We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good burgers, mixed drinks not so much!”
Review of HopCat

HopCat
Ranked #3 of 222 Restaurants in East Lansing
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our burgers and fries at this noisy college place— but our mixed drinks really were not good. Service was great, and replaced our drinks. I’d stick with beer or wine.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank rosellamichigan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (271)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

17 - 21 of 271 reviews

Reviewed 1 April 2018

We went to HopCat when it opened several years ago. We were underwhelmed with the decor and art work. It was apparent that money was an object in the decorating budget.
The beers were slightly overpriced, but most were pints and overall we thought it was ok.

We returned this week and thought it was extremely overpriced. The prices for the beers were higher and the most were downsized from pints to tulip glasses. The decor hadn't been updated or changed except for more stickers on the walls. It looked like it needed a good cleaning as well.

Save your money and time and go to a brewery or other bar with a variety of taps.

Date of visit: March 2018
    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank edgewater99
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bethany G, Guest Relations Manager at HopCat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

We're sorry to hear we fell short with beer expectations -- it's possible your last visit fell during a time that our constantly-rotating tap list featured more beers designed to be served in tulips. We work really hard to ensure we serve beer with the utmost respect to its unique characteristics & how the brewers intended it to be experienced. Thanks for leaving feedback & if there are any other questions and concerns feel free to reach out to me personally at bgonzalez@barflyventures.com. Cheers!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 March 2018

We were visiting our son at MSU and decided to try out HopCat. It was an absolute joy going to this restaurant. The food was great, they have a large beer selection and everyone is in a good mood. Expect a lot of noise, high energy and a great time.

Date of visit: February 2018
    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank Bruce P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

The food was fantastic. You can tell that they take great pride in making a fantastic meal. They pride themselves on their fries and they should, because they are super good with the cheese sauce. I also had the cowboy burger and it was phenomenal. Would definitely go back!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Ben67J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

This is a lively popular spot near MSU campus. I ordered a burger to take out as they do not deliver. It was prepared as I had requested, service was prompt and food really good.

I would try it again!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Suet910
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed HopCat also viewed

East Lansing, Ingham County
East Lansing, Ingham County
 
Lansing, Ingham County
East Lansing, Ingham County
 
East Lansing, Ingham County
 

Been to HopCat? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing