Live music/karaoke Archive

  • (Strawberry Hill, Kansas City, KS) Scooter’s 1177th bar, first visited in 2016. Visited this dive bar for the first time on a birthday pub crawl. Very friendly bartenders! The building...

    #1177: Fat Matt’s Vortex

    (Strawberry Hill, Kansas City, KS) Scooter’s 1177th bar, first visited in 2016. Visited this dive bar for the first time on a birthday pub crawl. Very friendly bartenders! The building...

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  • (Mile Marker 61, Edwards, MO) Scooter’s 1173rd bar, first visited in 2016. We had intended to go here before Fatties, but when we arrived they were hosting something called the...

    #1173: Possum Holler

    (Mile Marker 61, Edwards, MO) Scooter’s 1173rd bar, first visited in 2016. We had intended to go here before Fatties, but when we arrived they were hosting something called the...

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  • (Mile Marker 60-1/2, Edwards, MO) Formerly Rendezvous Scooter’s 1172nd bar, first visited in 2016. Odd mix of dive bar and Cracker Barrel. We had some good appetizers and Cari sang...

    #1172: Fatties

    (Mile Marker 60-1/2, Edwards, MO) Formerly Rendezvous Scooter’s 1172nd bar, first visited in 2016. Odd mix of dive bar and Cracker Barrel. We had some good appetizers and Cari sang...

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  • (Lyn-Lake, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1154th bar, first visited in 2016. (Also known as “Uptown VFW”) It’s not often that a VFW shows up on nearly every list of must-see bars...

    #1154: James Ballentine VFW Post #246

    (Lyn-Lake, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1154th bar, first visited in 2016. (Also known as “Uptown VFW”) It’s not often that a VFW shows up on nearly every list of must-see bars...

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  • (West Bank, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1151st bar, first visited in 2016. My apologies for the poor outdoor photo, a torrential rainstorm began right as we paid our tab at Nomad...

    #1151: Palmer’s Bar

    (West Bank, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1151st bar, first visited in 2016. My apologies for the poor outdoor photo, a torrential rainstorm began right as we paid our tab at Nomad...

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  • (West Bank, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1150th bar, first visited in 2016. This wasn’t originally on our list but the bartender at The Local (who also works here) recommended it. In...

    #1150: Nomad World Pub

    (West Bank, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1150th bar, first visited in 2016. This wasn’t originally on our list but the bartender at The Local (who also works here) recommended it. In...

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  • (Downtown, Minneapolis, MN) 44.972875, -93.247651 Scooter’s 1143rd bar, first visited in 2016. Spacious sorts bar with an attached comedy club. Large rectangular central bar island. I had the Bent Paddle...

    #1143: The Corner Bar

    (Downtown, Minneapolis, MN) 44.972875, -93.247651 Scooter’s 1143rd bar, first visited in 2016. Spacious sorts bar with an attached comedy club. Large rectangular central bar island. I had the Bent Paddle...

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  • (Downtown, Granville, OH) Scooter’s 1127th bar, first visited in 2015. This two level restaurant & bar focuses primarily on craft brew, with dozens (hundreds?) of options available. Most are also...

    #1127: Brews Cafe

    (Downtown, Granville, OH) Scooter’s 1127th bar, first visited in 2015. This two level restaurant & bar focuses primarily on craft brew, with dozens (hundreds?) of options available. Most are also...

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  • (Downtown, Columbus, OH) Scooter’s 1125th bar, first visited in 2015. Most of our group had not tried mead before, so half of us went with the safe bet, the Apple...

    #1125: Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar

    (Downtown, Columbus, OH) Scooter’s 1125th bar, first visited in 2015. Most of our group had not tried mead before, so half of us went with the safe bet, the Apple...

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  • (Grove City, OH) Scooter’s 1122nd bar, first visited in 2015. Hung out here with male relatives while the women we were all with were enduring a nearby baby shower. Though...

    #1122: Donerick’s Pub & Grill

    (Grove City, OH) Scooter’s 1122nd bar, first visited in 2015. Hung out here with male relatives while the women we were all with were enduring a nearby baby shower. Though...

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  • (Downtown Square, Newark, OH) Scooter’s 1121st bar, first visited in 2015. The Center Pub is a genuine dive bar located i n Newark’s downtown square, in the front corner of...

    #1121: The Center Pub

    (Downtown Square, Newark, OH) Scooter’s 1121st bar, first visited in 2015. The Center Pub is a genuine dive bar located i n Newark’s downtown square, in the front corner of...

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  • (East Side, Kansas City, KS) Scooter’s 1120th bar, first visited in 2015. This is a bar I have wanted to visit for years, but I’ve always been too scared to...

    #1120: Old Folks Lounge

    (East Side, Kansas City, KS) Scooter’s 1120th bar, first visited in 2015. This is a bar I have wanted to visit for years, but I’ve always been too scared to...

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  • (Oakland, Topeka, KS) Scooter’s 1115th bar, first visited in 2015. Ever since I first discovered the genre, I have been in love with neighborhood bars located in old houses. So...

    #1115: Brass Rail

    (Oakland, Topeka, KS) Scooter’s 1115th bar, first visited in 2015. Ever since I first discovered the genre, I have been in love with neighborhood bars located in old houses. So...

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  • (North Topeka, Topeka, KS) Scooter’s 1114th bar, first visited in 2015. This bar represented unfinished business from May 5, 2007. Back on that date, we were at a bar called...

    #1114: Joletta’s

    (North Topeka, Topeka, KS) Scooter’s 1114th bar, first visited in 2015. This bar represented unfinished business from May 5, 2007. Back on that date, we were at a bar called...

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  • (North Topeka, Topeka, KS) Scooter’s 1113th bar, first visited in 2015. This bar is so far over the top that I’ll let the plethora of photos do most of the...

    #1113: Kick Start Saloon

    (North Topeka, Topeka, KS) Scooter’s 1113th bar, first visited in 2015. This bar is so far over the top that I’ll let the plethora of photos do most of the...

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  • (Terra Heights, Topeka, KS) Scooter’s 1110th bar, first visited in 2015. A small dive bar on the south end of Topeka. This is a full bar (not 3.2). There’s a...

    #1110: Victoria’s Bar

    (Terra Heights, Topeka, KS) Scooter’s 1110th bar, first visited in 2015. A small dive bar on the south end of Topeka. This is a full bar (not 3.2). There’s a...

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  • (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1105th bar, first visited in 2015. We stopped in here after celebrating a friend’s birthday at El Patron across the street. Coincidentally, a mutual friend...

    #1105: Matchbox Bar & Grill

    (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1105th bar, first visited in 2015. We stopped in here after celebrating a friend’s birthday at El Patron across the street. Coincidentally, a mutual friend...

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  • (Downtown, Emporia, KS) Scooter’s 1090th bar, first visited in 2015. We’d expected to see college students all night, but this was the only bar we encountered any at — and...

    #1090: Mulready’s Pub

    (Downtown, Emporia, KS) Scooter’s 1090th bar, first visited in 2015. We’d expected to see college students all night, but this was the only bar we encountered any at — and...

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  • (Downtown, Emporia, KS) Scooter’s 1085th bar, first visited in 2015. This is an enormous new establishment that was still under construction at the time of our visit, but had been...

    #1085: Brick Yard 20 Ale House

    (Downtown, Emporia, KS) Scooter’s 1085th bar, first visited in 2015. This is an enormous new establishment that was still under construction at the time of our visit, but had been...

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  • (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1067th bar, first visited in 2014. The Ship is a re-creating of a classic decades-old Kansas City institution that was demolished in the 1990s to...

    #1067: The Ship

    (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1067th bar, first visited in 2014. The Ship is a re-creating of a classic decades-old Kansas City institution that was demolished in the 1990s to...

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  • (Roscoe, MO) Scooter’s 1063rd bar, first visited in 2014. We sat in a table at the very back, right next to the restrooms, scratching lottery tickets we bought from vending...

    #1063: River’s Edge Bar & Grill

    (Roscoe, MO) Scooter’s 1063rd bar, first visited in 2014. We sat in a table at the very back, right next to the restrooms, scratching lottery tickets we bought from vending...

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