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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

275 Ratings
Ratings: 275
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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dmorgan310

Panama

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-20-2014 15:46:18 | More by dmorgan310
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willjschmidt

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$

3rd stop on my great midwest brewery tour.

A beer bar and very small brewery located in downtown Grand Rapids. I came in here on a Sunday evening about 7PM. It was about 3/4 full. The atmosphere is that of a darkened pub. 48 taps plus one cask. They were having a Jazz jam which I believe they have every Sunday evening.

The menu highlights the beers from Michigan which is really cool. The beer selection is outstanding. All top notch stuff with an emphasis on American craft. They have a very small brewery in the back where they make a few different beers themselves. The prices are great as well. There is a chalkboard behind the bar that shows what kegs have kicked since the menu was printed as well as what kegs are on deck.

Food was very good, I had a burger and it was outstanding.

This place is highly recommended. Grand Rapids is very lucky to have this place and Founders within walking distance of each other.

12-08-2011 00:26:58 | More by willjschmidt
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leprakhan

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-03-2013 06:23:16 | More by leprakhan
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Jameson_Daniel

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5 | $$

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.

06-09-2014 16:35:30 | More by Jameson_Daniel
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-08-2014 22:08:24 | More by superdoopersauce
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Jimmydee415


4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-21-2014 21:27:21 | More by Jimmydee415
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chuckv

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-09-2013 19:25:00 | More by chuckv
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coldriver

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

We visited the night of June 24th after an easy walk over from Founder's. The first thing I noticed about this place was the great Hopcat sign over the door of their "black cat holding a beer" logo - it's really fits the vibe of this place. The Interior has beautiful classy woodwork and the vibe is relaxed and "right". It's classy without being pretentious. Being from Texas and not having much experience with what is considered rare in Michigan I can't honestly say how unique their taplist is, but I can say that after giving my bartender my style preferences that his recommendations hit it perfectly. I did not have any food but it certainly looked good. Prices are reasonable.

07-02-2013 02:44:03 | More by coldriver
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Slay40

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-04-2014 02:23:53 | More by Slay40
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salinasa

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-28-2013 03:28:47 | More by salinasa
HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.