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HopCat

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BEER AVG
3.81/5
Based on:
36 Beers
201 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 336
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: n/a
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:
Place added by: hopcatgr on 01-06-2008

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.
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Ratings: 336 | Reviews: 198
Reviews by libbekat:
Photo of libbekat
4.83/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

The husband and I had a great night at Hopcat. We were in town for the Founders KBS release the following day. If you are in western Michigan NOT going to Hopcat is cardinal beer sin.
We were lucky to get a booth in the back of the restaurant, better for people watching.
We started with "nachos" that instead of corn chips had fried potato chips. Very tasty. And the "crack fries". This was based on a recommendation from the hotel we stayed at. The fries were tasty but I really liked the nachos.
I can not say enough about the beer list. Pace yourself!!! I was so excited about the beers I did over indulge. I drank a sample of all the IPAs on draft. I don't know what I was thinking. I was completely overwhelmed by the selection available. In NC we get a very limited selection so perusing this menu was a treat.
Back to the food....I had a great sandwich and had a hard time deciding on which one because they all sounded interesting. But my husbands entree was the best thing I have had in awhile. Let me state for the record, I don't like junk food and I am not a big meat eater. My husband got the Mac and Cheese. Trevor, our waiter who was the best waiter we have encountered in awhile, recommended trying it with sloppy Joe's on top. It has been 3 days and I am still thinking about it. OMG!!! this was the best stuff! Creamy with savory meat and some crunch from breadcrumbs perhaps? I helped my husband finish off his entree, I couldn't stop eating the stuff.
We were treated to a tour by Tim, I thought when he opened the doors to show us the beer they store you could angels sing. Then again I had a few IPAs by this time. We had a very memorable evening thanks to Tim and Trevor's excellent service and recommendations.
I am looking forward to returning to MI next year, pacing myself on the beer at Hopcat and eating my own dish of mac and cheese.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BDeibs
4.03/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of KurtE
4.63/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

this was my kind of bar!!!

Photo of Snyderama
4.65/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of MSEGUIN
4.13/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Winston3737
4.95/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.29/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of EricTKole
4.25/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of BryanA
3.59/5  rDev -21.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Lots of Options on tap, one of the best for Grand Rapids, food was decent, but service was pretty slow

Photo of Jeffrey84
3.6/5  rDev -21.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I Don't like the service. Servers/bartenders have an elitist attitude. It's like they think that if you don't work there you know nothing about beer.

Photo of Samurai_Jesus4
4.54/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of assman79
4.01/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

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4.48/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Drk93TT
4.25/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of italianstallion
4.24/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

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4.07/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of goast8127
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of beerfan39
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Great place. Incredibly welcoming and accommodating. Amazing selection.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.76/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.76/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -28.9%

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HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.