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HopCat - Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI

HopCat - Ann Arbor

4.6
4.6
36 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We've created a funky environment filled with unique art that pays homage to the city's more psychedelic side. It's completely different from the other HopCat locations -- big enough, but with an intimate vibe. With a small sidewalk patio, we’re located around the corner from the Michigan Theater, Hill Auditorium, State Theatre, Rackham Auditorium, and University of Michigan’s full campus.

We’re known for our award-wining Cosmik fries, which are beer battered, sprinkled with our signature cracked black pepper seasoning, and served with a side of warm cheese sauce. From burgers to tacos, our menu offers a wide range of delicious options.

We live the craft lifestyle - beer, cocktails and even craft food made from scratch. With a dedication to local breweries, sustainability and community engagement, HopCat offers craft beer and great food in a vibrant atmosphere for an inclusive, unforgettable experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Mon–Thu 9:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (734) 436-2875
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    For any private events or caterings please email us at HCAA@wearebarfly.com or book your large event by visiting us at https://app.perfectvenue.com/venues/hopcat-ann-arbor/hello
  • Private party facilities
    For any private events or caterings please email us at HCAA@wearebarfly.com or book your large event by visiting us at https://app.perfectvenue.com/venues/hopcat-ann-arbor/hello
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (734) 436-2875
  • Neighborhood
    Ann Arbor
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 36 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Lively

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Value

  • Ann Arbor

    Good for groups

  • Ann Arbor

    Hot spot

  • Ann Arbor

    Lively

36 Reviews
  1. Kate

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great beer, food, and service at Hop Cat.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit to the Ann Arbor HopCat. We will definitely be back. Great food, great service and great atmosphere.

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  3. Peachy

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I like this place! Our service was great! The food was good, moderately priced, and served in a timely manner. It was not super busy, went on a Wednesday before an event at Hill Auditorium. We got there at 5:30 pm, had a leisurely meal and were done about 7:15 pm.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Best server we ever had at Hop Cat!! Fast and really attentive, even when busy!!

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  5. MaggieS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My first Hopcat dining experience was great! I definitely suggest getting a reservation online because the wait time would have been a while for us. I love the cosmic fries and chili.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My server never stopped refilling, they were so kind, very fast service for how extremely busy it was. Found my new favorite restaurant to go to! The food was amazing as well!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dining experience was great! The server was attentive, efficient, and did t rush us! Thank you!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    HopCat was packed and we still received great service

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  9. JeffreyB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kid menu appropriate for children 6 and 8. Excellent beer selection and good food offerings. Met our needs to celebrate a birthday on 1 January.

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  10. ChristineS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was good and we were seated right away. Was fun.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our service was great and so was the food. Our table was just outside of the kitchen door so very busy with all good being run past us. It’s the only reason it isn’t a 5.

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  12. SimonR

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We like it here. Food is great with a nice ambience. Definitely recommend!

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  13. CBou

    Las Vegas

    81 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not great, food was just ok, some not hot enough. Drinks did not come fast enough and place was not ultra busy. Just ok, many better places to go.

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  14. ShannonL

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time and loved the food! Such a wide variety of food on the menu - including lots of vegan and GF options. Next time I’m in Ann Arbor, heading back!

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  15. ChrisH

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed the cowboy burger, the meatballs and the jalapeño poppers. The elote (corn dip) was lacking in flavor.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. It was a young demographic and very comfortable. Service and food were excellent.

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  17. MARYJ

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was friendly, food was good, service was slow.
    HopCat - Ann ArborResponded on November 8, 2023
    Thanks for the 5 stars Maryj! We appreciate the support!

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  18. JulieC

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We waited 50 min for our food to arrive and could barely touch it before we had to leave to attend an event. We ordered immediately after sitting and mentioned we were on a time constraint. Our server tried his best. However he delivered salads and we waited several minutes for the dressing to arrive. Not a great experience at all.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We thought this spot would be great since we were seeing a show less than a block away. Got there early 5:30 for a 7:30 show, order taken relatively quickly but food took forever to arrive. Noticed tables sat after us got their food before us. Had hoped the staff would be used to the rush due to shows, but also baked in extra time. In the end we were scarfing down our food to make the show ontime.

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  20. jenpisar

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good burgers and fries - wrap was just fine. Service was good and table was ready and waiting.
    HopCat - Ann ArborResponded on October 24, 2023
    Jenpisar - Thank you for the support!

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  21. KimM

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fries are best in town. Traditional pub food but with minor twists.

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  22. ReneC

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was ok nothing great. We had a big party and they were fast to sit us. Fun vibe

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  23. MeganL

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good place for big groups and a wide age range. It is a plus that they take reservations.

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  24. Lisa

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is very good, wonderful options for beer selection but very very slow service so you have to wait a long time for a beer (20 minutes in this case) and to put in an order was then another 20 minute delay after beers came. Was not sure if it was due to staffing shortages or not as seemed like there were lots of staff and the place was not very busy. Not sure.

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  25. JennM

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our waitress seemed annoyed we were there & she had to wait on us 🙄

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  26. SamanthaP

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Move in week so I expected it to be busy and have a long wait but service was great and everything was very timely.

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  27. MikeB

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and the food was great! Make sure you get the fries…amazing. Burgers were so good. Highly recommend!

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  28. DanielG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time.. our server Kat, was wonderful and very attentive to detail Food was right snd very flavory

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The host was rude but the waitress was doing her best. She looked a little over worked. We arrived and they told us that my reservation was not there and they did not have room for my party. Eventually they found it but that did not excuse the rudeness from the host at the stand. The mac and cheese was served a little under like warm, but all the other food came out hot. The tacos that did not list onions had onions on them and that was an issue for a party member that was allergic to onions. Again the waitress was doing her best and we appreciated the time she took for us.

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  30. CindyS

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come to the area once a year for a work conference, and this is a must! Great food, ambiance, and beer.

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  31. PaulM

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and beers! Fun atmosphere! Took a group of 12 and had a great time.

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  32. SLM77

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had reservations before a concert. We were seated and waited on quickly once we arrived. Our server was great and the food came out fast! Our drinks from the bar were a little slow but the place was packed. The food was good. We’d definitely go back.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed our food. The service was lacking in a major way. The server did not hide the fact that she did not want to be there. The place was empty too, so it's not like she was busy. We were bot offered refills on our beverages. She did not offer any suggestions on the beer when my husband asked for a certain beer. It was disappointing.

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  34. John

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good, staff members were nice. I am a 100% foreigner who are not familiar with bars in the States. However, I feel really nice of this restaurant.
    HopCat - Ann ArborResponded on March 17, 2023
    Thanks for the 5 stars! Cheers!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food never dissolved and the ambiance is fun and friendly. Will definitely be a repeat restaurant for my husband and I

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Reservations made on open table didn’t really help us get a table. Lots of room in the restaurant and we still had to wait past reservation time.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from HopCat - Ann Arbor using the Order Online button. HopCat - Ann Arbor also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. HopCat - Ann Arbor also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (734) 436-2875.

HopCat - Ann Arbor is rated 4.6 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for HopCat - Ann Arbor

311 Maynard St # 315, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2211

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Ann Arbor
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Mon–Thu 9:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (734) 436-2875
  • Catering
    For any private events or caterings please email us at HCAA@wearebarfly.com or book your large event by visiting us at https://app.perfectvenue.com/venues/hopcat-ann-arbor/hello
  • Private party facilities
    For any private events or caterings please email us at HCAA@wearebarfly.com or book your large event by visiting us at https://app.perfectvenue.com/venues/hopcat-ann-arbor/hello
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (734) 436-2875
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