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About HopCat Grand Rapids

HopCat was envisioned, designed, stocked, and staffed with one mission in mind: To bring you great beer. What is a great beer? It's a beer made with care and pride. It might be a local beer or one from across the globe. It could be your usual pint, or a beer that you had no idea existed. Every once in a while, it's a beer you would never have ordered unless your server or bartender suggested it. At HopCat Grand Rapids we specialize in offering a wide range of regional and global beers, plus a bottle list that's among the best in the country.


Since opening our Grand Rapids location in January 2008, we've been on an unending quest to ensure that our beer selection is the best in the world. We’re listed as one of the Top 50 bars in the US by Draft Magazine. But that’s just the start: Beer Advocate Magazine has ranked us as the #3 Beer Bar in the world, CraftBeer.com has rated us among the Top 5 beer bars in the U.S. 2012-2014, and in 2012-2016 RateBeer.com ranked HopCat - Grand Rapids as the #1 Brewpub in the United States.


11 a.m.-midnight Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-midnight Sunday

Events in the Loft

Our Loft area in the back is available for small (usually informal) meetings. The Loft seats 20 and will hold a maximum of 25 people. Reserving the Loft requires a $300 minimum food and beverage spend Monday through Thursday and a $500 minimum food and beverage spend Friday through Sunday. The total spend can be reached with one or multiple tabs. Just call us at 616-451-4677 or email cpellegrino@hopcatgr.com to check availability. If you're looking for a larger venue, consider our sister restaurant, Grand Rapids Brewing Co., which offers custom catering, a full bar and a larger capacity room for groups of 40-300. Contact Shane Philipsen for more information on GRBC events, shane@barflyventures.com or 616-458-7000. 


We're pretty biased, but we think HopCat is a pretty awesome place to work. If you're interested in joining the team at one of our locations, visit barflyjobs.com or text "barfly" to 85000.