Hops & Scotch

7001 Sunne Ln #100
Walnut Creek CA 94597
(925) 378-7980
  • PUB QUIZ—Mondays @ 6:00pm
About Hops & Scotch

Whisk(e)y originates from Gaelic for “water of life”. According to author David Broom, the Scots and Irish Gaelic translation of this is uisge beatha. This referred to a proto-whisk(e)y redistilled with spices and herbs and the straight version became known as 'usky'."

Now is it Whiskey or Whisky? In short, the spelling "whiskey" is common in the United States and Ireland. The rest of the world, including Japan, Scotland and Canada, uses "whisky."

Bourbon, Rye, Single Malts, Blends - they're all whisk(e)y. There is no one right way to drink all whisk(e)ys. Whether you drink it neat or on the rocks, whisk(e)y is one of America's most beloved spirits.  Enjoying this beverage is a personal journey that could easily change from week to week, day to day, drink to drink.

You'll find that many whisk(e)ys are greatly enhanced by ice, but you'd be doing yourself a disservice if you don't at least try the whiskey neat. Have you tried your Scotch with a few drops of mineral water?  A splash of water can be a great thing as it releases the hydrophobic elements in the glass, allowing you to detect more aromatics on the nose, and by lowering the alcohol content, it can allow you to taste more flavors on your palate.

At Hops & Scotch we have over 450 types of whisk(e)ys ranging from American Bourbon to Japanese Whisk(e)y.  Whether you like your rye neat or your Scotch with a drop of mineral water, or your bourbon with our ice spheres molded at the bar, Hops & Scotch is sure to have something to please your palate!


Mon Dec 4 2023
| by Quizmaster Sang Lee

Another fun Monday night of King Trivia at Hope's and Scotch!


Newcomer WC Ladies matched up with Sookie and Kiley's Not Here but in the end Kiley's Not Here came out as Champs with Sookie coming in Second. 

Guess we did not miss Kiley after all 🙂


Join us next Monday @ 6PM!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 117520 Kiley’s Not Here 47 3 1.000
2 117519 Sookie 33 2 0.667
3 WC Ladies 6 1 0.333
4 117535 The Deep Zinkers 0 0 0.000


Mon Nov 20 2023
| by Quizmaster Sang Lee

Thanksgiving Edition of King Trivia at HOPS & SCOTCH gave us a thrilling night as up to 6 teams still had a chance to take the top prize going into the last rounds!


Chairman of the Board and DOAP ended up going to Tie Breaker with DOAP coming in First! 

Congratulations to all our teams and come join us for another fun evening next Monday at 6PM!!!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 116352 Chairmen of the Board 46 6 0.929
1 86790 DOAP 46 6 0.929
3 116355 Cheesy cheezits 44 5 0.714
4 116354 Team Barkley 34 3 0.500
4 116356 Last Minute 34 3 0.500
6 116347 Butterballs 29 2 0.286
7 116353 Bulldawg 2020 0 0 0.071
7 116357 Chexmix 0 0 0.071


Mon Nov 13 2023
| by Quizmaster Sang Lee

We welcome newcomers Black Cat and Error 404: Team Name Not Found who joined us at Hops & Scotch!

Tonight's trivia was an instant classic as top 3 teams were clostly bunchged and it came to the last round to crown our Champion!

Congratulations to Ryan Loves Teams who beat over Error 404 and Cat Ladies + Cat Man! 

See you all next Monday at 6PM!!!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 114549 Ryan loves teams 57 3 1.000
2 94049 Error 404: Team name not found 54 2 0.667
3 111991 Cat Ladies 45 1 0.333
4 115678 Black cat 15 0 0.000