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  • (Mt Clemens, MI) Scooter’s 1365th bar, first visited in 2019. We wanted to get a nice dive bar in on our afternoon, and we picked this one based partly on...

    #1365: Dick Weed’s Bar

    (Mt Clemens, MI) Scooter’s 1365th bar, first visited in 2019. We wanted to get a nice dive bar in on our afternoon, and we picked this one based partly on...

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  • (Warren, MI) Scooter’s 1363rd bar, first visited in 2019. When I first stepped in here and saw the beer list I had to ask the bartender how to tell which...

    #1363: Dragonmead Microbrewery

    (Warren, MI) Scooter’s 1363rd bar, first visited in 2019. When I first stepped in here and saw the beer list I had to ask the bartender how to tell which...

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  • (Downtown Square, Newark, OH) Scooter’s 1362nd bar, first visited in 2019. This is the hotel bar for the Doubletree in downtown Newark, though it has a separate entrace so it’s...

    #1362: Elements

    (Downtown Square, Newark, OH) Scooter’s 1362nd bar, first visited in 2019. This is the hotel bar for the Doubletree in downtown Newark, though it has a separate entrace so it’s...

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  • (Newark, OH) Scooter’s 1360th bar, first visited in 2019. This is a very cool tap room, and in addition to having good beer of their own, they have several guest...

    #1360: DankHouse Brewing Company

    (Newark, OH) Scooter’s 1360th bar, first visited in 2019. This is a very cool tap room, and in addition to having good beer of their own, they have several guest...

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  • (Downtown, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1345th bar, first visited in 2019. This is a fantastic-looking English pub right in the heart of downtown. Along with the great interior, there is...

    #1345: Royal Mile

    (Downtown, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1345th bar, first visited in 2019. This is a fantastic-looking English pub right in the heart of downtown. Along with the great interior, there is...

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  • (Downtown, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1343rd bar, first visited in 2019. We tried to go to El Bait Shop next but it was wasn’t happening — far too crowded. So...

    #1343: Shorty’s Somewhat Fancy Bar

    (Downtown, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1343rd bar, first visited in 2019. We tried to go to El Bait Shop next but it was wasn’t happening — far too crowded. So...

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  • (Downtown, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1341st bar, first visited in 2019. Since we foudn foot at Mullets we decided to save Iowa Taproom for tomorrow as originally planned. We checked...

    #1341: Hessen Haus

    (Downtown, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1341st bar, first visited in 2019. Since we foudn foot at Mullets we decided to save Iowa Taproom for tomorrow as originally planned. We checked...

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  • (McKinley School/ Columbus Park, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1339th bar, first visited in 2019. Originally we had made the difficult decision of cutting this place from our itinerary. But after...

    #1339: L D’s Corner Bar

    (McKinley School/ Columbus Park, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1339th bar, first visited in 2019. Originally we had made the difficult decision of cutting this place from our itinerary. But after...

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  • (Greater South Side, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1338th bar, first visited in 2019. Though I’ve had some of their beer before, this is my first visit to an Iowa brewery....

    #1338: Confluence Brewing

    (Greater South Side, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1338th bar, first visited in 2019. Though I’ve had some of their beer before, this is my first visit to an Iowa brewery....

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  • (Bay View, Milwaukee, WI) Scooter’s 1330th bar, first visited in 2019. I had never heard of this place, but it came recommended by an Internet Stranger who had been here...

    #1330: 1840 Brewing Company

    (Bay View, Milwaukee, WI) Scooter’s 1330th bar, first visited in 2019. I had never heard of this place, but it came recommended by an Internet Stranger who had been here...

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  • (Forest Home Hills, Milwaukee, WI) Scooter’s 1327th bar, first visited in 2019. I have been to a ton of dive bars. Up to the point of this writing, I had...

    #1327: Holler House

    (Forest Home Hills, Milwaukee, WI) Scooter’s 1327th bar, first visited in 2019. I have been to a ton of dive bars. Up to the point of this writing, I had...

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  • (Bay View, Milwaukee, WI) Scooter’s 1325th bar, first visited in 2019. This was another recommendation from a bartender earlier in the day. And we almost missed it, because what looked...

    #1325: At Random

    (Bay View, Milwaukee, WI) Scooter’s 1325th bar, first visited in 2019. This was another recommendation from a bartender earlier in the day. And we almost missed it, because what looked...

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  • (Walker’s Point, Milwaukee, WI) Scooter’s 1322nd bar, first visited in 2019. This place was recommended to us by the bartender at the previous bar. Along the way we did some...

    #1322: Shaker’s Cigar Bar

    (Walker’s Point, Milwaukee, WI) Scooter’s 1322nd bar, first visited in 2019. This place was recommended to us by the bartender at the previous bar. Along the way we did some...

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  • (Harbor View, Milwaukee, WI) Scooter’s 1320th bar, first visited in 2019. Back last November, a couple of Canadians came into Zoo Bar on a Saturday. They liked to travel, and...

    #1320: George’s Pub

    (Harbor View, Milwaukee, WI) Scooter’s 1320th bar, first visited in 2019. Back last November, a couple of Canadians came into Zoo Bar on a Saturday. They liked to travel, and...

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  • (Downtown, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1313th bar, first visited in 2019. I tried to visit this place a couple of years ago, but some sort of bike event/street party (not...

    #1313: Iowa Taproom

    (Downtown, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1313th bar, first visited in 2019. I tried to visit this place a couple of years ago, but some sort of bike event/street party (not...

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  • (Victory Hills, Kansas City, KS) Scooter’s 1307th bar, first visited in 2018. Nice strip-mall dive-ish bar with great staff. Serves food and has a separate party room that can be...

    #1307: The Dotte Spot

    (Victory Hills, Kansas City, KS) Scooter’s 1307th bar, first visited in 2018. Nice strip-mall dive-ish bar with great staff. Serves food and has a separate party room that can be...

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  • (Downtown, Kansas City, KS) Scooter’s 1305th bar, first visited in 2018. This cute neighborhood pub re-opened in 2018 after having been closed for at least a few years. There’s a...

    #1305: Colonial Club

    (Downtown, Kansas City, KS) Scooter’s 1305th bar, first visited in 2018. This cute neighborhood pub re-opened in 2018 after having been closed for at least a few years. There’s a...

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  • (Downtown, Cody, WY) Scooter’s 1302nd bar, first visited in 2018. Cute cocktail/wine/craft beer bar in the back of a bottle shop, with an alley-facing patio. Only a few taps, but...

    #1302: Juniper Bar + Market + Bistro + Bottle Shop

    (Downtown, Cody, WY) Scooter’s 1302nd bar, first visited in 2018. Cute cocktail/wine/craft beer bar in the back of a bottle shop, with an alley-facing patio. Only a few taps, but...

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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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  • (River North Arts District, Denver, CO) Scooter’s 1282nd bar, first visited in 2018. This was probably my favorite of the Denver breweries we visited on this trip. A very small...

    #1282: Mockery Brewing

    (River North Arts District, Denver, CO) Scooter’s 1282nd bar, first visited in 2018. This was probably my favorite of the Denver breweries we visited on this trip. A very small...

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  • (Congress Park, Denver, CO) Scooter’s 1278th bar, first visited in 2018. This cute little diver bar was about a block over from Crerebral, and I instantly fell in love with...

    #1278: PS Lounge

    (Congress Park, Denver, CO) Scooter’s 1278th bar, first visited in 2018. This cute little diver bar was about a block over from Crerebral, and I instantly fell in love with...

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