I've seen some of my best gigs in pubs like this, and believe me, this place is high on the list of the best. With live music every night of the week ($5 cover charge), there's bound to be something to tickle the fancy. From Frank Zappa cover bands to young, up and coming punks, The Hopetoun has seen them all.
The selection of beer is pretty good, though at the weekend it's usually fairly arduous getting to the bar. Luckily the staff are pretty efficient - now try and get back to where your mates are standing with your hands full of beer.
Downstairs is a restaurant - I can't comment on the food, since that's not what I'm there for. There's also a pool table out back, and a small garden area which is usually empty (they keep the doors closed to keep the sound in, so people don't even notice it)
review by: pubguide staff