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HopCat

Not Rated.
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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 43
Beer Ratings: 259
Beer Avg: 3.81

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

272 Ratings
Ratings: 272
Reviews: 191
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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jkrich

Indiana

4.08/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

On a recent trip to visit my niece in Grand Rapids, I put this at the very top of my destinations. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, the festive bar/brewpub was large enough to handle a very large crowd on a late Saturday afternoon. The extensive beer list comes on a laminated sheet arranged by styles. All Michigan breweries are prominently displayed. The waitress seemed to have a good knowledge of the beers. Despite the crowd we received our drinks and food in a respectable time. The food offerings were largely sandwiches, i.e. reuben, french dip, chicago style, and addictive, seasoned "crack fries". I also purchased a hopcat tee shirt. My beer drinking and eating experience was marred a bit by the extremely hot peppers on my sandwich. The menu only referred to these peppers as spicy.
By the way, the music played was very diverse and eclectic. I even heard an obscure Grateful Dead song. Because this location is downtown, parking is a premium. There were parking lots charging 7-9 dollars; street parking was difficult to find. However, it was well worth the visit.

04-25-2011 21:00:52 | More by jkrich
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Jimmydee415


4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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New York

4/5  rDev -12.7%

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Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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ttaxtell

Michigan

4.94/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$

This is a must stop in Grand Rapids. There is a reason why this place is rated one of the best beer bars in the U.S., it is a great experience. I make the trip from a few hours away to go there. My daughter goes to a nearby University and make any excuse I can to go see her so I can go to Hopcat. Every time I have been there the service and treatment was great, even during very busy times.

07-13-2014 18:51:03 | More by ttaxtell
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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

07-13-2014 01:13:29 | More by wtkphoto
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SteveDoeschot

Missouri

5/5  rDev +9.2%

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

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-10-2014 18:44:38 | More by spointon
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HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.