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“Great, diverse beer and generally good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of HopCat

HopCat
25 Ionia St, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (Formerly HopCat)
+1 616-451-4677
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Ranked #23 of 743 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: American, British
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: 49 Drafts, 250+ bottles -- all craft beer, plus food you mom would make if she loved craft beer.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great, diverse beer and generally good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

They have great beers on tap and rotate them regularly. If you're looking for good beer, you need not look any further. They have something for everyone.
Their crack fries are superb. My only complaint is that the cooks seem to have a difficult time cooking their burgers to order but that seems to be a problem in many restaurants. I ordered my burger medium and my husband ordered his medium-well. They both came back well done and dry. Stick to the beer and fries if you go, unless you prefer your burgers well done.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Michigan
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good food and drinks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

They had many different beers from all over to sample. Our server was awesome and attentive. They had great music playing and it has a great location.

Visited March 2013
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Lots of choices for beer drinkers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Ended up here at the end of a conference day for a special event in the loft. They had various food choices set up for us, all of which were interesting and delicious, and the beer selection was unparalleled. Everyone was able to get something to their taste - if you are a beer connoisseur this is your place! They even had one of my very favorites, Lindeman's Framboise.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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135 reviews 135 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Excellent Brew Pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

OK, I am a beer wimp so this is not the best place for me. But we were happy with it as a choice. The food is high-end pub fare, well prepared and plentiful. The service is friendly and competent. The ambiance is exactly what you would expect. And it is a zoo during peak periods. We will be back.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Providence, Rhode Island
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Beer, Crack Fries, and more Beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Fantastic but fuzzy night. This place has some of the best beer you will find any place. Its crowded but the service is still really good. One must try their crack fries. They are amazing fries. Also I recommend their mac and cheese. A must stop while in down town Grand Rapids.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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