HopCat | Grand Rapids, Michigan
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HopCat
World Class based on 133 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: Mark_Eck (4) | Taps: 49 | Bottles: 150


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Beer Available At HopCat (arranged by most recent)
HopCat Ray Jing , HopCat Life Gave Me Lemons , HopCat Fox Widdett , HopCat Light Side of the Sun , HopCat Ray John , HopCat Unite Ale , HopCat Meow or Never , The Livery Bourbon Barrel Batch 600 , Bells Oarsman Ale 47, Thirsty Dog Bourbon Barrel Aged Orthus 62, Latitude 42 Lilikoi Wheat , Ommegang Game Of Thrones #4 - Valar Morghulis 96, HopCat Chocolate Thunder , Atwater Bourbon Barrel Aged Shamans Porter 54, 961 / Kissmeyer - Brewmasterís Select 01 - Lebanese Pale Ale 39, HopCat Wakazacca , Perrin Kill íem All 49, Perrin With Kindness 76, Right Brain Naughty Girl Stout 83, New Holland Dragonís Milk Reserve with Toasted Chilies 94
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133 reviews for HopCat
 Ambiance  88%
 Service  82%
 Selection  91%
 Food  78%
 Value  79%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  99%
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  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.
92
  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.
80
  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.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
milewide  (24) Grand Rapids, Michigan | September 28, 2008
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.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
kmweaver  (116) Petaluma, California | September 19, 2008
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.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Slabjacker  (34) | August 4, 2008
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.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
hombrepalo  (145) Chicago, Illinois | July 28, 2008
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
jeffwilliams11  (6) hooterville, Michigan | July 11, 2008
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.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | July 4, 2008
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.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
MoDog  (23) Griffith, Indiana | July 2, 2008
Awsome stop to try out Michigan beers with limited distrobution. The taplist is quite impressive. Also an extensive list of bottles. Really comfortable atmosphere. They have a relaxing smokers lounge upstairs with couches. Old school darts are free to use. I didnít try out the food, but the menu looked good. The staff knew what they were doing and were quick and very helpful. A must stop in Grand Rapids.

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