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$$ - $$$American, ,
222 W Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703-4445
+1 608-807-1361
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab fries” (39 reviews)
“burger” (29 reviews)
“cheese dip” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
222 W Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703-4445
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Reviewed today

Stopped in for dinner on recommendation from others in our group. Lots of choices on the menu and plenty of tap beer options. I would have given it a Very Good rating, but two negatives dropped it to average. Service was a bit slow and...More

Thank styxfan63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Madison for the day and went in search of craft beer and lunch. Found HopCat on TripAdvisor and loved it. Something like 50 draft beers and very good pub food. If you like beer go here.

Thank JMasonNashville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A regional chain of bars emphasizing a large and well-curated beer selection and "pub grub". A good place to explore local beers, while the "crack fries" are a particularly good sharable food option. Loud environment near a college campus so be prepared to speak up...More

Thank beerwriter
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We stopped in knowing there was going to be a very long list of beers to choose from & we were not disappointed. On the beer menu they call out 30 notable local beers to try which is a nice nod to the location We...More

Thank Laurie L
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

30 local beers, and a total of 130 taps. Was a great place to try many local beers if you are not in town long enough to go visiting them all.

Thank Christy F
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Went for the Vladimir Poutine which was very good, despite little noticeable curds, and enjoyed the pulled pork sandwich. Meat and condiments were very well matched but could have stood for more "pulling" but was flavorful. Fries were outstanding. Couldn't choose from the 130 beers...More

Thank jefff727
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We stopped in for lunch on a Saturday. I've been here before for the many beers on tap. I wasn't sure what to order, so Kelsey suggested the grilled cheese with soup. The plate also came with fries and cheese dip. The sandwich was a...More

Thank Lynn384
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to another HopCat location and this one was just as good! Great service with some fabulous recommendations for beers. With over 130 beers on tap, being able to have the wait staff recommend beer selections is a huge plus. Fun decor only adds...More

Thank HuskerAlum1997
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Fiancé is incredible beer connoisseur. He was VERY happy here ... numerous stops during our four day Madison visit. Add the fact, that when in Wisconsin, one must eat grilled cheese, and we get a win-win here! Service was outstanding. Grilled cheese (three layers) also...More

Thank JJRuchotzke
Reviewed May 17, 2018

Huge beer list and good food. Food is a little on the pricey side. Lots of tvs for sporting events. Casual atmosphere, sometimes a little noisey

Thank Caroline O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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