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HopCat

Not Rated.
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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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Photo of ttaxtell
4.94/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

ttaxtell, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of wtkphoto
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

wtkphoto, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of SteveDoeschot
5/5  rDev +8.7%

SteveDoeschot, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of spointon
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

spointon, Jul 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

kodt, Jul 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Slay40, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Jackofallbrews
4.01/5  rDev -12.8%

We made a quick walk through the darkening evening of Grand Rapids, seeing the bright yellow sign loom before us like a grinning beacon to beery goodness. I love the black cat holding a beer logo for this place! We were arriving late and the kitchen was only doing a limited bar menu, but we were so hungry that we didn't want to go looking for something else. Besides, they had a huge beer menu! They don't really do samples, but our waitress was great and brought me a taste of each of the house beers. Those were mostly mediocre. The Jerk beer had an interesting array of tropical and spicy flavors, but I wouldn't drink much of it. The Blueberry Sour was quite disgusting (coming from a sour beer lover) with hot burning acid and enteric flavor. I appreciate the effort, but ended up ordering a cask Oak Aged Hatter from New Holland. It was only later that I noticed the huge bottle beer list on the back of the menu! They had pricey but very rare Belgian beers on there for up to $40! The bar food was decent, but not light! I had the tasty but deadly (to my heart) Crack Fries with cheese. I really liked the vibe in this place and the staff was great, but more as a beer bar than a brewpub.

We actually ended up here again a few days later and bought one of those expensive bottles. Had another good experience at that visit as well.

Jackofallbrews, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of vrbulldog22
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

vrbulldog22, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Wingsman
2.5/5  rDev -45.7%

Wingsman, Jun 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

ubenumber2, Jun 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

BigTuna1066, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of TheSamKuehn
4.76/5  rDev +3.5%

Long overdue review from one of the best beer bars in the country I've ever been too. Right up there with Churchkey in DC for anyone familiar with that establishment. My first visit was during KBS release 2013. It was such a great experience I remember it that well even to this day. First of all HopCat had one of the best draft beer lineups I've ever seen. Tons and tons of great MI breweries and not just the big boys. Lots of smaller MI breweries which was awesome to sample so many breweries in one place. The service was more than I could've reasonably expected. Emily was our server. My sister and I were there every night of our 4 night visit to GR and Emily was there each night to help us. She went above and beyond in explaining the different offerings with really great information about some of the beers. Very, very impressed and I will stop in every time I am in the area.

TheSamKuehn, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of BcOneSeven
5/5  rDev +8.7%

BcOneSeven, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of Jameson_Daniel
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

HopCat is my favorite brewpub and they have fantastic food to match their impressive beer list. Crack fries are a must, but you cannot miss on this menu - I personally recommend the Sloppy Joe's. Best place to be to enjoy a worldwide variety of beer in Grand Rapids.

Jameson_Daniel, Jun 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

jmich24, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -13%

spark3148857, Jun 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

SamT, May 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

GRG1313, May 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Supergenious, May 20, 2014
Photo of NewGlarusFan
4.64/5  rDev +0.9%

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!

NewGlarusFan, May 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

gradergator, May 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

nikolep, May 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

Fargrow, Apr 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

amishbooze, Apr 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

BeerdedHophead, Apr 11, 2014
HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.