Lounge Archive

  • (Fairbanks International Airport, Fairbanks, AK) Scooter’s 1422nd bar, first visited in 2019. This was not an intended destination, but our flight was delayed by a couple of hours. It was...

    #1422: The Local @ FAI

    (Fairbanks International Airport, Fairbanks, AK) Scooter’s 1422nd bar, first visited in 2019. This was not an intended destination, but our flight was delayed by a couple of hours. It was...

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  • (SEA-TAC, Seattle, WA) Scooter’s 1413th bar, first visited in 2019. This private lounge was a godsend during two long layovers here. Lots of comfortable places to sprawl out and sleep,...

    #1413: Alaska Airlines North Satellite Lounge

    (SEA-TAC, Seattle, WA) Scooter’s 1413th bar, first visited in 2019. This private lounge was a godsend during two long layovers here. Lots of comfortable places to sprawl out and sleep,...

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  • (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1409th bar, first visited in 2019. This was stop #2 (but my first new bar) on my birthday bar crawl. One of the first things...

    #1409: Mean Mule Distilling Company

    (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1409th bar, first visited in 2019. This was stop #2 (but my first new bar) on my birthday bar crawl. One of the first things...

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  • (Rogers, AR) Scooter’s 1397th bar, first visited in 2019. Distilleries are outside my wheelhouse, but I wanted to visit every craft establishment in the region so that meant stepping out...

    #1397: Fox Trail Distillery

    (Rogers, AR) Scooter’s 1397th bar, first visited in 2019. Distilleries are outside my wheelhouse, but I wanted to visit every craft establishment in the region so that meant stepping out...

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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, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1383rd bar, first visited in 2019. After more than a decade of dormancy, the basement courtyard of the Wallstreet Tower is alive again! This new...

    #1383: The Clubhouse Experience

    (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1383rd bar, first visited in 2019. After more than a decade of dormancy, the basement courtyard of the Wallstreet Tower is alive again! This new...

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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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  • (Glacier National Park, Browning, MT) Scooter’s 1375th bar, first visited in 2019. Despite how the picture looks, this place was absolutely packed so we ended up moving outside the bar...

    #1375: Swiss Lounge

    (Glacier National Park, Browning, MT) Scooter’s 1375th bar, first visited in 2019. Despite how the picture looks, this place was absolutely packed so we ended up moving outside the bar...

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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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  • (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, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1350th bar, first visited in 2019. The original location! Though it had recently expanded and taken over a second level, it was originally just the...

    #1350: Up-Down DSM

    (Downtown, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1350th bar, first visited in 2019. The original location! Though it had recently expanded and taken over a second level, it was originally just the...

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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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  • (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1300th bar, first visited in 2018. This is the hotel bar for the Hotel Indigo, but with a separate street entrance on Baltimore it’s removed...

    #1300: Dott Boss

    (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1300th bar, first visited in 2018. This is the hotel bar for the Hotel Indigo, but with a separate street entrance on Baltimore it’s removed...

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  • (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1298th bar, first visited in 2018. This food hall contains 7 restaurants, 2 bars, a covered deck on the second floor, and space for private...

    #1298: Parlor

    (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1298th bar, first visited in 2018. This food hall contains 7 restaurants, 2 bars, a covered deck on the second floor, and space for private...

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  • (Central Business District, Denver, CO) Scooter’s 1292nd bar, first visited in 2018. Psych! We got back to the hotel and found that the hotel bar was (to our surprise) still...

    #1292: Prospect’s Urban Kitchen & Bar

    (Central Business District, Denver, CO) Scooter’s 1292nd bar, first visited in 2018. Psych! We got back to the hotel and found that the hotel bar was (to our surprise) still...

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  • (Independence Square, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 1257th bar, first visited in 2018. I never knew this was here, despite it having been around for about 120 years. A basement restaurant/bar, with...

    #1257: Courthouse Exchange

    (Independence Square, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 1257th bar, first visited in 2018. I never knew this was here, despite it having been around for about 120 years. A basement restaurant/bar, with...

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  • (Downtown, Anchorage, AK) Scooter’s 1256th bar, first visited in 2018. This was billed to us as “the second oldest bar in Anchorage” as well as “the oldest bar in downtown...

    #1256: F Street Station

    (Downtown, Anchorage, AK) Scooter’s 1256th bar, first visited in 2018. This was billed to us as “the second oldest bar in Anchorage” as well as “the oldest bar in downtown...

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  • (Small Boat Harbor, Seward, AK) Scooter’s 1252nd bar, first visited in 2018. We had about 45 minutes to kill between finishing a boat cruise and the arrival of our bus...

    #1252: Ray’s Waterfront

    (Small Boat Harbor, Seward, AK) Scooter’s 1252nd bar, first visited in 2018. We had about 45 minutes to kill between finishing a boat cruise and the arrival of our bus...

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  • (Downtown, Seward, AK) Scooter’s 1247th bar, first visited in 2018. Researuant/lounge famous for their “Bucket Of Butts” (halibut bites), which I highly recommend! Beer-wise, I had an Amber by Alaskan...

    #1247: Thorn’s Showcase Lounge

    (Downtown, Seward, AK) Scooter’s 1247th bar, first visited in 2018. Researuant/lounge famous for their “Bucket Of Butts” (halibut bites), which I highly recommend! Beer-wise, I had an Amber by Alaskan...

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  • (Denali Park Village, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK) Scooter’s 1246th bar, first visited in 2018. A small bar located in the back of the main lodge at Denali Park...

    #1246: Lucky Miss Saloon

    (Denali Park Village, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK) Scooter’s 1246th bar, first visited in 2018. A small bar located in the back of the main lodge at Denali Park...

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