Fatpour Tap Works | Ukrainian Village/East Village | Craft Beer, Corner Tap, Bar/Lounge, Burgers, Pizza | Bar
Bar from the Big Onion Tavern Group, featuring 50 beers on tap and scores more by the bottle.

Our Review

Yet another sports bar on Division, Fatpour Tap Works is a little better than you might expect, mainly due to its standout beer list: 50 taps and 100 more bottles and cans from breweries including Evil Twin, Jolly Pumpkin, Lost Abbey, and Mikkeller. The website boasts that a two-story glass keg cooler allows you to "watch our tap system stream over 2 miles of beer overhead to the bar and table taps," though in reality there's very little action visible within the cooler. Apart from this centerpiece, the place looks very much like any other sports bar, with wood floors, high wood tables, dim lighting, and dozens of flat-screen TVs. The food I tried wasn't good enough to be described as a cut above average: mac 'n' cheese with shallots, garlic, beer-braised pork butt, spinach, dried tomato, and "smoked Gouda cream" sounded great but was light on the mix-ins and fairly bland; salt and pepper would have improved it but they were nowhere to be found (and neither was our waitress). "Airline" chicken, on the other hand, was outstanding, seared until crispy and lightly seasoned; french fries were pretty decent too. The bar takes its name from its 22-ounce draft pour, served in a frosted mug. Fortunately this isn't an option for all drafts; 22 ounces of the Allagash Curieux, a bourbon-barrel-aged tripel that weighs in at 11 percent alcohol, could be dangerous in that quantity. Our server wasn't particularly well versed in the beers, but she was willing to bring us generous samples—nice, if not quite enough to compensate for a noise level so high, even on a Sunday night, that my friend and I could barely hear each other.

Julia Thiel

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Yet another sports bar on Division, Fatpour Tap Works is a little better than you might expect, mainly due to its standout beer list: 50 taps and 100 more bottles and cans from breweries including Evil Twin, Jolly Pumpkin, Lost Abbey, and Mikkeller. The website boasts that a two-story glass keg cooler allows you to "watch our tap system stream over 2 miles of beer overhead to the bar and table taps," though in reality there's very little action visible within the cooler. The bar takes its name from its 22-ounce draft pour, served in a frosted mug. Fortunately this isn't an option for all drafts; 22 ounces of the Allagash Curieux, a bourbon-barrel-aged tripel that weighs in at 11 percent alcohol, could be dangerous in that quantity. Our server wasn't particularly well versed in the beers, but she was willing to bring us generous samples—nice, if not quite enough to compensate for a noise level so high, even on a Sunday night, that my friend and I could barely hear each other. —Julia Thiel

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