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« Reply #9 on: 09-15-2014, 04:08pm »
Sigh.  You people and your insatiable thirst for beer knowledge.
They also seem to have a propensity for wearing their baseball caps the wrong way around and eating giant pretzels that are dipped in some kind of orange plastic.

There's a right way to wear a baseball cap indoors like there's a right way to fart in a crowded elevator.

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« Reply #8 on: 09-15-2014, 04:04pm »
Sigh.  You people and your insatiable thirst for beer knowledge.
They also seem to have a propensity for wearing their baseball caps the wrong way around and eating giant pretzels that are dipped in some kind of orange plastic.

There's a right way to wear a baseball cap indoors like there's a right way to fart in a crowded elevator.

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« Reply #7 on: 09-15-2014, 10:33am »
Sigh.  You people and your insatiable thirst for beer knowledge.

I ended up here yesterday because a co-worker wanted to watch that game you Americans refer to as "football" and which I refer to as "Stupid".

It's definitely the place to watch Stupidball as they have a large number of TV's and even have a separate where they will put on whatever team of losers you like that no-one in the main room wants to watch.

The beer selection is excellent, 40 beers on tap.  Priced around what you would expect, 7 bucks for a glass that is shaped like Homer Simpson's arse.

The serious downside however, is that you will feel like you are having a drink in a strip mall in Pennsylvania.  The place has no ambiance and the people are so melanin-challenged that my transition lenses went darker than Dick Cheney's soul.  They also seem to have a propensity for wearing their baseball caps the wrong way around and eating giant pretzels that are dipped in some kind of orange plastic.

All in all, I'd go again for the beer but nothing else.

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« Reply #6 on: 09-15-2014, 09:54am »
Is this place any good for watching the American football matches? What's the crowd like?

Dunno. Maybe some aggrieved :soshin: can fill us in?
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« Reply #5 on: 09-15-2014, 09:37am »
Is this place any good for watching the American football matches? What's the crowd like?

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BUMP! THIS IS TONIGHT.

August is a great time for getting out of your house and exploring new places - and we've got the perfect opportunity coming up in 2 weeks!

Please join us on Tuesday, August 21st from 7-9pm for a Bar Night at Paulus Hook's brand new hotspot, HopsScotch!



HopsScotch has 40 craft beers, 40 scotches, and Belgian inspired pub fare. You've got to see it to believe it!

****We have a personal goal of introducing 30 people to HopsScotch on August 21st****

Make this the night you come out to discover what they've got going on! HopsScotch supports the arts - and they have pledged a donation to Art House for each supporter who comes through the door between 7-9pm. So bring some friends and come hang out!


HopsScotch
286 Washington St (at Christopher Columbus)
(201) 451-HOPS


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August is a great time for getting out of your house and exploring new places - and we've got the perfect opportunity coming up in 2 weeks!

Please join us on Tuesday, August 21st from 7-9pm for a Bar Night at Paulus Hook's brand new hotspot, HopsScotch!



HopsScotch has 40 craft beers, 40 scotches, and Belgian inspired pub fare. You've got to see it to believe it!

****We have a personal goal of introducing 30 people to HopsScotch on August 21st****

Make this the night you come out to discover what they've got going on! HopsScotch supports the arts - and they have pled ged a donation to Art House for each supporter who comes through the door between 7-9pm. So bring some friends and come hang out!

HopsScotch
286 Washington St (at Christopher Columbus)
(201) 451-HOPS

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« Reply #2 on: 08-04-2012, 11:21pm »
Went there this afternoon and what can I say? 

Best beer selection in town (Barcade included), but unfortunately overpriced and served in an undersized glass.  Not sure if that was a mistake on the part of the bartender but my Smuttynose Summer (5.2% alkyhol) came in the same 12oz (it may have been 14 oz, hard to tell) glass as my wife's Scaldis Peche Mel (10% or thereabouts alkyhol).  This bothered me as the Summer was not cheap, ironically the cheapest thing they have is Guinness at $6 then everything else will run you from $7 to $12 on the beer menu.  Never bothered to check the scotches or the vinos.

The entrees are also on the pricey side, all in the $18 - $25 range but the sandwiches and burgers are very reasonable in the 10 bucks range.  I had some fancy grilled cheese thingamybob and the missus had the burger.  Mines was really tasty if a little heavy on the brie whilse the missus only had good things to say about the burger.

We'll be back but I want my beer in a real glass the next time please.
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« Reply #1 on: 07-30-2012, 12:59pm »
HopsScotch
286 Washington St.
Jersey City, NJ
201-451-HOPS (4677)
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HopsScotch in Downtown Jersey City has 40 beer taps, 40 scotches and gourmet food
Published: Friday, July 27, 2012, 12:40 PM
Updated: Friday, July 27, 2012, 12:43 PM
By Michael Scrivner/The Jersey Journal


HopsScotch bar and restaurant in Jersey City gallery (17 photos)

Rustic stone and dark wood decor, a scotch lounge, 40 beer taps, gourmet food, nearly 40 scotches and two private party rooms define the unique experience that is "HopsScotch" at 286 Washington St. in Jersey City.

Owners Luke Gomez, Mark Maki, Sarah Gomez, Nirav Patel, owner of The Melting Pot and The Tilted Kilt in Hoboken, and Executive Chef Nick McCoy refuse to let their gastropub be defined as a simple sports bar or restaurant.

"HopsScotch is really a marriage of people from different backgrounds and different places that came together to create something traditional yet totally different," owner Luke Gomez told The Jersey Journal. "We want to serve refreshing craft beers, delicious craft foods and scotches all under the same roof."

Since their doors opened on July 5, HopsScotch has already been popular and it hasn't done any advertising. The kid-friendly dining room is separate from the party rooms, the scotch lounge and the expansive bar so families can be comfortable as well. "There is something for everyone to love here," co-owner Mark Maki said. "If families want to escape the bar area, we have a very relaxed dining room in the back."

The dining area maintains the traditional rustic look, but the rentable party rooms show a different side to HopsScotch. A local artist was brought in to paint murals relating to the major beer countries and the huge chalkboards show specials as well as beer recommendations based upon taste and characteristics.

Along with their signature beers and scotches, HopsScotch provides meticulously crafted food by executive chef Nick McCoy, who was trained at the French Culinary Institute in New York City.

"All of our food is made from scratch and we really try to incorporate the unique beers into our menu," McCoy said. "For example, a special dessert we have is a Breckenridge Vanilla Porter Bread Pudding that incorporates the dark sweet taste of a vanilla porter with a classic bread pudding. We also have a Baked Strawberry Cheesecake with Tommyknocker Tundrabeary that enhances the savory taste of a cheesecake with the fruity essence in the beer before it's wrapped in flaky filo dough and baked."

The desserts are a main attraction at HopsScotch, but the entrees show how creative McCoy can be. The HopsScotch Burger, a Pat La Frieda patty with roasted garlic, caramelized onions and the HopsScotch cheese sauce, is a favorite as well as the Potato Skins, Wings with various sauces and the HopsScotch "Beer Can" Chicken Breast which infuses an Ithaca Apricot Wheat Glaze to compliment the beer baste with light sweetness.

"We think HopsScotch is the future of beer, scotch and restaurants," Gomez said. "Most simple restaurants and bars are struggling, but we're just getting started as we adapt and expand our business model to new locations in the coming years."

HopsScotch is currently planning drink specials and parties for the 2012 Olympic Games, NCAA Football games and a German Octoberfest in the last week of September that will feature 40 German beers with an oompah band to perform the entire week.

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