TOKYO | Australian husband and wife, Luke and Jules opened Hopscotch Craft Beer & Whiskey in July 2015, and it wasn’t long before the bar developed a reputation for serving up some of Tokyo’s best beer and whisky. It’s a small venue, hidden away amongst the backstreets near Iidabashi train station. The tiny venue features a counter that snakes around the edge of the room with a few stools, along with a couple of tables in the middle. It’s a little bit grungy, and has a cool vibe about it.
Across the eight taps you’ll find a mixture of mostly US and Japanese beers. The taps rotate regularly, and a quick glance at all of the brewery stickers on the walls will give you an idea of just how much variety is served here. If there’s nothing that tickles your fancy on the taps, there’s a beer fridge which contains several very decent beers to choose from.
The whiskey menu is more fixed in nature, and features several hard-to-find bottles from around the world. Food is a global mixture of bar snacks – sliders, sandwiches, gyoza, quesadillas and the like, and goes well with the drinks on offer.
Hop Scotch Craft Beer & Whiskey
Inoue Building 1F
Mon – Sat: 5:00pm to 12:00pm