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.
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.
HopCat - Kalamazoo
At HopCat Kalamazoo we've taken an old rail freight depot and turned it into a hub for great craft beer. We're a short walk from Bell's, Arcadia and other downtown breweries and beer bars in this great beer city. Our full food menu, full 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 last call.
We offer 100 beers on tap every day and a range of regional and global beers in bottles. If you're not in the mood for a beer, you can get a glass of wine or a cocktail from our full bar.
Our hours are 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday. We admit minors until 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday but ask that they leave by 10 p.m.
Kids and Smoking
HopCat is a beer bar, but we do welcome families and offer a kids menu and offer 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.
Please note that you cannot smoke anywhere on our property, including the outdoor area.
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.