North Kansas City Archive

  • (Downtown, North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1264th bar, first visited in 2018. New location! Right around the corner from the old place. It’s only been open a few days so...

    #1264: Christine’s Firehouse

    (Downtown, North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1264th bar, first visited in 2018. New location! Right around the corner from the old place. It’s only been open a few days so...

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  • (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1261st bar, first visited in 2018. New brewery located WAY back in the heart of industrial NKC. Dog friendly, has several bar games and a...

    #1261: Callsign Brewing

    (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1261st bar, first visited in 2018. New brewery located WAY back in the heart of industrial NKC. Dog friendly, has several bar games and a...

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  • (Downtown, North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1216th bar, first visited in 2017. Movie theater with an excellent craft beer bar in the lobby. Beers consumed: Victory At Sea (Ballast Point),...

    #1216: Screenland Armour

    (Downtown, North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1216th bar, first visited in 2017. Movie theater with an excellent craft beer bar in the lobby. Beers consumed: Victory At Sea (Ballast Point),...

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  • (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1185th bar, first visited in 2017. The second location for TapCade. The bar side features a rotating wall of craft beer, the gaming side features...

    #1185: Tapcade NKC

    (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1185th bar, first visited in 2017. The second location for TapCade. The bar side features a rotating wall of craft beer, the gaming side features...

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  • (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1184th bar, first visited in 2017. Recently opened in a former costume store and an adjoining retail space that had been vacant for years. Half...

    #1184: Velo Garage & Tap House

    (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1184th bar, first visited in 2017. Recently opened in a former costume store and an adjoining retail space that had been vacant for years. Half...

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  • (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1183rd bar, first visited in 2017. Rotisserie chicken restaurant and bar with indoor and outdoor pickleball courts, other outdoor games in its courtyard, an outdoor...

    #1183: Chicken N Pickle

    (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1183rd bar, first visited in 2017. Rotisserie chicken restaurant and bar with indoor and outdoor pickleball courts, other outdoor games in its courtyard, an outdoor...

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  • (Downtown, North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1175th bar, first visited in 2016. Coffee shop in the front, craft beer bar in the back with plans to add a brewery operation...

    #1175: Colony Espresso & Beer

    (Downtown, North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1175th bar, first visited in 2016. Coffee shop in the front, craft beer bar in the back with plans to add a brewery operation...

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  • (Downtown, North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1131st bar, first visited in 2016. New microbrewery, bringing the total in North Kansas City to 3. I only had 10 minutes, just enough...

    #1131: Calibration Brewery

    (Downtown, North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1131st bar, first visited in 2016. New microbrewery, bringing the total in North Kansas City to 3. I only had 10 minutes, just enough...

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  • (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1001st bar, first visited in 2013. To kick of my second thousand bars, I headed down the street to the other new microbrewery that recently...

    #1001: Big Rip Brewing Company

    (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1001st bar, first visited in 2013. To kick of my second thousand bars, I headed down the street to the other new microbrewery that recently...

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  • (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1000th bar, first visited in 2013. I spent months thinking about what I wanted my 1,000th bar to be. It needed to be local, centrally-located,...

    #1000: Cinder Block Brewery

    (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1000th bar, first visited in 2013. I spent months thinking about what I wanted my 1,000th bar to be. It needed to be local, centrally-located,...

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  • (North Kansas City, MO) Closed, but a new bar has opened in the same location. now Grain to Glass Scooter’s 860th bar, first visited in 2011. Updated June 2017 –...

    #860: Germania Club

    (North Kansas City, MO) Closed, but a new bar has opened in the same location. now Grain to Glass Scooter’s 860th bar, first visited in 2011. Updated June 2017 –...

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  • (Downtown, North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 856th bar, first visited in 2011. Italian family restaurant with great pizza. The front end of the restaurant has a small sports bar. 300...

    #856: Kelso’s

    (Downtown, North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 856th bar, first visited in 2011. Italian family restaurant with great pizza. The front end of the restaurant has a small sports bar. 300...

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  • (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 682nd bar, first visited in 2010. Motel bar for the regional American Inn chain. The bar is located on the fact side of the lobby...

    #682: Spirits Pub

    (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 682nd bar, first visited in 2010. Motel bar for the regional American Inn chain. The bar is located on the fact side of the lobby...

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  • (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 231st bar, first visited in 2007. Probably the most popular under-the-radar place in North Kansas City. I rarely find people that know about it, but...

    #231: Helen’s Just Another Dive

    (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 231st bar, first visited in 2007. Probably the most popular under-the-radar place in North Kansas City. I rarely find people that know about it, but...

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  • (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 230th bar, first visited in 2007. I’ve never had the food here, but this is one of my favorite places in North Kansas City to...

    #230: Paul & Jack’s Tavern

    (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 230th bar, first visited in 2007. I’ve never had the food here, but this is one of my favorite places in North Kansas City to...

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  • (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 229th bar, first visited in 2007. This is a place that blurs the boundaries of my definition of a dive, but since it technically meets...

    #229: Paci’s Cafe

    (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 229th bar, first visited in 2007. This is a place that blurs the boundaries of my definition of a dive, but since it technically meets...

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  • (North Kansas City, MO) OUT OF BUSINESS I’d never thought of a VFW as something that would go out of business, but this one did in mid-2009. Scooter’s 228th bar,...

    #228: VFW Post 4050

    (North Kansas City, MO) OUT OF BUSINESS I’d never thought of a VFW as something that would go out of business, but this one did in mid-2009. Scooter’s 228th bar,...

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  • (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 227th bar, first visited in 2007. Of all of the dive bars in North Kansas City, this was the one that I was most nervous...

    #227: Oak Tree Restaurant & Lounge

    (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 227th bar, first visited in 2007. Of all of the dive bars in North Kansas City, this was the one that I was most nervous...

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  • (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 214th bar, first visited in 2007. More of a dance club than a bar, so expect to pay a small cover. 1725 Swift Ave North...

    #214: Denim & Diamonds

    (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 214th bar, first visited in 2007. More of a dance club than a bar, so expect to pay a small cover. 1725 Swift Ave North...

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  • (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 213th bar, first visited in 2007. Chip Shot is one of the best bars on NKC’s Swift Avenue dive bar row.It has an “authentic” feel...

    #213: Chip Shot Bar & Grill

    (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 213th bar, first visited in 2007. Chip Shot is one of the best bars on NKC’s Swift Avenue dive bar row.It has an “authentic” feel...

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  • (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 49th bar, first visited in 2006. This is a very popular dive in North Kansas City. While it’s pretty quiet with an older crowd earlier...

    #49: River Aces Lounge

    (North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 49th bar, first visited in 2006. This is a very popular dive in North Kansas City. While it’s pretty quiet with an older crowd earlier...

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