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Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

25 Ionia SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503
United States

(616) 451-4677 | map
hopcatgr.com

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.
BEER STATS
Average:
3.87
Beers:
50
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
266
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.52
Reviews:
203
Ratings:
417
pDev:
9.73%
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Reviews by fredmugs:
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fredmugs from Indiana

4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Oct 28, 2015
More User Reviews:
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slasich from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

May 16, 2020
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Vibe- this place serves BEER. Over 100 to choose from in bottles and on tap. Germans , Belgians, New England , California , locals. Big wooden bar in a brick building

Good assortment of well curated beer styles

Beertendress was attentive and quick

Large quantity of good beers

Cheeseburger and fries were good

May 21, 2019
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thegink from New York

4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Feb 18, 2019
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JimboBrews54 from Michigan

5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Oct 23, 2018
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rmarquardt17 from Michigan

3.84/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Aug 17, 2018
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.2/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Aug 08, 2018
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Lazhal from Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited here once. Server was fairly inattentive and it was not busy. Wasn't awful, but noticeable.

The worst part of my visit came from the Boss Tweed that I ordered. The beer came out that ugly greyish/brownish. You know, that color that happens when a home brewed NEIPA gets oxidized due to age. I have no idea how old it was, but it was the worst BT I've ever had.

I debated saying something, but I was there with non beer-loving friends and decided to just drink it and keep my mouth shut.

Instead I tried to shift my focus on the crack fries I was having for the first time. That did the trick and I ordered more with my meal after the appetizer!

Aug 04, 2018
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CesarLopes from Brazil

5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Jul 29, 2018
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Gambyt20 from Illinois

3.86/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Jul 27, 2018
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rab53 from Washington

4.26/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Jul 15, 2018
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Coho11 from Ohio

4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Apr 22, 2018
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HardyA from Michigan

4.78/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Apr 15, 2018
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Tbarnes1414 from New York

5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Apr 06, 2018
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Erjadams from West Virginia

5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Jan 19, 2018
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West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

4.07/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Beer. You like beer, right? Well, they've got it. If you live in Michigan, Kentucky, or Indiana, you've probably noticed you have a shiny new HopCat in your local college town. The OG spot in Grand Rapids is a little cooler than the regular bar HopCats, only because they brew their own beer there. So you have a few of their handmade goodies right next to all those taps of amazing beer in one spot. The old feel to the bar is an added bonus. It's busy, Really, really busy but I suggest going just to drink and get food later. It's just easier to snag a seat at the bar. You want to embrace all that beer. The bartenders are some of the most knowledgeable you'll find. Craft beer heaven.

Sep 03, 2017
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Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

4.14/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Aug 13, 2017
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Gagnonsux from Texas

4.23/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Jul 06, 2017
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heddar33 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Jun 06, 2017
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BarrelAgedG from California

4.79/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

May 10, 2017
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.27/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

May 09, 2017
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PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Mar 28, 2017
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PhillyBoy23 from New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jan 23, 2017
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porters4life from Illinois

4.41/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Dec 06, 2016
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Tjb14 from Michigan

3.79/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Dec 02, 2016
HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI
Brewery rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 266 ratings