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Taps: 100 / Bottles: 20
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jmich24:
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4.85/5 rDev +10.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$
I finally got a chance to check out HopCat's East Lansing location when visiting an old friend of mine from college when we both happened to be in town. It didn't disappoint.
The decor was nothing spectacular, but it makes a good attempt to make you feel cozy here. Is it cold outside? Then you might as well stay here all night and check out the menu. Which, by the way, has 100 taps. It's insane. Everything from a German Hefeweizen, to a local Michigan brew.
Things got busy, but the 2-story design got us a table quickly. Then we were presented with the beer menu. Talk about intimidating! The staff was very friendly and listened to us when we spied a better table. The upstairs area got really loud, but come on... college town, Saturday night, it happens.
All in all, this place is exactly when East Lansing needs. It's a place where you can grab any style you can think of, for a reasonable price, and it kicks the butts of every other bar in town. Hopefully this is a trend and more beer bars will start popping up in the area. Too bad I live in Arizona now. Oh yeah, the food is great too.
01-11-2014 04:29:16 | More by groverj3
3.45/5 rDev -21.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5 | $$
Great venue. I like the design of the space, the artwork that was used.
It sounds like something like this has been needed in East Lansing for a while, so I'm glad the BarFly crew made it happen.
Now to the HopCat itself. I wasn't blow away. The taplist had nothing that really stood out to me, where as HopCat GR has at least 4 or 5 beers on a night that really take you back, and make you appreciate that true quality of the beer being served. HopCat Lansing felt much more middle of the road beer wise. College town possibly, trying to appeal to the beginner beer geek? That may be possible.
The food was HopCat food, tasty, pub food. The atmosphere was nice, and I really enjoyed all the natural light that was coming from the front windows. I don't travel thru Lansing all that often, and HopCat EL won't make it a destination for me.
12-06-2013 17:17:52 | More by MarcatGSB
HopCat in East Lansing, MI
95 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.