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Fat Cat

Bars, Cocktail bars Uptown
4 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)
Fat Cat

Though the sign outside gets the ’40s-ish feeling just right, keep your zoot suit at home: Inside, Rihanna is singing and martinis are made with St. Germain. Skip the appetizers and head for the sandwiches, like a fried chicken version.


Venue name: Fat Cat
Address: 4840 N Broadway St
Cross street: at Gunnison St
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat 11am–3am; Sun 11am–2am
Transport: El stop: Red to Lawrence. Bus: 22, 36, 81, 151.
Price: Average beer: $6
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4.5 / 5

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Marcus and his crew are awesome. I would recommend mussels on Thursday! BOTH flavors.

Staff is super friendly and knowledgeable! Food and drinks are always prompt and delicious. Just enough TVs to be a good spot to watch a game, but also is a fantastic date night joint if you want to get romantic.

I adore Fat Cat. My husband and I are regulars here because we can always count on the amazing staff that are so friendly and knowledgable, they have become like our family. We will never stop coming back.

I am a regular on weekends at Fat Cat. They have a great variety of beers, the food is good and the staff amazing! The decor is fun and the music to my taste. The crowd is diverse and I love that.

The food is solid, upscale American pub fare and the drinks are set to match. Try the Hi Hat.


If you’ve ever looked for a bit to eat before attending a show at the Aragon or the Riviera, you’ve probably stopped by Fat Cat for a burger and a beer. However, this Uptown joint is worth checking out even if you’re not wolfing down a pre-concert meal—there’s always a solid list of beers on tap (including at least one selection from Milwaukee brewery Lakefront) and a food special or two. My personal favorite is $10 mussels special on Wednesdays nights, accompanied by a cold beverage and a shot.