Fat Cat

Bars, Cocktail bars Uptown
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Fat Cat
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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4.4 / 5

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linnea k

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.

Kelly D

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.

Bibi E

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.

Zach L

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.