Martini/Wine Archive

  • (Platte City, MO) Scooter’s 1536th bar, first visited in 2022. The last stop of the day was this winery several miles north of Platte City. (Despite the Platte City address,...

    #1536: Jowler Creek Vineyard & Winery

    (Platte City, MO) Scooter’s 1536th bar, first visited in 2022. The last stop of the day was this winery several miles north of Platte City. (Despite the Platte City address,...

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  • (Rushville, MO) Scooter’s 1535th bar, first visited in 2022. Part winery, part distillery. I decided to stick with just the wine side of things since I was starting to get...

    #1535: Riverwood Winery

    (Rushville, MO) Scooter’s 1535th bar, first visited in 2022. Part winery, part distillery. I decided to stick with just the wine side of things since I was starting to get...

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  • (Downtown, Weston, MO) Scooter’s 1534th bar, first visited in 2022. This place feels more like a wine bar than a winery, primarily because at least at the time of our...

    #1534: Weston Wine Company

    (Downtown, Weston, MO) Scooter’s 1534th bar, first visited in 2022. This place feels more like a wine bar than a winery, primarily because at least at the time of our...

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  • (Weston, MO) Scooter’s 1533rd bar, first visited in 2022. This winery tasting room is located on the second (main) level of an old church. There’s outdoor seating on a deck...

    #1533: Pirtle Winery

    (Weston, MO) Scooter’s 1533rd bar, first visited in 2022. This winery tasting room is located on the second (main) level of an old church. There’s outdoor seating on a deck...

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  • (Weston, MO) Scooter’s 1532nd bar, first visited in 2022. This was a very cool find that I’ve probably driven past dozens of times and never noticed. The tasting room is...

    #1532: Holladay Distillery

    (Weston, MO) Scooter’s 1532nd bar, first visited in 2022. This was a very cool find that I’ve probably driven past dozens of times and never noticed. The tasting room is...

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  • (Buckman, Portland, OR) Scooter’s 1521st bar, first visited in 2022. This was a last-second addition to out evening that we almost didn’t get to visit because they were requiring proof...

    #1521: Rum Club

    (Buckman, Portland, OR) Scooter’s 1521st bar, first visited in 2022. This was a last-second addition to out evening that we almost didn’t get to visit because they were requiring proof...

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  • (East Bottoms, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1511th bar, first visited in 2022. We found out about this distillery complex less than a week before COVID lockdowns started in early 2020...

    #1511: Tasting Room at J. Reiger & Co.

    (East Bottoms, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1511th bar, first visited in 2022. We found out about this distillery complex less than a week before COVID lockdowns started in early 2020...

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  • (Beulah, MI) Scooter’s 1505th bar, first visited in 2021. We decided to spend an afternoon hanging out at a winery, which turned out to also have mead and their own...

    #1505: St. Ambrose Cellars

    (Beulah, MI) Scooter’s 1505th bar, first visited in 2021. We decided to spend an afternoon hanging out at a winery, which turned out to also have mead and their own...

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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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  • (Chinatown, San Francisco, CA) Scooter’s 1489th bar, first visited in 2021. We arrived in Chinatown a little after 8pm and were disappointed to find pretty much everything closed and no...

    #1489: Li Po Cocktail Lounge

    (Chinatown, San Francisco, CA) Scooter’s 1489th bar, first visited in 2021. We arrived in Chinatown a little after 8pm and were disappointed to find pretty much everything closed and no...

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  • (Downtown, St Joseph, MO) Scooter’s 1446th bar, first visited in 2020. This new brewery is located in (what appears to be) an old bank building in downtown St. Joseph. In...

    #1446: The Angry Swede Brewing Company

    (Downtown, St Joseph, MO) Scooter’s 1446th bar, first visited in 2020. This new brewery is located in (what appears to be) an old bank building in downtown St. Joseph. In...

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  • (Iron District, North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1445th bar, first visited in 2020. A cocktail-focused, outdoor-only tiki bar located in a shipping container shopping/easting district. 1599 N Iron St North...

    #1445: Tiki Huna

    (Iron District, North Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1445th bar, first visited in 2020. A cocktail-focused, outdoor-only tiki bar located in a shipping container shopping/easting district. 1599 N Iron St North...

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  • (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1427th bar, first visited in 2019. Part book store, part library, part cafe, part bar. I stopped in here for the first time as a...

    #1427: Afterword Tavern & Shelves

    (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1427th bar, first visited in 2019. Part book store, part library, part cafe, part bar. I stopped in here for the first time as a...

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  • (Chena Hot Springs Resort, Fairbanks, AK) Scooter’s 1420th bar, first visited in 2019. At 99.9 miles south of the Arctic Circle, this is the new northernmost bar I’ve ever been...

    #1420: Aurora Ice Bar

    (Chena Hot Springs Resort, Fairbanks, AK) Scooter’s 1420th bar, first visited in 2019. At 99.9 miles south of the Arctic Circle, this is the new northernmost bar I’ve ever been...

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  • (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1410th bar, first visited in 2019. This was the next stop on my birthday bar crawl. I was pretty lit by this point and all...

    #1410: Lifted Spirits

    (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1410th bar, first visited in 2019. This was the next stop on my birthday bar crawl. I was pretty lit by this point and all...

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  • (Downtown, Great Falls, MT) Scooter’s 1371st bar, first visited in 2019. Located next door to The Block and connected through a corridor in the back, so you can actually take...

    #1371: Enbär Craft Cocktail Lounge

    (Downtown, Great Falls, MT) Scooter’s 1371st bar, first visited in 2019. Located next door to The Block and connected through a corridor in the back, so you can actually take...

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  • (Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI) Scooter’s 1316th bar, first visited in 2019. While we were eating at Red Lion we did some googling and found a place called Scaffidi’s Hideout...

    #1316: Fink’s

    (Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI) Scooter’s 1316th bar, first visited in 2019. While we were eating at Red Lion we did some googling and found a place called Scaffidi’s Hideout...

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  • (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 857th bar, first visited in 2011. Locally owned clothing boutique. In the center is a bar serving wine, martinis, and a small selection of bottled...

    #857: Garment District

    (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 857th bar, first visited in 2011. Locally owned clothing boutique. In the center is a bar serving wine, martinis, and a small selection of bottled...

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  • (Manchester, TN) Scooter’s 804th bar, first visited in 2010. The bartender at Irma’s Place told us there were no other bars in town. We headed back to I-24, but crossed...

    #804: Coconut Bay Cafe

    (Manchester, TN) Scooter’s 804th bar, first visited in 2010. The bartender at Irma’s Place told us there were no other bars in town. We headed back to I-24, but crossed...

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  • (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 684th bar, first visited in 2010. Given that this bar is located inside what could be considered downtown’s ritziest restaurant, I was really surprised that...

    #684: Savoy Grill

    (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 684th bar, first visited in 2010. Given that this bar is located inside what could be considered downtown’s ritziest restaurant, I was really surprised that...

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  • (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 658th bar, first visited in 2009. Seasonal rooftop pool & bar on the roof of the downtown Cosentino’s grocery store. There is a swim-up bar...

    #658: The Jones

    (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 658th bar, first visited in 2009. Seasonal rooftop pool & bar on the roof of the downtown Cosentino’s grocery store. There is a swim-up bar...

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