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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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“fries” (129 reviews)
“burgers” (80 reviews)
“turkey burger” (11 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 2 days ago via mobile

Went with wife and kids Sunday after church. I’d been here once before but the rest hadn’t. Too bad for them that they had a big breakfast before church and weren’t too hungry for lunch. I knew better, so I had only had coffee in...More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stop in for lunch and it was a very good choice. Our server was very friendly and helpful with suggestions of items on the menu. We had the fish and chips and the pulled pork sandwich. Both were very good. There was endless soda drinks...More

Thank Jerome M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place has a HUGE selection of beers. Their beer menu is divided out by tap and bottle. The selection is vast, and the employees were very knowledgeable on all the beers. The food that they offer is awesome as well. The mac and cheese...More

Thank Sheila W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great concept of all the craft brews on tap. Poorly executed because of the food. Really expensive, low quality ingredients. I suppose if you are tipsy the food may taste better. Location is ideal. I won't be going back.

Thank shari w
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Groovy pub. Excellent service, very good food. I got the classic burger and fries. Very good. Nachos for appetizer were yummy.

Thank thezoodude
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was our last stop of the night and it was the best stop! Food was good and came out fast. The bartender was fun and very knowledgeable on all the beer selections. It a great place to hang out!

Thank Cntrychica
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a quick stop in Grand Rapids, and headed to HopCat for lunch. they have a great selection of beers. We enjoyed hearty burgers and the cracked fries were worth all the calories.

Thank janicepk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really love this fast growing chain. I heard the Grand Rapids location is the original. I've been to the one in Royal Oak, MI. This location is smaller but very cool bar decor. The staff is cool and let you sample beer before you...More

Thank G L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My God, hadn't had a burger this good in a long time. The beer cheese and bacon loaded onto one of their signature burgers was absolutely phenomenal. This burger made me love burgers again. I've been an avid fan for a long time but HopCat...More

Thank Dry61
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good, service was good. We had a little bit of a wait to get a table (we had six people and it was during Art Prize). I would recommend the pretzel bits and the mustard/horseradish sauce that they serve with them. The have...More

Thank pmt1234
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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