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35 Beers
200 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 327
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 4.58
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

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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4.76/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

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.

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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

A beer lover's paradise. Good mix of domestic micro brews and imports. I missed the pre-opening festivities, however, visited on the Saturday's Grand Opening. Great decor throughout with plenty of seating. Impressive hand crafted bar with a monastery motif. Even the bathroom impressed me with its Vargas like 40's pinups. Service was great, from the bartenders, wait staff and on site management, everyone was helpful and friendly. This is by far the classiest beer bar I have ever frequented; however, it was warm, friendly and down to earth. Thanks HopCat for making my night an enjoyable one. Look forward to a long and healthy relationship!

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Last stop on my Grand Rapids bonanza. I saved the best for last apparently. Very good looking spot inside ... very high ceilings with some old time framed artwork. The bar is long with taps o'plenty.

I had the pleasure of being taken care of by Mr. Steve Schultz (hope I spelled that right). I ordered the Sage Against the Machine to sip on and the Bar-Zee Burger which was DELICIOUS!!!

I noticed they had a couple bottles I had been looking for in Michigan but couldn't get my hands on. I asked if they sold bottles to go, which they do. So I was able to walk away with a Kuhnhenn 4D and Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Shipwreck.

The service was top notch, so when you do go in, ask for Steve, you'll be well taken care of!

HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.