Fat Cat

Fat Cat

Jazz Club, Bar, and Pool Hall
West Village, New York
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  • The live jazz at Fat Cat is a can't miss
  • 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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  • 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.
  • Den
    DenDecember 20, 2016
    Amazing place to play board games and enjoy some jazz. If you go with a group you better rent a ping pong table
  • Allison
    AllisonDecember 9, 2012
    One of the best underground bars in the city. Unpretentious, $3 PBRs and $6 craft beers with awesome jazz and games.
  • Ayin
    AyinOctober 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Surrounded by games galore and the wonderful sounds of live jazz, what's not to love about Fat Cat?! I would definitely return to this place!
  • Dev P.
    Dev PApril 21, 2011
    Ping pong, pool, shuffle board and scrabble! Good beer, good selection of wine...and live jazz! You can't go wrong..except maybe it gets a lil sweaty!
  • Marie P.
    Marie PorrasJuly 28, 2015
    Really cool, understated place. Amazing live concerts for $3 (entry fee). Fun night getting competitive with the games.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatOctober 31, 2011
    A cool little pool hall in the West Village. Where else can you find ping pong, shuffleboard, Scrabble, and jazz under one roof?
  • Marian E.
    Marian ElbertOctober 7, 2012
    Try the freshly made soda. This place is great for groups who want to play awesome 'basement games' or listen to live music.
  • Anja S.
    Anja StrajnarOctober 13, 2013
    The co-existence of a concert venue and pool hall is nice on paper, not in reality. You really have to love the music and be able to ignore all the others not listening to it at all.
  • David B.
    David BanSeptember 2, 2014
    Snag a table with a view of the stage and scrabble it up to some mixed (but usually pretty good) jazz shows.
  • Louis M.
    Louis MattaAugust 6, 2014
    One if the best hangout spots in the West Village. Excellent for billiards, board games, and fooseball aficionados.
  • Helen S.
    Helen ShakespeareApril 5, 2015
    Great authentic games bar, just what you would expect, standard drinks but lots of games options!
  • Stan K.
    Stan KillianMay 17, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Great music venue, hard working staff and great bands like this happen here nightly. #joshevans
  • Ben F.
    Ben FunkAugust 25, 2014
    Great place for a casual night out with friends. Live jazz, board games, shuffleboard and ping ping.
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PottsApril 11, 2011
    Great for sipping wine and quietly playing scrabble or pounding beers and getting rowdy over a game of ping pong. Also, it's easy on the wallet!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ChoiOctober 13, 2014
    Come for the live jazz and all the fun & game. Put your card in for ping pong / billiards ASAP, and challenge some strangers to foosball while you wait.
  • Karen S.
    Karen SweeneyMarch 18, 2010
    <3 <3 <3 this place - awesome micro brews, live local jazz, tons of table games and a dog named handsome that walks around to greet you. Def worth the wait and only go after midnight - $3 cover!
  • Jess K.
    Jess KellyJune 11, 2016
    A 50/50 mix of Dr Pong in Berlin and The Poolbar in Amsterdam. Two of my favourite bars in one, of course it was ace.
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthApril 4, 2012
    “Don’t miss the nightly impromptu jazz performances by various guest musicians. Sessions start at 12:30am or 1:30am and end around 4am.” More at http://www.partyearth.com/venues/fat-cat.
  • Michæl S.
    Michæl StarkeyAugust 10, 2013
    Bring your girlfriend here when your male friends invite you here to play ping pong. You'll have a great time watch her beat them.
  • Marissa
    MarissaFebruary 17, 2013
    Really crowded - make sure you get there early and preferably not on a Saturday night. Otherwise it's a really cool place!
  • Razorfish
    RazorfishSeptember 19, 2011
    A game-player or music lovers paradise - Fat Cat has something for everyone: pool, ping pong, jazz band, boardgames, etc.
  • Alex F.
    Alex FishOctober 14, 2014
    Fun laid back Jazz bar with board games, pool tables, ping pong, and even shuffleboard!
  • Sol G.
    Sol GallegosMarch 24, 2015
    Great place to go with friends, great jazz music!! Ping Pong tables, pool, good beer :)
  • Karen P.
    Karen PhilipsJuly 6, 2013
    Live jazz music. Cheap drinks. Play Pool, foosball, ping pong, shuffle board scramble&many other games. $3 cover.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceNovember 14, 2011
    Winner of Best Bar to Play Games in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! They offer foosball and ping pong tournaments for you competitive drunks.
  • Yigit U.
    Yigit UlucaySeptember 1, 2015
    Very long waiting time for the games. Live music. Good place for drinking couple of beers and playing billiards or table tennis.
  • Citybeams.com
    Citybeams.comJune 24, 2012
    It's game city down here! Pool, ping pong, shuffleboard, chess, scrabble.... So you can listen to some sick jazz music while you drink and play games. Not too shabby.
  • Nathan G.
    Nathan GammieDecember 21, 2014
    Big, fun space with live music and games (ping pong, pool, shuffleboard). Crowded on weekends.
  • Karl W.
    Karl With A "K"April 3, 2015
    Fun place for friends and parties! Ping pong tables and amazing music! I loved it!
  • Deanna M.
    Deanna MatthewsAugust 14, 2016
    Really fun place lots of games and cool stage area they play jazz most nights. Drinks are cheap
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerrayApril 28, 2014
    Bucket of PBR. Shuffleboard. Repeat. Be careful though, you seriously lose track of time since you're in the basement and the clock adds up some major dollas...
  • Nitzan B.
    Nitzan BSeptember 10, 2016
    Live shows and pools tables, games an ping pong tables! Good vibes and a real cool place
  • Sissi N.
    Sissi NieAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Ping pong meetup on Monday nights. $10 for all you can play in 2 hours. Great people, cheap drinks, so much fun!
  • Tina B.
    Tina Bou safiFebruary 26, 2013
    Very nice jazz club! Cheap beer! You can play scrabble,ping pong,Billiard,chess... There
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaNovember 12, 2015
    More ping pong tables in the back left. Also, they don't serve hard liquor but you can a tall shot of Soju instead 👌🏻
  • Paul L.
    Paul Le RollandNovember 19, 2013
    Loved this place! Don't forget to take a ticket when you order your first drink so you don't wait to much !
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DavisAugust 21, 2014
    I could sit with friends and play cards, listen to jazz and sip on soju every Saturday afternoon here. Love it.
  • Sergey N.
    Sergey NazarovMarch 11, 2012
    Its basically hipster Disney Land in a basement. They also have live Jazz sometimes, which can be quite good.
  • Alexandre B.
    Alexandre BolzeJanuary 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    They just got 2 new shuffle board tables. Great because more game power but the new tables are smaller. Older ones are better
  • Isa
    IsaMarch 11
    Very young crowd, very simple bar, but nice live jazz bands and all the bar games you could wish for.
  • Brett W.
    Brett WallaceMarch 18, 2013
    Ping pong, PBR, and jazz = good times. Don't go looking for liquor though, just beer and wine here.
  • Mary B.
    Mary BossardAugust 13, 2014
    This place is too awesome! Wine, jazz, and great games. .. super chill atmosphere. .. will definitely return :-)
  • Oz L.
    Oz LublingAugust 6, 2014
    Love the whole games concept around this place. Especially the ping pong tables.
  • TheMobileBroker
    TheMobileBrokerApril 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pop/hip hop upstairs. Live jazz downstairs. Great after work, Friday or Saturday night refuge!
  • Paloma O.
    Paloma OrtizMarch 11, 2015
    Board games, pool, pimpong, foosball, live music and a bar. Pretty chill place
  • Curtis S.
    Curtis ShoungJuly 22, 2016
    Live band for the $3 cover is worth it to grab some drinks and play pool, shuffle, ping pong, etc
  • Guillaume F.
    Guillaume FlandreNovember 1, 2014
    This place is like no other: live jazz music, free food, pool, table tennis, chess, shuffle board. Wow.
  • Songza Music
    Songza MusicSeptember 27, 2013
    While this venue features the West Village's best local jazz players, don't be surprised if some heavy hitters stop by to sit in on a few tunes.
  • Tadas V.
    Tadas ValiukenasJuly 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing place, jazz---> Foosball, billiards, table tennis, slider... Awesome...:)
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