A bar with 100 beers on tap is opening in Minneapolis

None of that cheap beer pong beer – they're focusing all on craft.
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Another bar with dozens of beers on tap is opening in downtown Minneapolis.

HopCat – a craft beer bar and restaurant chain – plans to open its first Minnesota location this summer, a news release says.

It'll have 100 beers on tap, including more than 30 Minnesota-made craft beers. But you won't find any Miller, Bud or Coors products on the beer list – HopCat doesn't serve them "as part of its commitment to craft brewers."

“The Twin Cities area is full of craft beer lovers and Minnesota has some of the best craft breweries in the nation. We’ve been privileged to serve Fulton, Surly, Brau Bros., Bent Paddle and Summit, among others, at other HopCat locations over the years,” Mark Sellers, founder and owner of HopCat, said in the release, noting the Nicollet Mall location is ideal to create a "hub for craft beer lovers in the city."

The 240-seat restaurant will be located on the ground floor of the Nic on 5th apartment building, which is right off the Green and Blue light rail lines. And Nicollet Mall is undergoing a huge revamp ahead of next year's Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

It's also just a six-minute walk (0.3 miles) from City Works, an establishment that dubs itself "Minneapolis' biggest and best beer bar" with 90-plus beers on tap.

HopCat will begin construction on its new $2 million, 5,500-square-foot restaurant once it secures all its permits. They're already hiring for management positions (you can search through jobs online here), and will hire for hourly positions this spring.

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