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HopCat

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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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spark3148857

California

4/5  rDev -12.7%

06-07-2014 06:04:13 | More by spark3148857
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.68/5  rDev -19.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$

The famous HopCat! This was our first beer stop in Grand Rapids. Located on a nice little street filled with bars and restaurants, two doors down from Grand Rapids Brewing.

We were there on a Friday afternoon at around 4pm and the place was busy but not crazy. HopCat is pretty big, with a long bar, booths right next to it and a lot of tables by the windows looking at Ionia Street, but it fills up quickly.

They had three house beers when the wife and I visited, including a nice Oil Rigger Imperial Stout, and a large draft menu divided in styles from lager to fruit-spice-smoke. Lots of local/Michigan beers, including Night Tripper, The Livery, Arbor, Short's, Vivant... and mainstays like Ommegang, Green Flash, Brooklyn. Some cool Belgians as well, such as Troubadour and Rodenbach.

I wasn't terribly impressed by the draft menu, though, considering how epic HopCat is supposed to be. Nothing super rare, barrel-aged or unique. And same with the bottle menu, which is pretty long but carries no surprises despite a vintage Old Guardian and Festina Peche here and there.

Service is alright but not great and the atmosphere is nice. A cool bar, for sure, but... one of the best in the nation? I beg to differ.

06-07-2014 05:30:02 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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SamT

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-28-2014 17:38:37 | More by SamT
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

05-23-2014 05:55:04 | More by GRG1313
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Supergenious

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

05-20-2014 00:10:33 | More by Supergenious
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NewGlarusFan

Illinois

4.64/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$

Came here on Mother's Day. It was very accommodating.

Our server was excellent and very good.

Beer selection was fantastic.

Food was a little salty for my taste, but nonetheless very well.

This place is worth every penny.

Great times at HopCat I can't wait to return!

05-12-2014 15:22:22 | More by NewGlarusFan
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gradergator

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

05-11-2014 13:26:41 | More by gradergator
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nikolep

Ohio

5/5  rDev +9.2%

05-09-2014 01:31:49 | More by nikolep
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Fargrow

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

04-28-2014 15:23:32 | More by Fargrow
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amishbooze

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-12-2014 20:51:16 | More by amishbooze
HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.