Scotty’s Brewhouse to Open First Restaurant in Ohio
Scotty’s Brewhouse signed a deal for their first restaurant in the state of Ohio, and in the same week, announced a new location in Plainfield, Indiana. Scott Wise announced that his latest Brewhouse location would open in Oxford, Ohio, in mid-August. The new restaurant will be located at 325 South College, on the campus of Miami University. The Plainfield restaurant which will be located inside of Plainfield Village, at 160 Plainfield Drive- Suite 195, is set to open in October of this year.
Both new Scotty’s locations will serve lunch and dinner and seat over 200 between the dining room and large outdoor patio. As with all Scotty’s locations, it is “all ages welcome” and family friendly. The new restaurant will be open seven days a week at 11 a.m.
Both restaurants will feature the traditional Scotty’s Brewhouse food menu, full-service bar with 24 draft beers and will join the other Brewhouse locations in carrying beer from Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Company. Thr3e Wise Men, also owned by Scott Wise, is a family-friendly restaurant and brewing facility serving homemade thin crust pizza, salads, sandwiches, and appetizers. There are two current Thr3e Wise Men locations: Broad Ripple, Indiana, where the brewery is located, and a second location that opened in December in Muncie, Indiana.
Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. has received a number of prestigious Beer Awards including 2 Great American Beer Festival Awards in 2015, 15 Indiana State Fair Brewers Cup Awards from 2012-2015, one World Beer Cup Award in 2014, and a Brew Bracket Award in 2013.
Guests will be able to purchase carryout growlers of all the Thr3e Wise Men brews throughout the week. The Oxford location will also open early for Miami football tailgates which will include Scotty’s Brewhouse favorite Eggs & Kegs & and Bloody Mary Bar, a Breakfast of Champions.
"When I first opened Scotty's in 1996, I always wanted to open on Miami's campus. We visited a lot in college and as a Ball State alum, we always competed against them in MAC sports. I've heard people call it a ‘little IU.’ And it really does have a lot of the same characteristics in the beauty of the college and town. Timing never worked out and other opportunities always got in the way so Oxford [Ohio] was always kept on the list of ‘future growth.’ The future is finally here with our 18th restaurant,” says Wise, president and CEO of a Pots & Pans Production, the management company for Scotty’s Brewhouse, Scotty’s Brew Club and Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co.
The addition of the Scotty’s Brewhouse Plainfield location will be the 15th restaurant and the first location opened in the west side of town. Hiring is expected to begin early summer for this location with a projected opening date in October.
Scotty’s has a full bar of high-end bourbons, margaritas, mojitos and martinis. There is also a vast 10 page, 100 item food menu with everything from homemade pizza to gourmet hand-pattied burgers made with different blends of locally farmed meat, fries, double-breaded chicken wings with homemade sauces, Twinkie Milkshakes, homemade cakes & pies… and of course those world-famous fried Dill Pickle Chips! Scotty’s has a full kids menu where 12 and under eat free every Sunday and Tuesday. This “upscale sports pub” has over 60 TVs. Scotty’s Brewhouse also offers full-service catering for small and large parties and delivery to both residential and commercial locations.
“My restaurant is the ‘anti chain chain,” adds Wise. “We run our company with the mindset that every location will be unique, individualized and run with the professionalism of a large company; but, the feel and atmosphere of a ‘mom and pop’ restaurant. We embed ourselves in the community and are actively involved in charities, philanthropic endeavors and community service. It is important to me not only as a restaurant owner; but, as a father of 4 trying to raise my children with a philosophy of doing good in our world and making a positive impact in our communities we reside.”
This year marks the 20th anniversary in business for Scotty’s Brewhouse. Wise opened the original Brewhouse in 1996 in his hometown of Muncie, Indiana. With the opening of the Oxford & Plainfield locations, the company will now have 18 locations in the Midwest and Florida.
Scotty’s will employ between 75 to 100 part-time and full-time positions. They will begin taking applications online beginning early summer.