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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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great atmosphere, good food & drinks. Crack fries are the best, some of their brews can be overwhelming, so ask the server what you are looking for, most of them are helpful.

Thank loriandjim2015
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Born and raised in Grand Rapids, but transplanted to Illinois, I Hadn't been in the downtown area of GR for many years. They have done a nice job of re-habbing. We went to Hop Cat with my sister and her husband, who have been there before. It was about a 20 minute wait for a Sunday afternoon. Really a cool... More 

Thank peter r
Saint Thomas, Ontario
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My Wife and I went after the Shinedown concert Feb 4. The cracks fries and Validimir poutine were way over seasoned. The atmosphere and customer service was very good. We will try again, if we are near GR Dan

Thank dwinkworth91
Temperance, United States
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As soon as you walk in you can see it is a unique place. Artwork on the ceiling and a real comfortable atmosphere. Had some of their famous french fries, pretty tasty. Hugh selection of beers to choose from. Menu looked good, but was just there for a drink.

Thank Laurence R
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The beer selection leave nothing to chance, and the crack fries are addicting...when they are fresh. A word to the wise, do not let the crack fries cool, you will regret it instantly.

Thank Germandude8503
Traverse City, Michigan
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in on a Sunday afternoon, tried some different beers and shared several appetizers. The loaded crack fries were to die for as were the regular crack fries. We also had the pretzel bites. Everything was good and we appreciated the waitress being so knowledgeable about all the different beers.

Thank Lee F
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Monday - Thursday from 2 - 6 pm HopCat offer's $5.00 off all burgers! Pair this with a great beer and you have a delicious cheap meal with some great Grand Rapids local beers to chose from. Atmosphere is fun as well and Burgers are delicious!

Thank jbt0413
Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beer. Obviously! And the crack fries....they are like a drug. So addictively delicious. It's a must visit. Great place with great staff and even better beer.

Thank KACassidy
Big Rapids, Michigan
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent selection of craft beer. Food is fine. The beer battered French fries are worth the price of admission in themselves. Nice place to visit and is popular.

Thank dsadkins2016
Romeo, Michigan
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136 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good menu choices and great food. Just a quick snack before the show. This is right near the Van Andel stadium. So we came on a Sunday and the wait was about 10 minutes and it was kind of noisy but typical for a bar. Service was immediate and the food choices were great. We weren't real hungry so my... More 

Thank Sheryl L

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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
USD 8 - USD 15
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?