About East Lansing | HopCat

About East Lansing

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.


Our original Grand Rapids location was listed as one of the Top 50 bars in the US by Draft Magazine. Beer Advocate Magazine ranked us 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.

At our East Lansing location, we’ve expanded on that philosophy and pushed the limits of beer bars: We have 100 draft beers — all craft, no crap. The readers of MLive and Lansing City Pulse responded by awarding HopCat - East Lansing Top of the Town awards for "Best New Restaurant," "Best Fries" and "Best Place for Craft Beer." Our 5-Pepper Beef Chili even won the 2015 East Lansing Chili Cook-off and Board of Water and Light Chili Cook-off.

We specialize in offering a wide range of regional, global, and Belgian beers. If you're not in the mood for a beer, you can get a glass of wine or a cocktail from our full bar. 

Weekly specials


* $3 Wells, Tito’s, Jameson, House Wine

* $1.50 off all full pour Draft Beers

* 1/2 off Shareables & Fries

Kids and Smoking

HopCat East Lansing is a bar, but we welcome children and adults who are under 21 until 10 p.m., after which we are strictly 21 and up.

Please note that you cannot smoke anywhere on our property, including the patio.


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, stop by or send us your resume and a cover letter with the subject line indicating the location you're interested in working at to jobs@barflyventures.com. To view our current openings, visit our Jobs page at hopcat.com/jobs.