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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
3.81/5 rDev +7.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Atmosphere: Your average sports bar, loaded with TVs, including distracting personal TVs in the booth. Considering if you look up and can see at least 3 different TVs in your vision easily without straining yourself, is it really necessary to have a mini TV in the booth too? Beyond that, the place is always busy and is lively.
Quality: Good quality food and beer. Beer normally served in semi-proper glassware. Wheat beers need to be requested without the citrus.
Selection: Not a half-bad tap list, including IN beers from the Scotty's affiliate Thr3e Wise Men up in Indianapolis. Several taps dominated by macro light lagers, but many other solid craft options ranging from Oberon to "Centennial Martyr Double IPA".
Food: Great burgers. Best in Bloomington.
Value: Good prices on beer and food. Would recommend going on Thursdays for $2 pints of anything on tap.
06-16-2014 00:46:15 | More by Beric
3.5/5 rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
This is a sports bar/restaurant that has a few fun taps. I had not visited Scotty's for the first two years that I lived in Bloomington, because the crowd was usually much younger and much drunker than I care for. That said, I was happy to find out that they had the selection that they do. Old Rasputin, Bell's, Founders, and some of their sister brewpub's (Three Wisemen) beers were all on tap, plus quite a few more. That was enough to peak my interest. The only catch is that their pricing is higher than most places in town.
07-06-2011 20:06:04 | More by eyeenjoybeer
4.05/5 rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
I can't hit on the how overpriced this is too much. I think your comparables in Bloomington blow it outta the water. It's a bdubs featuring burgers. The beer selection is good, the prices are high. The food is awesome, prices are high. I will continue to go there because I love the burgers too much. And the beer is cold and they have a very good selection. Parking is also an issue in downtown Btown so if you're a visitor be prepared to look on a friday night in the fall before a home game.
Don't park at Wendy's across the street.
05-04-2010 18:50:45 | More by tykees88
3.65/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Scotty's was always a favorite place to meet up before the crew went out on a Wed or Weekend night...but those days are long gone. Cheap pitchers of delicious beers are a thing of the past, and if you're looking for a pitcher of local beer expect to pay $18 bucks for it. Makes you just wanna take off running to Upland itself. Good news is cheap taco day has a few decent $5 pitcher selections, but you gotta get in there early enough before you have to start folding kids popped collars back down. Definetly has lost its flare and food's not cheap. Waitresses are easy to pick up tho, makes those pitchers seem a lot more reasonable ;)
02-02-2010 05:19:56 | More by lbaker
4.18/5 rDev +18.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited Scotty's after attending the IU game on a Sunday evening. Crowded as you would expect after a game but we were able to have a seat at the bar. Nice selection of tap beers, starting with the macros but I was sble to enjoy a Two Hearted Ale and an Alpha King. They have a decent selection of bottles as well. Pleasnt surprise of selection for what some would consider a sports bar type place. Only negative was they had the Sam Addams Noble Pils on their menu but they did not have it yet.
Food was good. We stuck with appetizers (Fried pickles!) and then dessert. Service was what you would expect at the bar for a crowded evening.
01-23-2010 20:31:30 | More by hoosier222002
3.25/5 rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$$
for bloomington this place is pricey as far as the drinks go. dont even bother getting any mixed drinks or anything on the rocks as the price hovers around ten bucks. the food is like that of a chain family restaurant: greasy, smothered in cheese, and unexceptional. one of the good things is the outdoor seating and the option for pitchers. the beer selection is generic: macros, upland. the clientele are the sports loving crowd, so if you dont love sports or want to watch sports when eating, then maybe reconsider just going to applebees. the bartending service at the bar itself is good, and the waitresses tend to be them good looking college girls, thats one perk to going, i guess.
08-05-2009 23:36:20 | More by erz316
3.38/5 rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$$
Scotty's got it's start in Muncie, IN and has since made plans to take over the scene at every hot campus spot in the state. That would be fine, if Scotty's was worth it.
While they often have a decent selection of beers (mostly in bottles, taps tend to attract the college crowd), the prices are often $1-2 higher than other hot spots.
While in Bloomington, I visited the local spot. It was exactly what I expected. Scotty has branded his establishment and has taken away any kind of unique factor that each location could offer. To me, walking into a Scotty's Brewhouse is like walking into a Starbucks...while some minor things may be the different, the overall theme and agenda is the same.
The food is great. However, I have noticed that the quality and amount of food has somewhat decreased as the price has increased.
If I were in Bloomington for the weekend, Scotty's would most likely not make the list. If I were looking for good beer and food, I'd hit the Irish Lion or farmBloomington.l If I were looking for a college beer joint, I'd hit Kilroy's or the Bluebird. However, if you're a college student...it's a pretty good place to take the parents...they won't think you're spending all your time at a beer guzzling establishment!
10-14-2008 02:08:16 | More by jtothamo
3.83/5 rDev +8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
Scotty's has a nice half blues/half sports bar atmosphere. While I personally think picking one and going with it is best, they do a good job of merging the two. I really enjoyed the blues music playing while I ate.
Quality was good, nothing to complain about, it was what I would expect from any nicer restaurant.
Excellent service, the waitress had a good knowledge of the beer (and food), did not rush me at all, but I didn't have to wait for anything, either. (She was very easy on the eyes, too.)
Nice selection of beers: craft, import, and macro if you wanted. I had a Bell's two hearted and a local from Bloomington Brewing Company. They had rogue and stone and several others.
I felt the food was a bit overpriced, but not so much so over the rest of Bloomington. My buffalo chicken wrap was quite good, as were the waffle fries.
04-04-2008 22:29:50 | More by JamesS
Scotty's Brewhouse in Bloomington, IN
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