No. 20: Root Beer from Mugs Up Drive-In

The Mugs Up Drive-In in Independence makes its own root beer

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For over a half-century, the orange-and-white loose-burger stand at 700 East 23rd Street in Independence — Bill and Ann’s Mugs Up Drive-In — has been been serving Zip burgers, Whiz burgers, hot dogs, chili dogs, homemade orange drink and the house specialty, root beer.

There’s no other beverage in town quite like it. The house-made brew is spicy, earthy … truly rooty-tasting.

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