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Original Fat Cat's

Map & Directions 320 SW Second St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
  • Daily 5pm-4am
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Smoking, Wheelchair Accessible


New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Description

For those seeking a grittier alternative to the suits and heels scene on Las Olas Boulevard, Fat Cat's is a downtown Fort Lauderdale mainstay featuring dark, Americana-littered walls, an eclectic program of local live music, and a formidable selection of cheap beer. Active types dance and sing along an inch from the stage, while the sullen sit in the shadows watching, drinking, and loving every minute of it. Shoot a game of pool, groove to the live reggae on Wednesday nights, or hang out on the front patio for some great people-watching.

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  • Lindsey220 wrote a review for Original Fat Cat's
    on 03/05/10

    Great reggae. Laid back atmosphere. good place

  • on 05/06/09

    Whereas many drink-slingers say they're only working the clubs until they land that modeling contract, win the Nobel Prize, or meet a sugar mama across the counter, Don Singleton treats his job like a profession and a craft. Even when he's off duty, he has kind words for his co-workers and gets people psyched about the bar. He can always be counted on for a Hawaiian shirt and a... More >>

  • migbravo wrote a review for Original Fat Cat's
    on 05/05/09

    .....can we please limit the amount of cover bands in FTL. This bar would my favorite bar if it werent for all the cliche cover bands every weekend. That is what puts Poor House over the edge for me.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Francis M. on 08/18/10

    Be polite... Introduce your self... It will get you everywhere... Oh yeah... Start a tab before 10pm get happy hour prices all night....

  • Eric B. on 09/17/10

    Big Frank loves being kicked in the balls. If you kick him and he falls you win prize.

  • Something L. on 12/10/12

    Hit on drunk girls by looking up a picture of an adorable puppy on Google images and say it's yours. Works every time

  • Fourth Dimension on 11/30/11

    Fourth Dimension brings the roots rock reggae on Wednesdays 11:30pm-3:30am. www.4thdimension.org

  • Danielle A. on 10/11/11

    Erica needs to stop drinking all the Cake Vodka! Leave some for the rest of us!!!!!!

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