Events List

Corporate Parties & Private Events

Looking for the perfect place to host your next event? HopCat Lexington hosts private parties including corporate functions, casual strolling cocktail parties, and formal sit-down dinners for groups of 25 to 120 people. We have two semi-private veranda areas overlooking the atrium of The Square, or you can reserve the entire second floor for your function. We offer buffet style or plated meals depending your party's needs. For more information contact us at 859-286-6847. 

Geeks Who Drink - Trivia

Join us Wednesdays at 8pm for Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia. Grab your friends, grab a beer, and give your brain a workout. Free to play!

December 19, 2017 - 7PM

Bell's Beer Dinner

Bell's knows beer, we know Bells. For the Holidays we wanted some fantastic beers for our beer dinner. We'll have Two Hearted, America's favorite beer, Arabicadabra, and, of course, Bell's Christmas Ale. After your all done with shopping come into HopCat for our delicious dinner!

 

 

Welcoming beer: Winter White - 5% - American Witbier

 

First Course: Spinach and mushroom quiche with a drizzle of olive oil and parmesan cheese

Paired w/ Two Hearted - 7% - American IPA

 

Second Course: Avocado and Chorizo huevos rancheros

Paired w/ Christmas Ale – 5.5% - Scotch Ale

 

Third Course: Pancetta eggs benedict with a habanero hollandaise sauce poured over a southern biscuit

Paired w/ Amber – 5.8% - American Amber Ale

 

Dessert: Peanut butter and chocolate chip bread pudding With a peach and honey compote

Paired w/ Arabicadabra – 5.5% - Cream Stout w/ Cold Coffee Extract

January 4, 2018 - 11AM

Bangerz: Sierra Nevada Narwhal!

Every first Thursday of the month we dig deep into our cellar and tap one of our Bangerz! This month we bring you Sierra Nevada's Narwhal. Introduced in 2012, this is one of Sierra Nevada's newest Bangerz!

January 20, 2018 - 11 a.m./all day

HopCat's 10th Anniversary Celebration

We're celebrating the HopCat family's 10th anniversary on Saturday, January 20th. We’ll start the party at 11am with FREE CRACK FRIES, 10 beers – including many never-brewed-before exclusives - and of course, the annual Crack Fries Eating Contest at 3pm.

Pouring:

  • New Holland Brewing Co. – Cherry Burst Barley Feline (Exclusive) – 11.5% - BBA Dark Cherry Barleywine
  • Short’s Brewing Co. – Right in the Batteries (Exclusive) – 9.2% - Oak Aged Kettle Soured Barleywine w/ Fig & Jasmine Tea
  • Atwater Brewery – Whiskey BA Imperial Voodoo Vator (Exckusive) – 10.5% - Dickel Whiskey BA Dopplebock
  • Blakes Cider – Sir Lushington – 9% - BBA Cider w/ Cherry
  • Saugatuck Brewing Co. – The Ghost of Neapolitan (Exclusive) – 6% - White Stout w/ Vanilla, Strawberry, & Chocolate
  • Lagunitas Brewing Co. – Fusion 48 – 7% - New England-Style IPA
  • Country Boy Brewing – The Legend of Wooley Swamp – 11.5% - Imperial Stout
  • Against the Grain Brewery & Smoke – Amburana Aged Bo & Luke – 13% - Amburana Aged Smoked Imperial Stout
  • Moonlight Meadery – Wet’n Wild – 14% - Oak Aged Mead w/ Blueberry
  • Monnik Beer Co. – Never Be Violet - ~12% - Brandy BA Barleywine aged on Blueberries

Free Crack Fries:

We're giving away free Crack Fries from 11a to 5p with any purchase. One order per person.

Crack Fries Eating Contest:

Come 3pm, we’ll be hosting a Crack Fries eating contest. There's a $5 entry fee that will be matched by HopCat with all proceeds being donated to charity. Contestants must sign up in advance, either by email, by phone, or in person by 2:30pm on January 20th. To sign up, contact our General Manager, Jill Major, at JMajor@hopcat.com or call 859-286-6847, or sign up in person at the restaurant by asking your server/bartender.

Once the contest begins, you’ll have six minutes to eat as many Crack Fries, by weight, as you can. The 1st Place winner will receive a HopCat prize package valued at $500 and the chance to compete for the grand prize - $2,000 and eternal glory as they're pitted against the other HopCat locations' winners in the World Championship Crack Fries Eating Contest at the 2018 Michigan Brewer’s Guild Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti. If you don’t want tosubject your stomach to that, you can just come and hang out, drink a beer, get some food and enjoy the festivities.

In addition to a $500 prize package, the first-place winner will be provided with a travel voucher to help cover the costs of getting to the 2018 Summer Beer Festival. 2nd place winner gets a HopCat prize package valued at $100. 3rd place winner gets a HopCat prize package valued at $25. 4th place has to sit on the bar while everyone points and laughs…not really…maybe.

Our Story:

10 years strong! Since opening our original location in Grand Rapids, MI 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, and CraftBeer.com has rated us among the Top 5 beer bars in the U.S. 2012-2014. 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 anchored in the Midwest, where craft beer is a way of life.