Who We Are

In 2008, Grand Rapids, now Beer City USA, was missing a place where you could taste the Michigan beer rainbow. HopCat was founded on the principles of bringing local craft beer a bit closer to the communities we love. We live the craft lifestyle - beer, cocktails and even craft food made from scratch. At HopCat you’ll be welcomed by beer enthusiasts and a curated list of local beers, accompanied by food that your mom would make if they loved craft beer, in an energetic, one-of-a-kind space that engages all 5 senses.

Our Craft Values

People First

No matter who you are or where you come from, you're always welcome in our community.

Sustainable

Up to 90% of our waste is recycled or composted in our local communities.

Genuine Hospitality

Our teams use continuous education and beer training to ensure we bring you the best damn drinking experience.

Anti-Chain

We are non-conforming. Every HopCat is unique and we prefer Quality > Quantity.

Our Story

2008

HopCat - Downtown Grand Rapids

Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan is home to the original HopCat, which opened in 2008. This iconic location on 25 Ionia Ave features bikes hanging from the ceiling, a wall of vintage beer cans, and pure magic. You’ll understand for yourself after you see what happens when you combine a curated local tap list, infamous fries, paired with food your mom would make if she loved craft beer.

2013

HOPCAT – EAST LANSING

Located right outside of Michigan State University's campus, this location features multiple TVs to make sure you’ll have the best seat in the house to catch the Spartans while enjoying the fries that made us famous alongside your favorite craft beer or cocktail.

2014

HOPCAT – BROAD RIPPLE

Our first steps out of our home state of Michigan – this location right outside of Indianapolis, Indiana adopts many of the traits that made HopCat a success in Michigan. In Indianapolis, we've embraced Indiana's great brewers while also providing a showcase for some of its up-and-coming stars. With Indiana's largest draft selection - both a neighborhood gathering spot and a magnet for craft beer lovers.

2014

HOPCAT – DETROIT

Opened on December 13, 2014 (yes, that was 12/13/14!) in a historic building at the corner of Woodward and Canfield. Our second floor features the Huma Room, an extra space featuring half of a black 1973 Cadillac Fleetwood mounted behind the wall.

2015

HOPCAT – ANN ARBOR

We've created a funky environment that pays homage to the city's more psychedelic side. it's completely unique from the other HopCat locations -- big enough, but with an intimate vibe.

2016

HOPCAT - LINCOLN

Our first foray into Nebraska is located in the West Haymarket. 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.

2016

HOPCAT – KALAMAZOO

Located in a historic train freight depot, this location features a multi-season outdoor patio and a special installation of guitars from Kalamazoo's own Heritage Guitars. We're a short walk from Bell's, Arcadia, and other downtown breweries and beer bars in this great beer city.

2018

HOPCAT - Beltline

BarFly's second HopCat location in Grand Rapids, Michigan features a multi-season outdoor patio, custom HopCat beer barrels, and a breathtaking mural made out of local beer bottle caps.

2019

HOPCAT - HOLLAND

Our first HopCat along the lakeshore, this location features two patio areas and a tiki vibe. But don’t get it twisted, we’re drinking beer here.

2022

HOPCAT - Royal Oak

Coming 2022

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