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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” (259 reviews)
“burgers” (83 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 via mobile

Bar staff is honest. Our first stop was GRR Brewery (don't go!) Hop Cat offered a 2-sided beer menu...I asked for the Bloody Mary Beer and the bartender gave me a sample (he must of known it really didn't taste like a Bloody Mary). My...More

Thank Skychic22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was visiting my friends in Grand Rapids and decided to go to this bar on Friday night. I may add I was visiting from Dublin in Ireland. My friends sisters were already inside the bar. The door staff requested identification so I gave them...More

Thank EmmaC29
imayfield, Guest Relations Manager at HopCat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Emma, Can you please send me an email at imayfield@barflyventures.com? Everyone is welcome here and there was definitely a miscommunication so I'd like to follow up on this incident personally. I'll pass your feedback to our Security Director as well. Thank you for your feedback....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the few places I try to get to on each trip I make to Grand Rapids. In particular, I enjoy a good cheese spread appetizer. I've gone here for a full dinner or to just have some beers and an appetizer. Beer and...More

Thank M_R_Photo_MI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come here every time we are in town. Today was a little disappointing. Food was good. 35 minutes after putting in the food order, it comes out. While none needed to go back, some of it was cold.

Thank Devildog8411
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for after dinner drinks. Huge beer list with some great beers. Lively bar with great atmosphere will be back.

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I met my son at HopCart for lunch and he ordered the Crack Fries, not really a fry eater . Ended up getting a second order they are unbelievable. Easily the best in the World, I'm sure there is a line of people stretching to...More

Thank Tres K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The crack fries are ridiculously delicious. The cheesy dip is unlike any other bar cheese - not too thick and not band. It is zesty/savory. You will be working for every last drop. I love that everything is piping hot too. I bet they don't...More

Thank 415amy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The place is "AWESOME" a must see and visit in Lincoln NE. One of the biggest bars downtown,the service is fantastic Ashley my bartender is the best. I definitely will be making making more visits here lots of TV and seats the staff is very...More

Thank Ozzie Z
Reviewed 10 November 2017

LOVE the fries and they have great burgers as well. You also just have to love the beer selection. Pretty amazing!

Thank jnewberg
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Went in to sample some beer with my husband and brother. We ordered crack fries which were delicious, plus a hamburger. Everyone's food was great, and the service was excellent.

Thank shastafase71
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Questions & Answers
25 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
USD 8 - USD 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, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
49 Drafts, 250+ bottles -- all craft beer, plus food you mom would make if she loved craft beer.
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