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Fat Cat Bar & Grill

Fat Cat Bar & Grill

Bar, Sports Bar, and American Restaurant$$$$
Uptown, Chicago
  • Crystal N.
    "Mad Men viewing party every Sunday."(2 Tips)
    s F.
    "Velveeta burger and strawberry margaritas are so perfect!"(2 Tips)
    Chris R.
    "Excellent atmosphere, excellent beer selection and great location."(4 Tips)
    Dana A.
    "... everywhere try the bean burger!"(2 Tips)
71 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • martinis
  • mad men
  • good for a late night
  • trivia
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  • Gosia Z.
    Gosia ZattaJanuary 20, 2015
    Great drink selection (beers and ciders, as well as bourbons/whisky). They add their own spins on a few classic cocktails. DELICIOUS :) 🍻🍸🍹🍷
  • John K.
    John KhuuJune 24, 2015
    Take a selfie with your bike at their red bike rack in front, upload it to social media, tell your server, and get a FREE appetizer!
  • Samantha R.
    Samantha RangelFebruary 26, 2015
    Came here for a quick drink before hitting the riv. It was Mardi Gras and pretty crowded but the staff was cordial and attentive. Good specials and lively crowd.
  • Alexa H.
    Alexa H.June 15, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Egg sandwich for brunch is delightful. Bread, cheddar, bacon & egg. That's it. And that's all you need.
  • Crystal N.
    Crystal N.March 31, 2012
    Mad Men viewing party every Sunday. Get there early so you can get a seat. 60s attire optional!
  • Tamika R.
    Tamika RilesJuly 13, 2012
    BlackCherry lemonade slush & pineapple Drop martini's are the best. And Nicole The bartender is the Best!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiAugust 24, 2015
    Awesome beer menu. Great for a late night drink after a concert at the Aragon
  • Nathan A.
    Nathan AdkissonJune 18, 2011
    Ask for the Bentley Gallagher. It's a shot of Jameson and a shot of Malort poured directly on the bar. You mop it up with a Northwestern degree and eat it.
  • Qiana
    QianaJuly 20, 2010
    Where else can you play a giant version of Jenga while tipsy? The Fat Cat has great music, yummy apps and pretty decent drink specials (during the week)... Read more
  • Bobby H.
    Bobby HoeppnerJune 9, 2012
    The Fat Cat adventures continue.....came here on a Friday night for the fish fry, ummmm....they ran out. P.S. - it is not busy in here.
  • kate r.
    kate readerOctober 17, 2014
    Okay, I'm an avid meat eater, but seriously...the house-made black bean burger is killer!!
  • Melissa S.
    Melissa SandsApril 19, 2014
    A cool retro feel with the best burgers! The best place to stop after some rigorous vintage shopping!
  • Jen S.
    Jen StiemkeMay 6, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the corn dog appetizer and mac and cheese bites. Great outdoor seating. If there's a concert at the Riviera or Aragon, get here early or late.
  • Sean M.
    Sean MallorySeptember 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Been coming here a few years....for the 25cent wings in particular. Love it here!
  • Brian J. M.
    Brian J. MarkhamDecember 23, 2011
    Highly, highly recommend the Velvetta burger. Really tasty and juicy. Its excellent.
  • Mallory G.
    Mallory GreenApril 7, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The spicey bbq wings are yummy, but a little to saucy. If ur not down with the sauce ask them to go light. :)
  • Bojangles M.
    Bojangles McGannonNovember 15, 2013
    Better know what you want plus a second choice, because if they don't have what you ask for, they'll walk away and serve someone else
  • Faith
    FaithAugust 4, 2012
    I have been a few times and every time I have left with a headache. Their music is way too loud so good luck enjoying your conversation!
  • Bill P.
    Bill PeelerNovember 25, 2016
    Upscale bar food doesn't disappoint - and their holiday beer list challenge is AWESOME!
  • joey m.
    joey mccustyJune 30, 2013
    They have signs near the bathrooms declaring how progressive their gender neutral bathrooms are. So I went ahead and used the womens because of YOLO.
  • Ty M.
    Ty MortonApril 4, 2015
    Try the Bloody Mary - Best Bloody Mary in Chicago. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Julie M.
    Julie MaySeptember 27, 2011
    Mini corndogs are so delicious and the velveeta burger. Also the server Robin was great.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RothwellOctober 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent atmosphere, excellent beer selection and great location. Can't beat this place!
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica StriebichFebruary 26, 2011
    Try one of the specialty cocktails. Top picks are the hi hat and the apple press.
  • Dana A.
    Dana AllenDecember 31, 2011
    Service it hit or miss, but if you're in the mood for something ya don't find everywhere try the bean burger!
  • Christine
    ChristineOctober 12, 2010
    The pork belly sammy was a total disappointment. the fries, on the other hand, were the bomb. also, great beer selection
  • Tonya T.
    Tonya TibbsApril 1, 2010
    Ladies: make sure to try the Riviera Martini! Sooo good. The spinach dip & black bean taco dip are also delicious!
  • Mark P.
    Mark PollardOctober 3, 2015
    The chicken pie. The chicken pie. And an Elliot Ness.
  • Kim
    KimJanuary 20, 2017
    The burgers are delicious and made to order.
  • Ian N.
    Ian NosekOctober 8, 2010
    The House Burger is one of the best I've ever had. Top 5 for sure.
  • Alex H.
    Alex HalversonSeptember 24, 2011
    The faucet fixtures in the mens bathroom are great, check them out!
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HaseltineMarch 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Hi-Hat cocktail is crazy good.
  • Jon E.
    Jon ElhardtOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The spicy vinegar on the fries is amazing
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittNovember 22, 2017
    Any time after 5, weekend or no, this place is jam-packed.
  • Tina C.
    Tina CMay 15, 2011
    Even though it doesn't mention it, you can't use the special on concert nights. Even if you aren't here for a concert. :(
  • Kevin N.
    Kevin NewmanAugust 7, 2014
    Very good Asian zing boneless wings.
  • Nik N.
    Nik NakMay 9, 2010
    Every Thursday they are serving up ALL martini's for only $5 while spinning funk!
  • Fred C.
    Fred CabreraMay 2, 2010
    Great brunch! Try the Pepper Jack quesadilla with chicken.
  • Erin C.
    Erin ClineNovember 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The bean burger was delicious even though the service was not stellar.
  • Nelson R.
    Nelson RodriguezAugust 23, 2012
    Fried Mac 'N Cheese. GET.IT. nuff said.
  • Chicago G.
    Chicago GuptaMarch 13, 2011
    Try the thanksgiving day sandwich if u are an engineer
  • Randy W.
    Randy WeberOctober 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Thursday is $5 Martini night
  • Dan
    DanMay 20, 2017
    Pretzels are meh. Atmosphere is cool but wouldn't go out of my way to come back
  • Chris R.
    Chris RothwellNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Now serving all local brews ok tap. Drink local!
  • Jiven H.
    Jiven HoffsMarch 25, 2014
    Don't go on concert nights unless you want microwave'd fries and appetizers. :/
  • s F.
    s FOctober 11, 2010
    Velveeta burger and strawberry margaritas are so perfect!
  • ZB
    ZBOctober 6, 2013
    Battered fish is dry and has no kinda flavor. Even with tarter sauce and ketchup.
  • Keilon L.
    Keilon LawrenceOctober 12, 2012
    S. Tier Pumking on'll thank me later!
  • Joe S.
    Joe SteinkampDecember 25, 2014
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WillingerFebruary 11, 2011
    Ho-Burger with grilled pineapple and salami fahgetaboutit.
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