About HopCat - Royal Oak

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. We’re humbled by the response that craft beer lovers all over the world have shown to our philosophy, and are truly grateful for the simple fact that we are lucky enough to be located in the Midwest, where craft beer is way of life.

HopCat - Royal Oak

At HopCat - Royal Oak we've created a three-level experience that changes from floor to floor. Our first floor has a traditional pub feel that some says reminds them of the original HopCat in Grand Rapids. The second is more of a cocktail lounge atmosphere, with Art Deco touches and a baby grand piano. Both of these floors offer our full beer list and food menu. Our rooftop deck overlooks the city and features a full bar with our Local 30 on tap and a full food menu.


Our hours are Mon-Thur 11am-Midnight, Fri-Sat 11am-2am, Sunday 10am-2am. On Saturday and Sunday we offer a special Brunch Right Meow menu until 3pm and a build-your-own bloody mary bar.

Happy Hour

Happy Hour at HopCat - Royal Oak is Monday-Thursday from 3-6pm, with $5 off all burgers and pizza and $1.50 off Local 30 beer/cider, wines and wells. Late-night happy hour is from 10-close Sunday-Wednesday, offering half off shareables and Crack Fries. On Mondays, shareables and Crack Fries are half off from 3-close and Happy Hour drink specials also run from 3 to close. 

Kids and Smoking

HopCat is a beer bar, but we do welcome families and offer a kids menu, high chairs and changing tables in our restrooms. If you’re under 21 you can come in before 9 p.m. (we ask that people under 21 leave before 10 p.m.). After 9 p.m., we will not admit anyone under 21, including accompanied minors.

Please note that you cannot smoke/vape anywhere on our property, including the patio.


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.