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 Mar 18 2024
| by Quizmaster Sang Lee

With 2 teams ranked in the Top 200 in the King Trivia Nation, our Monday Night Trivia at Hops & Scotch provides the best competitoin in Contra Costa Country!

Tonight's game saw the emergence of Team Jacob as another major force at Hops & Scotch as they came in 2nd behind the defending champs Cat Ladies.

Come join us next Monday @ 6PM for the next episode of King Trivia at Hops & Scotch!!!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 111991 Cat Ladies 50 7 1.000
2 122116 Team Jacob 42 6 0.857
3 New Beginnings 36 4 0.643
3 128036 FourHeads 36 4 0.643
5 124875 Mipha's Grace 35 3 0.429
6 3 Muscarinics 22 2 0.286
7 94049 Error 404: Team name not found 21 1 0.143
8 Vic-Tracy 8 0 0.000


Mon Mar 11 2024
| by Quizmaster Sang Lee

Welcome to our first game of 2024 Daylight Savings Time!

We had a wonderful game with four excellent teams! 


In the end, the Nationally Ranked Top 100 Team of Cat Ladies showed their claws and came away with a win in a dominant last round performance!

Won't you come join us on Monday @ 6PM and join us in the fun?

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 111991 Cat Ladies 58 3 1.000
2 124875 Mipha's Grace 41 2 0.667
3 122116 Team Jacob 32 1 0.333
4 127362 M & M 7 0 0.000


Mon Mar 4 2024
| by Quizmaster Sang Lee

Another see-saw game at Hops & Scotch but once again prevailing was the short-handed Cat Ladies along with their special guest Tom Cat filling in for the night.


Never a dull moment as we are in the swing of Season XX as we have several strong teams joining us.


Come join in the fun next Monday @ 6PM!!!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 111991 Cat Ladies 55 6 1.000
2 121109 ShimmyFoo 47 5 0.833
3 125384 Smartinis 45 4 0.667
4 122116 Team Jacob 34 3 0.500
5 Interrobang?! 29 1 0.250
5 Perfecto 29 1 0.250
7 I Drink And I Know Things 6 0 0.000