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 23 2019
    | by Quizmaster Victoria Hansen

    We had a blast tonight at Hop Merchants. Team Donny, joined us for the first time at this location, and took home the first prize this evening. We Have A Bad Feeling About This and Handsome Host were very close behind.

    I took the time to chat with We Have A Bad Feeling About This to get to know them a little better.

    The name is a reference to Star Wars, a great touchstone for this film-loving team. (I like to believe it was also because they knew their host loves Star Wars, too. Sources haven't confirmed.) They frequented Hop Merchants and happened to be in on a Wednesday night. But they didn't start playing right away. It took a few weeks for them to join in on the fun!

    Their favorite rounds are 2 and 5 and find round 7 particularly difficult. You can bet they will do well on any movies or music questions and 1/3 of the team loves sports. But don't ask the other 2.

    Finally, don't buy them all the same drink! They all drink different beers: wheat bears, double IPAs, and stouts.

    I love chatting with them after a quiz on most nights and it was fun to get to know them a little better tonight!

    Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
    1 20319 Donny 82 10 1.000
    2 21321 We Have A Bad Feeling About This 80 9 0.900
    3 16420 Handsome Host 75 8 0.800
    4 20875 I Thought This Was Speed Dating 65 7 0.700
    5 20469 The Keg (like the 2018 movie the meg) 60 6 0.600
    6 Brews Clues 57 5 0.500
    7 19718 We Drink And We Know Nothing 51 4 0.400
    8 19577 Pank Panther 45 3 0.300
    9 20884 Risky Quizness 40 2 0.200
    10 21026 Warm Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies 39 1 0.100
    11 Crash Test Dummies 37 0 0.000