HopCat wants to be known as “the best damn beer bar on the planet.” The primary purpose of the establishment is to bring the best beer to their customers. This may be local beer or beer from other far away locations and across the globe. To sum up HopCat, it’s your place for great beer.
There is no doubt people HopCat for their great selection of fabulous beer. They also have a great lineup of food for the hungry stomach. They also have a good selection of mixed drinks with capable bartenders who will mix up for your a great drink for your occasion. These people are knowledgeable and capable of delivering you a great experience.
|Loaded Pretzel Smackz||A pile of Pretzel Smackz, topped with hickory smoked bacon, red onion & pickled jalapeño, smothered in warm cheese sauce.||$9.50|
|Buffalo Rolls||Grilled marinated chicken breast dressed with fire sauce &blue cheese crumbles; deep-fried in a crispy wonton. Served with blue cheese dressing||$10.00|
|The "Voted Best" Wings||Eight assorted jumbo chicken wings & drums tossed in choice of lava, fire or apple cider BBQ sauce. Served with choice of ranch or blue cheese dressing & celery||$10.00|
|Bruschetta||Chilled marinated tomatoes, basil, lemon, garlic & feta cheese crumbles on toasted baguettes with spinach & balsamic glaze||$9.00|
|Meat Head Pizza Rolls||Pepperoni, cherry smoked bacon, chorizo & mozzarella; deep-fried in a crispy wonton. Served with choice of house-made marinara sauce or ranch dressing||$10.00|
|Spinach, Stout & Artichoke Dip||Every day can be like Super Bowl Sunday with this classic recipe for the beer lover in us all. Topped with a drizzle of fire sauce & served with pita chips||$10.00|
|Loaded Baked Potato Dip||You should try this dip! It's crazy good. Special house-made with a little pepper-jack cheese, a lotta' bacon & served in our signature pretzel bread bowl.||$9.00|
|Top 10 French Fries in America - Food Network Magazine|
|Crack Fries||Beer battered fries sprinkled with our signature cracked black pepper seasoning. Served with a side of warm cheese sauce for dipping||$4.95|
|Loaded Crack Fries||Crack Fries topped with cherry smoked bacon, red onion & pickled jalapeño, smothered in warm cheese sauce||$7.50|
|Vladimir Poutine||Crack Fries topped with potato & cheese pierogi, Wisconsin cheddar cheese curds, stout caramelized onions & hickory smoked bacon smothered in spicy sausage gravy.||$8.50|
|Soups & Salads|
|Have your soup in a signature pretzel bowl for $2.50 extra|
|Veggie Chili||Loaded with beans, jalapeño & bell peppers, onion & tomato. Served with sour cream & pita chips. Pairs well with beer!||$4.75 - $5.75|
|Five Pepper Beef Chili||Award-winning, really. Stocked with beef, pork, beans, jalapeño & chipotle peppers, bell peppers, onion & tomato. Served with sour cream & pita chips||$4.75 - $5.75|
|Cheese Ale Soup||Rich & creamy with garden fresh carrots, celery & onion. Garnished with Pretzel Smackz.||$4.75 - $5.75|
|Southwest Salad||Chopped romaine, shredded pepper jack cheese, avocado, corn, black beans, Roma tomato, red onions, crispy tortilla strips||$10.50|
|Spinach Salad||Go guilt-free with our light spinach salad. Topped with blue cheese crumbles, apple, red onion, pecans, raisins & crunchy Pretzel Smackz.||$10.50|
|Cobb Salad||Chopped romaine, shredded house blend cheese, hickory smoked bacon, turkey, hard boiled egg, Roma tomato, red onions & celery||$10.75|
|Killer Mac & Cheese||Cheese sauce smothered pipette noodles. Have it as is or create your own! Grilled chicken, Sloppy Joseph, hickory smoked bacon, chorizo, grilled Polish sausage slices, fried egg salad, roasted red pe||$10.00|
|Fish & Chips||Beer-battered cod pieces served with Crack Fries, house-made tartar sauce & a lemon wedge||$11.50|
|Better Living Through Tacos||Flour or corn served two ways-blackened Tilapia with sesame-citrus coleslaw or grilled chipotle-lime beer marinated chicken with shredded pepper-jack cheese & fresh pico de gallo. Mix & Match. Both a||$9.00 - $12.00|
|Quesadilla||Pico-marinated chicken, chipotle black bean dip, shredded house blend cheese & spinach grilled in a cheddar tortilla. Served on a bed of romaine with salsa & sour cream||$10.00|
|The Kitchen Sink||...Or everything but! A chipotle black bean patty topped with Spanish rice, corn, veggie chili, avocado, pico de gallo & haystack onions, drizzled with avocado ranch & toasted Italian sourdough bread||$10.95|
|Our half-pound burger patties are charbroiled & served on a toasted brioche bun, unless otherwise noted. All burgers are served with Crack Fries & pickle nuggz. Add - A cup of chili/soup, a side salad, or a side of mac & cheese for $2.95. Add - Bar cheese, cheese sauce or avocado for $1, or bacon for $2. Swap - A Vegetarian chipotle-black bean or turkey patty for any of our burgers at no charge!|
|Classic||Plain or with a choice of cheese; cheddar, pepper jack, Swiss, dill Havarti, Muenster, smoked Gouda, feta or blue cheese crumbles, bar cheese or chipotle Muenster cheese spread. Served with lettuce,||$9.95|
|Bar Zee||The" HopCat signature burger! Topped with hickory smoked bacon, jalapeños & bar cheese. Served with lettuce, tomato & onion||$11.75|
|Paddy Melt||Spelled with "DD" for a reason, this burger is loaded with corned beef, Wisconsin Swiss & cheddar cheese. Topped with stout caramelized onions & porter mushrooms on grilled light rye with Thousand Is||$12.95|
|Barnyard||It's a reunion down on the farm! Wisconsin cheddar cheese curds, hickory smoked bacon & fried egg salad; smothered with cheese sauce on Texas toast||$11.75|
|Mushroom||Boring!" you say? "Not creative!" you say? This version of the classic will make you eat your words...yummy, juicy, tasty words! Porter mushrooms, Swiss cheese & blue cheese-black pepper mayo. Serve||$11.75|
|Cowboy||Yippee ki-yay Mr. Falcon! Do you really think you have a chance against this burger? Topped with spicy fried jalapeño peppers, pepper jack cheese, apple cider BBQ sauce & hickory smoked bacon. Served||$11.75|
|Turkey||Our house-made, herbed turkey burger patty is topped with chilled marinated tomatoes, basil, lemon, garlic & feta cheese crumbles with spinach & pesto aioli||$10.75|
|Muffin Top||Muffin tops can be sexy! This chipotle black bean patty is served on a toasted jumbo English muffin with roasted red peppers, chilled marinated tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, spinach & house-made st||$11.75|
|Sandwiches & Wraps|
|Served with Crack Fries & pickle nuggz|
|Madtown Grilled Cheese||A trio of Wisconsin dill Havarti, smoked Gouda & Muenster on grilled Italian sourdough with apple slices, garlic aioli & honey. Served with a cup of apple-tomato soup topped with blue cheese crumbles||$9.95|
|Reuben||Deli-style corned beef or turkey on grilled light rye bread with Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing & sauerkraut||$10.25|
|Damn Good Fish Sandwich||Seasoned tilapia filet on a toasted brioche bun with lettuce, tomato & onion. Served with house-made tartar sauce & a lemon wedge||$11.00|
|Chicken Salad Wrap||Chilled chicken salad with fresh rosemary, grapes, red onions, cherry smoked bacon, pecans & spinach in a wheat wrap||$10.00|
|BBQ Pulled Pork||Slow roasted pulled porked tossed in our house-made apple cider bbq sauce. Served on texas toast with swiss cheese, sesame-citrus slaw and haystack onions.||$9.95|
|The Angry Bird||Crispy breaded chicken breast tossed in fire sauce on a toasted brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, onion & blue cheese dressing||$10.50|
|Hopcat BLT||HopCat's take on a classic! Hickory smoked bacon, romaine lettuce, tomato & blue cheese - black pepper mayonnaise on grilled light rye bread||$9.95|
|Reuben Kincaid||C'mon, Get Happy! The set list: porter mushroom, spinach, red onions, peanuts & sesame citrus slaw on grilled light rye bread with melted Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing & sauerkraut.||$10.50|
|The Supper Club||Turkey & hickory smoked bacon with Wisconsin Swiss & cheddar cheese with fried egg salad, avocado, tomato, spinach & garlic aioli in a cheddar-jalapeño wrap.||$10.50|
|BLT Benny||Simple but sooooo good. Poached eggs, bacon, baby spinach & tomato served open faced on a brioche bun with Angry (spicy!) Hollandaise||$9.00|
|B.E.L.T.||In the future, all hangover cures will be this sandwich. Smoked bacon, scrambled or poached egg, lettuce and tomato on lite rye with peppercorn-blue cheese mayo||$9.00|
|The Dude's Waffle||Think of it as a White Russian (the Dude calls 'em Caucasians) as a waffle. Chocolate chips, vanilla wafers, house-made whipped cream, & Kahlua Syrup. The Dude would totally abide||$8.00|
|Chim-Chiminey-Changa||Scrambled eggs, Black beans and corn, pepperjack cheese, sour cream & chorizo in a cheddar tortilla. Deep fried and topped with pico de gallo & Angry Hollandaise||$9.00|
|Canadian Toast Sticks||Italian sourdough dipped in our secret Canadian Toast batter, fried golden brown. Served with a dusting of powdered sugar, a drizzle of Black Velvet Toasted Caramel syrup and maple-bacon cream cheese||$9.00|
|Hangover Scramble||Not feeling it this morning (or afternoon)? You just need a helping of an old HopCat tried and true hangover cure. Scrambled eggs, cherry smoked bacon, red onion, jalapenos, and Crack Fries smothered||$9.50|
|Rancho de La Eggwich||Everyone loves the Eggwich, but what about an eggwich with all the fixins? Scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, fresh avocado, pico de gallo, avocado ranch and a chorizo sausage patty that's served on a j||$9.50|
|Mac & Chaz||This open-faced sandwich will make all the badness go bye-bye! Gooey mac & cheese on Italian sourdough with bacon and jalapeno peppers, layered with more cheese, BBQ pulled pork, onion rings and a sc||$9.50|
|Sides and Extras|
|Gimme Some (Toasted) Bread, Man...||You chose: Italian sourdough or light rye||$2.00|
|One Egg Isn't Enough, Gimme Another||poached or scrambled||$1.00|
|Freakin' Meat Please!!!||Sausage or Bacon (Mmmmm, bacon....)||$3.00|
The first HopCat opened in Grand Rapids in January 2008. Their desire from the first was to provide great beer in a wonderful atmosphere. Several locations opened with the same philosophy in various places such as Ann Arbor, Chicago, Detroit, East Lansing, Kansas City, Louisville, and many more locations, for a total of 17. Each location continues with the tradition of providing great beer, but each location is different and unique. Each location is designed and crafted differently.
HopCat is mentioned among Top 50 bars in the United States by Draft Magazine. The magazine Beer Advocate ranked them as #3 Beer Bar in the world. CraftBeer.com even rated them as the #2 Beer Bar in all of the United States. During the years 2012-16, RateBeer.com has ranked HopCat in Grand Rapids as the #1 Brewpub in the United States.
You will enjoy not only the beer at HopCat, but the great food as well in a spacious setting. The seating is generous with a friendly touch. The overall feel in inviting, encouraging you to come in and have a great time with great beer and wonderful friends.
They’ve got delicious food for you with such a variety that will tantalize the palates of most people. Basic American dining comes to you at its best with the greatest beer available anywhere. What more can you want in a great bar?
Along with their whole delicious menu, they have their famous fries. Their fries were called Crack Fries for their addictive nature because of the great taste. The fries have cracked pepper seasoning, and an irresistible taste. Recently they announced plans to change the name of their fries, which they expect to change by January 2019.
The service at each HopCat location is friendly and the waitstaff is quite knowledgeable about their products. You can’t go wrong visiting any location of HopCat for great beer, great food, and a great atmosphere. Bring friends, family, business associates, or just come. It’s the place for you.