WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

Not like the big chains. There are some things you can expect at every HopCat: friendly faces, craft beer, and comfort food. But as we grow throughout the Midwest, we don’t just copy/paste. Each HopCat location has a unique atmosphere and local community connections. Which one is the best? That’s for you to decide.

Sustainable. We're dedicated to reducing our environmental footprint and enhancing the world we inhabit. Through investments in sustainability initiatives, including recycling and innovative food waste reduction programs, we strive to leave a positive impact on the planet.

Your friend at the bar. Our knowledgeable team makes it easy to try new things, whether it’s selecting a craft beer from our extensive collection or a boundary-pushing burger. We’ll go above and beyond to serve our guests and make HopCat your go-to place for celebrations.

Our Story

2008

HopCat - Downtown Grand Rapids

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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, famous fries, paired with food your mom would make if she loved craft beer.

2013

HOPCAT – EAST LANSING

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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 – DETROIT

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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

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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

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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.
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2016

HOPCAT – KALAMAZOO

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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

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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

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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.

2023

HopCat - Royal Oak

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Opened February 2023, HopCat Royal Oak found a new home on the corner of Fifth & Main St. This location has a casual and laid-back atmosphere, with both indoor & outdoor seating options. Along with the abundance of natural light!

2023

HOPCAT - LIvonia

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Opened July 2023, HopCat Livonia stands out on bustling Haggerty Road. With soaring ceilings and décor dedicated to classic music and craft beer, HopCat Livonia features two patios, a small arcade, and our largest bar, with seating for 48 guests.

2024

HOPCAT - Partridge Creek

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