HopCat

BEER AVG
3.86/5
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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.

Added by hopcatgr on 01-06-2008

BEER STATS
Beers:
45
Ratings:
252
Reviews:
72
PLACE STATS
Score:
99
Ratings:
400
Reviews:
199
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
6.21%
 
 
Taps:
48
Bottles/Cans:
150
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 400 |  Reviews: 199
Photo of vinny21bal
3/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of larryarms847
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of jmiah22
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of BreakfastStout
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of leadahmer
2/5  rDev -55.7%

Photo of jt31914
4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

For the beer selection the price is pretty good; the only thing you will get ripped off with is food and liquor. It costs about $4.50 for an order of fries and the prices only go up from there while a double rum and coke costs somewhere in the neighborhood of 8.50. However, this place is the beer lover's dream - 50 taps and 150 bottles with a good rotation. Fun atmosphere, and an awesome place to go if you like good beer. Hopcat is clearly deserving of their title as the number three beer bar in the world.

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Photo of Faunland
4/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of BryanA
3.59/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Lots of Options on tap, one of the best for Grand Rapids, food was decent, but service was pretty slow

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Photo of ummswimmin
4.81/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Rons35
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of salinasa
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of cards22
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Chief99
4.26/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Tjb14
3.79/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of PhillyBoy23
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Magpie14
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

great place and great location. The corner lot with large store front windows makes for a nice atmosphere. Also the patio in the summer is rather nice, a little small, but none-the-less a great asset. The interior is great exposed brick wall, deep rich colors, and great bar set-up. I like the gothic arched mirrors behind the bar!

Always plenty to drink and a variety beyond reckoning. Some of the staff seems to lack in the beer connoisseur department, but for the most part are knowledgeable. You can find anything from domestics, micro-brews, internationals and everything between.

Food is good and falls within the standard pub-like menu with a few nice variation/alterations. I had a hot warm pretzel with a spicy mustard sauce that was banging and complimented my Short's "huma lupa licious."

I believe this to be the best bar in downtown GR! If you are in the area you must go and kick your feet up

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Photo of brew3crew
5/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

A-Place was crowded, but not crowded enough where you couldn;t here what the person you were with was saying. A good kind of crowded. Love it

Q-Clean, smoke free and nice workers. What more can you ask for?

S-Exceptional! Friendly patient and they know alot about their beer. This is the reason they are ranked #3 bar in the world!

S- Crazy selection! over 40 beers on tap as well as their own. i wish I had this in my hometown!

F- Didn't have much. but their cracked fries are UNREAL!! only $3? are you serious?

V-You can get a taste of beer for $1. I tried I have never had before. Awesome!

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Photo of jeonseh
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Hopcat is a must goto stop if you are in Grand Rapids. They have a huge and great beer list. When we were there, they had Kuhnhenn Imperial Creme Brûlée and All Hallows Ale on tap as well as Shorts Black Cherry Porter.

The food was solid bar food. The ice cream sandwich, which changes every so often, was amazing! The cookies are super thick and the ice cream is nice and creamy. They had a mexican hot chocolate one when we were there that had a spicy bite.

Service was good enough but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of spartanlaker
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of assman79
4.01/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of SMH_NWI
4.36/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of GRPunk
4.6/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

The downtown location and building are great. It's within walking distance of GR's entertainment or any pubcrawl you may want to complete in the area. It had a nice crowd, but enough space for everybody.

It has the biggest taplist I know of in West Michigan as well as a huge selection of bottled beers. It's a nice mix local, regional, and imports. Everything was served in the proper glass.

Service was friendly and helpful. After ordering my first, my waitress offered other selections that were similar or may be of interest.

The food was good and decently priced.

I would definitely suggest the HopCat to any beer lover than finds his/herself in GR.

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HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI
3.86 out of 5 based on 252 ratings.
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