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Bummer City is not in the bar and restaurant business, but in the business of building your favorite hangout. Places that want to make you get out of the house and meet up with friends. They started with a plan to open just one bar (Analog Arcade Bar in 2015), but had so much fun with that a few more sounded like a good idea.

Their second project was The Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, a music venue and saloon, which opened in March of 2017. It was later re-imagined into Devon's Complaint Dept.,

an unpretentious matchbook-sized cocktail bar and dog-centric patio (Bummer City is not involved in the new iteration of the Raccoon Motel). 

In October of 2017, they opened Armored Gardens, a bar and fast casual restaurant that features 100 beers on draft, a sprawling outdoor patio, and American fare.


In December of 2018, they opened a second Analog location in Moline, Illinois adding pizza and making it kid friendly until 9:00pm.

Bummer City Inc. does not believe in rapid growth. They have no master plan.  They only want to open one thing at a time, when it feels right, waiting for that next idea that will keep them up at night and that perfect spot to make it real.

We want to connect with you. If you have an idea for us, or if you want help opening a place of your own, please get in touch:

Our Team

(along with roughly 75 others)


Dan Bush



Devon Wiese



Rich Cooksey



Emily Hasken

Branding & Marketing

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Megan Bush

Project Manager

Michael Bowen


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Zoe Hitzler


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