Party Earth Review A bi-level mix of upscale nightclub and rocking live music venue, the versatile Fat Baby caters to a diverse uptown/downtown clientele. Club-savvy hipsters, young, rebellious socialites, and chic entertainment professionals... ... read full review
112 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
F, J, M, Z: Delancey Street-Essex Street
Lower East Side, New York –
A bi-level mix of upscale nightclub and rocking live music venue, the versatile Fat Baby caters to a diverse uptown/downtown clientele.
Club-savvy hipsters, young, rebellious socialites, and chic entertainment professionals tend to linger in the upper level, where a long bar, exposed brick, a crystal chandelier, and plenty of tufted red banquettes create a laid-back lounge scene.
Couples and flirty singles take their drinks to the mezzanine for a bit more privacy and a bird’s-eye view of the DJ booth, while more rambunctious groups looking for bottle service settle into the booths and kick back to the sounds of industrial techno.
Those who want to check out the live bands can pay a cover charge and venture downstairs to the narrow concert space, where they’ll find a completely different crowd of energetic tattooed club punks and hip-hop lovers gathered at the zebra wood bar or sprawling on couches in the dim glow of lanterns.
Once the music starts, patrons surge to the tiny stage in the back to groove to everything from Latin jazz to gothic rap-metal.
Unlike its peers, Fat Baby’s atmosphere doesn’t disintegrate in the warm, laid-back comfort of its upstairs lounge or fall apart in the dark and sweaty recesses of the basement bar – instead, the two rooms make for a unique combination not likely found in any other venue.
An odd mix of hipsters, uptown scenesters, young professionals, hip-hop wannabes, upscale punks, and couples, mostly 20s to 30s.
DJs spin house, techno and hip-hop upstairs almost every night. Live jazz, rock, rap, and punk downstairs almost every night.
Happy Hour daily 7–9pm.
Live music cover charge $5–$10. Beer $5+, wine $8+, cocktails $12+, bottle service $190+.
Club wear upstairs; stylish rocker wear and anything black downstairs.
Fridays and Saturdays for partying, and Wednesdays and Thursdays for the bands.
A few blocks away is Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen Street), another dark and cool locale for live music and good times.