HopCat

HopCat

Brewery, Bar, and American Restaurant$$$$
Heartside-Downtown Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids
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  • Ranked #2 for breweries in Grand Rapids
  • Chaz K.
    "Great atmosphere, great beer selection and the food is fantastic."(27 Tips)
    Monica G.
    "Try the buffalo rolls and the killer Mac n chez."(4 Tips)
    James M.
    "The Loaded Crack Fries are to die for!!!!"(4 Tips)
    Grant G.
    "Lots of beer to choose from and awesome fries and burgers!"(96 Tips)
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  • Jimmy A.
    Nice place!!!
  • Josh C.
    You can't beat the happy hour deal. $5 off sandwiches and something like $3.50 wells and local beer list. 3-6pm mon-thur.
  • Kevin T.
    Great beer selection and yes, the crack fries live up to the hype.
  • Kristen J.
    Get the crack fries 🍟. Don't even bother sharing . Get a full order for yourself! Best fries ever!!!!!!!
  • Kevin F.
    Kevin FunkFebruary 24
    Great beer selection, awesome burgers, and knowledge staff.
  • Earl B.
    Earl Belcher JrFebruary 2
    Been here 10+ times
    Fish tacos on the late night menu are sick! Blackened tilapia. Avocado on the side. Lava sauce, on the side, is lethal.
  • Thomas D.
    Thomas DuebnerDecember 31, 2016
    Great beer selection. Crack Fries are a must.
  • Danni
    DanniDecember 18, 2016
    Their crack fries has perfect crispy texture. But it too salty for me that I could not eat up all. Their local beer selection is awesome. This place is usually too crowded and busy.
  • Danika H.
    Danika HewittNovember 19, 2016
    Crack fries are good but the beer selection is even better!
  • Wm B.
    Wm BehrendtOctober 10, 2016
    Crack fries. And beer
  • Samir N.
    Samir NazirSeptember 19, 2016
    I had no idea they brewed their own beer-
  • Diane F.
    Diane Franklin KelloggSeptember 10, 2016
    The food and service was fantastic. A must to visit. Great beer also.
  • Miguel H.
    Miguel HernandezAugust 26, 2016
    Crack fries & Fire Wings!
  • PureWow
    PureWowJuly 27, 2016
    The “crack fries” at this Grand Rapids institution were so popular that they’re now franchised all over the Midwest. So what’s the secret? Beer batter and an assertive, peppery seasoning. Read more
  • Hillary L.
    Hillary LewandowskiJune 22, 2016
    Pretzel nuggz were delicious, the Reuben Kincaid had amazing flavor and the beer selection was perfect. Found 4 new favorites.
  • Tim
    TimJune 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food & an excellent craft beer selection!
  • Earl B.
    Earl Belcher JrJune 7, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Open til stated close every night. Full menu until midnight. Late night menu until 1:40am; includes crack fries :)
  • Earl B.
    Earl Belcher JrJune 7, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome craft beer list. Lots of local stuff.
  • BigNell
    BigNellJune 6, 2016
    The Crack Fries are DELICIOUS!
  • Bryn
    BrynMay 30, 2016
    I was so disappointed. Our waitress was rude and the food took forever and was served cold. Won't be coming back.
  • Justin B.
    Justin BreithauptApril 30, 2016
    Great beer, fries, and food
  • Jim W.
    Jim WenzMarch 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Good beer, try the Crack fries.
  • Manuel C.
    Manuel CortesMarch 11, 2016
    Craft Beer!
  • Carlton B.
    Carlton BeldenFebruary 13, 2016
    Beer and food hospitality
  • Sandy F.
    Sandy ForesterFebruary 11, 2016
    When you go downtown Grand Rapids, stop and get the crack fries! A craft beer goes well with them!
  • Chris C.
    Chris ClarkinDecember 24, 2015
    Awesome selection of beers.
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MurphyDecember 9, 2015
    Great atmosphere at this location. As usual, good beer and great fries.
  • the Lala
    the LalaNovember 13, 2015
    Refinished brick walls are just the start of the industrial ambiance, finished off with paintings on the ceiling. These subtle touches make for an extremely unique and intimate bar experience. Read more
  • John W.
    John WheelerNovember 6, 2015
    Crack fries. Duh.
  • Andy R.
    Andy RitterOctober 31, 2015
    Nice slection of beer, local, across the state and from everywhere else. Burgers a good. Beer curse soup.
  • Devin L.
    Devin LamarOctober 17, 2015
    Fries,burgers n there house beers I like the light side of the sun
  • Devin L.
    Devin LamarOctober 17, 2015
    Crack fries omg I know why they call em crack fries can't put them down or stop eating them
  • Katie J.
    Katie JohnsonOctober 4, 2015
    Great selection of craft beer + amazing crack fries!!
  • Heather L.
    Heather LytleOctober 2, 2015
    One word: fries!
  • Alexandra V.
    Alexandra VainnerSeptember 27, 2015
    The fries 😍😰
  • Casey W.
    Casey WeiszSeptember 22, 2015
    The crack fries are to die for... A must try and if you don't know what kind of beer your want you can always ask to sample it!
  • Jason
    JasonSeptember 12, 2015
    This place gets packed on the weekends. Only the 'late night' item menu is available after 10pm on Fri-Sun.
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle PappasSeptember 5, 2015
    Crack fries
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle PappasSeptember 5, 2015
    I had the fish and chips.Excellent!The crack fries are delicious, but were just a tad too salty for me.Our server was very knowledgable and I left it up to him what beer to serve me, chose well.
  • Raymond B.
    Raymond BaileyAugust 25, 2015
    Huuuge beer list. Great atmosphere
  • Tim C.
    Tim ClarkeAugust 18, 2015
    Fries. Period.
  • Ty M.
    Ty MortonAugust 6, 2015
    Try the Crack Fries - Best fries I've ever had. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Amanda Z.
    Amanda ZylstraJuly 27, 2015
    Great beer selection. Crack fries rock.
  • Holly
    HollyJuly 19, 2015
    Crack fries
  • Forrest
    ForrestJuly 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask about the daily specials!
  • John L.
    John LemanJuly 3, 2015
    Fair share of craft brews as well as some of their own. Their summer beer - Lime Cucumber Ale was incredibly refreshing.
  • Daniel D.
    Daniel DrentJuly 1, 2015
    The crack fries are a must:-)
  • Brittany L.
    Brittany LeighJune 16, 2015
    Food is decent. Service is absolute shit.
  • Doug C.
    Doug ChristensenJune 7, 2015
    I am the pork sandwich that came knocking.
  • Sarah F.
    Sarah FoleyMay 29, 2015
    Those crack fries... They live up to the hype.
  • James M.
    James MillerMay 22, 2015
    The Loaded Crack Fries are to die for!!!!
  • Alex L.
    Alex LeeMay 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I think I love HopCat more than HopCat loves me.
  • Jeff Z.
    Jeff ZehApril 16, 2015
    Mussels are amazing and the beer is too!
  • Scotland G.
    Scotland GourleyApril 7, 2015
    Nacho Burger is my favorite along with a Hop Slam brewski!
  • Laura L.
    Laura LynnMarch 31, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Crack fries for days. So addicting.
  • Victoria A.
    Victoria AndersonMarch 30, 2015
    Best Burger, Crack Fries 👌 Amazing atmosphere Great Beer !!!! ❤️ this place !!!
  • Jason S.
    Jason StollerMarch 29, 2015
    Zugspitze!
  • Ben S.
    Ben SMarch 11, 2015
    It's rated well and the crowds are testimony. Get there early, but sit at communal tables for best experience.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BeattyMarch 8, 2015
    Best beer selection in Michigan
  • Mary M.
    Mary MottaFebruary 27, 2015
    This place can really get packed! But if you can find a seat, please order the crack fries. Yes, they're overly-hyped, however, they are very good.
  • Stephanie B.
    Stephanie BishopFebruary 27, 2015
    Great place. Great atmosphere. Great entertainment
  • Forrest
    ForrestFebruary 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Arrogant servers. Great food specials.
  • Justin L.
    Justin LockeJanuary 29, 2015
    Crack fries and beer. Only choice to make
  • Dan M.
    Dan McMillanJanuary 8, 2015
    Awesome beer selection and very good burgers
  • chris c.
    chris collinsNovember 28, 2014
    Great food + great beers + great staff & service = a great place.
  • Jeff O.
    Jeff O'NealNovember 14, 2014
    Olive Burgers. Microbrewery. Beer.
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MandevilleNovember 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Try a new beer (they have a ton) and you HAVE TO try some food (especially crack fries!)
  • Jeff O.
    Jeff O'NealOctober 30, 2014
    Micro Brew Beers, great on tap beer selection & Olive Burger
  • nickie j.
    nickie jasiOctober 27, 2014
    Crack fries!! So good. Service was great when I went too.
  • Anja H.
    Anja HarrisOctober 23, 2014
    If seating is sparse, bring your beer upstairs to the lounge.
  • Courtney J.
    Courtney JillOctober 17, 2014
    Bar Zee burger is delicious. And of course you have to get the crack fries!
  • Chow Down Detroit
    Chow Down DetroitOctober 10, 2014
    The grande Royale is sloppy joe on top of crack fries. It's delicious!
  • Jeff D.
    Jeff DayOctober 10, 2014
    Beer obviously. Foods good. Nice little outdoor porch. Took the kids and they loved.
  • Eric B.
    Eric BloombergOctober 10, 2014
    The crack fries are amazing.
  • Kirsten J.
    Kirsten JonesOctober 7, 2014
    Love love livw. They make great beers and feature tons more. Crack fries are so good! Will be back soon!
  • Evan B.
    Evan BellOctober 4, 2014
    If the weather permits, sit outside. The patio is inviting. Come between 4pm and 6pm for the great burger and beer deal.
  • Andre B.
    Andre BeaumontOctober 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you like two kinds of meat in your burger, I highly recommend the Munster Burger.
  • Tabatha G.
    Tabatha GroverSeptember 29, 2014
    Crack fries are to die for!!!
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MillerSeptember 26, 2014
    Crack fries. Damn good fish sandwich
  • Jack B.
    Jack BlauwkampSeptember 18, 2014
    Cracked fries!!!
  • Ann S.
    Ann ShekSeptember 13, 2014
    Got a great set up to relax and watch sports. Bring friends!
  • Grant G.
    Grant GuntherAugust 31, 2014
    Lots of beer to choose from and awesome fries and burgers!
  • Will B.
    Will BeckwithAugust 29, 2014
    Not just beer, but also have gluten free accommodations, food, and a great atmosphere
  • Ashe B.
    Ashe BAugust 21, 2014
    Chicken salad wrap and Blanche de Bruxelles. We went for a low key 10 year anniversary... The staff def shocked us with a generous surprise on our bill and the food and beer was our fave in town!!!yay
  • Katherine D.
    Katherine DrubackAugust 20, 2014
    Amazing beer selection. Bummed the Crack fries were so salty they burned my mouth since they are so highly rated - but the pretzel nuggets were great and the house beer cheese sauce was really good.
  • Andre B.
    Andre BeaumontAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The chicken quesadilla never disappoints.
  • Ken C.
    Ken CaldwellAugust 17, 2014
    Enjoyed the beer selection, veggie chili and killer mac & cheese (with bacon & basil).
  • Paul W.
    Paul WithunAugust 15, 2014
    Amazing selection of both draft and bottled beer. Get the crack fries!
  • Tucker W.
    Tucker WAugust 14, 2014
    The house American IPA, the "Beer Right Meow" is delicious.
  • Chaz K.
    Chaz KleinhuizenAugust 11, 2014
    One of my favorite spots in GR. Great atmosphere, great beer selection and the food is fantastic. That combination makes it busy during peak times, well worth it
  • Chaz K.
    Chaz KleinhuizenAugust 10, 2014
    Loaded crack fries...
  • Sam O.
    Sam Od1eAugust 10, 2014
    The crack fries might actually have crack in them but the beer selection is so good it doesn't matter
  • Forrest
    ForrestAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great spot for a delicious burger.
  • James D.
    James DowneyAugust 8, 2014
    Very cool location downtown. Crack fries are delicious, and a great craft and micro beer selection.
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BlackmerAugust 7, 2014
    Beer. It's all about the beer here.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BarnesAugust 3, 2014
    This place is nothing special. I'm honestly astonished at it's popularity. Disappointed to say the least. Too trendy for a beer bar
  • James R.
    James RoederJuly 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best brew pub in GR by far, check it out!
  • Elysejacqueline
    ElysejacquelineJuly 6, 2014
    The coconut curry hefeweizen is amazing!! Also, CRACK FRIES.
  • Duane
    DuaneJune 24, 2014
    Great Beer selection!
  • Carlos O.
    Carlos OrtizJune 12, 2014
    The classic burger with crack fries
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