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Bar, Eatery

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

(317) 565-4236 | map
hopcat.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.23
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
44
pDev:
11.58%
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Reviews by djhowell:
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djhowell from Wisconsin

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

Jun 13, 2015
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cratez from Canada (ON)

4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Visited with my wife on a recent trip to Indianapolis.

Had the following beers over the course of two visits:
Schlafly Dry Hopped APA (draft)
Oskar Blues Pinner Throwback IPA (draft)
Flat 12 Pogues Run Porter (draft)
Sun King / Rhinegeist Emergency Hop Kit IPA (draft)

All were drinking well and reasonably priced. Also had the delicious barbecue chicken cutlets and crack fries to eat. My wife enjoyed her dinner and wine. The bartender, meanwhile, was one of the best servers we’ve ever had. Our overall experience was phenomenal, and we would definitely come back.

Feb 12, 2020
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NCSapiens from Indiana

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Lots of beers on tap. If you’ve been to a hopcat, you know what I mean. If you haven’t gone, do so. There are a ridiculous number of beers on tap, maybe a hundred or so. Half of them are local Indiana beers, then there are beers from across the US and Europe. I don’t like the Indianapolis location as much as some of the others, but it is great that it is here. Good broad ripple location. Food is ok chain style burgers and whatnot.

Oct 06, 2018
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ADKbeerguy from New York

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

Jan 06, 2018
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Nat1975 from Indiana

4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Dec 22, 2017
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jul 03, 2017
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JDizzle from Indiana

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

Mar 26, 2017
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Gear54 from Indiana

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!

Jun 24, 2016
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nwhittin from Indiana

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

Jun 14, 2016
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AuntBea from Illinois

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

May 11, 2016
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Towyardmike from Indiana

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.

Mar 23, 2016
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mbratt93 from New York

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!

Jan 30, 2016
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pettetk from Indiana

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

Dec 31, 2015
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fredmugs from Indiana

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

Nov 08, 2015
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hooverhawkeye from Iowa

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??

Oct 04, 2015
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jadler16 from Indiana

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

Aug 29, 2015
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Penguins66 from Illinois

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.

Aug 22, 2015
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halo3one from Georgia

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

Jul 16, 2015
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aslamm75 from Indiana

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

May 25, 2015
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

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

May 25, 2015
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BeerOps from Illinois

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

May 24, 2015
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mayorQuimby from Tennessee

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

May 13, 2015
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Benjhilmer from California

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

Apr 28, 2015
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bryanmuncie from Indiana

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.

Apr 04, 2015
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neckbracesub from Indiana

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

Mar 30, 2015
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Place rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 44 ratings