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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

266 Ratings
Ratings: 266
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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ahq514

Illinois

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

Been here a few times before but now decided to review it. Awesome experience. 48 taps, 150 bottles. All quality selections, a lot of michigan beers. Awesome service. We sat at the bar, made a comment about a half acre shirt of a guy behind the bar. Ended up being the beer buyer for hopcat and we bullshitted about beer for about 15 to 20 mins. Was really busy for a wednesday night, not a spot in the place besides at the bar. Food was also excellent and fairly reasonably priced. I would love to live in this place. Too bad I don't live in gr anymore.

07-28-2011 03:10:01 | More by ahq514
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wtkphoto

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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SteveDoeschot

Missouri

5/5  rDev +9.2%

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spointon

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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kodt

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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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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HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.