HopCat | Grand Rapids, Michigan
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HopCat
World Class based on 127 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 Zugspitze Weizen 70, Clown Shoes Galactica IPA 97, Right Brain C.E.O. Stout 94, Victory DirtWolf Double IPA 99, New Holland White Hatter 85, New Belgium / Three Floyds Lips Of Faith - Grštzer Ale 87, Ommegang Hennepin 97, Ommegang Fleur De Houblon 96, Beggars Delirium Trigger Stout , Victory Old Horizontal 100, Latitude 42 Old Chin Wig , Innis & Gunn Rum Cask 79, Sierra Nevada / Victory Beer Camp Alt Route 91, Sierra Nevada / Three Floyds Beer Camp Chico King 86, Sierra Nevada / Russian River Beer Camp Yvan the Great 94, Sierra Nevada / Oskar Blues Beer Camp CANfusion Rye Bock 88, Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Jack & Kens Ale 99, Sierra Nevada / Ninkasi Beer Camp Double Latte 99, Sierra Nevada / New Glarus Beer Camp There And Back 91, Sierra Nevada / Firestone Walker Beer Camp Torpedo Pilsner 96
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127 reviews for HopCat
 Ambiance  88%
 Service  82%
 Selection  91%
 Food  78%
 Value  79%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  99%
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90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
satan165  (102) River Grove, Illinois | April 26, 2011
beautiful oaked room, absorbs acoustics well and feels homey. service was attentive and smiley, never annoying. never required testing their beer knowledge so that was not relevant but may be to others. selection was excellent with numerous in house handles and 3 true coolers full of 750s and more, the selection of a decent (albeit small) liquor store inside a brewpub? swell! food was good -- i had a reuben, my friend the fish and chips. we both commented that the portions were smaller but then again we were sated and it was made up for by the fact that hardly a thing on the menu was over $10 which is ludicrous by chicago or other big city (or...anywhere!) standards. great spot, met my expectations and i would gladly return.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
mikeheyda  (3) Michigan | September 12, 2014
Great selection of Belgian and local beers. Some tasty bar snacks, some good food.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
TylerGreenDC  (31) , | September 10, 2014
Oh goodness. Certainly on the very short list of best craft beer bars in America. Terrific draft list with a strong regional emphasis. Lots of rarities. Loaded with character. Helpful staff. Feels like home. The food could use a wee bit of an upgrade (itís typical bar foody bar food), but... meh. Still great.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe  (27) Michigan | August 27, 2014
Awesome tap list, awesome bottle list (expensive), awesome menu. Sometimes a pain in the ass to get a table, especially during busy times & on the weekends. But worth the effort. Get the "Grand Royal" if youíre hungry. Itís a sloppy joe literally covered in thick, cheesy beer sauce. I donít mean the meat, the ENTIRE sandwich is covered in it. Service has varied from acceptable to good, I think it depends on how busy they are. All in all, a must-stop if youíre in Grand Rapids.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Nate  (283) Indiana, Pennsylvania | August 19, 2014
Cool place in downtown area with easy parking nearby. Sat at the bar on a Wednesday night, probably found the last seat in the place. Fast, helpful service. Great beer selection and served well. Good food - crack fries were awesome. A little pricy but otherwise a nice place. Would go back.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Arcanor  (47) Quebec | July 29, 2014
On November 2013, the place was crowded, service was slow, the selection was nice but a bit pricy. Every time someone was getting out or in we were freezing big time, so we move further near the bar and there we were losing an once of our precious liquid every time some one was passing by. So we went somewhere else.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85  (232) Greenville, Indiana | July 28, 2014
Great old building with huge selection of draft beers and bottles - local, national, and international beers. Service was insanely quick sitting at the bar - there were a dozen people behind the bar buzzing back and forth - you donít have to wait long. A well-deserved reputation.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke  (50) Macomb, Michigan | July 28, 2014
Great place to get a brew downtown with equally great burgers. Ambiance is great, but packed every time I have ever been there. Nice selection of beers, but their personal beers have been spotty availability at best from my experience.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Atom  (109) Minneapolis, Minnesota | June 13, 2014
Right down town near Founders. House brew was really nice with a very impressive tap and bottle list. Food was very tasty and service was on top of everything. We sat outside because it was hopping inside. Would have liked to have stayed longer but after 4 days and 11 breweries Iím a little beered out.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee  (62) Chapel Hill, North Carolina | June 13, 2014
This was a cool spot to check out.Slammed due to NHC but still got good service from friendly people. Sweet ass bar stools too, coolest Iíve sat sat on. Good selection with a lot of locals and some house made offerings. Had a good burger too.
62
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Satanica  (1) , | June 10, 2014
Service is atrocious. Been there multiple times with varying groups of people and every experience except one was poor. Usually they have a good selection of beer on tap and the food is good but thatís not enough to make me want to go there any more than I already have. Quite a shame considering the potential.

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