HopCat pub to bring 100 jobs, 130 taps and new life into historic Midtown Detroit building

DETROIT (WXYZ) - A new Detroit pub is bringing a whole lot of beer and 100 new jobs to the city. 

The historic Midtown building at 4265 Woodward will be transformed into HopCat, the city's largest beer bar featuring 130 taps with an emphasis on Michigan craft beers.

The $3.3 million investment will bring new life to the building near The Whitney that has been vacant since 2006.

"This location puts the state's largest selection of draft beer within blocks of Wayne State University, TechTown and the future home of the Detroit Red Wings. We also are thrilled to be next door to a stop on the M-1 Rail streetcar line, which will be a vital connector for our customers and our team members," said Mark Seller, Michigan native and founder of HopCat Grand Rapids.

As the third and largest HopCat in the state, the Detroit location will feature an outdoor beer garden and live music.

"HopCat's reputation as an award-winning beer-lovers' destination will help make HopCat - Detroit a vibrant addition to the Midtown neighborhood while providing more than 100 new jobs," said President of Midtown Detroit Inc. Susan Mosey.

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