Denver Cat Company crowdfunding a new cat bar!

The Denver Cat Company, which featured on this website a while back, was Colorado’s first cat cafe—and one of the first in the nation.  Now the founder, Sana Hamelin, who gave up a promising career in law because she’d rather run a cat cafe (who wouldn’t?) is trying to start a cat bar in Denver as well. As far as I know, it’ll the the first cat bar in the U.S., and probably the first in the world, although there’s an unoffical cat pub, The Bag of Nails, in Bristol, England.

The Kickstarter site, which answers many questions (and offers many perks for donating) is here. Their goal is $60,000, but with only a week to go they’ve raised only $17,000. This is an uphill fight.  I like the idea of a cat bar where you can have a brew and pet a moggie or two, and apparently there are no legal restrictions barring the way.  I’ve already asked Sana how they’d prevent drunks from abusing the cats, and she has a Code of Conduct.

Note especially that this is a good way to get cats adopted, because all the residents are temporary, eager to be taken home by customers. A lot of cats have already been adopted from the Cat Cafe.

I’ve put the Kickstarter video below, and if you wish to donate, go here. For readers who donate $10 or more, send me an email with proof (if that’s available; otherwise I’ll take your word), and I’ll enter you in a lottery for a free copy of Faith versus Fact featuring an original PCC(E) drawing of CATS DRINKING BEER AND WINE. Nobody else has one of those!


  1. merilee
    Posted June 30, 2016 at 3:40 pm | Permalink


  2. rickflick
    Posted June 30, 2016 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Great idea. I wonder, though, if it might be a place people tired of their cats might bring one in and, er…forget to take it home?

  3. Ken Pidcock
    Posted June 30, 2016 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    Hmm. Cats in a bar. What could go wrong?

  4. Gregory Kusnick
    Posted June 30, 2016 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    Note especially that this is a good way to get cats adopted

    I hope they have a rule that the adoption has to take place while the customer is sober.

  5. polly3yr
    Posted July 1, 2016 at 5:36 am | Permalink

    Ms. Hamelin may have a Code of Conduct, but some of those “drunks” likely don’t.

    • John Taylor
      Posted July 1, 2016 at 8:07 am | Permalink

      I doubt you would get the drunken idiot crowd at a cat bar.

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