Discussion in 'Alehose' started by Cheeses, Mar 18, 2016.
It's going to be a shitshow when that place first opens
It's that huge space right at Wrightwood and Clark that's been a series of failed ventures. I have a feeling it will catch on in a huge way.
The name hopcat is going to bring out all the beer nerds from the entire chicago land area
Right by the Circle of Wieners? Place will be packed.
Not excited about this at all, which surprises me. I guess I prefer HC in other towns with fewer good options, like Lexington, KY. In Chicago, there are 20 other places I can go for a good beer, better food, and much easier parking.
That's what I'm thinking — is there really an appeal to a place like HopCat in Chicago?
I'm excited about it, but the likelihood that I will actually go to it is 0. Would have preferred a downtown venue.
HC is overrated to begin with. But to the casual beer nerd they will just recognize the name and be all OMG I must go!!!
That's not their business model. They like to be in trendy areas near universities.
Never heard of it.
Opening day (9/3) beer list:
Local beers are just okay, but the MI beers are
Shit show haps?
Was hoping for some Kuhnhenn but it's still solid. BA Plead!
That stout list is pretty epic.
Who actually wants to go to this? I'm down
I'd go a few days later. Jazzfest that weekend.
I'll be washing my hair in Columbus.
I've been about 3 times since it opened, always for lunch on a Sunday, never crowded.
Not a big fan of the food at any of their locations, but there's always at least one intriguing beer on tap.
Went a couple of weeks ago. Had the crack fries and a chicken sandwich with 3 beers. We were the only ones there for 2 hours before it got packed.
crack fries are unreal
The one in Kalamazoo was crazy packed yesterday. Went across the street to Bells and pre-gamed till my table was called. Flawless Victory!
As are the loaded variety. They essentially franchised to all these other cities based off those.
Vladimir Poutine or GTFO
/some piece of shit