Hop Merchants Bottle Shop & Taproom

    5013 Lankershim Blvd
    North Hollywood CA 91601
    (818) 927-4071
    • PUB QUIZ—Wednesdays @ 8:00pm
    About Hop Merchants Bottle Shop & Taproom

    Hop Merchants Bottle Shop & Taproom is a craft beer bottle shop and tasting room. We offer 16 rotating taps of Los Angeles-area beer as well as a wide variety of bottles and cans from your favorite independent breweries, which you can purchase to go or to enjoy in-house (with $1.50 corkage).  We also have an open food policy, meaning outside food is welcome and delivery is even encouraged. It's all good!

    Located in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood, California, our mission is to channel our passion for great beer, community, and create a fun, chill atmosphere for people to hang, drink, shop and debate the deeper mysteries of life...such as who would win in a fistfight between Batman and Captain America? What's the difference between partly cloudy and partly sunny?  If the Zombie Apocalypse started today, what would be your weapon of choice?  Why are there no such thing as B batteries?  If humans evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?


    Wed Oct 16 2019
    | by Quizmaster Victoria Hansen

    It was a battle royale at Hop Merchant's this evening as different teams took the lead almost every round. Handsome Host, with 2 successful double downs in the first two rounds, had an early lead. But The Keg (Like the 2018 Movie The Meg), like a shark, kept moving. A key double down in round 5 gave them the point jump they needed to secure first place.


    As one of the resident Hop Merchant's teams, I took the time to interview them post win. We kept answers short and sweet. 😉

    How did you all meet? College.

    What got you started playing trivia? 2 team members were "sad and needed beer" and made their way to Hop Merchant's one Wednesday evening several months ago. It happened to be the same night King Trivia started hosting their weekly trivia nights. They started playing and became hooked! They've grown their team to 5 and join the fun most Wednesday nights.

    What is your name from? The Keg (Like the 2018 Movie The Meg) is from the first night they played. They wanted a beer pun and went with it!

    What's your favorite round? Round 5. They start to figure out the theme during questions 1 and 2 and pretty consistently are able to nail it.

    What's your least favorite round? Round 4. They never feel like they can figure out the person early enough.

    If it were up to The Keg, there would be more questions about science, modern literature (Harry Potter and Stephen King), sports and Disney and no history or Presidents questions. One team member admitted that she has since purchased 3 or 4 books about history to boost her own knowledge and her team's knowledge.

    I had a great time chatting with the team (as always!) and look forward to seeing their faces each week.

    Til next week's recap, be kind and learn something!


    Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
    1 20469 The Keg (like the 2018 movie the meg) 68 8 1.000
    2 16420 Handsome Host 66 7 0.875
    3 21321 We Have A Bad Feeling About This 59 5 0.688
    3 23285 Foo Tang Clan 59 5 0.688
    5 19718 We Drink And We Know Nothing 44 4 0.500
    6 23276 Brenda’s Got a Baby 41 2 0.312
    6 The Shortcuts 41 2 0.312
    8 20246 Triv Free Or Die 35 1 0.125
    9 21026 Warm Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies 22 0 0.000