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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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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My teenage daughter and I met my sister and nephew late Friday afternoon and was seated immediately. Good timing because by 5 it was packed with a fun, lively crowd. Ordered a drink that was a combination of gin and tonic and a mojito, enjoyed it enough to have two. Others ordered the specialty brews and there are many. Crack... More 

Thank RunandTravelMom
Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I live in the Grand Rapids area and this is one of my favorite places to go our for dinner. When I go to any restaurant, I always look at the beer menu and choose one that I've never had before. That isn't a problem at HopCat. With an extensive number of beers on tap, you can always find a... More 

Thank tdglover
Charlottesville, Virginia
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83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Being named the #1 brewpub in the nation is a lofty title. So how did hop cat attain this feat? There are several reasons... - beer selection - the most extensive and quality selection I've seen. I didn't do a strict count but i bet they have all the beers on ratebeer.com's top 50 list that are distributed in Michigan.... More 

Thank Michal F
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So good....parking can be challenging but worth it. If you like beer there's plenty to choose from. Enjoy!

Thank tdilwort
Lansing, Michigan
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got seated in just 5 minutes on a Friday night. They have a massive beer list and pretty good food. We'll be back!

Thank Nate D
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place. The tables are a bit close together but not a big deal. The food is great and if you like beer... it's unbeatable.

Thank Dennis D
Macomb, Michigan
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241 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Living in Metro Detroit we have a Hopcat restaurant right near our home. However my husband and I heard his one was the original so we thought we would stop in and check it out since we love the Hopcat near us. Hopcat has a huge beer selection with something for everyone. They have a seasonal passion fruit beer that... More 

Thank Taylor C
Allegan, Michigan
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81 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Talk about a busy place bustling with people of all ages taste testing and dining. The wait staff that we had were very good at explaining the menu as well the types of beers that are brewed on site. No domestics but sometimes taking the plunge into new taste territory is warranted. You should have a taste of the strawberry... More 

Thank Westheman
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hey if you want to grab good burger and try some good brews ,if you want to be at energetic and cool place ??? If yes , that's yours spot , but if you looking for hang out at library with no noise and quiet time ,that's its NOT yours place !!!!! My self , I love this restaurant ,... More 

Thank maxewa1
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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93 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the crackers fries. This visit was specifically for the fries only. Only problem is there is a double charge on our debit card, we have called, been told a manager will call back. So far no luck with that and it has been a week.

Thank DogsandDragons

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
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?