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HopCat

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4.23/5
Exceptional
40 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

6280 N College Ave
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46220-1985
United States

(317) 565-4236 | map
hopcat.com

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Added by aslamm75 on 08-18-2014

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
40
pDev:
12.06%
 
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of kylehay2004
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of JDizzle
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Gear54
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Great Place to visit in the Broad Ripple area.

Super clean and easy to get to. Unless there is a major area sporting even on TV you can always get a seat.

Every time we have been there they have an outrageous selection of top notch beers and the service staff always knows the rundown in terms of style and quality. This particular visit I had two different Belgians, one local and one from across the country. Neither of which I can find at the local liqueur store.

Crack Fries are exactly what they sound like. Last time I ate the biggest tenderloin I've seen and a whole plate of Crack Fries.

Overall this place is absolutely deserving of the accolades it has won. "Indiana's best beer bar" and "top 10 french fries in the country". A must visit!

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Photo of nwhittin
4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of AuntBea
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Towyardmike
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Was there on a Tuesday which is $2 off local beers which was awesome. Food was great. My only problem is they don't ever carry Tow Yard Horsepower which is in the Final Four of our local newspaper beer playoff. This beer is awesome.

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Photo of mbratt93
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This place is an awesome atmosphere! I've gone late at night before on week nights that were not very busy and get mediocre service. Last time I went around dinner and had a great experience. The waitress sat right by me and talked beer with me for about 10 minutes. The selection there is great and the food is too!

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Photo of pettetk
4.79/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of fredmugs
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of hooverhawkeye
2/5  rDev -52.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 2

Open until 2? Some of us want a quality craft brew at 215 AM after a 16 hour shift of saving lives at the hospital. Is that too much to ask??

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Photo of jadler16
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Penguins66
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Ah, HopCat...I miss you so. Having been to the Grand Rapids location several times, I knew what to expect, at least I thought I did:

Overwhelming selection of beers? Check

Crack fries, one of the best complements to any beer? Check

Decent crowds any time of the day? No, at least not early on a Saturday afternoon when we were there.

So-so service? Check. The first bartender poured us our first beers and then was more interested in talking to her friend on the other side of the bar. We had to flag down one of the other bartenders to order our food.

The Broad Ripple location is great for bikers as it is a short walk from the Monon trail. Prices vary depending on the beer you order but nothing seemed out of line. Despite the subpar service, which really wasn't terrible, HopCat is on our list of regular stops when we are in Indy.

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Photo of halo3one
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of djhowell
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of aslamm75
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of BeerOps
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of mayorQuimby
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of Benjhilmer
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of bryanmuncie
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Service is hit or miss depending on the day and time of week. Most servers have a basic understanding of the beers on tap, if you want a better experience try sitting at the bar, I have tried about half the menu and the food is very good, I highly recommend this place.

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3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.23/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of italianstallion
4/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of TargaFlorio
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of JMUbrewz
4.4/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Great place, but the prices are on the high end. 9.50 for a 10 oz pale ale from 18th street is criminal.

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Place rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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