Black Tap Craft Burgers and Beer has been an NYC foodie’s hot spot since achieving internet fame in 2016 for their extravagant milkshakes and stacked burgers. In fact, this writer herself has spent the better part of a Wednesday afternoon waiting on a twenty person line for the chance to devour a Bison Burger with a side of French Fries and Sour Cream and Onion Dip -- and regrets nothing. Luckily, however, the lines at your nearest Black Tap might just get a little more manageable, as on Wednesday, June 14th, the burger joint held a party celebrating the opening of a 5th location on the Lower East Side.
The newest addition to the Black Tap brand, for which no expense was spared, boasts a full bar, tables in the front, leather-backed booths in the back, and fresh wall art by street artist Fumero. It is the perfect setting for a mixer, and guests were free to explore all areas of the new space while sipping on specially crafted cocktails and enjoying the food, which was served family style, with tray after tray brought out from the kitchen and handed out to party-goers.
In their party menu, Black Tap showed that they would be sticking to their signature items -- their bacon stuffed Texan Burger, All American Burger, and brownie topped Brooklyn Blackout Milkshake all made appearances throughout the night. Other popular favorites included Korean BBQ Wings, Sweet Potato Fries, and Onion Rings. The restaurant also debuted a never before seen milkshake topped with Fruity Pebbles flakes and a cereal bar, which is sure to earn a permanent spot on their menu.
Overall, the newest Black Tap promises to carry on the foodie legacy of its predecessors with just as much, if not more, style. So if you are having an insatiable burger and milkshake craving, head on down to 177 Ludlow Street and have your own Instagram-worthy meal -- right after the fifteen people lined up in front of you.