HopCat

Mayor: Tmoney99 (5) | Taps: 49 | Bottles: 150
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
markwise  (192) North of Tampa, Florida | July 26, 2009
This tap list is freaking awesome! There is nothing quite like it. CRAZY beers on draft, growlers available, but a bit pricey. Service was pretty good, but the place was empty. One of the brewers stopped by and chatted, recommended Sage Against The Machine, which was enjoyable. Bartender knew his beers very well, and an overall great experience ensued.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
inkubus27  (16) highland, Indiana | July 10, 2009
Went to Founders then headed a few blocks down to Hopat... which is every bit as good as Founders, though with a much larger selection of beers. It seemed like most of the beers were from Michigan breweries with a few exceptions. Overall, the list was amazing. Service was superb. Didnít try the food but the menu looked pretty good. Itís a must stop if youíre in the area.
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
timsilvia32  (37) from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina | June 28, 2009
I remember this place being the Sierra Room, a wine joint. What an improvement this place has become. Too bad this wasnít around when I actually lived near GR. Nice woody interior, like many downtown GR bars. Place for a band near the entrance windows. Porch outside is nice, for 4 months of the year. Upstairs smoking lounge is a real nice touch and does seem to keep the smoke out of the rest of the establishment. Definetely have not seen a better beer selection, a few maybe equal, but none better. Good selection and variety and plenty of local brews. Shorts being the treat for me. The Hopcat brand stout was not bad either, just not quite as good as the Chocolate Wheat from Shorts. Vintage stuff seemed a bit pricey, but Iíve never understood the "cost" of keeping something in a cellar. Anyways, this is far and away the best place to stop in GR.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaron617  (25) Royal Oak, Michigan | June 28, 2009
This place was epic. I was in the GR area for my birthday weekend and a friend told me about this place. The food was great, the beer was great, the service was excellent. I will definitely be back. Cheers!
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
BeerBunker  (12) Burbank, Illinois | June 24, 2009
Stopped here after Founders Fest. The place was pretty packed, but it wasnít too loud or douchey. Service was very good, and the waiter was very attentive. The tap selection was very good, with tons of Michigan taps. The beer wasnít as expensive as I was lead to believe. Snagged several growlers for the hotel room, which were priced pretty fairly. The food was nothing spectacular, just your typical bar food. Worth a stop if you are in the area, but eat somewhere else.
78
  • 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.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
SrSilliGose  (252) 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
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  • 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.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
kseecs16  (209) 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.
86
  • 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.
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  • 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!

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