|Hops N Scotch in Brookline|
True to its name, it’s an American comfort fooder abetted by a list of 100 scotch bourbons and whiskeys, 40 craft beers on tap and an affordable menu that allows for more than once-a-week dining. The various colors of scotch - earthy tan, burnt orange, auburn - even run throughout the restaurant, designed by Stephen Sousa of Sousa Design.
Hang with a drink at the dark-wood bar downstairs, or dine quietly upstairs with a view of Boston’s Back Bay skyline. The menu highlights fried chicken, mac ’n’ cheese and the formidable signature scotch eggs - hard-boiled, wrapped in housemade sausage and deep-fried. Entrees run $15-$22. There’s also a late-night menu, as the joint closes at 1 AM on select weekdays and 2 AM on weekends.
Hops N Scotch serves dinner nightly except Mondays (when it’s closed, for now). GM and co-owner Daren Tow says there are plans to open for brunch by Labor Day and lunch by mid-September. “We’re taking it step by step,” says Tow.
Hops N Scotch joins a handful of gastropubs in the area, among them The Abbey, The Washington Square Tavern and The Regal Beagle.
1306 Beacon St., Brookline; 617-232-8808; hopsnscotchbar.com