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HopCat

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 45
Beer Ratings: 263
Beer Avg: 3.82

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

281 Ratings
Ratings: 281
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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Billolick

New York

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

Great looking room, large, high ceilings, huge windows looking out onto the active GR night life scene. Large bar area, all the beers on a large chalk board. 40 or so taps, great selection of multiple Michigan selections and all star choices from around the world. They are starting up their own brewery in the rear of the place and the fermenters were on display. Outside seating area. Beers served in appropriate glassware. Beer obviously being respected here. Pleasurable place for a visit, I'd be here often if I was local. (About 10 minutes drive to Sicicliano market and 3-5 mins from Founders)

08-18-2008 00:17:39 | More by Billolick
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spointon

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-10-2014 18:44:38 | More by spointon
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_morandi_

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-14-2014 20:29:14 | More by _morandi_
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

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

Stopped in here post-KBS release party. About a five minute walk from Founders.

After Founders, this place was packed also. A decent sized bar with lots of brass tap towers displaying all the tap markers. Plenty of woodwork and the place is spotless. Lots of seating (for a smallish bar), and a small area up stairs has more. A brew house sits out back, and they had a few of thier own brews on tap. I had the Belgian Dubble which was damn tasty.
Selection is regional heavy (almost exclusive). Dark Horse, Shorts, Arcadia, Livery, Atwater, Founders, Arbor, Bells, etc. A great line up with Belgians, IPAs, Stouts, and odd balls thrown in.

Service was decent, as I was able to get a beer at the bar as soon as I was able to catch the eye of a bartender.

I didn't try any food, and I don't know if they even serve it. There was no place to sit so I scooted after one. I could definately see spending some serious time here though.

03-19-2009 19:09:52 | More by brewandbbq
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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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MaxPowers

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-30-2014 05:17:52 | More by MaxPowers
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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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TravisShaneRedden

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-31-2014 22:17:01 | More by TravisShaneRedden
HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.