“It’s going to be an incredible experience for everyone,” said Scott Wise during a telephone interview. [Aug. 19, 4 p.m.] “This location marks our 20-year culture and brand of service to students and community residents. I love Butler’s surrounding neighborhoods and am so happy to provide a family-friendly restaurant within easy walking distance for the community and the campus.”
Wise alluded to the desire of the Butler administration to bring in a restaurant already known for its ability to bring campus and community together. “This was a plus for Scotty’s and we are so happy to be a part of this new development. We do really well during the summer in our other campus-related locations, which shows community support even when the student population is down.”
The presence of Scotty’s is a given for Ball State in Muncie, IU in Bloomington, Purdue in West Lafayette and Notre Dame in South Bend, which had a brewery and pub on campus during its early history.
While an on-site brewery at Butler would have been a breakthrough, Wise agreed, it’s not feasible at this point of construction. However, Wise says he is aware of the on-campus homebrew club and the academic Ciscerone program, with which he feels Scotty’s can interface.
Wise also feels Scotty’s can work well with sororities and fraternities as well as the neighborhood regarding philanthropic programs. “We want to be a place where they can hold special events to raise money for charities of their choosing.”
Wise says educating for responsible use of alcoholic beverages will continue to be a priority.
The thirty taps will feature seven from Thr3e Wise Men along with a rotating roster from craft breweries across Indiana. Four taps will be dedicated to imports. Along with the gluten free menu that is part of the overall food friendly menu, Scotty’s Dawghouse will offer bottles and cans of gluten free beer.
“We’ll be open everyday, 11 a.m. to midnight. We’re truly a neighborhood place where kids eat free Sundays and Tuesdays, and neighbors can take home Thr3e Wise Men growlers and 32-ounce can “Crowlers.”
“We listened to our students, employees, alumni and Midtown neighbors and believe Scotty’s will be a great fit for the Butler community,” said Michael Kaltenmark, Butler’s director of external relations, in a news release.
Construction of the dining room and large outdoor patio will begin in November. Seating is expected to be for 250-300 for lunch and dinner.
Butler taps into the Scotty’s brand to anchor the new multi-use parking facility in the northeast corner of Sunset Ave. and Lake Rd. Scotty’s Dawghouse is expected to open February 2016.