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About HopCat - Chicago

HopCat was 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 never would have ordered but for the fact that your server or bartender suggested it.


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 the #2 beer bar in the U.S., and in 2012 and 2013 RateBeer.com ranked HopCat - Grand Rapids as the #1 Brewpub in the United States. Our famous fries were even named among the 10 Best French Fries in the nation by Food Network Magazine. We’re humbled by the response that craft beer lovers all over the world have shown to our philosophy, and are grateful to be located in the Midwest, where craft beer is way of life.

HopCat - Chicago

At HopCat - Chicago, we're creating a new hub for craft beer in the Windy City, stocked with 130 beers on tap and 200+ bottles from around the world. Our draft selection always features more than 30 Illinois-made craft beers. Our full food menu, with of scratch made takes on pub food we call "food your mom would make if she loved craft beer" will be available every night until close.

We specialize in offering a wide range of regional, global, and Belgian beers. If you're not in the mood for a beer, you can get a glass of wine or a cocktail from our full bar.

Weekly Specials


* $3 Wells, Tito’s, Jameson, House Wine

* $1.50 off all full pour Draft Beers


* $5 off Burgers & Pizza

* 1/2 off Shareables & Fries


Our Jackie Brown room is perfect for private events, corporate parties, receptions and any other gathering you can envision. Capacity varies, depending on the event, but we can seat more than 70 people. Having a huge party? Rent the whole place! Email kcrossan@hopcat.com for more information.

Kids and Smoking

HopCat is a beer bar, but we do welcome families and offer a kids menu and changing tables in our restrooms. Guests younger than 21 are welcome to enter HopCat Chicago before 9 p.m. but we ask that they leave by 10.

Please note that you cannot smoke anywhere on our property, including in the front vestibule.


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.