Scotty’s is fairly new to the southwest side of Fort Wayne, but has a rich tradition in Indianapolis with five locations (adding a sixth soon), Muncie, Bloomington, West Lafayette and Mishawaka. Scotty’s is located where Buckets previously occupied, but the comparison stops at a great place to watch a game.
Scotty’s interior has been completely redesigned with a huge bar, a variety of seating (booths and tables), and TV after TV after TV—all tuned to the games you want to watch. My husband and I prefer the bar area, which is vast as opposed to the family room.
They do not take reservations, so go early or pack your patience in your purse. The best bet is to get a drink from the bar and wait for your table or cozy up to the bar if there is room.
The menu is large (as are the portions) and casual. Meals are served on small cookie sheets and silverware is wrapped in dishcloths. We have been there three times since Scotty’s opening, and have tried the Spinach Artichoke Dip which was warm and cheesy, Fiesta Chicken Salad made with penne pasta and Italian dressing, and an absolutely shareable order of nachos. My favorite dish so far? The fish tacos. The portion comes with three tacos and I chose a side salad as well. The portion was so huge I had leftovers the next day.
Our companions raved about the pizza (Fort Wayne is the only Scotty’s location serving pizza made with homemade beer-in-the-dough crust) and the build-your-own burgers. A tip: be sure to try the pretzel bread buns!
Scotty’s has a full bar (thank you very much) and is known for a selection of over 32 craft beers. Try a flight or two of their beer selections to get the full effect of the diverse beer menu. It’s everything an upscale sports bar should be and a great place to wind down the week or meet a group of friends to watch a game.
Ready to try it out?
Scotty’s Brewhouse: 6282 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
Hours: Monday through Sunday, Open at 11:00 a.m.