Scotty's Brewhouse

very good

14 Reviews
Scotty's BrewhouseScotty's Brewhouse

Type: Bar, Eatery

352 E State St
West Lafayette, Indiana, 47906-3225
United States

(765) 746-3131 | map

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Added by beveritt on 08-22-2006

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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 20
Photo of TMoney2591
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Finally gave this place a try during a visit to Purdue for Grand Prix week. I was a little dismayed to find out that Scotty's is not actually a brewhouse, so much as a "house" that serves brews, along with their food. Beyond this, the place is similar to a Chili's style chain restaurant. It was a tad busy when my friends and I went, but it wasn't too bad. The server was quite personable and knew a decent amount about the beers they offered (including Arrogant Bastard, which can be gotten in mugs for pretty cheap, all things considered). I settled on a local black lager, which was on clearance: not bad, especially for the price. The food was pretty durn good, with the prices fair. Overall, this place isn't amazing in terms of beer, but if you want a good place sit, have a nice meal, and knock a couple back, this is a good place to try. Boiler up!

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Photo of mynie
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Thought this was the brewery, but it's just a place that uses "brew" in their name. Can't say I much care for that. They also make their beer list look a lot bigger than it actually is by including a bunch of Guinness mixes. But, hey, it was there and they had wifi so whatever.

Atmosphere is like a really nice Applebee's. Sadly, Applebee's can only get so nice.

The menu was a like a phonebook. If you like burgers, this is your joint. But, like Applebee'ses, there's only so much you can get out of a burger. Lots of fried stuff. Lots of dishes with all kinds of superfluous cheese.

Tap menu is... well, it's hard for me to say, since I'm not from the area. They had Hopslam on tap, along with your basics FFF, Founders, Bells, and GI. It seemed good to me. Nothing made me cry with joy, but there was a beer for every mood. Additionally, all pints save for Hopslam were 2.50 all Thursday, and that's a damn fine special.

I don't got much to say, because there wasn't that much going on. A decent beer selection with solid food and good service. There's no real character to the place, but there's nothing offputting. Nothing work seeking out, but solid.

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Photo of a10t2
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Scotty's is first and foremost a casual restaurant like TGI Friday's or Applebee's. The food is good, and there are lots of spicy options, which is a plus for me. Prices are pretty average - around $7 for a burger or sandwich with fries. They do like to nickel and dime you, though; a side of hot sauce or cheese on your fries will cost $2.

Beer prices probably aren't too bad on average but are high compared to other local bars; domestic pints are $4 regularly and some microbrews can run upwards of $6. Wednesday "pitcher nights" are the exception, with Coors Light and Killian's pitchers for $2.50 and anything else for $5. The selection is pretty good, with about 20 quality taps in addition to the usual offerings.

Service has been variable in my experience, the staff are generally helpful but the restaurant can be understaffed. On the whole, Scotty's is a good place to have a better-than-average beer with your meal, but not a "beer bar", especially with Chumley's and LBC so close.

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Photo of beveritt
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Scotty's Brewhouse is a local Indiana chain with a few locations throughout the state. I have been to Scotty's several times for lunch and dinner. The atmosphere is pretty nice, a little on the cheesy, Office Space "flair" side. The service is very attentive and personable, but not necessarily beer experts. The food is above average and the portions are big.

The beer selction is good, both on tap and in bottles, but not the best in the area. Like others have said, this place is a restaurant with a good beer selection, not a beer bar that serves food. If you are going out with friends, this is a great place to eat and still be able to drink good beer. If you are going out solely for the beer, walk across the bridge to Chumley's or the Lafayette Brewing Company.

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Scotty's Brewhouse in West Lafayette, IN
3.59 out of 5 based on 20 ratings.
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