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25 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4179
+1 616-451-4677
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab fries” (267 reviews)
“burgers” (85 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4179
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a classic burger with crack fries and a bowl of cheddar ale soup for lunch. All were very good. Service was excellent and seating available all through lunch times. Evenings are hard to get seats. Great happy hour specials starting at 3 PM....More

Thank rdsw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here for dinner after reading all the great reviews on this place. We got a great server who helped us decide on what drinks we would each enjoy (for my friends it was based on their preferred types of beer and what they...More

Thank danielleeu9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by here for the first time for lunch. We shared the Nacho Business. Thought it was pretty good with generous amount of toppings. The waitress bought out extra sour cream when I asked. The Better Living thru Tacos was not very good. The...More

Thank GreggMS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice bar. Loved our hostess. I can see this place is making a big effort to put themselves out there to become a part of the downtown nightlife. Check it out!

Thank jjohnson122292
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The original home of Hopcat is always excellent. The angry bird was tasty and crack fries addictive! I adore their huge beer menu! I come by every time I can and there isn't a 2 hr wait.

Thank AJ_10is
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy bar specializing in Michigan craft beers. They have quite a selection with something for everyone and often times the more sought after crafts are available. I've never eaten here but the food looks good. Convenient parking lots adjacent and next to the Van...More

1  Thank mprach024
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like craft beers this is the place for you! They have a few unique food items on the menu and some bar staples. The atmosphere is great and I love the decoration of this bar. I make it a point to come here...More

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided on hopcat for the post work holiday party drinks. Everyone tells you, you hear it on the street but its not real until you try it.... The "crack fries" they really do live up to the hype, especially when the work parties food...More

Thank Shawn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has an excellent and varied beer selection, but also has a full bar. The food was excellent for all of us. Our server was friendly and attentive.

Thank topfan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Any place where the wait is long on a weeknight and longer on a weekend has to be good, right? So I showed up at Hopcat last night with my son and daughter in law at 5:15 and we had an hour wait. We took...More

Thank Jon N
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Questions & Answers
24 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Chris K | Property representative |
Hi, We have changed that policy to allow people under 21 to be in the restaurant until 10p.m. We just ask that people under 21 leave by 10.
15 August 2016|
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Response from STAVIWOOD | Reviewed this property |
Yeah probably call. Here's there number: (616) 451-4677
9 May 2015|
Response from Chris K | Property representative |
Yes, HopCat allows children with a parent or guardian before 10 p.m.. We do not have a dedicated children's museum, but have a variety of options that kids enjoy ranging from quesadillas and Mac N Cheese to Fish & Chips and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4179 (Formerly HopCat)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-451-4677
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49 Drafts, 250+ bottles -- all craft beer, plus food you mom would make if she loved craft beer.
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