Dive bar Archive

  • (Lanagan, MO) Scooter’s 1408th bar, first visited in 2019. How’s this for something different, a biker bar that’s actually in a cave! My original plan was to eat lunch here,...

    #1408: The Cave Bar & Grill

    (Lanagan, MO) Scooter’s 1408th bar, first visited in 2019. How’s this for something different, a biker bar that’s actually in a cave! My original plan was to eat lunch here,...

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  • (Joplin, MO) Scooter’s 1391st bar, first visited in 2019. There were a couple of other bars I wanted to check out, but it was getting late and I needed to...

    #1391: Frank’s Lounge

    (Joplin, MO) Scooter’s 1391st bar, first visited in 2019. There were a couple of other bars I wanted to check out, but it was getting late and I needed to...

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  • (Downtown, Joplin, MO) Scooter’s 1390th bar, first visited in 2019. This is another place I picked just for the name. I was about to call an Uber from Flicker until...

    #1390: Whiskey Dick’s

    (Downtown, Joplin, MO) Scooter’s 1390th bar, first visited in 2019. This is another place I picked just for the name. I was about to call an Uber from Flicker until...

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  • (Cartersville, MO) Formerly Shirley’s Place Scooter’s 1386th bar, first visited in 2019. I found this gem located on Historic Route 66, about halfway between my exit and a brewery I...

    #1386: Shirley’s Neighborhood Tavern

    (Cartersville, MO) Formerly Shirley’s Place Scooter’s 1386th bar, first visited in 2019. I found this gem located on Historic Route 66, about halfway between my exit and a brewery I...

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  • (Lamar, MO) Scooter’s 1385th bar, first visited in 2019. Stopped here on the way to Joplin because I loved the name. It was pretty quiet in there at the time...

    #1385: The Gallows

    (Lamar, MO) Scooter’s 1385th bar, first visited in 2019. Stopped here on the way to Joplin because I loved the name. It was pretty quiet in there at the time...

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  • (Dayton, WY) Scooter’s 1379th bar, first visited in 2019. We stopped in here specifically because we liked the name. A name that is also shared with a creek, a hiking...

    #1379: Crazy Woman Saloon

    (Dayton, WY) Scooter’s 1379th bar, first visited in 2019. We stopped in here specifically because we liked the name. A name that is also shared with a creek, a hiking...

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  • (Rockvale, MT) Scooter’s 1378th bar, first visited in 2019. This was not an intended stop, but after two attempts in a row to stop at gas stations to use the...

    #1378: Fort Rockvale

    (Rockvale, MT) Scooter’s 1378th bar, first visited in 2019. This was not an intended stop, but after two attempts in a row to stop at gas stations to use the...

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  • (Great Falls, MT) Scooter’s 1377th bar, first visited in 2019. Who would ever think that the bar in a borderline shady motel would be a tourist attraction? But that’s exactly...

    #1377: Sip ‘n Dip Lounge

    (Great Falls, MT) Scooter’s 1377th bar, first visited in 2019. Who would ever think that the bar in a borderline shady motel would be a tourist attraction? But that’s exactly...

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  • (Mission, KS) Scooter’s 1366th bar, first visited in 2019. In all my years of trying to visit every dive bar in the KC area, I do’t know how I’ve managed...

    #1366: Sully’s Pub

    (Mission, KS) Scooter’s 1366th bar, first visited in 2019. In all my years of trying to visit every dive bar in the KC area, I do’t know how I’ve managed...

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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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  • (Cumming, IA) Scooter’s 1355th bar, first visited in 2019. Because it’s adjacent to a trailhead for a major bike path (in fact there’s a path blazed from the trailhead directly...

    #1355: Cumming Tap

    (Cumming, IA) Scooter’s 1355th bar, first visited in 2019. Because it’s adjacent to a trailhead for a major bike path (in fact there’s a path blazed from the trailhead directly...

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  • (Downtown, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1349th bar, first visited in 2019. This is a gay bar, but we got here too early in the day. We kind of felt like...

    #1349: Buddy’s Corral

    (Downtown, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1349th bar, first visited in 2019. This is a gay bar, but we got here too early in the day. We kind of felt like...

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  • (Downtown, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1348th bar, first visited in 2019. This is an odd duck in that it is a new-build dive bar. That’s really hard to do, you...

    #1348: Ernie’s Boondock

    (Downtown, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1348th bar, first visited in 2019. This is an odd duck in that it is a new-build dive bar. That’s really hard to do, you...

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  • (Sherman Hill, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1346th bar, first visited in 2019. After breakfast we had an uber take us to what Yelp calls the best dive bar in all...

    #1346: Carl’s Place

    (Sherman Hill, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1346th bar, first visited in 2019. After breakfast we had an uber take us to what Yelp calls the best dive bar in all...

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  • (Downtown, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1342nd bar, first visited in 2019. When we stepped in the door there were only a couple of seats at the bar but there was...

    #1342: The High Life Lounge

    (Downtown, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1342nd bar, first visited in 2019. When we stepped in the door there were only a couple of seats at the bar but there was...

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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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  • (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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  • (Downtown, Bethany, MO) Scooter’s 1337th bar, first visited in 2019. My friend Brandon and I tried to visit here over a decade ago when it was a placed called Right...

    #1337: Mugsley’s Pub

    (Downtown, Bethany, MO) Scooter’s 1337th bar, first visited in 2019. My friend Brandon and I tried to visit here over a decade ago when it was a placed called Right...

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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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  • (Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI) Scooter’s 1326th bar, first visited in 2019. We had been having such a good time at At Random that we were in serious danger of...

    #1326: Wolski’s Tavern

    (Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI) Scooter’s 1326th bar, first visited in 2019. We had been having such a good time at At Random that we were in serious danger of...

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  • (Bay View, Milwaukee, WI) Scooter’s 1324th bar, first visited in 2019. The other neighborhood bar near our AirBNB, this was just a few minutes walk east from Sam’s Tap and...

    #1324: The Bubbler

    (Bay View, Milwaukee, WI) Scooter’s 1324th bar, first visited in 2019. The other neighborhood bar near our AirBNB, this was just a few minutes walk east from Sam’s Tap and...

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