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.
Welcome to HopCat Minneapolis
HopCat's first Minnesota location opened July 29, 2017, as part of Nicollet Mall's ongoing renovation in downtown Minneapolis. There's a Metro Blue and Green Line station right outside our door, and we're near the stadiums as well as plenty of other attractions. We opened with 80 Minnesota beers and ciders on tap out of 100 altogether.
HopCat has racked up countless honors since opening our Grand Rapids, Mich. location in January 2008. We’re listed as one of the Top 50 bars in the US by Draft Magazine. 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, 2013 and 2015 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.
You won't go to bed hungry
Our kitchen stays open with a full menu until last call EVERY NIGHT. We're open until midnight from Sunday-Thursday and 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The later it gets, the tastier Crack Fries become. True story.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To view our current openings, visit our Jobs page at hopcat.com/jobs.