Hopkins Happy Hour and Bus Trip: Saturday, March 30th

Join your friends at streets.mn for a Hopkins happy hour + bus trip. In case you missed the Red Line ride, or the A Line ride, these are fun ways to learn about transit, hanging out with fellow transit nerds, and see new parts of the city that might be worth a gander.

Here we’re going to Hopkins to check out some of the transit potential in the West Metro’s finest suburb (at least according to Bill Lindeke). Come along and have some fun riding the 612!


The events committee has put together the following itinerary:


Saturday, March 30th:
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM: Meet at Uptown Transit Station
1:23 PM – 1:45(ish) PM: Ride bus 612 to downtown Hopkins, alight at Excelsior/5th.
1:45 PM – 2:15 PM: Walk to the site of the new light rail station near Excelsior/8th, invite discussion on the Green Line Extension, then walk to LTD Brewing
2:15 PM – 4:00 PM: Happy Hour at LTD Brewing
4:15 PM – 4:40 PM: Ride bus 612 back to Uptown Transit Station


It’ll be great! And maybe even spring-like. Post a comment if you have any questions, and please RSVP  here to let us know you’re coming.

Screenshot of Google maps route, 22 minute trip

Bus route from Uptown Minneapolis to Hopkins

Screenshot of google maps. 9 minute walk.

Take a walk with us through Hopkins to LTD brewing

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11 Responses to Hopkins Happy Hour and Bus Trip: Saturday, March 30th

  1. Eric Anondson
    Eric Anondson March 20, 2019 at 12:24 pm #

    Wait. Saturday the 30th or Sunday the 31st?

    • Jeb Rach
      Jeb Rach March 20, 2019 at 12:38 pm #

      Saturday the 30th. The 31st is a typo.

      • Bill Lindeke
        Bill Lindeke March 20, 2019 at 12:45 pm #


      • Eric Anondson
        Eric Anondson March 20, 2019 at 12:50 pm #

        Nice. No one mind if, as a Hopkins resident, I just bike over to the future LRT station and meet ya there? It about 2–3 minutes from where I live. 😇

        • Jeb Rach
          Jeb Rach March 20, 2019 at 1:35 pm #

          Not a problem!

      • Jenny Werness
        Jenny Werness March 20, 2019 at 2:19 pm #

        Oops, I should’ve double checked instead of copy/paste! Can you fix it on the signup genius link too?

        • Jeb Rach
          Jeb Rach March 28, 2019 at 9:50 am #

          I fixed it. That’s my bad on the copy-paste. (I’ve been out for a bit so just catching up on things.)

  2. Korh March 21, 2019 at 11:13 am #

    This looks interesting, Judging by the schedule I assuming we’re only gonna visit the future Downtown station and pass over the other two stations in Hopkins (Blake and Shady Oak)

    • Eric Anondson
      Eric Anondson March 21, 2019 at 11:43 am #

      Makes sense for a March bus trip. The other two stations aren’t the closest to a Saturday bus route.

      A summer trip though on bikes would be perfect to hit the other stations though!

    • Jeb Rach
      Jeb Rach March 28, 2019 at 9:50 am #

      That’s correct. This trip will only cover the future Downtown Hopkins station this time around. Easy to get to via bus and close to some places for snacks and beverages afterwards.

  3. Eric Anondson
    Eric Anondson March 23, 2019 at 11:28 am #

    Entirely coincidental, but I just finished my long intended post about a certain sad bus stop that is along this exact route. You could add it to the site seeing. Heh.

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