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Saturday, March 24, 2018

#2642 - Scotty's Grub and Pub, Puyallup, WA - 10/25/2014

Scotty's Grub & Pub, Puyallup, WA
Owner Dave "Scotty" Scott dropped me a line noting that he had purchased the "2 J's Tavern" in 2012 and reluctantly changed the name to "Scotty's." The 2 J's appears to have been operating continuouslyh at this location since 1933, in a building constructed in 1890 and origionally hosting the Valley Drug Store. Scott was informed by the former mayor that this would be the oldest running business in Puyallup if he retained the 2 J's name, but a rename was felt necessary as part of seven month clean-up, remodel, and re-branding in an effort to save the place from a decaying physical strucfture and an unhealthy clientele.

Scotty's is now a comfortable neighborhood joint, cleaned up and modernized but still a bit on the divey side, with a decent selection of beers and sweetly flavored cocktail specials. Although the space is narrow, Scott added a kitchen, which serves pretty good versions of classive pub food, with an emphasis on burgers, sandwiches and flatbreads. The bar also hosts live music with an emphasis on metal. I do still wish he'd kept the old name, but I'm grateful to Scott for keeping a bar alive in this fine old building.

215 N Meridian St, Puyallup, WA 98371 - (253) 268-0246               
Est. May 3, 2013 - Building constructed: 1890
Previous bars in this location: 2J's (1933-2012)
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