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Beer Available At HopCat (arranged by most recent)
Griffin Claw El Rojo 84, 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 89, HopCat Zugspitze Weizen 58, HopCat Cucurbita Nigra , HopCat Kiwiís Playhouse , HopCat Red Nymph , Tapistry Peckís Robust Porter , Vander Mill Nunica Pine , Griffin Claw Triple Lemon Shandy , New Belgium Lips of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen 83, Vander Mill Hard Apple Cider 49, HopCat Son of Hoppo , Troubadour Obscura 96
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HailSquishface (10) Ferndale, Michigan | January 17, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
drunkysersose (11) Michigan | November 29, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
hopslovin (9) Fort Wayne, Indiana | October 13, 2008
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
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.
gearbike (12) West Bloomfield, Michigan | October 6, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
milewide (23) Grand Rapids, Michigan | September 28, 2008
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Fun! A ton of brews on tap. ANY draft brew sample for $1.50. Good service with pub grub menu. Wife and I enjoyed the brats. Lots of free on-the-street parking on weekends.
kmweaver (116) Petaluma, California | September 19, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great stop just off of 131S towards Kalamazoo, and glad I took Ryanís advice (for once). Dimly lit, carefully decorated bar area with a significant outdoor seating area with tons of plush couches and greenery. I could see myself sitting outside daily. Loads of great local Michigan beer on tap: Shorts, Kuhnhenns, Bells, Founders, the Livery, New Holland, etc., and a fair selection of local bottles as well (nothing overly rare, but a good spread of Michigan brews and abroad). Very friendly service, great place to crash, and this is the kind of place where there will always be something on tap that you havenít tried.
Slabjacker (34) | August 4, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
The GM at another brewery suggested this place to my friend and I mainly because they have 48 taps and a wide variety. Stopped in on a Friday night and it immediately struck me as a trendy pick-up bar a variety of ages but predominantly twenty-somethings out for a night or out looking for a date. Thus, it was loud and distracting. The bar itself has some classy decor and a generally warm feel to it. The beer selection is excellent with plenty of local and far away beers on tap. Indeed, I had a hard time deciding what to order and opted for a porter from CA (tíwas good!). Service was slow but probably because the place was so busy. I think Iíd prefer to go back in the daytime when it is quieter (coming from a 37 year old married guy who didnít seem to fit in). Worth a look just to sample the diverse menu.
hombrepalo (101) Chicago, Illinois | July 28, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Awsome place! Loved everything about it. Clean, modern, bathrooms are sweet, the menues are easy to follow. Sample sizes available. nice extensive selection of bottles. Great crowd, nice outdoor area. Even though Grand Rapids is all that, this place is. Wish I had this place in Chicago. i was overwhelmed with it all. A few of the brews on the tap list were not available and they did not have Expidition Stout either, but still a great selection. A beer lovers dream.
jeffwilliams11 (6) hooterville, Michigan | July 11, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
very chill atmosphere, nice artwork and appropriately dim lights. servers are hit-and-miss. either really knowledgable and attentive, or totally clueless and useless. selection is probably the best in town, really great selection of local/michigan beers, plus a great group of others. food is above average, especially the crack fries.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | July 4, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
The most interesting beer menu in Grand Rapids (if not Michigan) as far as beer bars are concerned. Over 30 carefully selected taps. No boring stuff and at least half the selection goes off the beaten path (beaten path being classics like Dogfish 90 minutes, Fouderís Red Rye, etc.). Atmosphere is cool, really cool. Quite an extensive bottle menu too and they have license to take out. The place is actually rather large and with lots of room between the tables. The place can probably sit a little over 100 but packed it can probably hold 200 with people standing. Super-large screen projector tv, ambiance on a Sunday night was Alien (the first of the series) at high volume.
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