Frank’s Lounge

(Joplin, MO)

Scooter’s 1391st bar, first visited in 2019.

Frank's Lounge, Joplin

There were a couple of other bars I wanted to check out, but it was getting late and I needed to get up early in the morning (plus all these bars allow smoking), so I had the uber driver skip on ahead to what planned to be my last stop for the night.

With a 6:30am opening time, Frank’s is the official bar of Joplin’s overnight shift workers. Despite the parking lot being completely packed, it didn’t seem all that busy inside. Though there was another room at the west end of the bar that I didn’t check out, and it did sound like something (karaoke, I think?) was going on in there.

I had Guinness.

Frank's Lounge, Joplin

The bartender in the overalls is the one who served me, and he’s of the rare dive bar bartenders who knows how to properly pour a Guinness.

Frank's Lounge, Joplin

2112 S Main St
Joplin, MO 64804
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(417) 623-9651

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