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Not Rated.
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36 Beers
201 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 336
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 4.57
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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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Huge list of beers whether it be on tap or in bottles. Beer list includes beers from all over the world including Germany, Belgium, UK, Netherlands, Canada, and the US. Love the atmosphere in this bar. Lots of wood in this bar that gives it a very down to Earth feeling. The only thing that I can mark HopCat down on is that the bartenders poured absolutely no head on any of my 3 beers. For me, the head is essential for aroma release. Granted, the bartenders have to be speedy due to the number of patrons and developing a head takes time, but for bottled beer I would rather just pour it myself. Overall awesome place and I will definitely be back!

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

Beer was amazing...but u havent lived till u try crack fries

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

The brewery has a huge selection of beers (about 200 i was told), and when i was there they had 3 house brews. It also has delicious and reasonable priced food, I had almond crusted duck tenders for less than $8. The 2 bartenders i talked with provided great service and answered several questions!

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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4/5  rDev -12.5%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.