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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” (269 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 yesterday

We stopped by and had some beers and snacks. Good service and nice place. Wide selection of beers to drink.

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service. Nice room just ok burgers. Mac and cheeses good. Service was prompt and food was hot. I would go again.

Thank Michele P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No wait ...Late night (10 pm) Sunday 1/2 shareable/crack fries. Along with drinks, we tried buffalo rolls, Valdimir Poutine “crack fries” and regular crack fries. (Stick with regular crack fries). Great selection of taps! Service was good but I would not rave about it.

Thank barrelracermom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is chill. Good for some drinks with friends. Can get busy at night but what bar doesnt. Good service. Didnt try the food. Good atmosphere to sit and hang out in.

Thank Alyssa B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool bar in Grand Rapids!! Lots of beers on tap and good atmosphere. Get the crack fries!! If you are bar hopping in the downtown GR area do not leave this place off your list. It will be busy there!!

Thank Gemkat13
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank rdsw
Reviewed 4 February 2018

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 3 February 2018

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 31 January 2018

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 28 January 2018 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
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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