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.
HopCat - Royal Oak
At HopCat Royal Oak we've created a three-level experience that changes from floor to floor. Our first floor has a traditional pub feel that some say reminds them of the original HopCat in Grand Rapids. The second is more of a cocktail lounge atmosphere. Both of these floors offer our full beer list and food menu. Our rooftop deck overlooks the city and features a full bar with our Local 30 on tap and a full food menu.
Our hours 11 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-midnight Sunday. We welcome minors until 9 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays and ask that all guests under 21 leave by 10 p.m.
Please note that you cannot smoke/vape 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, visit barflyjobs.com or text "barfly" to 85000.