Here’s What to Expect from the New ‘Black Tap’ on Ludlow Street

Posted on: August 10th, 2016 at 5:11 am by
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Popular burgers-and-shakes restaurant Black Tap has chosen the Lower East Side for its newest location. As previously reported, ownership settled on 177 Ludlow Street, a building that formerly housed Earthmatters (and 100 Montaditos).

Joe Isidori and partner Christopher Barish currently seek a beer-wine license for Black Tap LES. And barring any major catastrophes, it’ll probably happen. Which means you should brace for the long lines their $15 “garnished milkshakes” seem to attract.

Plans submitted to Community Board 3 for beer-wine consideration this month call for thirty tables and ninety seats inside the restaurant. There is one bar with twelve stools, including a seating area for the shake/dessert orders. Like its SoHo outpost, expect a menu comprised of craft beer, burgers, and milkshakes the menu (see below).

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Isidori and Barish together founded Black Tap at 529 Broome Street in SoHo last March. It’s named after the curious fact that most beer taps have a little black handle. A flood of humanity followed thanks to the success of its milkshakes. So, yeah, more congestion for Hell Square…

177 Ludlow Street is owned by controversial landlord Samy Mahfar. Prior applicants for 177 Ludlow (e.g. Quality Eats) weren’t considered largely due to this fact. Yet, given this application if for a beer-wine, an approval is all but guaranteed. Don’t be surprised if they return within a year for a full liquor upgrade.

Check out the menu:

Black Tap Lower East Side

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