About | HopCat


HopCat's mission is simple: Be the best damn beer bar on the planet. The places were envisioned, designed, stocked, and staffed with one mission in mind: To bring you great beer. What is 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 decided to try just because your server or bartender suggested it.


Since opening our Grand Rapids location in January 2008, we've been on an unending quest to offer the best beer selection in the world. We’re listed among Top 50 bars in the US by Draft Magazine. Beer Advocate Magazine has ranked us as the #3 Beer Bar in the world, CraftBeer.com has rated us the #2 beer bar in the U.S., and from 2012-2016 RateBeer.com has ranked HopCat Grand Rapids as the #1 Brewpub in the United States. We’re humbled by how craft beer lovers all over the world have responded to our philosophy.

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We're committed to creating a unique atmosphere at every HopCat location. We don't do cookie-cutter bars. Each HopCat has its own design and specially commissioned artwork. If you've seen one HopCat, you have NOT seen them all.

One thing every HopCat has in common is an industry-leading waste-reduction program, which allows us to recycle or compost 90% or more of the waste we generate. We build relationships with local recycling and composting providers, source compostable products (such as straws, napkins and take-out containers) and train all employees in our sustainability initiatives.


Please note that you cannot smoke anywhere on our properties, including patios.


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, stop by or send us your resume and a cover letter with the subject line indicating the location you're interested in working at to jobs@barflyventures.com. To view our current openings, visit our Jobs page at hopcat.com/jobs.