American Tavern

(St. Joseph, MO)

Scooter’s 907th bar, first visited in 2011.

American Tavern, St. Joseph

American Tavern is a beautifl, timeless, classic example of a dive bar all-around. It is rustic, dirty, and charming. This was one of my favorite finds of the day.

Though they have draft beer, we decided to go with bottles for this one. Our bartender, Jessie, was very friendly.

The main room features a long L-shaped bar against a wall of brick and detailed woodwork.

There’s also a big back room that takes up the ground floor of the neighboring building, that room has pool tables, Silver Strike, darts, and aenough room for live entertainment. We spent most of our visit back here playing Silver Strike.

American Tavern, St. Joseph

American Tavern, St. Joseph

American Tavern, St. Joseph

American Tavern, St. Joseph

American Tavern, St. Joseph

American Tavern, St. Joseph

American Tavern, St. Joseph

American Tavern, St. Joseph

The men’s room floor slopes down to the right, and the toilet is installed in such a way that the bowl is partly under the sink.

American Tavern, St. Joseph


1001 N 3rd St
St. Joseph, MO 64501
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(816) 364-9103