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"Last night we were approved 8-0 by the East Lansing Planning Commission to open HopCat "East Lansing in August. We still have a couple approvals left to go (including one today at the E.L. DDA) but we're hopeful those will go well.
Here's a photo of our EL location - the corner of Grove and Albert across from Pinball Pete's and 7-11. This will be the tallest building in East Lansing when complete. We'll be taking the entire first floor. 100 taps!"
We're gonna drink soooooo much!
This post was edited by ComeDependState 17 months ago
I'll drink one of your fancy expensive beers, then wash it down with a 30 of Keystone Ice that prob cost about the same as the first beer alone.
Hopcat is going to do some damage to the competition downtown, Harpers and the Riv in particular. Plus, I think the Post license is still out there so there should be another place soon in the building next door.
Calmer than you are
Harper's could use some competition to step its game up a little. HopCat will make them either become a better bar or close and have something else open up.
I think it effects Harpers a lot more than The Riv. And if Harpers doesn't want to be effected, it should try not sucking so hard.
I'm really curious to see how this works out. I'm not sure students are going to be down for paying $7 or 8 a beer. But crack fries are ALWAYS good.
IMO, East Lansing has been way short on bars for a loooong time.
I'm sure there are plenty of students willing to dish out $7-$8 a beer for fancy stuff. And, if HopCat is smart they'll serve plenty of cheap swill and liquor drinks too.
Shocked that EL approved a new bar.
The effect of having another nearby bar might not affect them as much as you think.
Yep. Worst service in EL.
I wonder how its going to work though because I don't think the Hopcat in GR serves any low end beer. There were people that would try to order a Miller Lite and had to settle for something slightly better but I can't remember what.
Does Hopcat in GR have a full liquor bar, or are they just beer?
Edit: nevermind, I see on their website they advertise wine and liquor too. Which begs the question... why not serve some cheaper beers as well? You'll serve someone a Popov martini, but won't serve them a Sam Adams?
This post was edited by Phil McCrackin 17 months ago
I think there are plenty of post-grads and young folks in the area that are looking for a place that's a little more laid back and not overrun by skanks and fratboys. This place has serious potential.
There are still a bunch of us students who love craft and have nowhere to go for it in EL. We will gladly hit this up a couple times a week and shell out a little more for a high quality beer experience
They serve PBR
It actually makes a lot of sense to me.
A place like this will appeal to non-students, and older students who want to drink a few good beers or have food.
If you're looking to get lit up on long islands or big mugs of Miller Lite and puke in the bathroom, the Riv is right across the street. I doubt that is the kind of business that Hopcat is after anyways.
F'ing hipster douchebags.
Crunchys, Woody's and Beggars all have an exstensive craft beer selection.
So using the same logic, you would prefer to eat 30 McDonald's hamburgers than eating a steak for dinner?
Edit: Or eat the steak AND THEN 30 McD's burgers?
This post was edited by GMSparty12 17 months ago
I can't wait. Although the skanks can stay.
Check out Hopcat's beer list online. It's fairly substantial.
I don't think Crunchy's, Woody's or Beggars has anything near that extensive though I was surprised at Crunchy's beer list last time I was in there.
When I had classes in downtown GR, I would hit HopCat every Thursday for a burger, fries, and a house brew for $7.
Hopcat will have 100 taps so you're right. My point was people act like there is no place to get a decent craft beer in EL. The Road House is another option.
How long til it becomes overrun with douches and chuds?
Link to the original news? Got some people to whom I'd like to forward the info.
It's not enough to bash in heads, you have to bash in minds.
Lansing/EL has a growing (albeit small) craft beer scene. This is going to be great! Between Crunchy's, Reno's East and then the HopCat you're looking at close to 200 craft beer taps within a couple square miles.
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