Hop-Scotch is a fairly new place specialising in US imports and whiskey. I am ashamed to say that I didn’t notice the significance of the name for a while. It features the bar managing talents of Randy, ex of the Hangover, who I guess some of you will know as he is a very important part of the beer scene in Tokyo, in my opinion. Really pleased to see Randy having a new place and I wish him all the best with it. You should go and drink there to support him! Anyway, enough of the preamble, on to the details.
– 8 taps of mostly US imported craft with one Japanese selection. Served in two sizes, US pint and half, which I guess is around 250ml. Prices for a pint are from ¥1000 and for a half from ¥700. Japanese beer is a touch cheaper, but in the same area. Taplist is posted on their facebook page daily. And it now seems that they have a happy hour from 17:00 till 19:00 on weekdays and 15:00 till 18:00 at weekends. You get ¥150 off pints and ¥100 off half pints.
– Fridge full of bottles featuring selections from all the major US importers.
– Pretty small. Counter round the edge of the room with seats for about 10 maybe and then a few standing tables in the middle.
– Didn’t try it, but the food looked nice. Will definitely have to have the veggie quesadilla next time. (I think it said quesadilla, my memory is a little fuzzy).
So, there you have it. If you’re a fan of US beers, this is definitely the place to come. Best of luck Randy!
Japanese breweries seen on tap here:
Sunday & Holidays, 15:00-22:00
富士見 2-2-11, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo