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The Fat Black Pussycat

130 W. 3rd St., New York, NY 10012 40.730607 -74.001001
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-533-4790 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Frat Feel, Bar Food, Billiards, College Bar, DJ, Karaoke Nights, Lounge, Open Mic, Private Party Space

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Daily, 1pm-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, Sun, 4pm-8pm; half-price bar

Nearby Subway Stops

A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


To understand the history of the Fat Black Pussycat is to follow a game of Village tavern musical chairs. The original bar—where Dylan allegedly wrote “Blowin’ in the Wind”—was a folkie institution located at present-day Panchito’s. (The Pussycat’s sign still hangs above the Minetta St. exit). Now, owner Noam Dworman, whose family also owns the Comedy Cellar and Olive Tree Café, has brought FBP to the former Kettle of Fish site. (That old Kerouac joint has since moved to Christopher St. and displaced Mailer’s Lion’s Head.) The new layout, augmented by expansions, offers a room for every mood: A large, classic wood pub combines mini, recessed TVs in every booth with billiards; a shadowy Moroccan lounge has well-cushioned sofas and red velvet thrones; a downstairs club (a.k.a. the Village Underground) features comedy acts; there’s even an upstairs VIP area suitable for small private parties. The crowd, as eclectic as the competing atmospheres, flows through the rooms unimpeded as if they were participating in an entire bar crawl under one roof.


On Sundays through Thursdays, the Fat Black Pussycat offers half-price drinks to parties of up to fifteen people who make a reservation on their website.