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Fat Cat

75 Christopher Street, New York City, NY 10014 (Manhattan)
212-675-6056
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Ranked #174 of 11,652 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Brew Pub
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Santiago, Chile
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Nice bar, very interesting concept, pool and ping pong tables, games, cards, etc. Also live music. Pretty cheap to enter (only 3 dollars), definetly a recommended.

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NYC
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293 reviews 293 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great bands, cheap beer, fun games, there's really nothing else you can ask for. The only complaint is it gets crowded and it is hard to get to the bar some times. The bar is well staffed so you usually dont wait super long.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

A chance remark from a local brought us down town and down the steps at Fat Cat. For $3 each and a hand stamp we had umpteen years stripped from our ages and we were down in the cellar and back in our youth. The Fat Cat is a cavern of a place where you can chose all sorts of... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Not since college in the 80's have I seen a place that has all the classic table games such as pool, ping pong, foosball, shuffleboard, and even chess and backgammon. Live music that isn't overbearing. Great place to have a great time!

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

March 29th 2014 I heard an amazing guitarist there...Stephen Blum and an organ trio -!! wow ..they should be there more often - excellent - but people were all enjoying themselves..at the pool and game tables..as as standing room only around the musicians ... not expensive

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Stockholm, Sweden
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

March this year is not inviting us to any jolly weather but what's better than spending it inside, listening to live jazz and play cards over a nice beer? This place looks a bit rough from the outside and the bouncer is not exactly cheery, but inside is full of laughter. Try it!

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Orlando, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

When visiting NYC stopped by this place to play ping pong and pool. They have good beer, friendly service and although it does not smell like roses, it is a fun place to hang out with friends play a few cheap games and have some beers. This is a great place in located in the lower west side of Manhattan.... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

By far one of the best to have excellent jazz & live music, beers are very good and cheap, quite relaxed style bar, fully recommendable

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Geneva, Switzerland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This bar is simply great and provides something different from all other bars in NYC. It has live jazz music playing as well as a good choice of games you can play with friends. Definitely a great place to hang out if you don't want to go party hard but simply have a good time with friends. Atmosphere is great... More

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Athens, Greece
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Can't wait to come back. This bar is an ultimate experience!! Either to listen live jazz or to play chess or else.. I really love it!!

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