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 until 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 back 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. Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information. We also host monthly beer dinners and other special events in that space.
Sports and TVs
We're not a sports bar, but we love sports. Want to watch the game? We've got you covered with 52-inch TVs viewable from most seats. Don't want to watch the game? That's cool too. We keep our music on (almost) all the time. Husker games are the big exception to that rule.
Local, national, global, but always craft beer
Our Local 20 features only the best examples of Nebraska-made beers from a variety of breweries representing the most popular styles. Our rotating 112 taps feature beers from Nebraska and elsewhere around the world.
If you're not in the mood for a beer, you can get a glass of wine, hard cider, mead or a cocktail from our full bar along with Pepsi products.
11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday. HopCat welcomes people under age 21 until 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday. We ask anyone inside who is under 21 to leave by 10 p.m.
Please note that you cannot smoke anywhere inside HopCat, nor do we allow smoking in our outdoor seating 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.