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HopCat

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

292 Ratings
Ratings: 292
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 9.59%
Active Beers: 45
Beer Ratings: 265
Beer Avg: 3.82
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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jcompton

Missouri

4.85/5  rDev +5.7%

i went into the hopcat on on friday afternoon and had extremely high expectations due to this sight. this place definitely lives up to the hype.

I had Arcadia Sky High Rye, Shorts Huma Lupa Lucious IPA, and Founders Breakfast Stout. all were great. they had a post stating they were tapping a firkin of Founders Centennial IPA that evening.

the service was very knowledge of the brews and also willing to throw out a suggestion.
i had the Sloppy Joseph and "crack fries." i'd say it's above average pub fare.

the interior is almost all wood and kept very clean. in the back is an area where they brew a few beers. the crowd was mostly local professionals have lunch and a brew.
there is no doubt i will revisit this place everytime i go to GR. this place is a gem.

03-30-2009 01:30:43 | More by jcompton
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brockg

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8.9%

Beer was amazing...but u havent lived till u try crack fries

09-02-2014 20:46:24 | More by brockg
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simplejj81

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +8.9%

The brewery has a huge selection of beers (about 200 i was told), and when i was there they had 3 house brews. It also has delicious and reasonable priced food, I had almond crusted duck tenders for less than $8. The 2 bartenders i talked with provided great service and answered several questions!

09-01-2014 02:45:41 | More by simplejj81
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.9%

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swtchuck

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2%

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Ohio

4.8/5  rDev +4.6%

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ms333

Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.9%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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4/5  rDev -12.9%

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HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.