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American, Bar, Pub
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25 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4179 (Formerly HopCat)
+1 616-451-4677
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location, great atmosphere, great brew selection, great menu and don't even think about leaving without having some Crack Fries!

Thank Thor Jon A
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First the good things. Their selection of brews is good along with the atmosphere and music. Now the bad. A few of the employees are snotty and not people friendly who give a lot of attitude. I understand people have bad days so I can look past it. The group I was with was not happy with the treat either.... More 

Thank Cline0351
Chelsea, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the atmosphere, love the food, love the beer! A must stop when in Grand Rapids. Crack fries are the best in the world.

Thank Bootes3
Cleveland, Ohio
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124 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Massive amounts of beer on tap. GREAT Burgers! I come here every time I'm in the area. They have fabulous service!

Thank GreekScubaGirl
Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come for the many excellent beer options, as it's an extensive list, but you have GOT to get the crack fries. I don't know what that seasoning is on them, but it's to-die-for. Once you start eating them, you cant stop!

Thank kuips2
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed dining at HopCat and trying some of the local craft beers. What I think I liked most was how we got to wait for a table on a busy Saturday night. The bar was full but they took our phone number down and texted us when they had a table for us. We got to go try out... More 

Thank thejaytees
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the large selection of draft beers and larger selection of bottled, especially the Belgian choices. I didn't need a meal, but my family very much enjoyed the food including the famous 'Crack fries'... We definitely will return....

Thank Chuck G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Came here while visiting Grand Rapids. Beer selection did not disappoint and the Crack Fries lived up to all of the hype. Had the Bar Zee burger. Between that and the Crack Fries, I did not leave hungry. Would definitely come here again if in the area.

Thank Michael B
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Loved this place, crack fries are a must. Also the atmosphere is so relaxed and fun. Everyone is really nice. Fun new beers to try too

Thank Avery P
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We went on a Saturday for lunch.. we only had to wait 15 mins and it was pretty crowded but well worth it. They have an amazing extensive beer list and drink menu. I got a chicken quesadilla with spicy beans and a delicious avocado ranch.. they were delicious and filling. My fiancé loved his Crack fries and burger.

Thank Autumn D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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
49 Drafts, 250+ bottles -- all craft beer, plus food you mom would make if she loved craft beer.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?