HopCat | Grand Rapids, Michigan
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World Class based on 120 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)
HopCat AHA IPA , Shortís Soft Parade 68, HopCat Light Side of the Sun , New Holland Oak Aged Hatter IPA 90, HopCat Red Nymph , HopCat Beer Right Meow , Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale 98, Oskar Blues Gubna (Bourbon Barrel) 80, HopCat Donít Frack Meow , HopCat Beer Right Now , HopCat PT Brown , Vander Mill Nunica Pine , Vander Mill Puff the Magic Cyser 86, HopCat Sin & Temptation , Founders Nitro Oatmeal Stout 95, Perrin Laughfest Lager , Livery McGilligans IPA 91, Arcadia Cereal Killer Barleywine 94, Griffin Claw El Rojo 83, The Livery Barrel Aged Funkalicious
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120 reviews for HopCat
 Ambiance  88%
 Service  82%
 Selection  91%
 Food  78%
 Value  79%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
punkrkr27  (24) Berkley, Michigan | June 16, 2009
Excellent selection on the taps. Bottle list is good too but a little expensive. Nice all wood interior with a small outdoor patio gives the place a nice inviting atmosphere. Wait staff was fast. Best of all, they will allow you to take home growlers on most anything on tap. This is definitely one of the better beer bars in the state.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilligoose  (251) pouring bus, New Brunswick | May 23, 2009
Beautiful brick building with some covered outdoor seating. comfortable chairs. quite happy to get night stalker on draft here. okay
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
greco  (14) Zeeland, Michigan | May 6, 2009
By far the standard for the Grand Rapids Area Beer scene. 50 taps of better beer, including a firkin that is regularly kept busy. A sassy yet knowledgeable wait staff and an extremely impressive bottle selection to go with the tap selection. The bottle reserves have things some people will never see again. My only regret is that it isnít closer to my house.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
kseecs16  (202) Naperville, Illinois | May 4, 2009
Nice dark wood interior, I didnít do much research on this placed and was pleasantly surprised that they have a small brewing operation. Lots of taps, nice selection. Trendy crowd in a lively bustling space, beer garden doesnít hurt Prompt service. Draughts included Founders, Livery, GI, some Belgians. A well rounded selection. Good value on diverse choice of pints, lots of Michigan choices. Food was above average pub fare.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
bdigital  (11) Ft Wayne, Indiana | March 30, 2009
Finally got a chance to check this place out after I left Founders. Great vibe going on, good service, very good selection and a really cool upstairs lounge-type area. Will definitely return.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 13/20
Uyanga13  (2) Grand Rapids, Michigan | January 22, 2009
Great place to hang out with your folks!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
HailSquishface  (10) Ferndale, Michigan | January 17, 2009
Great bar. The selection is awesome, they usually have a few things not available in bottles and itís the only bar in Michigan I know of that will fill growlers.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
drunkysersose  (11) Michigan | November 29, 2008
Very cool.. great selection. Decor could not be much better, they must have sunk a ton of money into the place. I have been there 4 times and the service was really poor every time. (Got up and left after waiting over ten minutes to be served on the last and final visit) All four visits were at slow early Sunday afternoon times to boot with multiple severs present!?!? I really want to give a better review and root for the place but I just can’t stand such bad service.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
hopslovin  (9) Fort Wayne, Indiana | October 13, 2008
Fantastic beer selection, very good food, and a KILLER facility. 48 taps with 150 bottles and the bar is a piece of art. Bartenders are friendly and attentive. Very nice place to relax and enjoy the vibe, beers, and good conversation.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
gearbike  (12) West Bloomfield, Michigan | October 6, 2008
Thankfully I stopped bye on my way to Founders. This place is a great sophisticated beer bar. Great selection of Michigan beer. I consider myself a bit of a veggie chili coinsurer might have had the best with some great draft beer.

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