We feel that the people who hang out at your local coffee shop or drink at neighborhood bars are just as important as how close by it is.
Our goal with Scouted is to bring a human element to local recommendations which we feel, in the past, have been exceptionally impersonal and faceless. We’re putting the people first, not the location. There are no editors, no experts, no curators—well, a little on the homepage—just real, honest people talking about the places they love. We’re encouraging you to find places that match your taste through the people who actually go there. Our goal is not keeping you on the site but getting you to go out and enjoy the world!
We aim to eliminate the experience of walking into a bar or restaurant and immediately leaving because the people and vibe just don’t suit you (frat bars anyone? j/k). Find some like minded people and check out the places they enjoy. Share your own recommendations and help others discover your favorite places and activities. But, above all, just get out there and experience! We spend far too much time staring at screens and being “social” online, it’s time to connect in person.
And if you have any ideas on how we can better achieve this goal, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We want this to be as much your website as it is ours.