Fat Baby

★★★★★
Fat Baby is a multi-level bar/lounge located in the Lower East Side. It is both a rock and roll venue and a unique combination of downtown NYC nightlife in an LA-inspired lounge setting. The top floor features a 35-foot purple heart bar, which stretches the entire length of the front section of the bar, followed by a bi-level lounge area with a mezzine that provides booth style seating as well as an overhanging DJ booth. DJ's spin hear Thursday to Saturday. The downstairs level is where live bands perform every night of the week. The bar is made of Zebra wood and the walls are lined with the original stone of the building, giving this room the feel of a downtown speakeasy.
  • 112 Rivington St # 1 # 1

    New York, NY 10002

    Cross street: Cross Streets bet. Essex & Ludlow Streets

    Map & Directions
  • 212-533-1888

About Fat Baby

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Daily 6pm-4am

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Shitty to play if you're in a band. You go there to perform for no pay.. and get treated like crap by the security people. Every time I'd go out for a cigarette, there's a different guy at the door.

Like seriously these guys can't stay at

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★★★★★

Shitty to play if you're in a band. You go there to perform for no pay.. and get treated like crap by the security people. Every time I'd go out for a cigarette, there's a different guy at the door.

Like seriously these guys can't stay at

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I showed up last Wendesday and my mind was blown. This place is dope... dim lights around all sexy setup...perfect to meet people. I was hearing some bad ass tunes coming for the underground so I went down to the basement and checked out a

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★★★★★

I showed up last Wendesday and my mind was blown. This place is dope... dim lights around all sexy setup...perfect to meet people. I was hearing some bad ass tunes coming for the underground so I went down to the basement and checked out a

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I stopped by FatBaby for the first time last Wednesday to check out the scene. I was told that a great band plays every Wednesday night, and as a music blogger, I just needed to check things out. I was extremely impressed. FatBaby has a

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★★★★★

I stopped by FatBaby for the first time last Wednesday to check out the scene. I was told that a great band plays every Wednesday night, and as a music blogger, I just needed to check things out. I was extremely impressed. FatBaby has a

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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.

3
★★★★★

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

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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

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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

3
★★★★★

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

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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

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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

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

3
★★★★★

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

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

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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

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. \r
It was great being

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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. \r
It was great being

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,

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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,

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

3
★★★★★

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

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

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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

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....

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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....

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),

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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),

Cons: owner is evanford

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

Pros: music, crowdd

Cons: ??

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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

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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

Pros: atmosphere, people watching, comfy booths

Cons: crowded

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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

3
★★★★★

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

3
★★★★★

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

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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

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

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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

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

3
★★★★★

Tuesday nights rock!! kickass tunes and an amazing energy level!\r
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.\r
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.

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★★★★★

hot bartenders and great music. it gets packed but its still a shitload of fun.\r
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

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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

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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