HopCat, the craft beer bar in The Square, will open at 11 a.m. on Oct. 24. The bar will feature more than 30 Kentucky-made craft beers on tap and will offer free HopCat "crack fries" — beer battered fries served with signature cracked pepper seasoning — to everyone that day.
And the first 200 people will get a card good for a free order of crack fries every week for a year, according to the company's announcement.
The opening date is contingent on getting the necessary final state and city permits.
HopCat Lexington, which will be the seventh for the Michigan-based chain, says it will feature Kentucky's largest draft beer selection plus a full menu serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Hiring is under way inside The Square for a variety of hourly positions.
Said Mark Sellers, the founder of HopCat: "At this new two-story location, we are creating a unique showcase for Kentucky's craft brewers where friends can gather for a meal, watch a game or just grab a great beer."