Downtown Archive

  • (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1482nd bar, first visited in 2021. I tried to come here twice earlier on this trip. Both times the door was locked even though I was...

    #1482: V’s Arcade Bar

    (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1482nd bar, first visited in 2021. I tried to come here twice earlier on this trip. Both times the door was locked even though I was...

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  • (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1481st bar, first visited in 2021. I know I’ve been saying for the past few bars that I was done and needed to go back to...

    #1481: D.B. Cooper’s Hijackers Lounge

    (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1481st bar, first visited in 2021. I know I’ve been saying for the past few bars that I was done and needed to go back to...

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  • (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1480th bar, first visited in 2021. Back on July 15, 2009, my friend Brandon and I were on the first day of a 5-day bar crawl....

    #1480: The Beacon Lounge

    (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1480th bar, first visited in 2021. Back on July 15, 2009, my friend Brandon and I were on the first day of a 5-day bar crawl....

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  • (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1478th bar, first visited in 2021. This quirky dive has a large square bar, lots of empty glass bottles of what I believe to be Buddha...

    #1478: The Hot Mess

    (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1478th bar, first visited in 2021. This quirky dive has a large square bar, lots of empty glass bottles of what I believe to be Buddha...

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  • (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1477th bar, first visited in 2021. I almost cut this one off my list because the second half of my planned day was a focus on...

    #1477: Barrymore’s

    (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1477th bar, first visited in 2021. I almost cut this one off my list because the second half of my planned day was a focus on...

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  • (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1476th bar, first visited in 2021. As a long-time denizen of Zoo Bar in Kansas City, I’ve been long trying to visit the famous blues venue...

    #1476: Zoo Bar

    (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1476th bar, first visited in 2021. As a long-time denizen of Zoo Bar in Kansas City, I’ve been long trying to visit the famous blues venue...

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  • (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1470th bar, first visited in 2021. Lazlo’s is the front-end tasting room for the adjacent Empyrean Brewing. I had a snack here and unfortunately they don’t...

    #: Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill

    (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1470th bar, first visited in 2021. Lazlo’s is the front-end tasting room for the adjacent Empyrean Brewing. I had a snack here and unfortunately they don’t...

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  • (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1468th bar, first visited in 2021. The downtown location of White Elm brewing comes with an indoor/outdoor bar, a patio looking down on the street, and...

    #1468: White Elm Brewing – Haymarket

    (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1468th bar, first visited in 2021. The downtown location of White Elm brewing comes with an indoor/outdoor bar, a patio looking down on the street, and...

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  • (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1467th bar, first visited in 2021. I would like to have spent more time here because it seems like a pretty cool place, but it was...

    #1467: Tavern on the Square

    (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1467th bar, first visited in 2021. I would like to have spent more time here because it seems like a pretty cool place, but it was...

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  • (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1466th bar, first visited in 2021. Away from the more crowded sections of downtown Lincoln, this place is well known for its great selection of craft...

    #1466: The Happy Raven

    (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1466th bar, first visited in 2021. Away from the more crowded sections of downtown Lincoln, this place is well known for its great selection of craft...

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  • (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1301st bar, first visited in 2018. Spectacular brewery in the basement of the Grand Manse building, a former courthouse. Accessed from a stairwell in an alley....

    #1301: Boiler Brewing Company

    (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1301st bar, first visited in 2018. Spectacular brewery in the basement of the Grand Manse building, a former courthouse. Accessed from a stairwell in an alley....

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  • (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 965th bar, first visited in 2012. Lincoln location of a small midwest cajun restaurant/bar chain. I thought the catfish was a little too “natural” tasting for...

    #965: Buzzard Billy’s

    (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 965th bar, first visited in 2012. Lincoln location of a small midwest cajun restaurant/bar chain. I thought the catfish was a little too “natural” tasting for...

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  • (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 580th bar, first visited in 2009. It was microbrew/import night, all microbrews and imports were $2.50. While B perused the cooler I I went to use...

    #580: Bison Witches Bar & Deli

    (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 580th bar, first visited in 2009. It was microbrew/import night, all microbrews and imports were $2.50. While B perused the cooler I I went to use...

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  • (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 579th bar, first visited in 2009. Upon entering we noticed that this was definitely a fratboy hangout. 1436 O St Lincoln, NE 68508 [launch map] (402)...

    #579: Brass Rail

    (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 579th bar, first visited in 2009. Upon entering we noticed that this was definitely a fratboy hangout. 1436 O St Lincoln, NE 68508 [launch map] (402)...

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  • (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 578th bar, first visited in 2009. On the advice of our friends at The Spigot we crossed the street and found ourselves in a nice little...

    #578: Harry’s Wonder Bar

    (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 578th bar, first visited in 2009. On the advice of our friends at The Spigot we crossed the street and found ourselves in a nice little...

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  • (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 577th bar, first visited in 2009. There were a couple of college kids loitering outside. “”I don’t want any trouble!”" B informed them as we stepped...

    #577: The Spigot

    (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 577th bar, first visited in 2009. There were a couple of college kids loitering outside. “”I don’t want any trouble!”" B informed them as we stepped...

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  • (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 576th bar, first visited in 2009. Whenever you have a bar that’s set up primarily to be a music venue, very often you wind up with...

    #576: Sidewinders

    (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 576th bar, first visited in 2009. Whenever you have a bar that’s set up primarily to be a music venue, very often you wind up with...

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