Flash-fried & salted. Served with warm cheese sauce & spicy horsey mustard for dipping.
Make it Loaded - w/ hickory smoked bacon, red onion & pickled jalapeño
Spinach, Stout & Artichoke Dip
Our house-made recipe for beer lovers. Topped with a drizzle of fire sauce & served with tortilla chips.
Meat Head Pizza Rolls
Pepperoni, hickory-smoked bacon, chorizo & mozzarella; deep-fried in a crispy wonton. Served with choice of house-made marinara sauce or ranch dressing
Grilled marinated chicken breast dressed with fire sauce &blue cheese crumbles; deep-fried in a crispy wonton. Served with blue cheese dressing or ranch.
Fresh tortilla chips, topped with choice of chipotle-lime marinated chicken or chorizo, pickled jalapeno peppers, fresh pico de gallo, chili con karma, shredded pepper jack cheese, chipotle black bean dip, and garnished with cilantro & sour cream.
Curd Your Enthusiasm
Battered Wisconsin cheddar cheese curds with avocado-ranch dressing.
Basket of jumbo chicken wings tossed in choice of lava, fire or smoky BBQ sauce. Served with choice of ranch or blue cheese dressing & celery.
Double Dip Yer Chip
Two unique house-made HopCat dips on one plate: BUFFALO GUACAMOLE is our house guac topped with blue cheese crumbles. CHILI CON KARMA is our pepper-jack queso & our five pepper beef chili, topped with fresh pico de gallo. Both garnished with scallions & house fire sauce and served with seasoned tortilla chips.
Mexican-Style Street Corn
Street-style Mexican corn on the cob, crema, ancho chili flakes, grated parmesan, cilantro.
Top 10 French Fries in America - Food Network Magazine
Beer battered fries sprinkled with our signature cracked black pepper seasoning. Served with a side of warm cheese sauce for dipping
Loaded Cosmik Fries
Cosmik Fries topped with cherry smoked bacon, red onion & pickled jalapeño, smothered in warm cheese sauce
Sloppy Cosmik Fries
Cosmik Fries with our Sloppy Joseph, cheese sauce & scallions.
Half rack of pork ribs & 2 chicken wings, glazed in a smoky bbq sauce. Served with elotes & house baked beans.
Better Living Through Tacos
Served in flour or corn tortillas with fresh avocado & house-made lava sauce. Feel free to sub a chipotle black bean patty. Served two ways, you choose: BLACKENED TILAPIA with sesame-citrus slaw, or CHIPOTLE-LIME BEER CHICKEN with shredded pepper jack cheese & fresh pico de gallo.
Fish & Chips
Hand-dipped, beer-battered Alaskan cod, served with sesame-citrus slaw, house-made tartar sauce, lemon wedge & Cosmik Fries.
Chipotle-lime beer chicken, chipotle black bean dip, shredded house blend cheese & spinach grilled in a cheddar tortilla. Served on a bed of romaine with salsa & sour cream
The Grand Royale
As seen on the Travel Channel! Sloppy Joseph topped with jalapeños, piled high with Cosmik Fries & smothered in cheese sauce on a local brioche bun. Fork & knife required!
The Kitchen Sink
...Or everything but! A chipotle black bean patty topped with Spanish rice, corn, veggie chili, avocado, pico de gallo & haystack onions, drizzled with avocado ranch & toasted Italian sourdough on the side.
A half-pound custom beef blend stuffed with Wisconsin American cheese on a fresh brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, pickle slices & Cosmik Fries. Stuffed burgers are cooked on the flattop medium/medium-well.
Bar Zee Part Deux
A signature stuffed burger topped with jalapenos, hickory smoked bacon, house-made bar cheese & an onion ring.
A signature stuffed burger topped with our house cheese sauce, blue cheese crumbles, hickory smoked bacon & an onion ring.
Cowboy Stuffed Burger
A signature stuffed burger topped with spicy fried jalapeño peppers, pepper jack cheese, smoky BBQ sauce & hickory smoked bacon & an onion ring.
Mushroom & Swiss Stuffed Burger
A signature stuffed burger topped with porter mushrooms, Swiss cheese, blue cheese-black pepper mayo & haystack onions.
A half-pound custom beef blend of brisket, sirloin & ground chuck, served with Cosmik Fries & pickle slices. Add cheese sauce or avocado: $1.25; add bacon: $2.25; substitute with an Impossible Burger patty: $1.50.
Plain or with a choice of cheese; cheddar, pepper jack, Swiss, dill Havarti, Muenster, smoked Gouda, feta or blue cheese crumbles or bar cheese. Served with lettuce, tomato & onion
Original Bar Zee
THE HopCat signature burger! Hickory-smoked bacon, pickled jalapenos, bar cheese, lettuce, tomato & onion.
Our house-made, herbed turkey burger patty is topped with chilled marinated tomatoes, basil, lemon, garlic & feta cheese crumbles with spinach & pesto aioli
Vegan Impossible Burger
Impossible burger with vegan jalapeno mayo, marinated tomato, pickled red onion and spinach. Served on a pretzel bun.
Sandwiches & Wraps
Served with Cosmik Fries & pickle nuggz
BBQ Pulled Pork
Slow-roasted pulled pork, smoky BBQ sauce. Served on Texas toast with Swiss cheese, sesame-citrus slaw and haystack onions.
HopCat's take on a classic! Hickory smoked bacon, romaine lettuce, tomato & blue cheese - black pepper mayonnaise on grilled rye.
The Supper Club Wrap
Turkey & hickory smoked bacon with Wisconsin Swiss & cheddar cheese with fried egg salad, avocado, tomato, spinach & garlic aioli in a cheddar-jalapeño wrap.
Nashville Hot Chicken
Skin-on chicken thigh with our Nashville hot seasoning, garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato, onion & pickles on a brioche bun.
Madtown Grilled Cheese
A trio of Wisconsin dill Havarti, smoked Gouda & Muenster on grilled Italian sourdough with apple slices, garlic aioli & honey. Served with a cup of apple-tomato soup topped with blue cheese crumbles.
Add hickory smoked bacon
Deli-style corned beef or turkey on grilled light rye bread with Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing & your choice of sauerkraut or sesame-citrus slaw.
(Classic Corned Beef)$11.00
Damn Good Fish Sandwich
Seasoned tilapia filet on a toasted brioche bun with lettuce, tomato & onion. Served with house-made tartar sauce & a lemon wedge.
Braised Beef Dip
Porter-braised beef piled on a French roll topped with Swiss cheese, blue cheese-black pepper mayo, haystack onions & au jus.
Served a la carte, $3.25
Sesame-Citrus Slaw [cup]
House Baked Beans [cup]
Killer Mac & Cheese [cup]
Mexican-Style Street Corn 
Beer-Battered Onion Rings
Peanut Butter Porter Pie
Made with porter reduction, vanilla bean ice cream, and crushed peanut butter cups in a chocolate graham cracker crust and garnished with stout fudge sauce.
Creme Brulee Cheesecake
Topped with fresh strawberries, pirouline cookie & bourbon caramel sauce.
^Signature Items, *Consuming raw or undercooked eggs, beef, lamb, milk, produce, pork, poultry, seafood, or shellfish may increase your chances of foodborne illness. Ask your server about menu items that are cooked to order, served raw, or if you have any food allergies. *We are unable to guarantee any menu item is completely vegan, vegetarian or free from certain allergens. Please inform your server of any allergies or dietary preferences & we will work to find menu items that suit your needs.
Lunch-sized version of some of our favorites
Hickory smoked bacon, romaine lettuce, tomato & blue cheese - black pepper mayonnaise on grilled light rye bread. (Half)
Madtown Grilled Cheese
A trio of Wisconsin dill Havarti, smoked Gouda & Muenster on grilled Italian sourdough with apple slices, garlic aioli & honey. (Half)
Corned beef reuben
Corned beef or turkey on grilled light rye bread with Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing & sauerkraut. (Half)
Turkey on grilled light rye bread with Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing & sauerkraut
Chopped romaine, shredded pepper jack cheese, avocado, corn, black beans, Roma tomato, red onions, crispy tortilla strips.
Go guilt-free with our light spinach salad. Topped with blue cheese crumbles, apple, red onion, pecans, raisins & crunchy pretzel croutons.
Lunch-sized versions of some of our favorite side items.
Cup of apple-tomato, stout French-onion or cheese ale soup
Cup of veggie or five-pepper beef chili
Cup of Killer Mac 'N Cheese
Small house salad
Brunch Right Meow!
Saturdays & Sundays until 3 p.m.
Simple but soooooo good. Poached eggs, cherry smoked bacon, spinach & tomato served open-faced on a brioche bun but with Angry Hollandaise
Mac & Chaz Sandwich
This open-faced sandwich will make all the badness go bye-bye! Gooey mac & cheese on Italian sourdough with hickory smoked bacon & jalapenos. Layered with more cheese, BBQ pulled pork, onion rings & scrambled egg on the top for good measure
Scrambled eggs, black beans & corn, pepper jack cheese, sour cream & chorizo in a cheddar tortilla. Deep fried & topped with pico de gallo & Angry Hollandaise
Spicy sausage gravy
HIckory smoked bacon, scrambled egg, leaf lettuce & tomato on toasted light rye with blue cheese-black pepper mayo
The Dude's Waffle
Think of it as a White Russian as a waffle (or as the Dude calls 'em - A Caucasian). Chocolate chips, vanilla wafers, whipped cream & Black Velvet Toasted Caramel syrup. The Dude abides!
Canadian Toast Sticks
Italian sourdough dipped in our secret Canadian Toast batter, fried golden brown & served with a dusting of powdered sugar, a drizzle of Black Velvet Toasted Caramel syrup & maple-bacon cream cheese spread, eh?
Not feeling it this morning (or afternoon)? You just need a helping of an old HopCat tried & true hangover cure. Scrambled eggs, cherry smoked bacon, red onions, jalapenos & Cosmik Fries smothered in our cheese sauce. There is nothing wrong with you from last night that this can't cure!
Rancho De La Eggwich
Everyone loves the Eggwich, but what about an Eggwich with all the fixin's? Scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, fresh avocado, pico de gallo, avocado ranch & a chorizo sausage patty that's served on a jumbo English muffin. What if it also came with Crack Fries? Thought so!
Bloody Mary Bar
Build-Your-Own-Bloody Mary Bar
*Consuming raw or undercooked eggs, beef, lamb, milk, produce, pork, poultry, seafood, or shellfish may increase your chances of foodborne illness. Ask your server about menu items that are cooked to order, served raw, or if you have any food allergies. ^Signature items.
Choose an entree
4oz 100% Angus beef patty with a slice of cheddar cheese on grilled Texas toast.
Mac & Cheese
Shell noodles smothered in warm cheese sauce & topped with kettle chip crumbles.
Flour tortilla stuffed with a shredded house-blend of cheese and grilled.
Crispy Chicken Tenders
HopCat house-made crispy chicken tenders served with buttermilk ranch
HopCat Madison features more than 30 Wisconsin-brewed beers on tap every day, including our Local 30 -- 30 Wisconsin beers so good we will have them all the time. We also work closely with brewers to showcase seasonal favorites, barrel-aged beers and even a few crazy one-offs once in a while.