HopCat - East Lansing

300 Grove St
East Lansing, Michigan United States 48823

517 816 4300
bar (HopCat)
hopcatel.com
Mon - Sat 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM; Sun 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM

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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Msdrbeat  (6) , | August 14, 2014
Great bar with great food. The fries really are addictive. Great selection of beers on tap. THE hub of craft beer in East Lansing.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
paintedmaple  (62) Bloomington, Indiana | July 21, 2014
The beer Gods place of choice - or so it seems...very post-modern beer chic with a cool island bar circled in tap handles. Beer selection (especially Michigan) is first rate, food is snarfable, and service fast, friendly, and knowledgeable. It is amazing that such a run down palace as East Lansing got a place as cool as this...awesome.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
HighWine  (29) Whalezbro, Illinois | December 19, 2013
Newer place in East Lansing and one to which I’ll return. Slightly corporate Yardhouse feel at the bar, but the tap list is solid and the service was excellent. Four bartenders on duty and everyone of them came by to check on me and see if I needed anything. Nice selection of Michigan locals in addition to plenty of other quality brews. Out of town tickers gonna love this place. They offer 8oz half pours and even 3oz flight pours for $1. I got to try many more beers than I expected. Tonight they have 4 Elf on tap which was a nice surprise because I guess people lined up in the cold last week at the brewery to get some. Had a turkey burger and fries -- both were ok. TVs in the bar and dining room if you want to watch the game. Full bar and ciders, too.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
KPD  (216) Michigan | December 13, 2013| Updated November 8, 2014
Great to see Hopcat bring a 100 tap beer destination to East Lansing. Really nice looking place, two levels. Service was really good, selection is good. Food was good. I liked crunchy’s but this is the big leagues of beer. 20 regular beers, always available, 80 beers rotate. Nice. Been several times now, they rape you for international beers. Saw they are opening a bar in Detroit and hiring Yardhouse execs. The selection is looking yardhouseish.
80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee  (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | November 8, 2013
100 beers on tap, but sadly no HopCat beers due to archaic distribution laws. You can’t transport your own beer 70 miles down the road? While the selection was plentiful, there wasn’t that many of the 100 that stood out. Maybe I’m getting too spoiled these days but a lot of mainstays and a handful of one-offs. I liked the interior and the bathroom wallpaper is rather nice… yeah I gotta take another leak honey, lol. Food was the usual HopCat fare, which I like. Service was great but AWOL at times. I prefer the Grand Rapids location, mainly since they have their own beers on tap and I can find free parking and hit a few brewpubs at the same time.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
BrewtalHonesty  (5) Portland, Oregon | September 11, 2013
Easily the best place for craft beer in East Lansing to date.

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