Upscale Archive

  • (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1571st bar, first visited in 2022. I had avoided coming in here for a drink for years because I assumed it was way too upscale...

    #1571: Voltaire

    (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1571st bar, first visited in 2022. I had avoided coming in here for a drink for years because I assumed it was way too upscale...

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  • (Downtown, Austin, TX) Scooter’s 1568th bar, first visited in 2022. Due to sickness we spent the last day of the 4-day weekend in the hotel room watching Impractical Jokers, apart...

    #1568: Revue @ Fairmont Austin

    (Downtown, Austin, TX) Scooter’s 1568th bar, first visited in 2022. Due to sickness we spent the last day of the 4-day weekend in the hotel room watching Impractical Jokers, apart...

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  • (West Plaza, Kansas City, MO) Formerly Boozefish Scooter’s 1547th bar, first visited in 2022. Been meaning to come here ever since it was Boozefish back in the ancient times, nut...

    #1547: The Pressed Penny Tavern

    (West Plaza, Kansas City, MO) Formerly Boozefish Scooter’s 1547th bar, first visited in 2022. Been meaning to come here ever since it was Boozefish back in the ancient times, nut...

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  • (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1542nd bar, first visited in 2022. Mini golf themes bar that I came to as part of a birthday party. I had an old fashioned...

    #1542: Sinkers Lounge

    (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1542nd bar, first visited in 2022. Mini golf themes bar that I came to as part of a birthday party. I had an old fashioned...

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  • (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1538th bar, first visited in 2022. Turning what was a one-off into a neighborhood trend, this is the second building along this strip to be...

    #1538: King G Bar & Deli

    (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1538th bar, first visited in 2022. Turning what was a one-off into a neighborhood trend, this is the second building along this strip to be...

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  • (East Bottoms, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1530th bar, first visited in 2022. The outdoor bar at J Reiger that was closed for the season the last time we were here....

    #1530: Electric Park at J. Reiger & Co.

    (East Bottoms, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1530th bar, first visited in 2022. The outdoor bar at J Reiger that was closed for the season the last time we were here....

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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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  • (Leawood Town Center, Leawood, KS) Scooter’s 1517th bar, first visited in 2022. Under normal circumstances an upscale place in Leawood is about the last place I’d be on a Saturday...

    #1517: Bamboo Penny’s

    (Leawood Town Center, Leawood, KS) Scooter’s 1517th bar, first visited in 2022. Under normal circumstances an upscale place in Leawood is about the last place I’d be on a Saturday...

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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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  • (Downtown, Petoskey, MI) Scooter’s 1504th bar, first visited in 2021. Came in here for lunch as our camper caravan was migrating from Munising to Sleeping Bear Dunes. I had something...

    #1504: City Park Grill

    (Downtown, Petoskey, MI) Scooter’s 1504th bar, first visited in 2021. Came in here for lunch as our camper caravan was migrating from Munising to Sleeping Bear Dunes. I had something...

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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, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1477th bar, first visited in 2021. I almost cut this one off my list because the second half of my planned day was a focus on...

    #1477: Barrymore’s

    (Downtown, Lincoln, NE) Scooter’s 1477th bar, first visited in 2021. I almost cut this one off my list because the second half of my planned day was a focus on...

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  • (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1452nd bar, first visited in 2021. The bar in the main lobby of the new Loew’s Hotel. The bar features split-level seating areas with an...

    #1452: Bar Stilwell

    (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1452nd bar, first visited in 2021. The bar in the main lobby of the new Loew’s Hotel. The bar features split-level seating areas with an...

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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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  • (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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  • (Downtown, Fairbanks, AK) Scooter’s 1421st bar, first visited in 2019. We had started to come here for dinner the previous night, but we were dressed in snow gear and felt...

    #1421: Lavelle’s Bistro

    (Downtown, Fairbanks, AK) Scooter’s 1421st bar, first visited in 2019. We had started to come here for dinner the previous night, but we were dressed in snow gear and felt...

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  • (Downtown, Fairbanks, AK) Formerly Alaska Rag Company Scooter’s 1417th bar, first visited in 2019. The name made us think this would be a nice quiet place to get some drinks...

    #1417: The Library Bar & Bites

    (Downtown, Fairbanks, AK) Formerly Alaska Rag Company Scooter’s 1417th bar, first visited in 2019. The name made us think this would be a nice quiet place to get some drinks...

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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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  • (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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  • (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1356th bar, first visited in 2019. I popped in here to meet my wife and a friend of ours at the bar for drinks and...

    #1356: Pierpont’s

    (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1356th bar, first visited in 2019. I popped in here to meet my wife and a friend of ours at the bar for drinks and...

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  • (Downtown, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1345th bar, first visited in 2019. This is a fantastic-looking English pub right in the heart of downtown. Along with the great interior, there is...

    #1345: Royal Mile

    (Downtown, Des Moines, IA) Scooter’s 1345th bar, first visited in 2019. This is a fantastic-looking English pub right in the heart of downtown. Along with the great interior, there is...

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