Dive bar Archive

  • (Strawberry Hill, Kansas City, KS) Scooter’s 1495th bar, first visited in 2021. This bar is located in the basement of the St. John’s Catholic Club, attached to the six-lane bowling...

    #1495: St. John’s Catholic Club

    (Strawberry Hill, Kansas City, KS) Scooter’s 1495th bar, first visited in 2021. This bar is located in the basement of the St. John’s Catholic Club, attached to the six-lane bowling...

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  • (Chinatown, San Francisco, CA) Scooter’s 1490th bar, first visited in 2021. Though this was right across the street from Li Po, we didn’t want to risk all the food options...

    #1490: Buddha Lounge

    (Chinatown, San Francisco, CA) Scooter’s 1490th bar, first visited in 2021. Though this was right across the street from Li Po, we didn’t want to risk all the food options...

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  • (Rulo, NE) Scooter’s 1486th bar, first visited in 2021. This place has been on my want-to-visit list for about a dozen years, mainly because I wanted to hang out in...

    #1486: Wild Bill’s Bar & Grill

    (Rulo, NE) Scooter’s 1486th bar, first visited in 2021. This place has been on my want-to-visit list for about a dozen years, mainly because I wanted to hang out in...

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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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  • (Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1479th bar, first visited in 2021. This place finished me. I was done. Pretty much out of stomach volume and mostly out of liver capacity as well....

    #1479: The Old Pub

    (Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1479th bar, first visited in 2021. This place finished me. I was done. Pretty much out of stomach volume and mostly out of liver capacity as well....

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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 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 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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  • (Bennet, NE) Scooter’s 1464th bar, first visited in 2021. From what it sounds like, this place recently opened under new ownership. The bar is divided into three main seating areas,...

    #1464: Big Ten Tavern

    (Bennet, NE) Scooter’s 1464th bar, first visited in 2021. From what it sounds like, this place recently opened under new ownership. The bar is divided into three main seating areas,...

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  • (Downtown, Nebraska City, NE) Scooter’s 1463rd bar, first visited in 2021. Sports Bar serving pizza that I’ve somehow managed to miss despite passing through Nebraska City numerous times in the...

    #1463: Bing’s Sports Bar

    (Downtown, Nebraska City, NE) Scooter’s 1463rd bar, first visited in 2021. Sports Bar serving pizza that I’ve somehow managed to miss despite passing through Nebraska City numerous times in the...

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  • (North Captiva, FL) Scooter’s 1457th bar, first visited in 2021. Outdoor bar located between the swimming pool and the boat docks that we ended up vising multiple times. I had...

    #1457: Mango’s Pool Bar

    (North Captiva, FL) Scooter’s 1457th bar, first visited in 2021. Outdoor bar located between the swimming pool and the boat docks that we ended up vising multiple times. I had...

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  • (North Captiva, FL) Scooter’s 1456th bar, first visited in 2021. A mostly outdoor bar (there’s a few seats inside) next to the Mainstay restaurant, located near the airstrip on North...

    #1456: Barnacles Bar

    (North Captiva, FL) Scooter’s 1456th bar, first visited in 2021. A mostly outdoor bar (there’s a few seats inside) next to the Mainstay restaurant, located near the airstrip on North...

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  • (West Plaza, Kansas City, MO) Formerly The Point Scooter’s 1444th bar, first visited in 2020. I had been here a few times when it was The Point. The remodel that...

    #1444: Madison’s

    (West Plaza, Kansas City, MO) Formerly The Point Scooter’s 1444th bar, first visited in 2020. I had been here a few times when it was The Point. The remodel that...

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  • (Busch, Eureka Springs, AR) Scooter’s 1442nd bar, first visited in 2020. We stopped here on a weekend camping trip after seeing a sign for it about 10 miles away and...

    #1442: T&A Saloon

    (Busch, Eureka Springs, AR) Scooter’s 1442nd bar, first visited in 2020. We stopped here on a weekend camping trip after seeing a sign for it about 10 miles away and...

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  • (Downtown, Anchorage, AK) Scooter’s 1424th bar, first visited in 2019. This wasn’t a bar we were planning to visit. But we were revisiting a bar around the corner (Darwin’s Theory)...

    #1424: Gaslight Lounge

    (Downtown, Anchorage, AK) Scooter’s 1424th bar, first visited in 2019. This wasn’t a bar we were planning to visit. But we were revisiting a bar around the corner (Darwin’s Theory)...

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  • (Downtown, Fairbanks, AK) Scooter’s 1418th bar, first visited in 2019. We didn’t get a chance to visit Mecca when we were here in 2018, but in preparing for both visits...

    #1418: Mecca Bar

    (Downtown, Fairbanks, AK) Scooter’s 1418th bar, first visited in 2019. We didn’t get a chance to visit Mecca when we were here in 2018, but in preparing for both visits...

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  • (Ester, Fairbanks, AK) Scooter’s 1414th bar, first visited in 2019. We came here for lunch after a morning of dog sledding. Good bar food, good beer selection, and seating for...

    #1414: Ivory Jack’s

    (Ester, Fairbanks, AK) Scooter’s 1414th bar, first visited in 2019. We came here for lunch after a morning of dog sledding. Good bar food, good beer selection, and seating for...

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  • (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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