Upscale Archive

  • (Old Town at Creekside, Parkville, MO) Scooter’s 1744th bar, first visited in 2024. Whiskey and craft beer bar with all sorts of high-end spirits, and creative cocktails. Also serves some...

    #1744: Whiskey River

    (Old Town at Creekside, Parkville, MO) Scooter’s 1744th bar, first visited in 2024. Whiskey and craft beer bar with all sorts of high-end spirits, and creative cocktails. Also serves some...

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  • (Downtown, Excelsior Springs, MO) Scooter’s 1743rd bar, first visited in 2024. This is a wine bar associated with the Van Till Family Winery in Rayville, MO. Each end of the...

    #1743: Pairings by Van Till

    (Downtown, Excelsior Springs, MO) Scooter’s 1743rd bar, first visited in 2024. This is a wine bar associated with the Van Till Family Winery in Rayville, MO. Each end of the...

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  • (Briarcliff, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1742nd bar, first visited in 2024. We came in here for cocktails and appetizers and sat at the bar. The place was absolutely packed, which...

    #1742: Piropos

    (Briarcliff, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1742nd bar, first visited in 2024. We came in here for cocktails and appetizers and sat at the bar. The place was absolutely packed, which...

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  • (Downtown, Peoria, IL) Scooter’s 1735th bar, first visited in 2023. We saw this place — one of two venues occupying an old train station (the other a BBQ place) —...

    #1735: Martinis On Water Street

    (Downtown, Peoria, IL) Scooter’s 1735th bar, first visited in 2023. We saw this place — one of two venues occupying an old train station (the other a BBQ place) —...

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  • (Downtown, Omaha, NE) Scooter’s 1713th bar, first visited in 2023. After Leavenworth Bar we headed out to revisit The Elbow Room, which we had both previously visited in August 2014....

    #1713: The District

    (Downtown, Omaha, NE) Scooter’s 1713th bar, first visited in 2023. After Leavenworth Bar we headed out to revisit The Elbow Room, which we had both previously visited in August 2014....

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  • (Downtown, Omaha, NE) Scooter’s 1706th bar, first visited in 2023. This is a speakeasy tucked in the back of the downtown location of Moe & Curly’s Pub. (Omaha’s Three Stooges...

    #1706: Howard & Fine

    (Downtown, Omaha, NE) Scooter’s 1706th bar, first visited in 2023. This is a speakeasy tucked in the back of the downtown location of Moe & Curly’s Pub. (Omaha’s Three Stooges...

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  • (Downtown, Excelsior Springs, MO) Scooter’s 1702nd bar, first visited in 2023. We were heading to Atlas Saloon Brewery when we noticed a few (within the past year) wine bar that...

    #1702: Casa Di Vite

    (Downtown, Excelsior Springs, MO) Scooter’s 1702nd bar, first visited in 2023. We were heading to Atlas Saloon Brewery when we noticed a few (within the past year) wine bar that...

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  • (Downtown, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1636th bar, first visited in 2023. After returning to my hotel and getting settled in, I remembered that one should always make an effort to visit...

    #1636: W XYZ Minneapolis

    (Downtown, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1636th bar, first visited in 2023. After returning to my hotel and getting settled in, I remembered that one should always make an effort to visit...

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  • (Downtown, Detroit, MI) Scooter’s 1594th bar, first visited in 2022. We knew our companion would still be needing some more nap time at the hotel, so we headed on over...

    #1594: Elephant Room

    (Downtown, Detroit, MI) Scooter’s 1594th bar, first visited in 2022. We knew our companion would still be needing some more nap time at the hotel, so we headed on over...

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  • (Downtown, Royal Oak, MI) Scooter’s 1589th bar, first visited in 2022. This was a bonus spot that a customer at Gusoline Alley told us about, and he led the way....

    #1589: Ale Mary’s Beer Hall

    (Downtown, Royal Oak, MI) Scooter’s 1589th bar, first visited in 2022. This was a bonus spot that a customer at Gusoline Alley told us about, and he led the way....

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  • (Downtown, Columbus, OH) Scooter’s 1584th bar, first visited in 2022. This cocktail bar sits atop the AC Marriott Hotel and has studding views of the Columbus skyline. A large patio...

    #1584: Lumin Sky Bar

    (Downtown, Columbus, OH) Scooter’s 1584th bar, first visited in 2022. This cocktail bar sits atop the AC Marriott Hotel and has studding views of the Columbus skyline. A large patio...

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  • (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1572nd bar, first visited in 2022. I had avoided coming in here for a drink for years because I assumed it was way too upscale...

    #1572: Voltaire

    (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1572nd 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 1569th 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...

    #1569: Revue @ Fairmont Austin

    (Downtown, Austin, TX) Scooter’s 1569th 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 1548th bar, first visited in 2022. Been meaning to come here ever since it was Boozefish back in the ancient times, nut...

    #1548: The Pressed Penny Tavern

    (West Plaza, Kansas City, MO) Formerly Boozefish Scooter’s 1548th 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 1543rd bar, first visited in 2022. Mini golf themes bar that I came to as part of a birthday party. I had an old fashioned...

    #1543: Sinkers Lounge

    (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1543rd 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 1539th 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...

    #1539: King G Bar & Deli

    (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1539th 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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  • (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1531st bar, first visited in 2022. Seasonal rooftop bar at the Crossroads Hotel, with stunning views in all directions. Cocktail-oriented but does have a few...

    #1531: Percheron Rooftop Bar

    (Downtown, Kansas City, MO) Scooter’s 1531st bar, first visited in 2022. Seasonal rooftop bar at the Crossroads Hotel, with stunning views in all directions. Cocktail-oriented but does have a few...

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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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