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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” (270 reviews)
“burgers” (86 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

The crack fries are a must! The other food is good too, but you HAVE to get an order of fries to share with the table.

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love this place. Good local beer selection. Great location to downtown.The fries are to die for. Located in the center of downtown. Walking distance from our hotel .

Thank Dwain E
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped by and had some beers and snacks. Good service and nice place. Wide selection of beers to drink.

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service. Nice room just ok burgers. Mac and cheeses good. Service was prompt and food was hot. I would go again.

Thank Michele P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No wait ...Late night (10 pm) Sunday 1/2 shareable/crack fries. Along with drinks, we tried buffalo rolls, Valdimir Poutine “crack fries” and regular crack fries. (Stick with regular crack fries). Great selection of taps! Service was good but I would not rave about it.

Thank barrelracermom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is chill. Good for some drinks with friends. Can get busy at night but what bar doesnt. Good service. Didnt try the food. Good atmosphere to sit and hang out in.

Thank Alyssa B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool bar in Grand Rapids!! Lots of beers on tap and good atmosphere. Get the crack fries!! If you are bar hopping in the downtown GR area do not leave this place off your list. It will be busy there!!

Thank Gemkat13
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a classic burger with crack fries and a bowl of cheddar ale soup for lunch. All were very good. Service was excellent and seating available all through lunch times. Evenings are hard to get seats. Great happy hour specials starting at 3 PM....More

1  Thank rdsw
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Stopped in here for dinner after reading all the great reviews on this place. We got a great server who helped us decide on what drinks we would each enjoy (for my friends it was based on their preferred types of beer and what they...More

Thank danielleeu9
Reviewed 3 February 2018

We stopped by here for the first time for lunch. We shared the Nacho Business. Thought it was pretty good with generous amount of toppings. The waitress bought out extra sour cream when I asked. The Better Living thru Tacos was not very good. The...More

Thank GreggMS
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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