Live music/karaoke Archive

  • (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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  • (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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  • (Downtown, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1351st bar, first visited in 2019. This is primarily a karaoke bar but we were here way too early for karaoke. So our entertainment was...

    #1351: AJ’s on East Court

    (Downtown, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1351st bar, first visited in 2019. This is primarily a karaoke bar but we were here way too early for karaoke. So our entertainment was...

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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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  • (Downtown, Milwaukee, WI) Scooter’s 1318th bar, first visited in 2019. We began the next day with what we had intended to be a full-blown visit and tour to all of...

    #1318: Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

    (Downtown, Milwaukee, WI) Scooter’s 1318th bar, first visited in 2019. We began the next day with what we had intended to be a full-blown visit and tour to all of...

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  • (Blue Springs, MO) Scooter’s 1311th bar, first visited in 2019. I’m not a member so technically I shouldn’t have been on the bar side (I was there for a private...

    #1311: Elk’s Lodge #2509

    (Blue Springs, MO) Scooter’s 1311th bar, first visited in 2019. I’m not a member so technically I shouldn’t have been on the bar side (I was there for a private...

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  • (Downtown, North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1264th bar, first visited in 2018. New location! Right around the corner from the old place. It’s only been open a few days so...

    #1264: Christine’s Firehouse

    (Downtown, North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1264th bar, first visited in 2018. New location! Right around the corner from the old place. It’s only been open a few days so...

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  • (Healy, AK) Scooter’s 1245th bar, first visited in 2018. The seating area in the very nice main building is a bit small/cramped for the crowds they get, but they tacked...

    #1245: 49th State Brewing Company

    (Healy, AK) Scooter’s 1245th bar, first visited in 2018. The seating area in the very nice main building is a bit small/cramped for the crowds they get, but they tacked...

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  • (Gulf Shores, AL) 30.247819, -87.687602 Scooter’s 1227th bar, first visited in 2018. Beachfront bar right at the heart of Gulf Shores. Has a full bar, an extensive food menu, and...

    #1227: Pink Pony Pub

    (Gulf Shores, AL) 30.247819, -87.687602 Scooter’s 1227th bar, first visited in 2018. Beachfront bar right at the heart of Gulf Shores. Has a full bar, an extensive food menu, and...

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  • (Perdido Key, Pensacola, FL) Scooter’s 1226th bar, first visited in 2018. After we realized the Florida state line was about 15 miles from our beach house, we drove the 15...

    #1226: Flora-Bama

    (Perdido Key, Pensacola, FL) Scooter’s 1226th bar, first visited in 2018. After we realized the Florida state line was about 15 miles from our beach house, we drove the 15...

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  • (Gulf Shores, AL) Scooter’s 1225th bar, first visited in 2018. This isn’t the only dive in Gulf Shores, but it was the easiest for me to find. This place is...

    #1225: Mud Bugs

    (Gulf Shores, AL) Scooter’s 1225th bar, first visited in 2018. This isn’t the only dive in Gulf Shores, but it was the easiest for me to find. This place is...

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  • (Tupelo, MS) Scooter’s 1224th bar, first visited in 2018. We were staying the night in Tupelo and decided to go out. All the downtown bars were to crowded with college...

    #1224: Shade Tree Lounge

    (Tupelo, MS) Scooter’s 1224th bar, first visited in 2018. We were staying the night in Tupelo and decided to go out. All the downtown bars were to crowded with college...

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  • (Midland, TX) Formerly Garden View Nursery Scooter’s 1217th bar, first visited in 2017. Quite literally a beer garden, as this craft beer bar occupies several greenhouses at a plant nursery....

    #1217: Midland Beer Garden

    (Midland, TX) Formerly Garden View Nursery Scooter’s 1217th bar, first visited in 2017. Quite literally a beer garden, as this craft beer bar occupies several greenhouses at a plant nursery....

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  • (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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