I forgot to get back to this subject.
I went here one Wednesday night. It is perplexing that it is so tricky
to get to|from on a transit bus. It is within 1½ miles of a CTA bus route
. But this part of Franklin Park is seemingly ceded to the commuter railroad.
For weekday rush hours, the Pace #319 Fullerton(!) bus is extended to the Bensenville
train station on this RR line. But during the hours when Hopscotch is open, you are left with three runs
of this route westbound from Belmont & Cumberland: @ 3:26, 3:56, & 4:26 pm. There is no marked or protected crosswalk to the northwest corner of Belmont & Cumberland!
Pick one which gets you to the SW or NE corner, and then be diligent to not cross during the segment when there are left-turning vehicles across your 2nd street.
The stop here is in front of the Franklin Park post office. Cross the road and walk back east a little.
It is a little easier to get here from the north or south. The Pace #303 bus runs near here, but again only Monday - Friday. Both its terminals are on the Blue Line “L”; the north @ Rosemont, and the south @ Forest Park. The last bus north is @ 10:36 pm; south is @ 10:26 pm.
The beers are good. The hamburger was fairly tasty. Prices are below average. It was surprising to me that there was not much patronage here this evening.
I do need to hit here again. Obviously, on another weeknight.
But if you're less sacrosanct about motoring to|from here, try it whenever.