Events List

Corporate Parties and Special Events

Huma RoomHuma Room Events

Our spectacular second floor venue and outdoor patio is available for private parties of up to 400 or more. The room can be configured for formal sit-down dinners or for casual roving cocktail parties and networking events. With a dedicated bar featuring 60 taps, cocktails and wine, we can create a beverage service program that's perfect for your budget. Our scratch kitchen can create a customized dining experience whether you'd like a buffet style setup or a plated dinner served by our staff. Contact our events coordinator, Haeley Madden, to begin planning your event by clicking the button below or at hmadden@hopcat.com or (313)769-8828.

 

December 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017

Feel Good Tap Feature

Every month we feature a charity to donate $1 for each Feel Good Tap beer purhased! This December we are featuring on tap:

Old Nation Brewing Co. (Williamston, MI) 

M-43/ New England-Style IPA/ 7.2%/ Tulip/ $7.50

The proceeds go to the Detroit Dog Rescue! The donations will go towards finding homes for the 50,000 homeless and stray dogs in Detroit!

December 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

Victory At Sea Day

What better way to celebrate the darkness of the Winter Solstice then to imbibe on a deliciously dark porter from Ballast Point. We’ll be featuring 4 varieties of Victory At Sea and several others:

Victory at Sea/ American Imperial Porter w/ Vanilla & Coffee/ 10.0%

Peanut Butter Victory At Sea/ American Imperial Porter w/Vanilla, Coffee & Peanut Butter/ 10.0%

Barrel Aged Victory At Sea/ BBA American Imperial Porter w/ Vanilla & Coffee/ 10.0%

Coconut Victory At Sea/ American Imperial Porter w/ Vanilla, Coffee & Coconut/ 10.0%

Manta Ray/ American Double IPA/ 8.5%

Bonito/ American Blonde Ale/ 4.5%

Cinnamon Raisin Commodore/ American Stout w/ Cinnamon & Raisin/ 6.5%

Sculpin/ American IPA/ 7.0%

December 24, 2017 to December 26, 2017

Observance of Christmas Hours

HopCat will be closing at 5:00pm on Christmas Eve, December 24, and will reopen the day after Christmas, December 26, at 11:00am.

 

December 28, 2017 - 7:00pm

BELLS BEER DINNER

Holidays got you stressed out? Seen too much of your family? Tired of leftovers? Looking for the purr-fect gift for the foodie or beer aficionado in your life? Then our Holiday Beer Dinner with Bell's Brewery is just the thing for you. 4 courses of dynamite food paired expertly with 5 amazing beers, including Black Note Stout and Bell's Christmas Ale!

 

Welcoming beer: Lager of the Lakes– 5.5% - Bohemian-Style Pilsner

 

First Course: Baked Potato

Paired w/ Le Contrabassiste – 7.5% - Farmhouse Brown Ale w/ Brettanomyces

 

Second Course: Cauliflower, Leek & Gruyere Soup

Paired w/ Oarsman Ale – 4% - Berliner Weissbier

 

Third Course: Porchetta w/ Dried Fruit Stuffing

Paired w/ Black Note 2017 – 11.2% - Four Roses BBA American Imperial Stout

 

Dessert: Pound Cake w/ Balsamic Strawberries & Basil Whipped Cream

 

Paired w/ Christmas Ale– 7.5% - Scotch Ale

 

Click Here to purchase your tickets!*

*$30 for four courses and five beers. Price does not include tax, fees, and gratuity.

December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve

HopCat will be open until 2:00am on New Years Eve!

January 2, 2018 - Tapping at 11:00am

BANGERZ ONLY

We here at HopCat Detroit have some real Bangerz stashed away: Stashed away for you! Join us on the first Tuesday of every month as we tap something awesome for such an occasion. This month we’ll be tapping: 

 

The Bruery (Placentia, CA)

 

So Happens It’s Tuesday/ BBA American Imperial Stout / Mini-Snifter/ $9.50

January 8, 2018 - 11:00 am

HOPSLAM Release Party

Come get ‘slammed as we celebrate the annual release of Bell’s Hopslam, that in your face nectar of 6 Hop Varietals and Honey! In addition to Hopslam, we’ll be featuring several other from our friends at Bell’s, including: 

 

Uberon/ BBA American Pale Wheat Ale/ 10.0% 

Hopslam/ American Double IPA/ 10.0% 

Expedition Stout/ Russian Imperial Stout/ 10.5% 

Larry’s Latest Sour/ Wet-Hopped Kettle Soured Ale/ 5% 

Larry’s Latest Bock/ Bock/ 6.0% 

Oarsman Ale/ Berliner Weissbier/ 4.0%

January 17, 2018 - 5:00 pm

EPIC BIG BAD BAPTIST PARTY

Come submit yourself to some of the finest offerings of Utah & Colorado’s Epic Brewing. We’ll be featuring several variations of Big Bad Baptist as well as a few other choice selections: 

Big Bad Baptist/ Whiskey BA American Imperial Stout w/ Coffee & Cacao Nibs/ 10.9% 

Smoked and Oaked/ Whiskey BA Belgian-Style Ale/ abv% 

Brainless on Cherries/ Wine BA Belgian-Style Golden Ale w/ Cherries/ abv% 

Citralush/ New England-Style IPA/ 7.0% 

Nitro Hopulent/ Nitro American IPA/ 8.5% 

Big Bad Baptista/ BBA Imperial Stout w/ Cacao Nibs, Mexican Coffee, Vanilla & Cinnamon/ 12% 

Triple Barrel Big Bad Baptist/ Whiskey & Rum BA Imperial Stout w/ Cacao Nibs, BA Coffee Beans & BA Coconut/ 12.7%

January 20, 2018 - 11 a.m./all day

HopCat's 10th Anniversary Celebration

We're celebrating the HopCat family's 10th anniversary on Saturday, January 20th. We’ll start the party at 11am with FREE CRACK FRIES, 10 beers - including many never-brewed-before exclusives - and of course, the annual Crack Fries Eating Contest at 3pm.

Pouring:

· Saugatuck – The Ghost of Neapolitan (HopCat Exclusive) – 6% - White Stout w/ Strawberry, Vanilla, & Chocolate

· Atwater – Whiskey BA Imperial Voodoo Vator (HopCat Exclusive) – 10.5% - Dickel Whiskey BA Doppelbock

· New Holland – Cherry Burst Barley Feline (HopCat Exclusive) – 11.5% - Bourbon BA Barleywine w/ Dark Cherries

· Short’s – Right in the Batteries (HopCat Exclusive) – 9.2% - Oak Aged Kettle Soured Barleywine w/ Fig & Jasmine Tea

· Odd Side Ales – Treez Nutz (HopCat Collab) – 11% - Imperial Porter w/ Maple & Pecans

· Blakes Hard Cider – Sir Lushington (HopCat Exclusive) – 9% - Bourbon BA Hard Cider w/ Cherries

· Vander Mill – BBA Totally Roasted (2017 HopCat Exclusive Batch) – 6.9% - Bourbon BA Hard Cider w/ Pecan, Vanilla, & Cinnamon

· Rockford - ApriCat Weisse (HopCat Exclusive) – 5.6% - Weissbier w/ Apricot

· Lagunitas – Fusion 48 – 7% - New England Style IPA

· Brewery Vivant – Village Idiot (HopCat Collab) - 6.5% - Kettle Soured IPA

· O’ Fallon – CattyWhoompus (HopCat Exclusive) – 10% - Imperial New England Style IPA

· 3 Sheeps – Hoppy Anniversary! (HopCat Exclusive) – 5% - East Coast Pale Ale w/ Blood Orange

· Broken Clock – Intoxi[CAT]ed (HopCat Exclusive) – 6% - Hibiscus Saison

Free Crack Fries:

We're giving away free Crack Fries from 11am to 5pm with any purchase. One order per person. Crack Fries Eating Contest: Starting 3pm, we’ll be hosting a Crack Fries eating contest. There's a $5 entry fee that will be matched by HopCat with all proceeds being donated to Michigan Humane Society. Contestants must sign up in advance, either by email, by phone, or in person by 2:30pm on January 20th. To sign up, contact our General Manager, Erin Lind, at elind@hopcat.com or call 313-769-8828, or sign up in person at the restaurant by asking your server/bartender.

Once the contest begins, you’ll have six minutes to eat as many Crack Fries, by weight, as you can. The 1st Place winner will receive a HopCat prize package valued at $500 and the chance to compete for the grand prize - $2,000 and eternal glory as they're pitted against the other HopCat locations' winners in the World Championship Crack Fries Eating Contest at the 2018 Michigan Brewer’s Guild Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti. If that's not your thing, you can just come and hang out, drink a beer, get some food and enjoy the festivities.

Other Details:

In addition to a $500 prize package, the first-place winner will be provided with a travel voucher to help cover the costs of getting to the 2018 Summer Beer Festival. 2nd place winner gets a HopCat prize package valued at $100. 3rd place winner gets a HopCat prize package valued at $25. 4th place has to sit on the bar while everyone points and laughs…not really…maybe.

Our Story:

10 years strong! Since opening our original location in Grand Rapids, MI 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, and CraftBeer.com has rated us among the Top 5 beer bars in the U.S. 2012-2014. 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 anchored in the Midwest, where craft beer is a way of life.