Kim and I were finally able to get over to Hopscotch Tavern in downtown Fullerton. We wanted to try their craft cocktails but heard mixed reviews when it first opened. I am glad we waited because it gave them a chance to work through the “just opened” kinks. We walked in from the back parking lot. There is a large patio filled with tables made from wine barrels for outdoor dining. The inside is decorated with an old saloon vibe. They are mostly known for their large selection of craft beers and whiskeys, but we are all about the mixology.
We went in early on a Saturday afternoon and as it turns out they serve breakfast until 2pm on weekends. To be honest, it was not what we were hoping for but after the first round of cocktails we wanted to try some of their food.
The Pulled Pork Benedict tasted even better than it looks in this photo (and this photo makes it look really good!). The eggs were poached perfectly and the pork was tender and well seasoned. They use housemade biscuits instead of english muffins which was a nice, modern twist on a classic dish.
Kim and I enjoyed everything about the experience. The staff was friendly, the drinks were smooth and refreshing, and made with pride (Thanks Jose). And the prices are reasonable! Ten dollars for a hand crafted cocktail! That is not a typo. The team behind Hopscotch took into account the college neighborhood and primary demographic but still devised good craft cocktails that even students can afford. If the kids go in any bar on the Commonwealth strip, they’d probably be charged $15 only to receive a chemically-enhanced cocktail. So why not learn how a real drink should be made and save a few bucks while they’re at it? We look forward to going back and checking out their dinner menu soon.