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Scotty's Doghouse is a pub built for its neighborhood

click to enlarge The beer lineup at Scotty's. - KIRSTEN BLACK
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  • The beer lineup at Scotty's.

With a yellow exterior and athletic-themed stickers on the windows, Scotty's Doghouse, the newly opened sports bar near Gonzaga, is everything it seems it would be — and a little bit more.

Owner Scott Wilburn's passion for skiing inspired the bar's sports theme, and with nine TVs, it's nearly impossible to walk in and not catch some sort of sporting event playing.

Wilburn hopes that Scotty's Doghouse will become a home for sports fans to not only watch games, but to spend time together.

"Though we are focusing on showing the Seahawks and college sports, like Gonzaga basketball, we also want to host events for groups, such as club sports at Gonzaga or a ski flick night," he says. Groups can also call ahead to reserve a section in the back accommodating around 20 people.

"We're most excited about selling a good time, though," says Wilburn. The most unexpected part of this sports bar is that it transforms into a dance club — all of the strobe lights you're thinking of included— on Friday and Saturday nights, featuring DJs from around the state.

Though they're still deciding which other themed nights will make for weekly traditions, they're looking at hosting "Taco and Twister Tuesdays," trivia, beer pong and potentially a country music DJ on occasion. And no matter what day of the week it is, there's always pool, darts, Skee-Ball and a photo booth tucked away in the corner.

Scotty's Doghouse is beginning a mug club loyalty program, providing each member with their own mug to decorate, which will be kept above the bar. Membership runs $40 per year, but takes $1 off every beer purchased.

Beyond their drinks, the full menu at Scotty's Doghouse offers a wide variety of pub fare, including signature hot dogs, sandwiches, burgers, salads and deep-fried snacks. They also have a few larger entrées, including fish and chips ($10.95) and fish tacos ($11.95).

Their most unique menu item — fried chicken and waffle cone — is fried chicken strips, mashed potatoes and either maple bacon country gravy or splash of honey Sriracha sauce, all inside a cheesy waffle cone. ♦

Scotty's Doghouse • 1305 N. Hamilton • Open Sat-Sun, 11-2 am; Mon-Fri, 4 pm-2 am • • 241-0208

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