HopCat | Grand Rapids, Michigan
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World Class based on 114 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

25 Ionia Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan United States 49503 [ print map ]
616 451 HOPS

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Hours: 1130am - 2am Daily

Mayor: Tmoney99 (5) | Taps: 49 | Bottles: 150


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Beer Available At HopCat (arranged by most recent)
Founders Oatmeal Stout 95, HopCat Beer Right Now , Perrin Laughfest Lager , HopCat Red Nymph , Vander Mill Puff the Magic Cyser 83, Livery McGilligans IPA 91, Arcadia Cereal Killer Barleywine 94, Griffin Claw El Rojo 82, The Livery Barrel Aged Funkalicious , Ommegang Adoration 97, Great Lakes Nosferatu 98, Smuttynose Short Batch #18 Durty 96, Virtue RedStreak 87, Verhaeghe Duchesse De Bourgogne 98, HopCat Bourbon Barrel Fornicator , Vander Mill Cyser Van Doom 91, HopCat Zugspitze Weizen 58, HopCat Cucurbita Nigra , HopCat Kiwiís Playhouse , Tapistry Peckís Robust Porter
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114 reviews for HopCat
 Ambiance  88%
 Service  83%
 Selection  92%
 Food  79%
 Value  80%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Bendrixian  (42) Halifax, Nova Scotia | March 13, 2014
Amazing place in nice town! Awesome happy hour 2 -4pm. fun beers with a great knowledgeable staff that love their beer. Great regional craft selection!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
hubermi12  (23) , | February 17, 2014
I gave low selection just because they dont brew a lot of there own beers. This is a great bar.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
alliance100  (11) Grand Rapids , Michigan | January 11, 2014
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi  (104) Glendale, Wisconsin | November 25, 2013
I visited here over the weekend on 11/23/2013. I was very let down. I really, truly donít understand how this place rates so highly. It was filled to the brim, loud as hell (making it difficult to have even the simplest of conversations), and the tap list really wasnít that impressive. We stayed for one beer and an appetizer. Although the loaded crack fries were excellent, thatís all we tried. The service was ok, but had to flag the waitress down a couple times. The beer prices were very reasonable. I guess I like the uncrowed gems instead...
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
zoethebear9  (1) Michigan | November 24, 2013
Great Place, funky but knowledgeable staff. We go back regularly.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap  (140) The dub c, Pennsylvania | November 18, 2013
really crowded but still a pretty cool vibe...a litlle loud. really knowledgeable service and friendly. the door man sas an absolute jerk though...wouldnít let me stand in the HUGE and empty entry area to call a cab even though it was pouring rain outside...he can suck it. food here was decent and the beer selection was really nice.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
firstsip  (11) Michigan | November 4, 2013
Great place! Crack fries are a little overrated (sorry!), but food is generally good--interesting choices, but nothing to write home about. GREAT beer selection; Iíve been to several beer bars around the country, and HopCat has the best handle on good selections from various brewers, including some hard to find. Service is good. Bar is cozy, pretty cool--just a bit loud.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Brigadier  (252) Clevelandish, Ohio | October 27, 2013
After a long drive it was time for a beer. Hopcat was crowded for an ALCS game but even so I was able to get a table. The wait staff was prompt and helpful in picking what to order. The tap list includes a couple of local house beers along with a nice representation of local beers from Michigan. If you are unable to find something appealing you are going out of your way to do so. Parking is plentiful as well and once there you can easily walk to a number of other locations around town. This should definitely be on the agenda.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
BOSSbrewer  (50) Arkansas | October 12, 2013
This is a great place to hang out, drink great beers, and have great pub food. The last time I was there a number of taps, the ones I wanted (!) were out. But still, great place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
rosenbergh  (414) Helsinki, Finland | October 2, 2013
Quite close to Founders Brewpub. Very good selection of beers and especially Michigan beers. Decent food and very good beer. I liked this one. Lots of taps.

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