Scotty’s Pub: A Hybrid Pub in Southeast Houston
Jul 04, 2013 12:39PM ● Published by SCENE MAGAZINE STAFF
Located in 10943 Scarsdale Blvd. within the heart of the South Belt area (just South of Beltway 8 in Southeast Houston), Scotty’s Pub is a continual experiment in what it means to be a pub. “The people at
Scotty's make the whole concept of what a pub is all about,” said owner Scott Sexton. “They're mixologists, artisans, artists, musicians, foodies, and connoisseurs of local and international brews. They are like family – in all the best ways. Just walk in, and you will sense the creative and energetic spirit…”
The creative spirit flows in the drink and food recipes at Scotty’s Pub.
The pub has 15 rotating domestic and international draft beers (England, Ireland, Belgium, and Mexico) and serves classic cocktails with a contemporary twist designed by Sexton himself and his team of outstanding bartenders. Scotty’s signature drinks include the Bloody Mary (pepper infused Starlite Vodka, spicy Bloody Mary mix, bacon salt, house-made celery bitters, and spicy pickled green beans), theMaple Bacon Manhattan (dried cherry, vanilla and fig infused Eagle Rare Bourbon, sweet vermouth, maple syrup, cherry bitters, and bacon), and the Maple Rum Sour (Zaya aged rum, lemon juice, maple syrup, and baked apple bitters).
“Our classic cocktails are made with care,” said Sexton. “You can taste every nuance and how the balance of flavors hits every part of your taste buds.” The classic cocktail menu changes periodically to take advantage of the freshest seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Speaking of vegetables, have you ever had your potatoes tossed in garlic, Parmesan, and truffle oil; then topped with an awesome sauce and a fried egg? If not, order the Disco Fries off the snack menu, and you’ll never look back.
Do your taste buds an unexpected favor and opt for the “3 Little Pigs.” The wolf had it right when he was hankering for a taste of scrumptious pork. This creative dish is made up of pulled pork, house-made Tasso ham, bacon, Gruyere and American cheeses, caramelized onions, and pineapple maple mustard on Ciabatta bread served with a side of fries.
A sweet, yet savory menu item is the Grown up Grilled Cheese. This indulgence has bacon, American, Gruyere, and Brie cheeses, apple slices, and apricot preserves carefully layered in between buttery Texas toast.
Complete your meal with a sinfully delicious Irish Sunday. Take the gooey goodness of a dark chocolate and Guinness brownie topped with Nutella ice cream, Jameson’s Irish whiskey caramel, candied almonds, whipped cream and a cherry.
You see, friends, this is what happens when a forward-thinking classically trained chef looks over a bar menu and starts asking “what if.” At Scotty’s, the answer is both traditional and unexpected, comfort food and amazing dishes. Sexton designed the menu with you in mind. He holds a degree in Culinary Arts with an emphasis in classical French style.
Scotty's Pub opened in April 2011, and the kitchen was introduced just this year. “This has proven to be an interesting and exciting event at the Pub, because, there is nothing like it in the area,” said Sexton. “Not any pub food would do. This is cuisine with flair, interest and a taste of the exotic, while still keeping to its pub food roots.”
It’s a great venue to catch a sporting event, play pool, dance to the tunes of a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights or the TouchTunes jukebox. (There’s an app for that!)
It’s impossible to list all of the pub’s happenings, so be sure and visit www.scottyspubhouston.com for more information.
Scotty’s Pub is open Sundays from noon until 2 a.m. and Mondays through Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. The kitchen hours are Wednesdays through Sundays from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Enjoy plenty of drink specials at the 50-foot bar, and there's ample free parking, too.