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HopCat

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
100
world-class

298 Ratings
Ratings: 298
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 9.37%
Active Beers: 46
Beer Ratings: 273
Beer Avg: 3.81
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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4.5/5  rDev -2%

_morandi_, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of ttaxtell
4.94/5  rDev +7.6%

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
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

wtkphoto, Jul 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

SteveDoeschot, Jul 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

spointon, Jul 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

kodt, Jul 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

Slay40, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Jackofallbrews
4.01/5  rDev -12.6%

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%

vrbulldog22, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Wingsman
2.5/5  rDev -45.5%

Wingsman, Jun 23, 2014
HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.