Party Earth Review A Village mainstay since the 1950s, The Fat Black Pussycat has earned its nine lives as a continuously popular bar and lounge for downtown bar hoppers and local regulars alike. An easygoing atmosphere with a splash of... ... read full review
130 West 3rd Street
New York, NY 10012
A, C, E, B, D, F, M: West 4th Street
Greenwich Village / NoHo, New York –
A Village mainstay since the 1950s, The Fat Black Pussycat has earned its nine lives as a continuously popular bar and lounge for downtown bar hoppers and local regulars alike.
An easygoing atmosphere with a splash of jazz flavor makes patrons feel right at home as they belly up to the bar to chat over Anchor Steams, or settle into the black leather booths for onion rings and cocktails.
Exposed brick, glowing lanterns, and a massive wrought-iron chandelier give the space a warm appeal, while the back lounge is done up in opium den chic, complete with overstuffed sofas, Oriental rugs, antique furnishings, and bird cages, perfect for the tattooed rockers and edgy young professionals who gather for cocktails and conversation.
Low-key and genial during the week when work buddies stop in to unwind, play pool, and warble some karaoke tunes, the place ramps up on the weekends when a DJ packs the place to the rafters and bouncing NYU students get down to Rihanna and other Top 40 favorites.
Classier than a regular dive bar but calmer than a club, The Fat Black Pussycat provides downtown partiers with a lively and exciting scratching post to call their own.
Downtown locals, NYU students, edgy young professionals, karaoke fans, and club kids, 20s to 30s.
Playlist of Top 40 tunes in the bar and lounge. DJs spin Top 40 and hip-hop. Karaoke three nights a week.
Bar snacks including mozzarella sticks and yakitori skewers available in front room.
Bar menu $6+. Beer $4+, wine $8+/glass or $26–$45/bottle, cocktails $8+, specialty martinis $9+.
Downtown casual: cool t-shirts and jeans, work attire, sneakers, boots, casual LBDs.
Early in the week for karaoke, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for the best parties and biggest crowds.
In the basement of the Pussycat is the Village Underground for live music and a clubbier atmosphere.