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HopCat

Not Rated.
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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 43
Beer Ratings: 258
Beer Avg: 3.81

Taps: 48 / Bottles: 150
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
100
world-class

265 Ratings
Ratings: 265
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
$$ - reasonable
[ 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:
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.

(Place added by: hopcatgr on 01-06-2008)
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JohnPPutz

Illinois

4.9/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Visited Hopcat this past weekend while I was in the Grand Rapids area for my 24th birthday weekend and this was on our agenda for the first night. First of all the beer menu was fantastic. I won't be able to remember everything I had but Key Lime Pie, BB4D, BA Shipwreck and the HopCat Hefe come to mind. All were very good, and the service was excellent. As for food, let me just say the crack fries with cheese have that name for a reason. Everything we ordered was awesome. Prices are reasonable, as 4 of us spent only about 200$ total for a few hours of beer and food(although the GF's didn't drink more than a couple) and tip. I recommend this place to anyone in the GR area and I know I'll be making a return trip in the future.

09-21-2011 04:51:59 | More by JohnPPutz
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SteveDoeschot

Missouri

5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-11-2014 20:45:28 | More by SteveDoeschot
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spointon

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-10-2014 18:44:38 | More by spointon
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kodt

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

07-09-2014 17:07:52 | More by kodt
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Slay40

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-04-2014 02:23:53 | More by Slay40
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Jackofallbrews

Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25 | $$$

We made a quick walk through the darkening evening of Grand Rapids, seeing the bright yellow sign loom before us like a grinning beacon to beery goodness. I love the black cat holding a beer logo for this place! We were arriving late and the kitchen was only doing a limited bar menu, but we were so hungry that we didn't want to go looking for something else. Besides, they had a huge beer menu! They don't really do samples, but our waitress was great and brought me a taste of each of the house beers. Those were mostly mediocre. The Jerk beer had an interesting array of tropical and spicy flavors, but I wouldn't drink much of it. The Blueberry Sour was quite disgusting (coming from a sour beer lover) with hot burning acid and enteric flavor. I appreciate the effort, but ended up ordering a cask Oak Aged Hatter from New Holland. It was only later that I noticed the huge bottle beer list on the back of the menu! They had pricey but very rare Belgian beers on there for up to $40! The bar food was decent, but not light! I had the tasty but deadly (to my heart) Crack Fries with cheese. I really liked the vibe in this place and the staff was great, but more as a beer bar than a brewpub.

We actually ended up here again a few days later and bought one of those expensive bottles. Had another good experience at that visit as well.

06-30-2014 19:29:40 | More by Jackofallbrews
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-29-2014 21:15:51 | More by vrbulldog22
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Wingsman

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -45.4%

06-23-2014 22:53:11 | More by Wingsman
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ubenumber2

Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

06-19-2014 16:06:08 | More by ubenumber2
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BigTuna1066

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

06-13-2014 19:23:54 | More by BigTuna1066
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HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.