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HopCat

Not Rated.
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BEER AVG
3.81/5
Based on:
36 Beers
201 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 332
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: n/a
Taps: 48
Bottles: 150
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

25 Ionia SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503
United States
phone: (616) 451-4677

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Notes:
Place added by: hopcatgr on 01-06-2008

Rated #3 Beer Bar on Planet Earth by Beer Advocate magazine.

Hours 11:30 AM - 2 AM seven days a week.

In-house brewing system up and running as of January 2009.

Large outdoor patio open year-round.
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Reviews by Fluffheady:
Photo of Fluffheady
3.48/5  rDev -24%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 1.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.25

The bar is BEAUTIFUL. The decor is off the charts. The beer selection is great. The staff and patrons ruin it.

Lots of douchebags. On both sides of the bar. On one particular visit (with a group of people that has a lot of industry experience) we asked for a taste of 2 beers. The girl behind the bar told us ’they are basically the same’. We still asked for the tastes anyway, and they were very, very different. This was after waiting more than 10 minutes for one of the 5 bartenders behind the bar to even acknowledge our presence. It was a moderately busy Friday evening ( I have been here in several times, so I’m not just basing this one visit). The bartenders had their backs to the customers, and they were gathered around a phone. When we finished our first round, we waited another 10 minutes with empty glasses before the bartenders turned around. The guy looked super annoyed that we asked for a beer. Same experience when ordering the second round.

I have 2 words for this place. Over it.

If I were the owner, I would ruffle some serious feathers. This staff sucks. If the bartenders could do their jobs, I could have given this place a near perfect rating.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Winston3737
4.95/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.29/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of EricTKole
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of BryanA
3.59/5  rDev -21.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Lots of Options on tap, one of the best for Grand Rapids, food was decent, but service was pretty slow

Photo of Jeffrey84
3.6/5  rDev -21.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I Don't like the service. Servers/bartenders have an elitist attitude. It's like they think that if you don't work there you know nothing about beer.

Photo of Samurai_Jesus4
4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of assman79
4.01/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of juicebox
4.48/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Drk93TT
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of italianstallion
4.24/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of mothman
4.07/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of goast8127
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of beerfan39
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Great place. Incredibly welcoming and accommodating. Amazing selection.

Photo of Agentveba
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of thejoe
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Readysethgo989
4.76/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ronin926
4.76/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of SWChi
4/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of NJB145
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of DavidRandall
3.25/5  rDev -29%

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4.68/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -12.7%

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HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.