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Fat Cat

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75 Christopher Street, New York City, NY 10014
212-675-6056
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always a safe bet

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Brian730
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Rego Park, New York
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Rego Park, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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97 reviews 97 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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128 reviews 128 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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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Sudbury, MA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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531 reviews 531 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

An UN-assuming front entry leads you down the stairs and into the mega-plex that is Fat Cat. Pool tables, ping pong tables, scrabble, and folks sitting around playing cards all to the sound of jazz and throngs of young partying away the night. Cheap entry. Cheap drinks.

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Arlington, Virginia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We enjoyed the vibe at this place. There was a $3 cover and the drinks were reasonably priced. A jazz band was playing, but what drew us to this place was the ping pong, shuffleboard, and foosball tables. You wait your turn by getting a "deli ticket" and watching the "deli counter" for your number to show up. You're assign... 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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