HopCat Lincoln opened on March 19, 2016, a chilly day warmed by the enthusiasm of more than 200 souls waiting to get inside. With 132 taps HopCat - Lincoln has Nebraska's largest selection of craft beer on tap, including more than 30 selections made right here in Nebraska.
HopCat was envisioned, designed, stocked, and staffed with one mission in mind: To bring you great beer. What is great beer? It's a beer made with care and pride. It might be a local beer or one from across the globe. It could be your usual pint, or a beer that you had no idea existed. Every once in a while, it's a beer you never would have ordered but for the fact that your server or bartender suggested it.
Since opening our Grand Rapids location in January 2008, we've been on an unending quest to ensure that our beer selection is the best in the world. We’re listed as one of the Top 50 bars in the US by Draft Magazine. But that’s just the start: Beer Advocate Magazine has ranked us as the #3 Beer Bar in the world, CraftBeer.com has rated us the #2 beer bar in the U.S., and in 2012 and 2013 RateBeer.com ranked HopCat - Grand Rapids as the #1 Brewpub in the United States. We’re humbled by the response that craft beer lovers all over the world have shown to our philosophy, and are truly grateful for the simple fact that we are lucky enough to be located in the Midwest, where craft beer is way of life.
Our back room is perfect for private events, corporate parties, receptions and any other gathering you can envision. Capacity varies, depending on the event, but we can seat more than 70 people. Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information. We also host monthly beer dinners and other special events in that space.
Sports and TVs
We're not a sports bar, but we love sports. Want to watch the game? We've got you covered with 52-inch TVs viewable from most seats. Don't want to watch the game? That's cool too. We keep our music on (almost) all the time. Husker games are the big exception to that rule.
Local, national, global, but always craft beer
Our Local 20 features only the best examples of Nebraska-made beers from a variety of of breweries representing the most popular styles. Our rotating 112 taps feature beers from Nebraska and elsewhere around the world. Often these are seasonal beers, one-offs or just something unusual we were able to bring to you. We don't carry any macro beers like Miller, Bud or Coors, but we're happy to help drinkers of those beers discover something they'll love from the world's best craft breweries. We do have one "lawn mower" tap, which is usually something like PBR.
If you're not in the mood for a beer, you can get a glass of wine, hard cider, mead or a cocktail from our full bar along with Pepsi products.
Under 21 and Smoking
HopCat welcomes people under age 21 until 9 p.m.. We ask anyone inside who is under 21 to leave by 10 p.m.. HopCat has a zero-tolerance policy for underage drinking. We do not permit people under age 21 to drink with their parents or guardians. Anyone caught sharing or providing a beverage to someone under 21 will be asked to leave.
Please note that you cannot smoke anywhere inside HopCat, nor do we allow smoking on our outdoor seating area.
We're pretty biased, but we think HopCat is a pretty awesome place to work. If you're interested in joining the team at one of our locations, stop by or send us your resume and a cover letter with the subject line indicating the location you're interested in working at to email@example.com. To view our current openings, visit our Jobs page at hopcat.com/jobs.