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It is with immense pride that we can tell you we are:

The 3rd BEST BEER BAR in the WORLD! -Beer Advocate

Grand Rapids, MI is BEER CITY USA for a 2nd year in a row!

and we are voted BEST BREW PUB in the US. -RateBeer.com


HopCat was envisioned, designed, stocked and staffed with one mission in mind:

To bring you great beer.


What's a great beer? 

It's a beer made with care and pride. Maybe it's a local beer - or one from across the globe. It's your usual, as comfy as sliding into your favorite pair of jeans. It's a beer you didn't even know existed. Maybe it's even  a beer you hate, but your buddy loves - and the two of you debate over it for an hour. Hopefully, once in a while, it's a beer you never would have ordered but for the fact that your server suggested it.

It's your next beer.

We specialize in Michigan brews, but also offer a wide range of regional craft brew, global beer, and a large Belgian selection

If you're not in the mood for a beer, you can get a glass of wine or cocktail from our full bar.

Check out our staff page to see who's behind the bar. We think we have assembled the friendliest, most knowledgeable, hardest working (can I get an Amen?) bar staff we've ever seen.

Sign up for our mailing list to keep up with what we're up to - and come in for a pint already!

Got a problem? Then so do we. Drop us a line at info@hopcatgr.com and we'll get you sorted.

HopCat does not discriminate, and you shouldn't, either

HopCat is a bar. No one under 21 without a parent. After 8, no one under 21 at all. Also - no, we don't have a kids' menu or crayons. Judas Priest, people!

Like most bars, HopCat doesn't take reservations (not in a house, not with a mouse - we really, really don't!), though we can accommodate parties of 50ish or more for groups. Call 616 451 HOPS (4677) for details.

Please note that due to the Nanny State the beneficial new smoking ban, you cannot smoke anywhere on our property, including the deck. Sorry.

You can however, bring your dog to join you on the deck! Friendly (but not overly friendly, if you know what I mean!) leashed dogs (and cats, if you're going to split fur about it) are welcome on our deck whenever it's open. We do ask that you use common sense;  if it's a hoppin' Friday night and you have a Mastiff...maybe you should leave The General home. Feel free to call ahead if you suspect we're slammed - dogs and leashes can create an obstacle-course for our staff, and I know you don't want your beer spilled! 

We hope you come in and join us for a pint or two soon.