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222 W Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703-4445
+1 608-807-1361
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
222 W Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703-4445
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The selection is simply outstanding, the biggest I ever saw. Also, I really liked how they highlight local WI brews.

Thank Andreas S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I decided to stop in for an early dinner (around 4:30) this past Saturday and sat at the bar rail. We were greeted right away with menus. It seemed like it took awhile for the bartenders to come back and asked what...More

Thank dubiagirl89
Kimberly L, Guest Relations Manager at HopCat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us some feedback. It's one of our best tools to make improvements. I'm so sorry to hear about the service you experienced. We want each guest to leave happier than when they arrived and good service is more than a pivotal...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

I didn’t find this place to be anything too special, but the atmosphere was a fun sports bar, and the pub food was rather tasty. Since there was a large table of over 10 of us with many separate checks, our server did a great...More

Thank KayMacTravel7
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We were dining with family before a show at Overture and everyone was very satisfied with our experience. Hopcat is known for a huge draft beer list, but my mom is not much of a beer drinker. She first ordered a margarita, but she was...More

Thank Chanda73
Kimberly L, General Manager at HopCat, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review Chanda, we really appreciate your feedback. We are delighted that both yourself and you mom enjoyed your HopCat experience and we look forward to pouring you both another Sir Lushington in the future.

Reviewed 21 December 2017

We usually stop at Hopcat when we are in Madison, but this time we decided to eat there as well. There are so many beer choices, but the bartenders are knowledgeable if they know what you like. The crack fries are the bomb! Hubby had...More

Thank MissMargie19
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Great, attentive service, and an extensive set of microbrews from which to choose. Food was good, but it's all about the beer.

Thank fgw-alberta
Reviewed 1 December 2017

There were 8 of us, the server shared his extensive beer knowledge with us so we left less thirsty and more informed. Great selection of beers.

Thank Shari E
Kimberly L, General Manager at HopCat, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Thank for your wonderful review Shari, we really appreciate it. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We ordered bruschetta for an appetizer. It was excellent! We both ordered from the brunch menu and tried some creative concoctions. My husband had the Chim-Chiminey Changa. He loved it. He also had the bloody Mary bar and was impressed with the extensive options available....More

Thank dragonbythetail
Kimberly L, General Manager at HopCat, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Thank you for your wonderful feedback and recommendations. We are delighted both yourself and your husband enjoyed your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We were told by the bartender that, “we’re not going to judge you, but don’t order a martini here.” Well we should not have been charged 21$ per martini to ask it to be fixed each without it happening. Our waitress was phenomenal, but our...More

Thank Caitlin H
Kimberly L, Guest Relations Manager at HopCat, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Hi - this is disappointing to read, but I appreciate you leaving us some feedback - for making us aware of this. I apologize for the service from the bar and I'd like to follow up with you about it. Could you send me an...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

We stopped at Hopcat last night before the Foo Fighters show at the Kohl Center. As expected, it was crowded at 6:00 and we were told it would be a 30-40 minute wait. After about 35 minutes, we could see about 8-10 free tables that...More

Thank Macdaddywi
Kimberly L, Guest Relations Manager at HopCat, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

I sincerely apologize for the wait. We strive to deliver top-notch customer service and we fell short during your visit. We'd like the chance to make it up to you and invite you back. Could you send me an email so we can follow up...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 W Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703-4445
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-807-1361
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