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Used to have a comedy night on Tuesday hosted by David The Voice Stein. Real funny guy. Sadly that show is no longer happening but it is still a cool place to go.

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★★★★☆

Used to have a comedy night on Tuesday hosted by David The Voice Stein. Real funny guy. Sadly that show is no longer happening but it is still a cool place to go.

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I went there on saturday and both me and my friends purses were stolen. Someone found my friends stuff around the area and returned it..my stuff is still gone. I looked around the area to see if they dumped my stuff by hers, and instead, I found someone else's purse! (I returned it to the precinct because it had no ID in it) Clearly, this happens a lot at this place. My friends wallet was stolen from there the night before. The management doesn't care so if you go there, don't put your stuff down!

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I went there on saturday and both me and my friends purses were stolen. Someone found my friends stuff around the area and returned it..my stuff is still gone. I looked around the area to see if they dumped my stuff by hers, and instead, I found someone else's purse! (I returned it to the precinct because it had no ID in it) Clearly, this happens a lot at this place. My friends wallet was stolen from there the night before. The management doesn't care so if you go there, don't put your stuff down!

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Tuesday night we went there lil earlier than my friends band was suppose to play, first of all, place stank, we said its alright we will give it a try. Then we decided to drink, went to the bar,bartender looked not happy, asked for margarita, don't know what she put in it, tasted really foul, asked bartender if she made margarita, she said yes,my wife said its really weak,she took our glass and added orange juice in it.......that was it for FAT BABY.....sorry if bartender puts oj in margarita .......never going back, we just left...........enter at your own risk

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★☆☆☆☆

Tuesday night we went there lil earlier than my friends band was suppose to play, first of all, place stank, we said its alright we will give it a try. Then we decided to drink, went to the bar,bartender looked not happy, asked for margarita, don't know what she put in it, tasted really foul, asked bartender if she made margarita, she said yes,my wife said its really weak,she took our glass and added orange juice in it.......that was it for FAT BABY.....sorry if bartender puts oj in margarita .......never going back, we just left...........enter at your own risk

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Came here for a party with a big group of friends. They were totally unprepared to handle a group of our size, despite the fact that we had arranged the party weeks in advance. Bartender was intentionally as slow as possible and it took forever to get a drink, and the drinks he poured were super weak. All of this should probably be expected from a night out on the LES, but to make matters worse, several people in our party had things stolen (purse with cell phone, wallet, etc., coats, etc.). The bouncers were completely unhelpful and didn't seem to care much. Since then, I have heard that these kinds of thefts are not uncommon and occur pretty regularly at Fat Baby, so I would not be surprised if it's something the management/bouncers know about and turn a blind eye to. Other than us, the crowd was pretty cheesy - B&T/outer-borough/corporate wankers in button-downs with too much hair gel and cologne. AVOID Fat Baby at all cost.

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★☆☆☆☆

Came here for a party with a big group of friends. They were totally unprepared to handle a group of our size, despite the fact that we had arranged the party weeks in advance. Bartender was intentionally as slow as possible and it took forever to get a drink, and the drinks he poured were super weak. All of this should probably be expected from a night out on the LES, but to make matters worse, several people in our party had things stolen (purse with cell phone, wallet, etc., coats, etc.). The bouncers were completely unhelpful and didn't seem to care much. Since then, I have heard that these kinds of thefts are not uncommon and occur pretty regularly at Fat Baby, so I would not be surprised if it's something the management/bouncers know about and turn a blind eye to. Other than us, the crowd was pretty cheesy - B&T/outer-borough/corporate wankers in button-downs with too much hair gel and cologne. AVOID Fat Baby at all cost.

Pros: None

Cons: Theft

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This place is way to crowded if you want to dance, the bartenders take at least 10 min to get you adrink, even when I was paying it took 20 min to get my bill adn change, but the worst thing is that someone is stealing stuff in that bar, a bunch of people had a party down there and lost a bunch of purses and phones, some of the stuff turned up in the trash can with no money or valuables in it, this is not the first time this has happened and some other people have told me of similar experiences.

The place could be amazing, but it's not.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is way to crowded if you want to dance, the bartenders take at least 10 min to get you adrink, even when I was paying it took 20 min to get my bill adn change, but the worst thing is that someone is stealing stuff in that bar, a bunch of people had a party down there and lost a bunch of purses and phones, some of the stuff turned up in the trash can with no money or valuables in it, this is not the first time this has happened and some other people have told me of similar experiences.

The place could be amazing, but it's not.

Pros: Nice music

Cons: Stealing, Expensive, Bad service

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I booked my sister's birthday party here after I heard from a friend that she'd been to some fun parties there and the people didn't even need to get a bottle. However, when I e-mailed someone about a reservation, a bottle was required for the table... it wasn't too expensive for NYC standards ($225, including gratuity), so we went ahead with it figuring that they would treat us and all of our friends well if we shelled out some money. Needless to say, that wasn't the case.

First, they gave my boyfriend a hard time about going in, b/c "he wasn't wearing a collared shirt," after the bouncer had just let a line of people in front of him in who were in north faces and t-shirts under them.

Then, this security guard on a power trip hassled us the whole time we were there!! He screamed in my face b/c I said I didn't want to check my coat, and threatened to kick my friend out when he told the bouncer not to speak to a girl like that. I was APALLED!!

The final straw was when this bouncer hassled my friend, who is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, because he was having trouble staying up. I get that he had to leave, but the bouncer treated him awfully, pushing him out the door, even after we told him what was wrong! Then when I finally insisted on speaking to a manager about all that was going on, the manager simply said he believes his staff over me, and I should basically leave if I had a problem with it.

So if you don't feel like reading my entire story up there, just read this : DO NOT GO TO FAT BABY, especially for an event that you want to be special, like a birthday. Plus - WAY too crowded.

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★☆☆☆☆

I booked my sister's birthday party here after I heard from a friend that she'd been to some fun parties there and the people didn't even need to get a bottle. However, when I e-mailed someone about a reservation, a bottle was required for the table... it wasn't too expensive for NYC standards ($225, including gratuity), so we went ahead with it figuring that they would treat us and all of our friends well if we shelled out some money. Needless to say, that wasn't the case.

First, they gave my boyfriend a hard time about going in, b/c "he wasn't wearing a collared shirt," after the bouncer had just let a line of people in front of him in who were in north faces and t-shirts under them.

Then, this security guard on a power trip hassled us the whole time we were there!! He screamed in my face b/c I said I didn't want to check my coat, and threatened to kick my friend out when he told the bouncer not to speak to a girl like that. I was APALLED!!

The final straw was when this bouncer hassled my friend, who is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, because he was having trouble staying up. I get that he had to leave, but the bouncer treated him awfully, pushing him out the door, even after we told him what was wrong! Then when I finally insisted on speaking to a manager about all that was going on, the manager simply said he believes his staff over me, and I should basically leave if I had a problem with it.

So if you don't feel like reading my entire story up there, just read this : DO NOT GO TO FAT BABY, especially for an event that you want to be special, like a birthday. Plus - WAY too crowded.

Pros: None

Cons: Crowded, rude security, rude manager

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I had a birthday party here this past weekend- reserved some tables upstairs on the mezzanine by the DJ. There was a one bottle/table minimum, bottles about $200/each.... not a bad price for the neighborhood.
It was great being upstairs because the downstairs gets so crowded it can start to look like a frat party. The music was awesome and the ambiance is a blast. The place overall is a nice mix of not too old, not too young, not B&T, sort of hip but not weird.
Our guests were able to skip the line (well, most of the them- the bouncer was a little pissy/confused by the end of the night and made some guests stand outside for a while). Skipping the line is important- If you have to wait in line, it can take up to a half hour to get in after midnight.
Biggest negative was the waitress. The service wasn't very good- we had to hunt down the waitress to get our mixers and ran out of ice multiple times. She pretty much tossed down the bottles, took our money, and never came back. Given we paid a 25% service charge, I don't think it was crazy to expect to be checked in on at least once or twice.
Overall, it was a great time though and I'd go back- I'd just make sure to get some better service or refuse to pay such a high tip/ service.

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★★★★☆

I had a birthday party here this past weekend- reserved some tables upstairs on the mezzanine by the DJ. There was a one bottle/table minimum, bottles about $200/each.... not a bad price for the neighborhood.
It was great being upstairs because the downstairs gets so crowded it can start to look like a frat party. The music was awesome and the ambiance is a blast. The place overall is a nice mix of not too old, not too young, not B&T, sort of hip but not weird.
Our guests were able to skip the line (well, most of the them- the bouncer was a little pissy/confused by the end of the night and made some guests stand outside for a while). Skipping the line is important- If you have to wait in line, it can take up to a half hour to get in after midnight.
Biggest negative was the waitress. The service wasn't very good- we had to hunt down the waitress to get our mixers and ran out of ice multiple times. She pretty much tossed down the bottles, took our money, and never came back. Given we paid a 25% service charge, I don't think it was crazy to expect to be checked in on at least once or twice.
Overall, it was a great time though and I'd go back- I'd just make sure to get some better service or refuse to pay such a high tip/ service.

Pros: music, location, atomosphere, crowd

Cons: service, bouncer's ability to remember what parties are upstairs

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I just had my girlfriend's 25th birthday party at Fat Bay and it was freaking fantastic. We were going to have it someplace else but decided to cancel there after my girlfriend visited this place and couldn't stop raving about it. Yes, there was a line to get in, which I'm told is fairly standard for weekend nights. But we had a reservation - got three tables on the floating mezzanine, which overlooks the entire first floor of the bar, right next to the dj booth, so we were able to make "requests" all night. Plus there was cocktail waitress and - for the LES - pretty good service the whole night. We didn't have to pay anything for the reservation, no table minimum, (though we did end up buying three bottle of Goose, anyway.)

Pros: awesome music, great service, cheap prices.
Cons: crowded, line to get in.

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★★★★★

I just had my girlfriend's 25th birthday party at Fat Bay and it was freaking fantastic. We were going to have it someplace else but decided to cancel there after my girlfriend visited this place and couldn't stop raving about it. Yes, there was a line to get in, which I'm told is fairly standard for weekend nights. But we had a reservation - got three tables on the floating mezzanine, which overlooks the entire first floor of the bar, right next to the dj booth, so we were able to make "requests" all night. Plus there was cocktail waitress and - for the LES - pretty good service the whole night. We didn't have to pay anything for the reservation, no table minimum, (though we did end up buying three bottle of Goose, anyway.)

Pros: awesome music, great service, cheap prices.
Cons: crowded, line to get in.

Pros: Good service, awesome music and ambience, great place for parties

Cons: Crowded, wait to get in

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The user below who recommended that bands don't play here was right on. I traveled up from Baltimore to see a friend's band play and it was utter chaos. Apparently, the group showed up at the gig only to find out that the club planned on canceling the show...no advance notice, nothing! The guitarist had a shit-fit, and the club begrudgingly "allowed" them to play, using the same "private party" b.s. they used below -- which apparently prompted all the over groups to cancel.

If this weren't enough, the sound system was laughable (two 1-15 JBLS for mains????) and it appeared one of them blew up during the show (the lead singer, from the stage, noted that it smelled like something was burning.) The doorman was charging people anywhere from $7 - $10, apparently on a whim, and the Security guards were neanderthal, at best. All this for a band who basically sold out the entire basement room of the club! Who treats bands this way?

Anyway, I 've seen this band numerous times at The Annex and -- for live music -- THAT is the best small-to-midsize club in the LES. Great sound, staff, soundguy, REAL soundsystem. Fat Baby might've been a decent rock club back in the day, but that day is long past.

Bands: beware.

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★☆☆☆☆

The user below who recommended that bands don't play here was right on. I traveled up from Baltimore to see a friend's band play and it was utter chaos. Apparently, the group showed up at the gig only to find out that the club planned on canceling the show...no advance notice, nothing! The guitarist had a shit-fit, and the club begrudgingly "allowed" them to play, using the same "private party" b.s. they used below -- which apparently prompted all the over groups to cancel.

If this weren't enough, the sound system was laughable (two 1-15 JBLS for mains????) and it appeared one of them blew up during the show (the lead singer, from the stage, noted that it smelled like something was burning.) The doorman was charging people anywhere from $7 - $10, apparently on a whim, and the Security guards were neanderthal, at best. All this for a band who basically sold out the entire basement room of the club! Who treats bands this way?

Anyway, I 've seen this band numerous times at The Annex and -- for live music -- THAT is the best small-to-midsize club in the LES. Great sound, staff, soundguy, REAL soundsystem. Fat Baby might've been a decent rock club back in the day, but that day is long past.

Bands: beware.

Pros: None

Cons: All

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I do not recommend this venue. Though the short lines outside make the bar appealing from the outside, once you enter this dank cavern, you realize why... The space is not only unaccommodating, but it's trivial and boring. However, I was meeting friends there, so we decided to grab a drink before we left. The bartenders refused to serve new patrons and told us they would only serve "friends first". And everyone else waited helplessly at the bar to get drinks. I didn't realize bars made money by putting business on hold and handpicking who they wanted money from.
There are tons of bars on that street. Trust me. Find another one...

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★☆☆☆☆

I do not recommend this venue. Though the short lines outside make the bar appealing from the outside, once you enter this dank cavern, you realize why... The space is not only unaccommodating, but it's trivial and boring. However, I was meeting friends there, so we decided to grab a drink before we left. The bartenders refused to serve new patrons and told us they would only serve "friends first". And everyone else waited helplessly at the bar to get drinks. I didn't realize bars made money by putting business on hold and handpicking who they wanted money from.
There are tons of bars on that street. Trust me. Find another one...

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do NOT go here! below average music selection, one of the worst & quietest sound systems i've ever heard around the dance floor, overcrowded... plus the coat check is strategically placed at the far end of the dance floor, so the entire night people are pushing and shoving you to check/pick up their coats as you try to dance to the music you can barely hear. it's among the worst of the LES.

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★☆☆☆☆

do NOT go here! below average music selection, one of the worst & quietest sound systems i've ever heard around the dance floor, overcrowded... plus the coat check is strategically placed at the far end of the dance floor, so the entire night people are pushing and shoving you to check/pick up their coats as you try to dance to the music you can barely hear. it's among the worst of the LES.

Pros: no cover (but there's a clear reason why)

Cons: bad music, bad sound system, rude staff, overcrowded with boring people

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The music here is so awesome, absolutely no complaints!

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★★★★☆

The music here is so awesome, absolutely no complaints!

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Booked on a Friday night for our 3rd show here. First two were decent weeknight experiences, so we thought we'd see what a Friday night show was like. We get a call midday saying that several bands had cancelled and asking if we are still playing. We tell them yes. They tell us we can basically go on whenever we like and play for however long we like. So we tell them we'll play at 9:30 as agreed. We get there around 8:45 and find out that the club is overbooked for the night (what?) and we will need to play a short set (30 mins). The downstairs bar smells like either garbage or dead human beings, hard to tell which. Apparently, the club was booked for too many bands and a private party. The club owner cuts the set short (to 4 songs!) to make room for the private party (poor partygoers had to put up with the smell of trash) then when asked about it, he says he doesn't care whatsoever because the bar isn't a live music venue.

If you are a band, stay FAR AWAY from Fat Baby. If you are a bargoer, find a different bar. The bar was empty on a Friday night, probably owing to the horrendous smell.

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★☆☆☆☆

Booked on a Friday night for our 3rd show here. First two were decent weeknight experiences, so we thought we'd see what a Friday night show was like. We get a call midday saying that several bands had cancelled and asking if we are still playing. We tell them yes. They tell us we can basically go on whenever we like and play for however long we like. So we tell them we'll play at 9:30 as agreed. We get there around 8:45 and find out that the club is overbooked for the night (what?) and we will need to play a short set (30 mins). The downstairs bar smells like either garbage or dead human beings, hard to tell which. Apparently, the club was booked for too many bands and a private party. The club owner cuts the set short (to 4 songs!) to make room for the private party (poor partygoers had to put up with the smell of trash) then when asked about it, he says he doesn't care whatsoever because the bar isn't a live music venue.

If you are a band, stay FAR AWAY from Fat Baby. If you are a bargoer, find a different bar. The bar was empty on a Friday night, probably owing to the horrendous smell.

Pros: It's a bar. I guess that's a pro.

Cons: Disgusting smell, poorly managed

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Threw a birthday party here recently and had a great time. We had our own space on the second floor with reasonably-priced bottles, good music, and a fun crowd. Fat Baby is popular without being pretentious. I highly recommend it for a birthday.

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★★★★☆

Threw a birthday party here recently and had a great time. We had our own space on the second floor with reasonably-priced bottles, good music, and a fun crowd. Fat Baby is popular without being pretentious. I highly recommend it for a birthday.

Pros: Music, reasonable prices, good people, nice chandeliers

Cons: crowded, get there early!

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I have had 2 parties at fat baby (for friends) and i have had great experiences both times. it gets crowded later in the night, so tell your friends to come early (before 12). you can get a table without getting a bottle which is sick.... staff is nice and accommodating, music is awesome (good mix of different things, something for everyone), downstairs is fun for dancing, good looking crowd, drinks arent crazy expensive. really an awesome place, one of my favorites in the city.

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★★★★★

I have had 2 parties at fat baby (for friends) and i have had great experiences both times. it gets crowded later in the night, so tell your friends to come early (before 12). you can get a table without getting a bottle which is sick.... staff is nice and accommodating, music is awesome (good mix of different things, something for everyone), downstairs is fun for dancing, good looking crowd, drinks arent crazy expensive. really an awesome place, one of my favorites in the city.

Pros: awesome music, good parties and staff

Cons: crowded late at night

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Pathetic how fat babys owners (evanford) also rate their own clubs! guess they have no creativity and are desparate for good reviews. Seriously, look how Evanford goes around rating this bar (I bet they rated ther other bar Spitzers too), nice one. Well looks like I took the name masondixon so they cant hide behind that one. I wonder what evanford will say about his 3rd bar (mason dixon), I bet he will give it great reviews b/c he is sooo pathetic .what a joke!!! somebody needs to call him out on this

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★☆☆☆☆

Pathetic how fat babys owners (evanford) also rate their own clubs! guess they have no creativity and are desparate for good reviews. Seriously, look how Evanford goes around rating this bar (I bet they rated ther other bar Spitzers too), nice one. Well looks like I took the name masondixon so they cant hide behind that one. I wonder what evanford will say about his 3rd bar (mason dixon), I bet he will give it great reviews b/c he is sooo pathetic .what a joke!!! somebody needs to call him out on this

Cons: owner is evanford

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Fat Baby is THE PLACE to have a party. Not to mention that it is one of the few remining small music venues on the LES where you can catch local bands before they sell out. I threw a friend's b-day (surprise!!!) there last week. Staff was really cool, and we had a great time. Love the victorian pinup wallpaper. And the cute bartenders!

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★★★★★

Fat Baby is THE PLACE to have a party. Not to mention that it is one of the few remining small music venues on the LES where you can catch local bands before they sell out. I threw a friend's b-day (surprise!!!) there last week. Staff was really cool, and we had a great time. Love the victorian pinup wallpaper. And the cute bartenders!

Pros: atmosphere, people watching, comfy booths

Cons: crowded

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i dont get why this place got bad reveiws. i had a blast!
reasonably priced drinks, great music! we all got drunk as hell! haha

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★★★★★

i dont get why this place got bad reveiws. i had a blast!
reasonably priced drinks, great music! we all got drunk as hell! haha

Pros: music, crowdd

Cons: ??

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Unless you really enjoy hanging out with, or are part of the bridge & tunnel crowd, STAY AWAY! The place is overcrowded, they overcharge, and management is terrible. the line is definitely NOT worth the wait. i reserved a spot for a party and promised a minimum spend; i agreed to all their terms and even put a down payment as requested. not only did they not regulate the reserved spot (they allowed anyone and everyone in the area), but they didn't even return my full downpayment after my party exceeded the minimum spend by 3 times. they ignore both my calls and emails requesting that the error be corrected. this is the place for you if you like getting ripped off from a packed nasty bar. for better music, drinks, scene, look across the street or walk a block in any direction and you'll find a better deal.

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★☆☆☆☆

Unless you really enjoy hanging out with, or are part of the bridge & tunnel crowd, STAY AWAY! The place is overcrowded, they overcharge, and management is terrible. the line is definitely NOT worth the wait. i reserved a spot for a party and promised a minimum spend; i agreed to all their terms and even put a down payment as requested. not only did they not regulate the reserved spot (they allowed anyone and everyone in the area), but they didn't even return my full downpayment after my party exceeded the minimum spend by 3 times. they ignore both my calls and emails requesting that the error be corrected. this is the place for you if you like getting ripped off from a packed nasty bar. for better music, drinks, scene, look across the street or walk a block in any direction and you'll find a better deal.

Pros: anyone and everyone gets in

Cons: Overcrowded, bad crowd, bad service, shady management, anyone and everyone gets in

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i went to fat baby last night. the line was around the block but i waited as it seemed to be moving quickly. i went inside to find a bar packed with button down pink shirts, crew cuts, and beer swinging investment bankers. this is not a hipster bar, in fact, this isn't even a cool bar. it suffers from what any club in new york city suffers from - the moment lame new york city transplants who live 4 to an apartment in whack murray hill find out about it...its gone to hell.

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★☆☆☆☆

i went to fat baby last night. the line was around the block but i waited as it seemed to be moving quickly. i went inside to find a bar packed with button down pink shirts, crew cuts, and beer swinging investment bankers. this is not a hipster bar, in fact, this isn't even a cool bar. it suffers from what any club in new york city suffers from - the moment lame new york city transplants who live 4 to an apartment in whack murray hill find out about it...its gone to hell.

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I went to Fat Baby about a week ago and plan to go back. The prices for any draft beer being only 6 dollars is really reasonable. The music was also really good gave the place a great vibe.

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★★★★☆

I went to Fat Baby about a week ago and plan to go back. The prices for any draft beer being only 6 dollars is really reasonable. The music was also really good gave the place a great vibe.

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This is the best place I've been on the lower east side. I had my birthday party on the mezzanine, I'll definitely recommend it to all my mates. Cheers!

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★★★★☆

This is the best place I've been on the lower east side. I had my birthday party on the mezzanine, I'll definitely recommend it to all my mates. Cheers!

Pros: Music, People, Atmosphere

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This is my first time on city search but I signed up because I really want people to hear this information about Fat Baby. This alleged hipster bar, in reality, caters to a client-base of bridge and tunnel I-bankers and people trying way to hard. The most rock that was played was kanye west.

The real problem, though, aside from the incredibly dirty bathrooms (with severe plumbing and smell problems), the staff is just so rude and unnecessarily pretentious. The last time I was there, I actually witnessed a short Caucasian waitress and the club's unprofessional booking staff engage in physical fights and harass the only black and brown customers at this club.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is my first time on city search but I signed up because I really want people to hear this information about Fat Baby. This alleged hipster bar, in reality, caters to a client-base of bridge and tunnel I-bankers and people trying way to hard. The most rock that was played was kanye west.

The real problem, though, aside from the incredibly dirty bathrooms (with severe plumbing and smell problems), the staff is just so rude and unnecessarily pretentious. The last time I was there, I actually witnessed a short Caucasian waitress and the club's unprofessional booking staff engage in physical fights and harass the only black and brown customers at this club.

Pros: none.

Cons: lame music. too many wannabe hipsters in leggings. bridge and tunnel.

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dont even waste your time, this place is lame, big hype for no reaon, velvet rope is a gimmick, there is nothing going on in there but a bunch of ugly fat losers

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★☆☆☆☆

dont even waste your time, this place is lame, big hype for no reaon, velvet rope is a gimmick, there is nothing going on in there but a bunch of ugly fat losers

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This is my first review on citysearch. But I was compelled to write about how awesome Fat Baby is. The music and bands are always diverse and there happy hour prices are unbeatable. Plus, the staff are fun and really nice.

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★★★★★

This is my first review on citysearch. But I was compelled to write about how awesome Fat Baby is. The music and bands are always diverse and there happy hour prices are unbeatable. Plus, the staff are fun and really nice.

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Fat Baby is typical of what's all wrong in most NYC bars/music venues these days. The door guy was harrassing us to bring in more friends, as if it were up to us to make up for the fact that the place was almost empty. We were there to see a rock show downstairs, and I found the flatscreen TV's upstairs with a football game playing very loudly on them confusing to say the least. I didn't think Fat Baby would be moonlighting as a sports bar. The show at least was really good, but the second it ended, the staff started cleaning up and packing things up. We thought we could at least finish the drinks we had bought at the bar downstairs, because -- ya know -- we'd been buying drinks all night and it was still 10 p.m. One employee actually made us get off our stools so he could stack them in a corner. We were then shooed upstairs and forced to listen to a DJ spinning techno and trance. Considering we were there to see a rock show, we didn't feel compelled to hang around much longer. Needless to say, we were not impressed with the pushy staff and the air of desperation to sell as many drinks as possible.

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★☆☆☆☆

Fat Baby is typical of what's all wrong in most NYC bars/music venues these days. The door guy was harrassing us to bring in more friends, as if it were up to us to make up for the fact that the place was almost empty. We were there to see a rock show downstairs, and I found the flatscreen TV's upstairs with a football game playing very loudly on them confusing to say the least. I didn't think Fat Baby would be moonlighting as a sports bar. The show at least was really good, but the second it ended, the staff started cleaning up and packing things up. We thought we could at least finish the drinks we had bought at the bar downstairs, because -- ya know -- we'd been buying drinks all night and it was still 10 p.m. One employee actually made us get off our stools so he could stack them in a corner. We were then shooed upstairs and forced to listen to a DJ spinning techno and trance. Considering we were there to see a rock show, we didn't feel compelled to hang around much longer. Needless to say, we were not impressed with the pushy staff and the air of desperation to sell as many drinks as possible.

Cons: Pushy staff, Lame format, Bad vibe

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If there's not a party going on, its a great place to chill during the week with awesomely intimate rockshows downstairs early on ( during the week the downstairs usually closes after the shows end ). If you want to meet your special someone for a quiet drink a little later in the evening, head upstairs to the mezz for a little more private conversation...our bartender was totally understanding! Excellent music too. The few weekend nights I've stopped by have generally been off the hook and a little too crazy for me. Definitely worth stopping by for one though.

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★★★★★

If there's not a party going on, its a great place to chill during the week with awesomely intimate rockshows downstairs early on ( during the week the downstairs usually closes after the shows end ). If you want to meet your special someone for a quiet drink a little later in the evening, head upstairs to the mezz for a little more private conversation...our bartender was totally understanding! Excellent music too. The few weekend nights I've stopped by have generally been off the hook and a little too crazy for me. Definitely worth stopping by for one though.

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This place is awesome. They played Sexyback and it rocked the house. It was even better when they played it again an hour later. Very cool and hip crowd. We partyed hearty all night. Seriously, no great bars like this in Yorkville. On the PATH train home, my friends couldn't stop talking about how much fun they had.

2
★★★★★

This place is awesome. They played Sexyback and it rocked the house. It was even better when they played it again an hour later. Very cool and hip crowd. We partyed hearty all night. Seriously, no great bars like this in Yorkville. On the PATH train home, my friends couldn't stop talking about how much fun they had.

Pros: Kickin' DJ

Cons: A lot of questionable people in the surrounding neighborhood

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Tuesday nights rock!! kickass tunes and an amazing energy level!
this is my new tuesday night hangout

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★★★★★

Tuesday nights rock!! kickass tunes and an amazing energy level!
this is my new tuesday night hangout

Pros: live bands and great Dj's. wicked chandelier from the mezz.

Cons: doesnt get rolling til 10ish (hard to drag my butt to work the next day!)

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hot bartenders and great music. it gets packed but its still a shitload of fun.
sometimes it starts a bit late but get there early to carve out seats. i highly recommend the mezzanine. it oversees everything and has a great vibe.

2
★★★★★

hot bartenders and great music. it gets packed but its still a shitload of fun.
sometimes it starts a bit late but get there early to carve out seats. i highly recommend the mezzanine. it oversees everything and has a great vibe.

Pros: lots of nooks to hang out and every seat in the house is a good one

Cons: gets crowded

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This place was great last Saturday night. Friendly bartenders, diverse and attractive crowd, good mix of music (that stays away from recent Top 40 hits, thankfully) and an interesting layout make this a great spot to check out. Drinks aren't unbearably expensive, either. Definitely recommended.

2
★★★★★

This place was great last Saturday night. Friendly bartenders, diverse and attractive crowd, good mix of music (that stays away from recent Top 40 hits, thankfully) and an interesting layout make this a great spot to check out. Drinks aren't unbearably expensive, either. Definitely recommended.

Pros: Music, layout, friendly bar staff. Drinks aren't too overpriced.

Cons: There's one bottleneck in the layout in the middle of the bar where carrying drinks can prove tricky, but it's manageable.

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They had a DJ for happy hour and a specialty cocktail list which they only do on thursday. A few of my friends wandered in and we will be coming back next thursday and my birthday party.

2
★★★★★

They had a DJ for happy hour and a specialty cocktail list which they only do on thursday. A few of my friends wandered in and we will be coming back next thursday and my birthday party.

Pros: Plenty of room to sit down, 3 levels allow room to hide

Cons: upstairs is quite large

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great djs, excellent crowd, good drinks, cool space, and no-attitude bartenders. i have never had less than an excellent time here.

2
★★★★★

great djs, excellent crowd, good drinks, cool space, and no-attitude bartenders. i have never had less than an excellent time here.

Pros: djs/music, aesthetic, bartenders

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This LES bar/venue has more nooks to hang out in than any other bar I've ever been too. From the mezzanine to the cave like downstairs venue, this place feels like 3 different bars. Good music, cheap drinks.

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★★★★★

This LES bar/venue has more nooks to hang out in than any other bar I've ever been too. From the mezzanine to the cave like downstairs venue, this place feels like 3 different bars. Good music, cheap drinks.

Pros: Music, Drinks, Crowd

 

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