They don’t make ‘em like this any more (probably because Health and Safety would shut ‘em down). West Village hangout the Fat Cat is a basement bar and pool hall where the sofas are scruffy, the drinks are cheap and the ambience is jovial. There’s live jazz every night, and Fridays have formidable Brooklyn soul singer Naomi Shelton playing a residency with her Gospel Queens. Closing time is 4AM.
|Venue name:||Fat Cat||Contact:|
75 Christopher St
|Cross street:||between Seventh Ave South and Bleecker St|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq|
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This dingy, basement hangout may be a little rough around the edges, but its the perfect antidote to other Top 40–blaring bars in the area. Show up early in the evening to skip the cover charge and sip ice-cold PBRs while taking on your friends in games like shuffleboard, ping pong and various board games. The bartenders are a bit impatient, so know beforehand that there’s no liquor served here and have your order ready. You pay by the hour to hold down the game tables, so bring a group of people that are down for a relaxed night. Live jazz plays throughout the night, and you’ll be surprised at how much you like it.