Active Beers: 42
Beer Ratings: 245
Beer Avg: 3.82
Taps: 48 / Bottles: 150
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 234 | Reviews: 185 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by JToad:
4.95/5 rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
My girlfriend surprised me with a trip to Grand Rapids based solely on HopCat for Valentines Day.
The place is simply amazing. 48 drafts of some great rare brews, and bottle list that is outstanding! The place was packed, the only available seats were upstairs in the loft, but the bartenders were very attentive and prompt. I was fortunate to get great treatment from Steve their chief beer guy. After introducing myself (as i was told to do by Mark, the owner via a previous beermail conversation) the rest of the night was incredible. I started with a Bells Batch 9000, moving on to a Shorts PB &J and then an 06 Stone Double Bastard. For dinner I had the shredded Pork Sandwich and Crack Fries and an order of the Beer Cheese for an app. Food was simply fantastic. My GF had the chicken salad wrap and was in heaven.
Steve took care of us all night, then gave us a private tour of the inner workings of the HopCat. Got to see the bottle cooler, and the three of us broke open a bottle of the Old Rasputin 12.
Ive never had this good of an experience at a bar in my life. It's so nice to have a place so passionate and knowledgeable about great beer. The food was great and the prices were very reasonable. Many thanks to Mark and Steve and the rest of the HopCat crew.
I am proudly wearing my HopCat tshirt! Thanks Steve
02-15-2010 15:35:51 | More by JToad
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HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI
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