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Bar taps into Midwest

April 22, 2014
| By Pat Evans |
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Bar taps into Midwest
A rendering of the HopCat Broad Ripple planned for Indianapolis. Courtesy HopCat

A growing bar chain is tapping farther into the Midwest.

With a recently announced Detroit location yet to open, BarFly Ventures unveiled plans for another HopCat this morning.

Indy

Planned for August, the beer bar chain will open a location in Indianapolis, in the city’s Broad Ripple Village, at 6280 N. College Ave.

HopCat Broad Ripple will include 130 taps, across from the Vogue Theatre.

Unlike the Michigan locations, the Indianapolis location will dedicate many of its taps to Indiana craft breweries.

The original HopCat in downtown Grand Rapids has been ranked the No. 3 “Beer Bar on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate.

“Broad Ripple’s history as a place with an artistic heart and musical soul made it the ideal area for us to open our first HopCat outside of Michigan,” said Mark Sellers, founder, HopCat. “We see HopCat as a gathering spot where people from all walks of life can come together to enjoy great food and drinks. We also look forward to showcasing the liquid art being produced by Indiana’s brewers.”

The bar will have a keg storage area visible from the street and the dining room.

The location is expected to create more than 100 jobs in Indianapolis.

The menu will feature Crack Fries and “food your mom would make if she loved beer.”

The Mitten

HopCat Detroit is set to be a live-music venue with 130 taps in Detroit’s Midtown, opening in August.

HopCat East Lansing opened last summer.

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