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Fat Cat

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75 Christopher St., New York, NY 10014 40.73359 -74.00319
nr. Seventh Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-675-6056 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10


    4 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: WiFi, Jazz Club, After Work, Billiards, Dive Bar, Live Music, Private Party Space
Photo by Lauren Klain Carton

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Mon-Thu, 2pm-5am; Fri-Sun, noon-5am

Nearby Subway Stops

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

Cover Charge

$3 cover after 6pm

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


Great pool halls are the ones with lots of brass, oak, and tables with those frilly leather pockets, right? The kind of joint where you introduce yourself as Mad Dog Sharky the Cat and no one bats an eye? Nowadays, such places feel contrived, as the gruff hearts of most old-time pool sharks have likely stopped beating. Which is what makes the un-saloon-ish Fat Cat the ideal place to hang out, drink beer, and talk plenty of shit over a few rounds of eight ball at a bargain: around $6 per hour Sun–Thu and $7 per hour Fri–Sat (always prorated to the minute). Located underground, it has the ratty psychedelic feel of a saltwater aquarium circa 1976. The nine pool tables, though, are all kept in top shape.

Live Music

Jazz combos take the stage every night. There is a $3 cover, check website for schedule.

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