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Fat Cat

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Brew Pub, Pub
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75 Christopher Street, New York City, NY 10014
212-675-6056
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2:00 pm - 5:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 2:00 pm - 5:00 am
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great jazz music in a peculiar environment :-)

Who goes to a basement bar to play ping-pong? I don't know but if you like really good jazz musicians, playing just for the pleasure of playing, this is the place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Atlanta, GA
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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Who goes to a basement bar to play ping-pong? I don't know but if you like really good jazz musicians, playing just for the pleasure of playing, this is the place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It's one of Finest Place Worth Spending - I. New York. Playing Different Games , Live / Music/ Band - With People of All Nationally, Age Groups, enjoying them self without any Reservations. Very Few were Dunking ( But non Drunk ) , Friend's Chat & one Start's making Friends there. There a small entry Fee & then one Free... More 

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Rego Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Fat Cat Music is always a safe bet for having a good time. I've been here on Dates, solo, or just a casual friend hangout. The place usually has a $3 cover to get in, a bargain for Manhattan. What you get for $3 is the best local gigs on any given night. They usually stick to Jazz music and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This place is super cool! Big band playing, ping pong, pool. Loved it! Would be great if they offered food Also, because I'm obsessed with lighting, the only thing I'd change is the fluro lighting I know it's cheaper but it just doesn't look as warm, even if dimmed Really great venue though and great staff

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

What a great place, we waiting nearly two hours to play pool and never actually played in the end. However the atmosphere and the live music was amazing! Blues and Gospel - a great friday night. Just a shame it was too busy to actually play pool!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My wife and I were visiting our children and daughter-in-law in Manhattan for a few days this past end of the February 2015 month. They took us to Fat Cat for an afternoon of drinking beer and playing ping-pong. The venue is perfect for a relaxed and fun time to spend with family. While we didn't really eat any meal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Went here after a few friends had mentioned it, and was almost tempted to not stand in the queue in the freezing cold to get in. I'm very glad I did though. Jazz music was amazing, and the place had such a great atmosphere with every game you can think of scattered around. Great night out, but get there early... More 

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Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Cold beer, table tennis players waiting for chalengers. Snookers tables to drunks and some times live music. Enjoy NYC way of life

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I came here on a Saturday night to do battle with a friend in table tennis as she had claimed for the past 6 months that she could defeat me. I don't recall if the cover charge was $3 or $5 but it wasn't much. The bar is rammed on a Saturday night so it was difficult to find a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The cover on a Tuesday night was $3. We got there around 11 and there was a fantastic Latin band with a horn section surrounded by couches for listeners. I wished we had gotten there sooner so I could have listened to the band more. The shuffle board tables were available, the pool tables looked pretty full. The decor is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75 Christopher Street, New York City, NY 10014
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: 212-675-6056

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Brew Pub, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 am
Monday
2:00 pm - 5:00 am
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 5:00 am
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 5:00 am
Thursday
2:00 pm - 5:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 5:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 5:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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