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HopCat

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BEER AVG
3.81/5
Based on:
36 Beers
201 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 333
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 4.57
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @hopcatgr

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 HopsMatt:
Photo of HopsMatt
4.94/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I recently stopped here while in Grand Rapids on a brewery tour. Our last stop was Founders, and although the food was great, the selection that was on tap was just so-so and the crowd and horrible band just killed it for us. Coming off of that negative experience, we decided to walk the three blocks to HopCat as I had been pointed to by other BA members. Man am I glad we did!

Our wait time was only about 15 minutes, and on a Saturday night! The bar is spacious enough and very comfortable. We were seated at the corner booth back by the jukebox. I cant remember the name of the waitress but she was the best! I really wish I could remember her name so I could give her props! Never had an empty glass and always helped us pick out our next bottle to open up!

We ended up spending probably over two hours there. The music was really good. It was as if they tapped into my ipod. We made our way through some Aww Jeah, Black Cherry Porter, Freedom of '78, other various stouts and a bottle of B. Nektar Cherry Chipotle. We also had a few house brews. We didnt have any food as we had filled ourselves up earlier, but we were thinking hard about some of those crack fries!

I honestly cant wait to go back up to Grand Rapids so that we can stop by HopCat. Out of all the breweries we visited and all the places we went, this was our favorite and for me personally, held the most memorable part of the trip. I will return.

More User Reviews:
Photo of MSEGUIN
4.13/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Winston3737
4.95/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.29/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of EricTKole
4.25/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of BryanA
3.59/5  rDev -21.4%
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 -21.2%
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 -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of assman79
4.01/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

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4.48/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Drk93TT
4.25/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of italianstallion
4.24/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of mothman
4.07/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of goast8127
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of beerfan39
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Great place. Incredibly welcoming and accommodating. Amazing selection.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.76/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.76/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -28.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.