Upscale Archive

  • (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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  • (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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  • (Harbor View, Milwaukee, WI) Scooter’s 1321st bar, first visited in 2019. As we were wrapping up at George’s we were getting hungry. Our group couldn’t decide between Mexican or Indian....

    #1321: La Merenda

    (Harbor View, Milwaukee, WI) Scooter’s 1321st bar, first visited in 2019. As we were wrapping up at George’s we were getting hungry. Our group couldn’t decide between Mexican or Indian....

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  • (Victory Hills, Kansas City, KS) Formerly a thrift store Scooter’s 1306th bar, first visited in 2018. This is a brand new upscale bar & grill focusing on cocktails and southern...

    #1306: Elevate Bar & Grill

    (Victory Hills, Kansas City, KS) Formerly a thrift store Scooter’s 1306th bar, first visited in 2018. This is a brand new upscale bar & grill focusing on cocktails and southern...

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  • (Downtown, Cody, WY) Scooter’s 1302nd bar, first visited in 2018. Cute cocktail/wine/craft beer bar in the back of a bottle shop, with an alley-facing patio. Only a few taps, but...

    #1302: Juniper Bar + Market + Bistro + Bottle Shop

    (Downtown, Cody, WY) Scooter’s 1302nd bar, first visited in 2018. Cute cocktail/wine/craft beer bar in the back of a bottle shop, with an alley-facing patio. Only a few taps, but...

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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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