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 Nov 6 2023
| by Quizmaster Sang Lee

First trivia night after the end of Daylight Savings Time may have brought early darkness but the competition was bright as ever!

It went down to a tie-breaker but the newcomer Team Justion just beat out Jeffrey Mendoza to become the latest champ at Monday Night King Trivia at Hops & Scotch!


See you next Monday @ 6PM!!!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 79437 Jeffrey Mendoza 42 4 0.900
1 115035 Team Justion 42 4 0.900
3 115034 Better than Justion 30 3 0.600
4 We r back bitches 20 2 0.400
5 28565 The power Rangers 17 1 0.200
6 115044 The Alliance 0 0 0.000


Mon Oct 30 2023
| by Quizmaster Sang Lee

On this Halloween Edition of King Trivia at Hops & Scotch, couple of newcomers put up a fierce challenge for the Title.

Ryan Loves Teams and Know It Ales along with The Demon Cult from Hell (Who also had the best costum!) made it a competitive night.

However, the Cat Ladies fended off the challenges and came out winners tonight! And also a special birthday for one of the CL's!


Come join us for the next King Trivia on Mondays at 6PM!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 111991 Cat Ladies 39 3 1.000
2 114549 Ryan loves teams 35 2 0.667
3 114547 Know It Ales 28 1 0.333
4 28565 The Demon Cult from Hell 27 0 0.000


Mon Oct 23 2023
| by Quizmaster Sang Lee

On the same night as the 49ers MNF, we had Multi-task Monday where our teams both cheered the Niners and also played King Trivia.


The efforts were well worth it as 3 teams tied for the lead at end of regulation 

First Place to Jeffrey Mendoza with newcomer Spicy Nuts coming in Seond Place!

Honorable Mention to That Is Our Team Name for coming in Third Place. Thanks for coming all the way from Chicago to play with us. Good luck on what to do with Fields 🙁



Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 79437 Jeffrey Mendoza 42 4 0.722
1 Spicy nuts 42 4 0.722
1 This is our team name 42 4 0.722
4 90093 Last Minute 29 3 0.500
5 Roy Donk Gang 25 2 0.333
6 100475 Outsiders 0 0 0.083
6 113902 Outsiders 0 0 0.083