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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 28 January 2018 via mobile

The original home of Hopcat is always excellent. The angry bird was tasty and crack fries addictive! I adore their huge beer menu! I come by every time I can and there isn't a 2 hr wait.

Thank AJ_10is
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Very busy bar specializing in Michigan craft beers. They have quite a selection with something for everyone and often times the more sought after crafts are available. I've never eaten here but the food looks good. Convenient parking lots adjacent and next to the Van...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

If you like craft beers this is the place for you! They have a few unique food items on the menu and some bar staples. The atmosphere is great and I love the decoration of this bar. I make it a point to come here...More

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We decided on hopcat for the post work holiday party drinks. Everyone tells you, you hear it on the street but its not real until you try it.... The "crack fries" they really do live up to the hype, especially when the work parties food...More

Thank Shawn M
Reviewed 21 January 2018

This place has an excellent and varied beer selection, but also has a full bar. The food was excellent for all of us. Our server was friendly and attentive.

Thank topfan
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Any place where the wait is long on a weeknight and longer on a weekend has to be good, right? So I showed up at Hopcat last night with my son and daughter in law at 5:15 and we had an hour wait. We took...More

Thank Jon N
Reviewed 14 January 2018

HopCat always produces good food and good beer. It's hard to beat this spot downtown GR for very good food and a wide selection of beer. We go here frequently and enjoy the food, beer, and environment.

Thank Llewtwo
Reviewed 12 January 2018

awesome burger and fries. lots of craft beer selections. You can't go without getting crack fries!!!

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 12 January 2018

First time with a Hopcat. We loved the large beer menu (who wouldn't) and the large in austral space. We sat at a high top table close to the bar. This place was busy, but working efficiently (kuddos Hopcat). I had the spicy chicken sandwich...More

Thank Karla V
Reviewed 4 January 2018

My family lives in the Grand Rapids area and every time I visit I make it a point to get to HopCat. There is usually a wait to get a table, but its well worth it to me. The great atmosphere, the great food, the...More

Thank Holly M
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Questions & Answers
24 June 2017|
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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.
14 August 2016|
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Response from STAVIWOOD | Reviewed this property |
Yeah probably call. Here's there number: (616) 451-4677
8 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
US$8 - US$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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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49 Drafts, 250+ bottles -- all craft beer, plus food you mom would make if she loved craft beer.
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