HopScotch, a Craft Beer and Whiskey Tavern, To Open in Downtown Fullerton

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A new craft beer and whiskey bar tavern is opening inside Downtown Fullerton's historic Pacific Electric Railroad Station, taking the place of former Italian eatery Spadra Ristorante.

It's called HopScotch (get it?) and it comes from the good folks at Commonwealth Lounge & Grill. Along with beer and whiskey, the tavern will serve "amazing slow-cooked food." It's expected to open in June. 

More details to come as we get them. 

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JB
JB

Nothing against the good folks at Commonwealth......never had a bad experience there...but I'm a bit bummed that Downtown Fullerton is swapping a restaurant for a tavern.  You can't walk five steps without tripping over a number of very distinct alcoholeries: the college/sports bar/group outing vibe of Heroes, the rock groupieness of Slidebar, the lounge atmosphere of the aformentioned Commonwealth, and many other places I haven't been to.  But another killer restaurant in that 3/4 mile radius would be welcome.   With HopScotch's "amazing slow-cooked food" being third on the list after beer and whiskey, I just wish it were the reverse.

Cody
Cody

Slidebar needs to change the menu up, but they have good food. Commonwealth has changed their menu up, it's still quite good. Bourbon Street just revamped their menu and Heroes, while the atmosphere is pretty cool, the food is mediocre and the beer overly priced, but a good selection, none the less. Burger Parlour is opening eventually and I have a feeling the food at Hopscotch will be better than decent. What exactly are you looking for?

JB
JB

I'm looking for a restaurant, not a tavern, pub, lounge, sports bar, etc. that serves food.  Another Italian restaurant like Spadra...or an innovative Thai joint...or a creative upscale Mexican place...or a charming cafe, maybe a vegetarian or vegan one. 

Burger Parlor (as you noted) and Kentro dramatically enhanced the dining options in DTF by filling the void of two cuisine genres that were needed.  Let's have more of that, for the times I want just a restaurant experience first, and maybe a nightcap at one of the bars after dinner. 

JB
JB

No worries Cody.  We both apparently share an appreciation for Downtown Fullerton, which, speaking for myself, is one of the few oasis-es in a county dominated by the likes of the uncultured Huntington Beach and the cookie-cutter lifelessness of Mission Viejo.  ..Two of the OC Weekly Editor in Chief's favorite chefs, Gabbi Patrick & Danny Godinez, opened upscale-ish Mexican places in Orange, a city with a frighteningly similar demographic to Fullerton.  (Art and antique loving Yuppies?  Check.  College students/grads?  Check.) Here's hoping another talented Mexicano/Mexicana realizes the untapped potential of the radius around Harbor and Commonwealth.  I myself would also welcome a new low-key Italian resto or a new authentic, atmospheric bistro. 

Cody
Cody

Hope you don't think I was antagonizing you. I was just curious. I understand what your saying. An upscale Mexican place sounds interesting.

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