The Zoo

(Downtown, Indianola, IA)

Scooter’s 747th bar, first visited in 2010.

The Zoo, Indianola

I’ve been wanting to come here for over a year due to it having the same name as my hangout back home. It ended up being just as much fun as I’d been hoping.

We stepped in the front door and immediately found ourselves on a landing with a choice of going downstairs or upstairs. We chose downstairs first and found a room with pool tables, but no one else was down there. We went upstairs next and found the main bar, complete with a popcorn cart and the usual video games.

Our bartender was Jesse, and he was a very nice guy. The bartender at Main Street Station back in Milo had told us to request something called “FMS shots”. We handed the note she wrote to Jesse and he whipped them up for us, on the house.

We never did find out what exactly the FMS shot is, but it’s fruity and it’s the house specialty.

The Zoo, Indianola

The Zoo, Indianola

The Zoo, Indianola

The Zoo, Indianola

The Zoo, Indianola


102 W. Ashland Ave
Indianola, IA 50125
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(515) 961-8731

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