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HopCat

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

306 Ratings
Ratings: 306
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 9.35%
Active Beers: 50
Beer Ratings: 286
Beer Avg: 3.8
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:
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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Reviews by beerwolf77:
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4.3/5  rDev -6.5%

Another must stop during the GR tour.

Nice old school bar feel and look to this place. Killer art on the walls and specialty bottles lined up behind the bar. Long bar and plenty of booths and tables for eating. The place was packed from the moment we got there but it never felt too busy.

The selection is where this place shines. Took us a solid 10 minutes to decide. They have something for every beer geek on the menu. The server was quick and helpful with picking out beers.

The beer cheese soup was recommended highly so I ordered that for dinner. It was as delicious as advertised.

Overall a superb place for dinner and a beer. I will be stopping back every time I'm in town.

beerwolf77, Mar 20, 2011
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Huge list of beers whether it be on tap or in bottles. Beer list includes beers from all over the world including Germany, Belgium, UK, Netherlands, Canada, and the US. Love the atmosphere in this bar. Lots of wood in this bar that gives it a very down to Earth feeling. The only thing that I can mark HopCat down on is that the bartenders poured absolutely no head on any of my 3 beers. For me, the head is essential for aroma release. Granted, the bartenders have to be speedy due to the number of patrons and developing a head takes time, but for bottled beer I would rather just pour it myself. Overall awesome place and I will definitely be back!

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HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.