy. But it has potential. The bartenders were all very nice and friendly.

In addition to the music, there’s pool and darts. Monday night is dart league night, the bartender waffled on whether the bar is open to the general public that night or not.

There’s also a menu that is surprisingly interesting and diverse for a place like this. One appetizer that caught my eye was the Tube Screamers — cheese sticks that are wrapped in ham before being breaded and fried. Basically, ham & cheese sandwiches in stick form.

Damage Control, Independence

Damage Control, Independence


815 N. Noland Rd.
Independence, MO 64050
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(816) 461-1117

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