Illinois Archive

  • (Downtown, Metropolis, IL) Scooter’s 1051st bar, first visited in 2014. The final stop on our 9-states-in-1-day pub crawl, arrived it with 32-1/2 minutes left to spare! We arrived too late...

    #1051: Fat Edd’s Roadhouse

    (Downtown, Metropolis, IL) Scooter’s 1051st bar, first visited in 2014. The final stop on our 9-states-in-1-day pub crawl, arrived it with 32-1/2 minutes left to spare! We arrived too late...

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  • (Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL) Scooter’s 935th bar, first visited in 2011. Stopped in here around 1am after the LebowskiFest and a subsequent driving tour of the city. Our local friend...

    #935: Crossroads Public House

    (Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL) Scooter’s 935th bar, first visited in 2011. Stopped in here around 1am after the LebowskiFest and a subsequent driving tour of the city. Our local friend...

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  • (Logan Square, Chicago, IL) Scooter’s 934th bar, first visited in 2011. Bowling alley bar, well-separated from the bowling alley itself. Visited this while here for Lebowskifest 2011. 2211 W. Diversy...

    #934: DRB’s at Diversy River Bowl

    (Logan Square, Chicago, IL) Scooter’s 934th bar, first visited in 2011. Bowling alley bar, well-separated from the bowling alley itself. Visited this while here for Lebowskifest 2011. 2211 W. Diversy...

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  • (Quincy, IL) Scooter’s 847th bar, first visited in 2010. Back at the Cedar Club, where we learned of the 1am bar closing time in Quincy, we also learned that there...

    #847: Twilight Zone

    (Quincy, IL) Scooter’s 847th bar, first visited in 2010. Back at the Cedar Club, where we learned of the 1am bar closing time in Quincy, we also learned that there...

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  • (Quincy, IL) Scooter’s 846th bar, first visited in 2010. After Kutter’s we knew we were “Kutting” it close to bar closing time. We looped around the downtown area looking for...

    #846: Player’s 5th Street Pub

    (Quincy, IL) Scooter’s 846th bar, first visited in 2010. After Kutter’s we knew we were “Kutting” it close to bar closing time. We looped around the downtown area looking for...

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  • (Quincy, IL) Scooter’s 845th bar, first visited in 2010. We were looking for a particular bar downtown when I asked B how many many more blocks away it was. “17...

    #845: Kutter’s Bar & Grill

    (Quincy, IL) Scooter’s 845th bar, first visited in 2010. We were looking for a particular bar downtown when I asked B how many many more blocks away it was. “17...

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  • (Quincy, IL) Formerly Halftime Sports Bar Scooter’s 844th bar, first visited in 2010. Okay, here’s the deal. We think this is where we were. We cannot say this was our...

    #844: French Quarters

    (Quincy, IL) Formerly Halftime Sports Bar Scooter’s 844th bar, first visited in 2010. Okay, here’s the deal. We think this is where we were. We cannot say this was our...

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  • (Quincy, IL) Formerly Bob & Ray’s Tavern Scooter’s 843rd bar, first visited in 2010. Just when we thought things couldn’t get any weirder than how our visit at Jimbo’s Place...

    #843: B&R Tavern

    (Quincy, IL) Formerly Bob & Ray’s Tavern Scooter’s 843rd bar, first visited in 2010. Just when we thought things couldn’t get any weirder than how our visit at Jimbo’s Place...

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  • (Quincy, IL) Scooter’s 842nd bar, first visited in 2010. Jimbo’s Place, recommended by the bartender at The Club, contains a tiny zig-zag shaped bar inside a circular building. It’s a...

    #842: Jimbo’s Place

    (Quincy, IL) Scooter’s 842nd bar, first visited in 2010. Jimbo’s Place, recommended by the bartender at The Club, contains a tiny zig-zag shaped bar inside a circular building. It’s a...

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  • (Quincy, IL) Formerly Saddle Club, High Hat Scooter’s 841st bar, first visited in 2010. After finishing at the Silver Moon we walked across the street to an unidentified bar. “The...

    #841: The Club

    (Quincy, IL) Formerly Saddle Club, High Hat Scooter’s 841st bar, first visited in 2010. After finishing at the Silver Moon we walked across the street to an unidentified bar. “The...

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  • (Quincy, IL) Scooter’s 840th bar, first visited in 2010. We left Uncle Bob’s bar with no real destination in mind, and within moments found a residential street with two bars...

    #840: Silver Moon Tavern

    (Quincy, IL) Scooter’s 840th bar, first visited in 2010. We left Uncle Bob’s bar with no real destination in mind, and within moments found a residential street with two bars...

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  • (Quincy, IL) Scooter’s 839th bar, first visited in 2010. Our visit to the next bar may have made the bartender nervous, as B entered the side door while I almost...

    #839: Uncle Bob’s Bar

    (Quincy, IL) Scooter’s 839th bar, first visited in 2010. Our visit to the next bar may have made the bartender nervous, as B entered the side door while I almost...

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  • (Quincy, IL) Scooter’s 838th bar, first visited in 2010. After we left the North End Tavern we instructed the GPS to take us to the nearest bar in a westerly...

    #838: Cedar Club

    (Quincy, IL) Scooter’s 838th bar, first visited in 2010. After we left the North End Tavern we instructed the GPS to take us to the nearest bar in a westerly...

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  • (Quincy, IL) Scooter’s 837th bar, first visited in 2010. Finally, some 11 hours after it began, we completed our 4-hour drive across Illinois and arrived at our ultimate destination: Quincy....

    #837: North End Tavern

    (Quincy, IL) Scooter’s 837th bar, first visited in 2010. Finally, some 11 hours after it began, we completed our 4-hour drive across Illinois and arrived at our ultimate destination: Quincy....

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  • (Barry, IL) Scooter’s 836th bar, first visited in 2010. This was a nice little bar around the corner from The Black Lantern. The bartender was pretty friendly and we talked...

    #836: Tiny’s New Place

    (Barry, IL) Scooter’s 836th bar, first visited in 2010. This was a nice little bar around the corner from The Black Lantern. The bartender was pretty friendly and we talked...

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  • (Barry, IL) Scooter’s 835th bar, first visited in 2010. We stepped inside to find the bar packed with hunters. There were two long bars along opposite walls, but only one...

    #835: Black Lantern Tavern

    (Barry, IL) Scooter’s 835th bar, first visited in 2010. We stepped inside to find the bar packed with hunters. There were two long bars along opposite walls, but only one...

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  • (New Berlin, IL) Scooter’s 834th bar, first visited in 2010. B noticed this bar as we headed into town, I somehow missed it completely despite it being at the main...

    #834: The Still

    (New Berlin, IL) Scooter’s 834th bar, first visited in 2010. B noticed this bar as we headed into town, I somehow missed it completely despite it being at the main...

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  • (Downtown, New Berlin, IL) Scooter’s 833rd bar, first visited in 2010. I got kind of an off vibe from Shepp’s, I don’t know if B got it too or not....

    #833: Shepp’s Bar & Grill

    (Downtown, New Berlin, IL) Scooter’s 833rd bar, first visited in 2010. I got kind of an off vibe from Shepp’s, I don’t know if B got it too or not....

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  • (Decatur, IL) Scooter’s 832nd bar, first visited in 2010. This was a bonus bar, that we spotted across a highway behind Curly’s as we were getting ready to leave. It...

    #832: Nellie’s Lounge

    (Decatur, IL) Scooter’s 832nd bar, first visited in 2010. This was a bonus bar, that we spotted across a highway behind Curly’s as we were getting ready to leave. It...

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  • (Decatur, IL) Scooter’s 831st bar, first visited in 2010. We were starving when we pulled into Decatur, and some quick Google research on our phones made it appear that Curly’s...

    #831: Curly’s Sports Bar & Grill

    (Decatur, IL) Scooter’s 831st bar, first visited in 2010. We were starving when we pulled into Decatur, and some quick Google research on our phones made it appear that Curly’s...

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  • (Long Creek, IL) Scooter’s 830th bar, first visited in 2010. This is a new-looking sports bar in a strip mall on the outskirts of Decatur. It has pool tables, a...

    #830: Sliderz

    (Long Creek, IL) Scooter’s 830th bar, first visited in 2010. This is a new-looking sports bar in a strip mall on the outskirts of Decatur. It has pool tables, a...

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