September 16, 2008

HotShotz and Scotty's Update

Well, hat tip to Generik , it looks like I was wrong about HotShotz. They're not done - they're just done at their old location. I drove by the old Bennigan's site at 1-69 and 96th (very close to Fry's), and sure enough there was a now hiring sign out front, HotShotz logo'ed notes on the door and workers inside. Not sure what an open date will be, but it looks like they're trying to make a go of it in a new location. They'll need to wrap some serious PR around that location. The good thing is that there are a few hotels right in the area that will feed them some business and if they do some lunch specials there are quite a few businesses that can help drive their daytime revenue.

Also, I was at Scotty's this weekend and my memory wasn't quite correct (see previous post). No Rogue beers on tap (hopeful thinking on my part). They did have Magic Hat #9 (mmm...good stuff), Three Floyds Alpha King (tap was dry, and had been for a few days....that means they're selling more than anticipated, hopefully. That also means they'll be willing to try more unique beers that you can't find elsewhere). They had a few other new ones, including Abita Turbodog and Shiner Bock. Good food and an increasingly good selection of craft beer? Count me in!


Generik420 said...

I guess I am going to have to go check out Scotty's. How is the food there? And is it kid friendly?

Fred said...

Generik - The food really is pretty good. Expect sandwiches, etc. Better than average bar food. Here's a link to a .pdf of their menu (no beer list, unfortunately):

It's definitely kid friendly - there's usually an interesting mix of fratters too old for Broad Ripple (and their wives) and northside young families. I've never been in there and not seen a bunch of kids.

Having said all of that I always enjoy it - food is solid and beer is good. Prices are average. I'll be interested to hear what you think.

Fred said...


Another update for you on Scotty's. We were just there tonight and I learned about a special they have (which I would have known about it earlier) - on Wednesday's they have $7 pitchers (48 oz) of imports and craft beers. I was able to enjoy 48 oz. of Three Floyd's Alpha King for only $7. Now that is a deal (especially considering a 23 oz of the same beer is $7.25). If you end up stopping by, let me know what you think.