December 22, 2006
The Fat Black Pussycat is a more trendy option that is also economical. The Scene
For those interested in the historical aspect of the club, the front room is the place to go. It is rumored that Bob Dylan wrote Blowin' in the Wind here. There are pictures from the past on the walls. I barely remember this room, it was nice. My experience led me past the front room to the very dimly lit lounge. The lounge was a perfect place for me and about 10 other people to sit on large velvet couches and chairs surrounding a table. I didn't even know if the place was crowded because we felt so cozy in our little group. The music was relaxing which made the whole mood comfortable. The lounge was very dark. Moroccan lamps provided the light and dark red, dark brown and dark black seemed to be the color of the evening. People were constantly walking by happy to take your order. When ever I got up to use the restroom, I noticed that the place was crowded. Either we were seated in an ideal location (towards the back) or the bar-owners knew a lot about bar-layout dynamics, but it just didn't feel crowded. The dress code is very simple. Look nice. No baggy clothes, pjs, t-shirts, sports clothes, sneakers or hats. There is also a club downstairs. I didn't make it down there. From what I read, it requires an admission fee and is actually separate from the main bar. The Drinks
The drinks were good and affordable. They have Happy Hour weekdays from 4-8pm. Their 10 oz. drinks (martinis and mixed drinks) are only $8. You can go to their website and join their mailing list to get free drinks and special. They also have something called 1/2 price drink reservations. Reserve this online and you can get half priced drinks.Overall
It has the essence of a NYC bar. It is welcoming and unpretentious. It is comfortable. There is something for everyone. It's affordable and has great drinks, what else can you want?
From journal Relax in NYC: On the Cheap