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American, Bar, Pub
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300 Grove St, East Lansing, MI 48823-4327
+1 517-816-4300
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Lansing, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beers great. Selection is relatively unmatched though these days less and less. Food can be really good but it's hit or miss. But as far as contemporary beer bar goes it's decent. The sound however is intensely loud. It takes away from the experience when you have to yell to someone two feet away. They need to fix it as... More 

Thank 19Andrew91
Haslett, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great selection of beers with occasional one offs from Michigan Microbreweries. A fun place to meet people!

Thank ChrisMcDaniel79
Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in town after a 7 plus hour trip from NJ to visit MSU. We walked the streets and thus place had lots of folks and good vibe. Service was great to start then fell off. E.g my son ordered hot wings but went with one down from hottest. Note we love hot wings and have sweated thru them... More 

Thank OdenRulerofTheGods
imayfield, Manager at HopCat, responded to this review

Hey Oden, Thanks for your review. It's our goal for every guest to feel like family and that doesn't seem to be the case with your visit. Please accept our apologies. Can you send me an email at imayfield@barflyventures.com? We'd like to do right by you and show you the level of service HopCat aims to deliver. Looking forward to... More 

Novi, Michigan
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433 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met my college aged nephew and my cousin here for dinner. It was impromptu, but wonderful. We arrived at happy hour and the prices were very good. The service was good, the place was clean. Great meeting place!

Thank Davidamy617
Elk Rapids, Michigan
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed HopCats. Was fun to see lots of Michigan State students out having fun. Many were with parents who were visiting. Atmosphere was fun but a bit loud with the very tall ceiling and open spaces. Despite not liking beer, it was interesting to see all of the taps for the draft beers. Food was very good and served hot.... More 

Thank Kathleen D
Mobile, Alabama
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Traveled from Alabama to the locals area for business. We heard about this place and had to check it out. As a beer lover, this is a wonderful place. Have 100+ beers available on tap and not. The staff was wonderful and very patient. We had 12 people with us and they had to work a little extra to accommodate... More 

Thank Shawn H
Geneva, IL
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beer selection! Coupled with the crackfries, this is the stuff of heaven. Arrived on a busy Saturday midday. Place was packed. Gave our name and number to text us at and took a stroll around the block. Right on time we were texted for our table. Our server, Joe, was amazing, helping to navigate the incredible beer list... More 

Thank lmstell
Lansing, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are new to the area and decided to take a trip to downtown east Lansing to walk around, get some fresh air, and grab a bite to eat! Hopcat was one of the many restaurants recommended by a student at MSU. We stopped in and we were very impressed! The crack fries were delicious. My husband... More 

Thank Britneykitterman
Detroit, MI
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249 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beer here carries the day as you can imagine. The food was good but not spectacular. Nevertheless I will always return because of the beer. I can deal With average food and fairly priced somewhat rare beer

Thank bugsy554
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The wife and I were at HopCat Saturday, March 11th, 2017 and had very pleasant visit. This was our first time to the Lansing location and it was great. Our watress was very nice and attentive, the food was extremely good (we had bruschetta appetizer, I had chicken tacos and wife had a burger), beer was nice and cold. The... More 

Thank Smelker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Grove St, East Lansing, MI 48823-4327
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  East Lansing
  • Phone Number: +1 517-816-4300

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?