Games, Drinks and Jazz: Fat Cat NYC

by Marcos Colón
11.04.2011


Remember the first time you went to an arcade? Upon visiting Fat Cat you get the same feeling, but in a more mature way, seeing as the bar first catches your gaze, followed by the slew of billiard, scrabble, chess and ping pong tables. The booze behind the bar is limited to beer, featuring delectable drafts and eclectic lines of domestic and imported beer. Although the bar is limited to beer, the combination of a great beer and some ping pong is an entertainment-cocktail in itself. While serious gamers may frequent the venue, lately there have been more and more just looking to come in for a cold beer and an entertaining atmosphere.

The difference maker at Fat Cat isn't the combination of the beer and the games, it's the live jazz that's served up on a nightly basis. The music genre itself attracts a sophisticated crowd, not the yuppy types, but the intelligent drinkers that prefer challenge themselves with real games that involve concentrated tactics, rather than red cups and quarters.
At first glance from the outside, Fat Cat may seem more like a hidden dive than an all-in-one gaming, drinking and musical experience - never thought you'd hear those words describing one venue outside of a casino did you? This is New York City's little secret that's beginning to gain more and more attention.


Have you been to Fat Cat NYC yet? What do you think?


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