Fantastic neighborhood bar with a terrific beer selection. The place is small, dark, and attracts a good local crowd which gives it a cozy feel. A great place to hang out with some good friends and drink a few. The food is decent but this is not the type of place people generally go to eat. I personally like Loganís better than Hopcat.
Probably the best beer selection in grand rapids. About 20 taps, with a couple rotating seasonal and rarities, and a nice bottle selection. Food has improved tremendously with the addition of a full kitchen, and a similar menu to that of itís sister bar Cambridge house, although that oneís beer menu isnít quite as extensive. In regards to silphiumís occasional sweetness in their tap beers, I have noticed that occasionaly as well. probably need to clean the tap lines better. But overall a very good place to get a beer in GR.
timsilvia32 (37) from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina | February 28, 2009
Used to frequent this bar when my friend lived up off Innes. Selection was the best in the city, until Hop Cat took over the Siera Room down by the Arena. Creative list of micros and imports, the bottle list doesnít seem like it changes much, but the drafts vary nicely. Food has improved drastically over the years, but seems a bit pricey for sandwiches. Service can be a bit hit or miss, especially when the place gets over crowded, which it tends to on the weekends. Quality jukebox, enough games to entertain, but those can be limited by the crowd. Overall you could do much worse in GR, and Hop Cat is now the beer king.
A cool little dive/craft beer bar near down town. Place opens early, so if you have a hankering for an early beer, this is your spot. An older bar with a decent amount of seating in the bar area and a dining room adjacent. Service was solid and they know their beer. 23 taps available that rotate pretty frequently and have a nice mix of locals and non-locals. I did not try the food on my visit and prices were quite cheap. A cool spot.
bigtaster (88) Grand Rapids, Michigan | July 25, 2009| Updated August 5, 2009
Nice place, relatively small and kind of in a weird location. There was a decent selection of draft, nothing exotic, and a respectable bottle list with several that were new to me. Great atmosphere with a younger crowd who want to drink good beer and have a good time.
Jwasciuk (16) Lowell, Michigan | April 6, 2009| Updated February 17, 2010
Nice selection of beer, nice to be able to sit outside on the patio and toss a few back.