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 Jan 15 2024
| by Quizmaster Sang Lee

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 ShimmyFoo 50 7 1.000
2 120492 Party of one 35 6 0.857
3 KC 31 5 0.714
4 Team Jacob 21 4 0.571
5 120487 Peabrains 19 3 0.429
6 Dos Cervezas 17 2 0.286
7 Members only 16 1 0.143
8 120481 N&N’s 0 0 0.000


Mon Jan 8 2024
| by Quizmaster Sang Lee

2024 King Trivia at Hops & Scotch started off with a spectacular bang!

With the National College Championships in the background, we had a robust game among 5 fabulous teams with multiple lead changes.

In the end, ShimmyFoo edged out Bruno and Boots and Trivia Junkies, John Trivioltas and His & Hers rounding out with excellent results!

Looking forward to seeing you next Monday at 6pm!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 ShimmyFoo 37 5 1.000
2 Bruno and Boots 34 4 0.800
3 Trivia Junkies 31 3 0.600
4 119896 John Trivioltas 22 2 0.400
5 His & Hers 5 1 0.200
6 John trivioltas 0 0 0.000


Mon Dec 18 2023
| by Quizmaster Sang Lee

It was a full-on Battle Royale at Hops & Scotch this Monday as 5 teams battled it out in an up and down game all night.


In a remarkable feat of going from last to first, the Cat Ladies won tonight with a bold "Double or Nothing" move on Round 5 to catapult to first place and never looked back. Outstanding job for Second Place for coming... well in 2nd Place!


Great results for Bruno and Boots, Clueless and Notice Collection as well!


We will be taking a holiday break and return on Monday Jan 8th in 2024 @ 6PM at the legendary Hops & Scotch!


Happy Holidays!!!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 111991 Cat Ladies 60 4 1.000
2 118449 Second place 58 3 0.750
3 Bruno and Boots 50 2 0.500
4 Clueless 46 0 0.125
4 Notice collection 46 0 0.125