Fat Cat

Fat Cat

Jazz Club, Bar, and Pool Hall
West Village, New York
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  • Has a stamp of approval from Village Voice and The Corcoran Group
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  • David R.
    "Awesome underground cavern for some shuffleboard, ping-pong or pool"(48 Tips)
    Jessica A.
    "Good prices and great spot to play pool, ping pong and scrabble!"(21 Tips)
    Kien N.
    "Awesome place for live jazz and bar games of all sort"(36 Tips)
    Louis M.
    "Excellent for billiards, board games, and fooseball aficionados."(19 Tips)
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  • Louis Vuitton
    Louis VuittonMay 2, 2012
    A true mix! Jazz, beer, pool tables, air hockey, Scrabble, and a large crowd. The perfect place to unwind in an underground setting. Get there early to catch a seat!
  • Nicole R.
    Nicole ReganApril 19, 2016
    Fun place when you want things to do while you drink, but the wait times for ping pong / shuffle board / games get long so get your name on the list early, even if you leave and come back later.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Marivic G.
    Marivic GFebruary 24, 2015
    Had a great time at this gem in Greenwich village! Grab your tix for all tables and wait by the football tables. We had 6 in our grp & got 3 different tix. Long wait but well worth it! Jazz was ok.
  • Emilie F.
    Emilie FuttermanOctober 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Hidden gem in the West Village. It's an adult playground, like your dream basement on steroids. Pool, shuffle board, board games, ping pong, live jazz, and cheap beer. Grimy, but in a great way.
  • Guest of a Guest
    This underground West Village bar is perfect for a first date. With countless games, from pool and ping-pong to about every board game imaginable, this dive bar is everything you could dream of. Read more
  • Ersin Ş.
    Ersin ŞenelSeptember 11, 2016
    A must-see jazz club in NYC that reflects this city's jazz stage wery well. Also there are games to play whilst listening to live performances. Great prices, beautiful people, open till late hours.
  • John A.
    John AntosJune 29, 2015
    $3 entry for three-piece live jazz nightly. Get there early for seat on the couches or play one of the many games throughout: pool, table tennis, shuffleboard, chess, checkers, backgammon, scrabble.
  • Lindsay T.
    Lindsay ToussaintDecember 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the few places that hasn't changed much over the years. Still great. Loads of games, live music, never too packed, great beer and snack prices. Best on-a-budget fun in the village.
  • Arjun M.
    Arjun ModakJanuary 18, 2015
    Cheap booze and a very chilled out place to hang out. You can play ping pong, pool, shuffle board while listening to live jazz music. Place mostly filled with students from NY university...
  • Ahmed H.
    Ahmed HashimMay 7, 2015
    The vibe is amazing! The live jazz music was great. We played Pool, Ping Pong and Chess while having beers. The bartender was a tad rude but whatever. We always have a blast!
  • Ray L.
    Ray LinSeptember 4, 2012
    Whatever your game is - board games, pool, table tennis, darts, shuffleboard, and my personal (Waterboy) favorite, foosball - they've got it here. Plus, jazzy live tunes and cheap drafts. Game on!
  • David G.
    David GreenbergerSeptember 4, 2014
    For my first 4 years in the city (from Upper East Side) this was the only bar I'd take out-of-towners to. Pool, ping pong, scrabble, chess, PBR, live jazz. Don't go anywhere else.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CasperApril 8, 2016
    pool hall, with live music/jazz... there aren't enough speakers to hear music if far away from stage!! cheap games and the equipment (both tables and paddles/sticks, balls,etc) are in good condition !
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceMay 3, 2015
    Below street level bar and music venue for drinks, table tennis, chess, checkers and more. There are also live bands that often add to the cost at the door but are always worth it for the energy.
  • Xavier
    XavierJanuary 22
    Nice bar to enjoy a beer while you play pool, chess, scrabble or just listen the live jazz band playing. Definitely a yes!
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestAugust 5, 2016
    This bar is for "The Hyper Active Hottie that is also Listens to Jazz." With so many games, this is the perfect place to for that loud 10-year-old you're babysitting. Oh wait, we meant date. Read more
  • Bradley K.
    Bradley KayFebruary 19
    Far too crowded on weekend nights, but marvelous nonetheless. Come with friends on a weekday or early afternoon on some rainy Saturday. Beer & table games at a fair price in the center of town.
  • Bond Street
    Bond StreetOctober 11, 2016
    "I love the fact that Fat Cat plays rad ass jazz. If they served pho & had high speed wifi this place would literally be my heaven." - Anne Ishii, writer, editor, translator, founder - Massive Goods Read more
  • Rohan M.
    Rohan ModiAugust 6, 2016
    Great place for large groups, multiple table tennis rooms, lots of pool tables, & board game possibilities. Live music is a plus & go with the beer special, no need to explore the menu.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MooreJuly 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite bars in NYC. Looks like your friend's basement, but the best stuff—live jazz, ping pong, pool, shuffleboard, and scrabble (all games charge by the minute). Plus, cheap PBR.
  • PUMA
    PUMAMarch 18, 2011
    If you like live music, this is THE place to be! For those that like a spot of competition it's also got pool, pong and loads more! Remember life's more fun when you're keeping score!
  • DUDU
    DUDUJuly 26, 2015
    Great place, with affordable drinks, young crowd and usually good music. I always take my guests here and they love it. If you have the chance to see the "Gospel Queens" do it!
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkNovember 7, 2012
    Fat Cat boasts the best basement playground in the city. When you're done with pool, you can belly up to the bar, or dominate a Ping-Pong table, or crash on the many thrift-store couches.
  • Dan F.
    Dan FerrisJune 17, 2011
    Great for a date, bro night, friends from out of town, amusing parents, or anything else you can conjure up. $3 pbrs, great taps, and pool, ping pong, shuffle board, foosball, chess, scrabble galore.
  • Arjun M.
    Arjun ModakMarch 5, 2016
    Really nice chilled out place to drink some beer and play shuffle board, ping pong and pool or just sit around and listen to some fairly good jazz music.
  • Raffaele N.
    Raffaele NappiAugust 20, 2012
    Take it easy man...you know that the Dude abides and so should you. Have a sit and a nice cold beer. Listen to some music sitting in an old and dusty couch and watch people play pool or foosball.
  • Isaiah G.
    Isaiah GreeneOctober 22, 2011
    Play ping pong for a pretty cheap price. Live music is also a nice touch. Or, if you're in the mood to play chess, this is the place to be. Fun for small or large groups.
  • Meli
    MeliSeptember 9, 2014
    This is more like a dive bar than anything. Great for college students or anyone who wants to play ping pong, pool, or chess. Plays jazz music in background. Men's bathroom doesn't have door.
  • Anthony P.
    Anthony PopeoMay 28, 2016
    It can get a little bro-y but it's a fun place if you're with a larger group or entertaining people out of town. Great music, too. Bring cash.
  • Aaron W.
    Put name early for pool table, shuffleboard, or ping pong. Great beer selection, jazz music, and hanging out in big apple.
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleDecember 24, 2014
    Tuesday night - walked in, got pool ticket, and played shuffleboard while we waited. pretty cheap! Shuffleboard is $5.50/person/hr, Pool is $5/person/hr
  • İpek A.
    İpek A.February 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing jazz club with a lot of fun & good music. In the weekdays entrance is just for $3 and weekends are not that expensive as well.
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoApril 4, 2011
    A huge space offering Foosball, ping pong, billards, live jazz (!) and lots and lots of PBR (amongst many other kinds of beer). Get there early (on weekends) and commandeer a couch/corner. Read more
  • Kris C.
    Kris ConcepcionAugust 9, 2014
    Lots of ping ping tables and pool tables. Great place for a group outing, but it's louder than anything.
  • Zack S.
    Zack SheppardJuly 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Come with enough friends to insulate you from the NYU freshmen. Enjoy the jazz and games.
  • Duke P.
    Duke PerkinsJuly 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Sooo in love with this spot. Very regular NYC feel here without the idiots. Game room with live music....Sooo awesome!
  • Anika
    AnikaDecember 27, 2015
    NB bar has beer & wine only. Like the atmosphere. Live music, sofas, dancing, board games, table tennis. Mixed crowd: students & older regulars.
  • Chris V.
    Chris VodolaFebruary 21, 2012
    The quintessential dive NYC pool room. No-frills, quite spacious, and a great hangout. Plenty of alcohol flowing with table service. Ping-pong in the back. No TVs.
  • Ben M.
    Ben MackeyAugust 13, 2014
    I don't know why I'm not always here. Pool tables, ping pong, shuffle board and live jazz! What else could you want?
  • Katie E.
    Katie EytchMarch 9, 2015
    Great place for a blind/Internet date because all the games make it fun! Good specials and nice jazz and blues music too.
  • Tim V.
    Tim VetterAugust 9, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Hit It Sunday night at 8:30, when it's uncrowded, lotsa game tables are free, & the house Big Band plays. (= The most extraordinary assemblage of young jazz talent in the city, yours for a $3 cover)
  • Collette S.
    Collette SMay 2, 2016
    One of my favorite places to go in the city - board games, shuffleboard, pool, fooseball, they have it all! And live music!
  • JP P.
    JP ParkAugust 10, 2014
    It's a complete madhouse but if you love big crowds, games like shuffleboard, pool, and ping pong, and even some live jazz, this place is for you
  • Guillaume P.
    Guillaume PJuly 4, 2016
    How describe this place ? It's a parallel time place you though that didn't exist anymore. You'll find : live jazzfoosball, billards, boardgames, and hipsters from all the previous decades mingling.
  • Jéssica L.
    Jéssica LeãoDecember 30, 2012
    Excelent vibe. Nice people. Perfect music. Just loved it. I'll definitely come back.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniOctober 30, 2014
    Live jazz, ping pong, pool, and shuffleboard. $3 cover and good beers. Only downside is huge crowds on weekend nights.
  • Hannah P.
    Hannah ParvazJanuary 11
    Couple of dollars to get in and cheap beer and wine. Big music and sunken sofas make for a great night.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupMarch 11, 2011
    Like nowhere else in Manhattan. Grab a bucket of PBRs, ping pong paddles and enjoy the sweet jazz music.
  • Mike M.
    Mike McBryanOctober 27, 2014
    Pool for $6.50 per person / game. Shuffleboard $13 an hour / table. Scrabble is the best deal in the house at $1 per game.
  • Fiona H.
    Fiona HodgeApril 8, 2015
    After hours joint to truly bring out your competitive side. Don't know the rules to shuffleboard? Doesn't matter you'll learn them and then want to be better than your friends.
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