Active Beers: 43
Beer Ratings: 259
Beer Avg: 3.81
Taps: 48 / Bottles: 150
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 272 | Reviews: 191 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by CortexBomb:
4.58/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Interesting place, I finally stopped by here the other week...it's been open for quite some time and I'm not infrequently in GR, but it's hard to pry myself away from Founders.
Hopcat is located downtown in a spacious corner building with high ceilings, a long bar, and a great tap list. With 48 taps, a hand pull, and scads of bottles anyone should be able to find something they like here. I rate it 4.5 only because of the superior Ashley's selection in Ann Arbor, but given the city the selection is bar none the best, easily.
Prices are quite reasonable in comparison to many of these places, and the staff were absolutely on the ball, great service, friendly, they clearly care. Coming during non-peak time probably impacted this, but still.
They have a large food menu, and the snibblets that I've had of of it are good and also reasonable.
Really, I can only nitpick and say that the only reason why I'm not a huge, huge converted fan is the overall feel of the high ceilings and large space. This is the same beef I have with New Founders, I just like my bars to be a bit smaller and more intimate than this one, so my opinion of the atmosphere takes a ding there.
This is a nice stop off place if you're in GR and looking for a brew and perhaps some food. I doubt I'll go here often in lieu of New Founders, but it's a good option for the locals, and I can see the charm.
06-26-2008 16:04:50 | More by CortexBomb
More User Reviews:
4.94/5 rDev +7.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
This is a must stop in Grand Rapids. There is a reason why this place is rated one of the best beer bars in the U.S., it is a great experience. I make the trip from a few hours away to go there. My daughter goes to a nearby University and make any excuse I can to go see her so I can go to Hopcat. Every time I have been there the service and treatment was great, even during very busy times.
07-13-2014 18:51:03 | More by ttaxtell
HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.