Kitty Bubble Café & Bar brings together two of our greatest loved ones here at 614Now: handcrafted beer and cute animals.
The new concept, located at 5568 N. High St., will contain , on a combined café and bar on one side, and a space where patrons can socialize with adoptable cats on the other.
According to owner Ivy Hou, Kitty Bubble is aiming for a late August opening date, although this will depend on the progress of construction work. Hou recently obtained the necessary permits for the space and is in the process of renovating the North Side Building, which previously housed the Frame City site.
brought to you by
Howie, a longtime volunteer with the cat adoption center at Colony Cats, has partnered with the group to offer cat adoptions on site.
“Saving more cats is definitely the number one goal. There are definitely a lot of cat cafes in Asian countries, but not the adoptable kind,” she said. “I know Columbus had a cat cafe, but it closed. I feel like people nearby are too heavy for a cat.”
To get the right balance, Hou plans to not only serve the typical coffee and tea common at other cat cafes, but also beer and wine. On top of that, she hopes to carry craft beers that have the cats named or depicted in their logos or names.
While the concept will separate the cat-friendly side of the café and bar (it will also use two separate HVAC systems so that guests with cat allergies can have a drink), clear glass and plastic partitions will be used to separate the two sides, meaning customers will be able to Get to watch the cats as they like from certain areas in the bar and cafe.
The cat friendly side of Kitty Bubbles will charge customers an hourly fee to enter, as they are allowed to interact freely with the kittens, all of whom are adoptable. Hu said 100 percent of the adoption fee will go back to the Colony Cat adoption center.
The new High Street spot, which plans to highlight the pool theme, will provide weekly and monthly tickets to its cat space, and will sell other cat merchandise.
“It would be a crazy cathouse,” he said.