HopCat was envisioned, designed, stocked, and staffed with one mission in mind: To bring you great beer. What is 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 never would have ordered but for the fact that 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. We’re humbled by the response that craft beer lovers all over the world have shown to our philosophy, and are truly grateful for the simple fact that we are lucky enough to be located in the Midwest, where craft beer is way of life.
HopCat - Kalamazoo
At HopCat - Kalamazoo we've taken an old rail freight depot and turned it into a hub for great craft beer. We're a short walk from Bell's, Arcadia and other downtown breweries and beer bars in this great beer city. Our full food menu, full of scratch made takes on pub food we call "food your mom would make if she loved craft beer" will be available every night until close.
We offer 100 beers on tap every day and a range of regional, global, and Belgian beers in bottles. If you're not in the mood for a beer, you can get a glass of wine or a cocktail from our full bar.
Our hours are Mon-Wed 11am-Midnight, Thurs-Fri 11am-2am, Saturday 10am-2am, Sunday 10am-2am. On Saturday and Sunday we offer a special Brunch Right Meow menu from 10am-3pm and a build-your-own bloody mary bar.
Happy Hour at HopCat - Kalamazoo is Monday-Thursday from 3-6pm, with $5 off all burgers and pizza and $1.50 off Local 30 beer/cider, wines and wells.
Kids and Smoking
HopCat is a beer bar, but we do welcome families and offer a kids menu and offer changing tables in our restrooms. If you’re under 21 you can come in before 9 p.m. (we ask that people under 21 leave before 10 p.m.). After 9 p.m., we will not admit anyone under 21, including accompanied minors.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To view our current openings, visit our Jobs page at hopcat.com/jobs.