Scotty's Brewhouse reopened on the Southside of Indianapolis on December 19th and this week they are offering specials to their guests to celebrate the reopening at 4530 Southport Crossing Drive.
"We never wanted to leave the south side of Indy back in 2013," said Scott Wise, Founder and CEO of a Pots and Pans Production. "Business was great and this was one of our top performing stores, however, we were operating that location under a management contract with another investor group that didn't work out."
The restaurant features the traditional Scotty’s Brewhouse food menu, full service bar with 20 draft beers and will join the other Brewhouse locations in carrying beer from Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Company. Guests are able to purchase carryout growlers of all the Thr3e Wise Men brews Monday - Saturday. The restaurant will also offer Kids Eat Free on Sundays and Tuesdays and many other drink and food specials throughout the week.
"Now that we are up and running again we wanted to say thank you to our guests who are coming back to see us or just coming in for the first time to this location," said Eric Schamp, Chief Operations Officer.
From now until January 25th guests can get the following specials:
· $6 Growler Fills
· $5 Domestic 32 oz. Keep the Cup
· $6 Thr3e Wise Men 32 oz. Keep the Cup
· $5.99 Apps all day (Through Thursday)
· Buy One Get One 50% off Burgers and Wraps (11am - 3pm Through Friday)
With over 1,200 employees, a Pots and Pans Production operates ten Scotty's Brewhouse locations, Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Company and C3 Bar.
By Keith Roysdon
MUNCIE – How many businesses have come and gone in the Village in the past 20 years?
From ice cream seller Ben and Jerry’s to java shop MT Cup to La Bamba Mexican restaurant to recent (apparent) departures like the Locker Room and Dill Street Bar and Grill, a list of eateries and bars that have disappeared would be as long as University Avenue.
With the opening this fall of the Village Promenade apartments-and-commercial-space complex, the Village and new businesses there like Brothers, the area is in flux again.
One constant for nearly two decades, however, is Scotty’s Brewhouse.
Founded in 1996 by Muncie entrepreneur Scott Wise, the restaurant has become a favorite among students and their families as well as with locals. Wise has spread his business to other cities and brands but is coming back to Muncie — downtown in this case — with another concept, his Thr3e Wise Men brewpub and restaurant.
Despite almost constant change in the restaurant industry, Scotty’s has been the solid anchor in the often turbulent Village area for nearly two decades.
“I’m the grandpa of the group,” Wise joked last week in an interview with The Star Press.
Wise talked about recent changes in the Village, including Village Promenade, and the role the original Scotty’s Brewhouse plays in the Muncie community.
History with the Village
The closings of Dill Street and the Locker Room are “apparent” in that the owners of the bars did not return calls from The Star Press asking the status of their businesses. Employees at the Locker Room said the bar was going to close on New Year’s Eve, while Dill Street was locked and dark in recent weeks.
“I didn’t know any of this until I read (the) stories,” Wise said last week.
“If I was making a guess (about the closings), I would say that in my 19 years in the Village, it’s the ebb and flow of what happens to small businesses. We’ve seen the coming and going of BW3 and La Bamba and Kazoo’s. They might have just decided they didn’t want to run bars anymore.
“I don’t think it’s from lack of business, but that’s not for me to say,” Wise added.
Wise said he feels an emotional history with the Village because he would ride his bike there as a kid. His parents still own property there.
The business cycle
Wise has expanded and reshaped the concepts that make up his business, A Pots and Pans Production, and now has 10 Scotty’s, the Thr3e Wise Men in Indianapolis — the Muncie one will open in the downtown Courtyard by Marriott in late 2015 — and C3, a Bloomington cocktail lounge.
Being located away from a campus setting in Bloomington has been a good thing, Wise said, but he’s enjoyed opening in university towns even though he doesn’t consider Scotty’s a college bar.
“I’m not a bar,” Wise said. “I’m a restaurant that serves good beer. If you try to compare that to other places, there are bars that serve drinks and food is an afterthought. That’s not me. I’ve never wanted to compete in those hours from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.”
Wise said his Scotty’s locations in Muncie and Lafayette, for example, do as well, or better, when students are out of town and locals decide to stop in and have a meal and a drink.
Wise said “everything’s good” when asked about business at Scotty’s in Muncie.
“When Brothers first opened ... you always feel a dip when any new place comes in,” Wise said in reference to comments from fans of Dill Street and the Locker Room that Brothers had put them out of business. “Then things level out and people figure out where they want to go.
“For me, it’s a sad thing to see. You don’t ever want to see a business close, especially a small business. Dill Street was around when I was in school. But it’s part of the business cycle.”
By Jim Shella
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Thanksgiving dinner at Scotty’s Brewhouse is a relatively new tradition. This is just the fifth year that the downtown restaurant has served a free holiday meal.
Kay Johnson was among the 300 people in line for a buffet that included both turkey and ham. For Johnson, every day has been a tough one since her husband died last month, but Thanksgiving is tougher.
When asked what she would be doing if she weren’t at Scotty’s she said, “Sitting at home, just sitting there by myself because it was just me and him.”
She came with a group of 50 or so who live in the Brookside neighborhood. Pastor David Cederquist put the group together but says it would have happened without him.
“We would have found a way to be together,” he said, “but because of Scotty we were able to be together in his restaurant, eating his food, and it’s a wonderful opportunity.”
Among the volunteers dishing out the food was restaurant owner Scott Wise.
“A day like today when we can help lots of people,” he said, “it’s something we should do.”
Wise raised money from customers and received donations from suppliers to help make the dinner possible. His employees and others volunteered to do the work.
Children were given toys and homeless people received a card with $10 in it. And 100 meals were delivered to the Ronald McDonald House.
For homeless veteran John Lamb, who says he’s living in a tent on the river, it was Scotty’s or cold cuts.
When asked if this holiday matters to him, Lamb said, “Yeah, of course it does. I’m thankful for even being here right now.”
And so is Wise, who survived a brain tumor a while back. He says the gratitude from Lamb, Johnson and the others is his reward.
“You leave here,” he said, “and you want to do it every day.”
But he’ll go back to selling burgers so he can keep doing it one day a year.
The South side of Indianapolis will soon see the return of Scotty's Brewhouse. After opening their 9th location in Fort Wayne last month, the company now plans to reopen their concept on the South Side of Indianapolis on December 19th, in the exact same location as the one they left in March, 2013 at 4530 Southport Crossing Dr.
"We never wanted to leave the South side back in 2013," said Scott Wise, President and CEO of a Pots and Pans Production. "Business was great and this was one of our top performing stores, however, we were operating that location under a management contract with another investor group that didn't work out."
The restaurant, located at 4530 Southport Crossing drive, will feature the traditional Brewhouse food menu, more than 20 draft beers and will join the other Brewhouse locations in carrying beer from Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Company. Guests will be able to purchase carryout growlers of all the Thr3e Wise Men brews Monday - Saturday.
"Since we were in this building before, it allows us to speed up the process of opening quite a bit," said Eric Schamp, Chief Operations Officer. "Normally, the construction process is 4-6 months, but, in this case, it already was built to have the look and feel of a Brewhouse."
While the location and building may be all set, the next step will be finding employees to run a successful restaurant. To help speed up this process, Scotty's is holding open auditions for all positions next Monday and Tuesday from 11am - 7pm at the Courtyard by Marriot on Southport Crossing.
"We will be looking for great people to fill all types of positions," said Tracy Morgan, Director of Human Resources. "From cooks, to servers to management positions, we will have opportunities for everyone."
If you are interested in applying for one of these positions or at any Scotty's location, you can start the process by filling out an online application at www.scottysbrewhouse.com/careers
"We encourage everyone to get the process started by completing the online application," continued Morgan. "The open interviews will, then, afford the opportunity to meet face to face and move the hiring process along."
With over 1,000 employees, a Pots and Pans Production offers great benefits including health insurance, health club membership reimbursement, companywide special events, and many other programs and incentives.
Scotty’s will have a trailer in the parking lot beginning on Black Friday to begin selling Gift Cards for this location (or they can be used at any Scotty’s location throughout the state).
To get more information about employment and to start the application process, visit www.scottysbrewhouse.com/careers
Believe it or not the Holiday Season is upon us and that means the Scotty’s team is hard a work on two big giving initiatives. The first event will be their 5th annual “Feast for the Less Fortunate” on Thanksgiving Day at their Downtown Indianapolis location. This will be followed up with a trip to Peyton Manning Children's Hospital in December to deliver toys to the patients that have been donated by customers at all of the Scotty’s locations across the state.
“Five years ago we started our Thanksgiving dinner event and every year it has continued to grow and become better,” said Scott Wise, President and CEO of a Pots and Pans Production. “This year we are working with even more shelters and organizations to provide a great meal to over 250 people.”
“I am very blessed to be in the position I am in and believe it is my responsibility to motivate others to do good in our society and give back to all our communities that so proudly support us. I believe it is a social responsibility of success that you share this by reaching back and grabbing the hands of those that are less fortunate, clasp hands tightly and give someone a lift up,” continued Wise.
Not only does Scotty’s provide a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner to those attending, they also give toys to the children and gift cards to each of the adults. During the month of November guests are able to purchase paper turkeys at any of the Scotty’s locations. Guests can choose between a $1 or $5 turkey, place their name on it and then it hang it on the walls of the restaurants. The money from these sales will be used to buy toys for the children attending the event as well as gift cards to Marsh for the adults.
“Last year we sold around $2,500 worth of turkeys and we hope to raise even more this year,” said Angie Henderson, who is in charge of organizing this year’s event. “We always have more than enough volunteers, but when guest buys a turkey it allows us to give back more to the people we are trying to help with this event."
All the food preparation, set up and service are provided by employees and guests who give the gift of their time to help make a difference. From wrapping gifts, to preparing the turkey and boxing up leftovers, it all happens from people who chose to donate their time.
Once Thanksgiving has passed, Scotty’s will begin preparing to deliver toys to the children at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital in December. Until December 14th, guests can come into any Scotty’s location, donate a toy and receive a free appetizer. On December 15th, all toys will be transported to the Scotty’s corporate office to be delivered to the hospital by members of the Scotty’s team, led again by Scott in his charge to make people smile, even while in a little pain.
"I love going from room to room and personally delivering the toys to these brave children, who are going through such a difficult time," said Wise. "Most of us are so fortunate to have healthy children, that it's easy to forget the kids out there who struggle with their health every day." If you would like to make a donation, some of the favorite toys for children are Legos, craft kits and anything Fisher Price. You can also visit Peyton Manning Children's Hospital website for information as to other ways to give back financially, donate items to the hospital, and volunteer your time.
If you would like to buy a turkey to help with our Thanksgiving event or donate a toy for the children, please visit any Scotty's Brewhouse or Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Company. The final day for Turkey donations is November 26th and the final day for toy donations is December 14th.
Scotty's offers a different volunteer opportunity every month for employees. Part of the companies vision card is for employees to do something good in their communities every 90 days.
"I want our employees to have the opportunity to give back to the local community," concluded Wise. "That is why we organize the volunteer events each month in the different cities we are located in."
If you would like to be a part of these opportunties you can email Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Trick or Treat, donate your treats, get kids meals free to eat."
That is the plan this Saturday at all Scotty's Brewhouse and Thr3e Wise Men locations. Kids can drop off their Halloween candy and receive a free kids meal. Scotty's will then take the candy and mail it to Armed Forces overseas.
"Kids get so much candy each Halloween, " said Scott Wise, President and CEO of a Pots and Pans Production. "We wanted to give parents and kids a incentive to be a little healthier and do something good at the same time."
According to kidshealth.org the average American child receives 50 pieces of candy when they trick or treat, with over 44% saying they get more than 100 pieces.
"We want parents to let their kids splurge a little, but not over-indulge," continued Wise. "They can bring their kids in on Saturday, donate their excess candy and get a free healthy kids meal."
Scotty's offers several healthy options for kids including salads, Gluten Free options and fresh fruit cups instead of fries.
In addition to the free kids meals, Scotty's is offering several adult specials for this Halloweekend, including two drinks created just for Halloween. The Witches Cauldron, which serves 4 or more, is served in a fish bowl and features pinnacle orange vodka, coconut rum, creme de banana, midori, blue raspberry lemonade and gummy worms. A Candy Corn Martini is also available, created with whipped vodka, pineapple juice, sour mix, grenadine and whipped cream.
"We wanted to have a little fun for the Halloween Weekend," said Mark Sontag, Director of Food and Beverage. "We took a couple of our regular drinks and gave them a Halloween spin."
For those wanting to stay at home, most of the Scotty's locations deliver. You can find all their delivery information and place your order here. For those wanting to just pick up dinner after a night of trick or treating Scotty's is offering 10% off any carryout order October 31st - November 2nd. Simply use the code SPOOKY14 when checking out online.
Click here to order Scotty's Brewhouse Carryout
Click here to order Thr3e Wise Men Carryout
Click here to order delivery.
By Indianapolis MonthlyOctober 13, 2014
1. The Local Eatery & Pub, 14655 N. Gray Rd., Westfield, 317-218-3786, localeateryandpub.comThis far-north darling skirted with tables covered in butcher paper (crayons provided) lures families in the door with a chalkboard menu that gives attention to root-beer floats (for the kids and the designated drivers) and Sun King ales.
2. Three Wise Men Brewing Co., 1021 Broad Ripple Ave., 317-255-5151, thr3ewisemen.comKids eat for free on Tuesdays at Broad Ripple’s lively offshoot of the Scotty’s Brewhouse family, where the complimentary baskets of popcorn are bottomless and picnic tables serve as seating. The offspring can gorge on one-topping pizzas and elephant ears made from homemade pizza dough.
3. Twenty Tap, 5408 N. College Ave., 317-602-8840, twentytap.comAlthough this SoBro hangout doesn’t have a dedicated kids menu, starters such as cheese curds and soft pretzels keep the younger crowd busy while the grownups explore the 38 craft beers on tap and a selection of house brews.
4. Shoefly Public House,122 E. 22nd St., 317-283-5007,shoeflypublichouse.comEach item on the kids menu at this cozy Fall Creek Place pub is named after a child in the owner’s family. The Julio features juicy shredded-pork tacos, and The Lilah is a mound of vegetarian meatloaf ladled with rich brown gravy. There is even a selection of craft sodas to wash it all down.
5. Rockstone Pizzeria Pub, 11501 Allisonville Rd., Fishers, 317-288-9761, rockstonepizzapub.comA brief but solid kids menu includes focaccia cheese pizza, a “lil’ meatball” sub with rigatoni, and the favorite Baby Daddy, a hearty blend of cavatappi pasta doused in the secret Mac Daddy sauce. And if you add in the Nutella nuggets and s’mores pizza, you might as well plan on this becoming a weekly—and demanded—tradition.
For More information about Thr3e Wise Men and to see their current beers available, visit their website: http://thr3ewisemen.com/
It's back to school time, football season and the rollout of Scotty's Brewhouse's latest menu.
"This is my favorite time of year," said Scott Wise, President and CEO of a Pots and Pans Production. "I just love the Fall weather sitting on the patios, the excitement in the air with the return of students to our campus locations and, of course, football on TV!"
Scotty's Brewhouse has locations on or near the campuses of Ball State, IU, Purdue, Notre Dame and Butler as well as several others throughout Indianapolis and Carmel.
"When the students come back and football gets into full swing, it is our busiest time of the year," said Eric Schamp, President of Operations. "Not only does it help with our business; it also allows us to provide jobs for 100's of students as they come back to school."
The new menu that rolled out in September features several new and unique items including Sriracha Pork Tacos, a Mexican Fiesta Salad and Totchos (tater tots topped with nacho cheese, red onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, bacon crumbles and sour cream). It also brings back some old favorites like homemade cole slaw and an appetizer sampler called The Kitchen Sink.
"We are always evaluating our menu and making changes based on customer feedback and sales," said Wise. "We like to try new and unique items, like the Totchos, and will bring back old favorites if we hear feedback from our guests that they miss them."
If one of your favorite items has been removed from the menu, Scotty's encourages guests to ask their server if they can still make it.
"One of our philosophies is 'The answer is YES, now what is the question?'" said Wise. "If we still carry the ingredients, we will gladly make any item for you."
In addition to all the new food items, Scotty's will release their new fall drink menu on Thursday. Guests will be able to pick from a Apple Cranberry Spiced White Sangria, Bubbly Poinsettia, Kentucky Bourbon Mule and a Pumpkin Pie Martini.
"We are even going to create 2 special drinks just for Halloween," said Mark Sontag, Director of Kitchen Operations. "Over Halloween weekend we will be serving Candy Corn Martinis and a Halloween version of our fishbowl called the Witch's Cauldron."
Scotty's changes their drink menu seasonally so look for Holiday Drinks coming soon.
Thr3e Wise Men Brewing company, a separate concept run by a Pots and Pans Production, also recently added some new items to their menu including a Margherita Pizza, Pulled Pork Nachos and a Bar-b-q Chicken Sandwich. Thr3e Wise Men also brews beer for all of the Scotty's Brewhouse locations. Guests can even get the Thr3e Wise Men beer to go in a 32 oz plastic bullet or a 64 oz growler. Upcoming seasonal beers include 8 Mile Michigan Cherry Wheat, which taps October 7th, and Hot for Teacher Ms. Doppelbock that will tap on November 4th.
Scotty's Brewhouse was just voted Indy's number one sports bar by Indy's A-list and is a favorite location to enjoy football games throughout the state. Each location features 50 - 100 televisions showing the biggest games every week. Guests can also get interactive and join Scotty's Pick 'em Football League for free and win prizes every week.
"I have always loved sports, burgers and beer and that is why those are all huge parts of our restaurant concepts, " continued Wise. "We want people to come in, have a great meal and enjoy the games with their friends and family."
For more information about specials during the games, check out Scotty's Specials page: /specials/
To join Scotty's Free Pick 'Em League check out the info page: football
To see the entire new menu, view the menu page here: menu
To see pictures of all menu items, view our food gallery here: food gallery
To see the new Thr3e Wise Men menu and current beers available, visit their website: http://thr3ewisemen.com/
With 8 successful Scotty's Brewhouse restaurants around the state of Indiana and a brewery + pizza pub in Broad Ripple, Scott Wise, President and CEO of a Pots and Pans Production, has opened a new restaurant concept in Bloomington, called C3 Bar.C3 was named for the building number and plot on the site plans for Renwick , a smart growth community on the Southeast side of Bloomington, Indiana. “Crafted Cocktails + Cuisine” is the alliteration for the three C’s. And, a tagline of “Next door, next level” is the theme. Renwick Village was developed by Eric C. Stolberg, President WSProperty Group and his partners.
"This concept is different than our other restaurants," said Wise. "We don't own this concept, but are contracted to manage it for the owners. The concept was a lot of fun to develop and create. I have a great team of passionate professionals that designed an incredible food and drink experience for the Bloomington market."
C3 is a small plates bistro with fresh, hand-crafted cocktails and tapas style small plates that puts a detailed approach and focus towards local products. C3's stylish designed interior allows for a private date for two at one of our tables inside or on the patio. Or, a group can enjoy a semi-private couch and lounge area while sipping on a C3 Classic Manhattan or a buttery glass of Chardonnay from Napa Valley.
"We took a fun, elegant and whimsical approach to classic cocktails and groceries bought from our local Farmer’s Market to develop menus that will change seasonally, with the freshness and seasonality of our produce, meats and vegetables," said Wise. "Our menu is served small plate Tapas style."
Wise isn't done growing the Brewhouse concept either. Construction is currently underway in Ft. Wayne and he is also in talks with several other developers in differently locations throughout the state as was well as Louisville. Another Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. location is planned to open in Muncie, Indiana in the Fall of 2015 in the new Marriott hotel being built downtown with the Arc project.
"We are excited about this new concept, but also plan to continue to grow our Brewhouse concept over the next few years, " Wise continued. "Ft. Wayne is just the first step in our growth plans and we hope to branch out of Indiana in the next year. We have lots of locations and new concepts planned up our sleeves in the next several years."
Wise is in talks with local company Local Stake about funding for future growth through social investment opportunities. Stay tuned for more info on this coming soon.
For more information about C3 Bar you can check out their website at http://www.c3bloomington.com.
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Courtesy of Indystar.comBy Channing King
Bloodwine may be the Klingon drink of choice but that hasn't stopped an Indiana brewery from creating a new 'Star Trek'-themed beer. This Saturday,Klingon Warnog gets a coming-out party at Scotty's Brewhouse Downtown in advance of its July 28 rollout across the U.S..
Presented by Downtown Comics, 'Star Trek First Contact Beer Debut' will give fans their first chance to try the non-synthehol drink. Bearing the official 'Star Trek' license from CBS Studios, Klingon Warnog is produced in Evansville by Tin Man Brewing. According to the Federation of Beer website -- "Prime Directive: ...to unite both Star Trek and Craft Beer fans" -- the Warnog
incorporates rye malt into a moders Dunkelweizen grain bill, creating a flavor profile that is both familiar and unique. Warnog's aroma is predominantly mild banana and clove produced by the German wheat yeast, supported by subtle sweet malt character from the use of Munich malt.
Those words probably mean little to non-drinkers such as myself, but it sounds interesting at least. (I'm not sure I associate Klingons with bananas, but they are a strange race.)
Befitting the occasion, entertainment for the 'Star Trek First Contact Beer Debut' party will be provided by Five Year Mission, the 'Trek' tribute band that writes and records songs based on episodes of The Original Series. Though not required, costumes are appreciated, as is the periodic crying out of "dabo!"
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