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

Posted on: August 10th, 2016 at 5:11 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

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).

This image has been archived or removed.

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

Recent Stories

Taco Mix Opens Lower East Side Restaurant on Delancey Street

Taco Mix just launched its newest city outpost. Headquartered on Delancey Street, the fast casual establishment is a year in the making, and began serving last week. Founded on 116th Street in 1991, Taco Mix is known for its al pastor tacos, and considered by many as one of the city’s best. The Spanish Harlem-based […]

Street Artist Fixes ‘27 Club’ Mural on Rivington Street

Friends don’t let friends have their murals tagged without recourse. For the “27 Club” piece on Rivington Street, it meant Hektad to the rescue. You’ll recall that earlier this month, a group of no-name taggers scrawled over the headshots painted by Eduardo Kobra. This action prompted a response letter from the community about how amateur […]

Local 138 Reopens on Friday with New Orchard Street Bar

It took four months, but the reboot of Local 138 is days from opening at its new Orchard Street home. Local 138, which had occupied its namesake Ludlow address since 1996, announced the closure and move and impending move to 181 Orchard back in January. Work has been underway since. A downsizing not entirely its […]

NYPD Shut Down Adidas 99-Cent Sneaker Stunt on the Bowery Yesterday After it Turned Violent

Police yesterday morning shut down an out-of-control Bowery pop-up selling a limited-edition sneaker collaboration between adidas and AriZona Iced Tea. The huge crowds were the collective answer to the question, what happens when you sell a rare sneaker for 99 cents? The collaboration yielded two limited-quantity styles – Yung 1 and Continental. Both were available […]

Watch this Brazen Tagger Desecrate Louis Vuitton Logo on Ludlow Street

It’s clear that the locals aren’t too thrilled with the invasive Louis Vuitton pop-up at Ludlow and Rivington Streets. And one brazen tagger proved it. Midday Wednesday, a youngster jumped onto the building’s garbage bin and quickly spray-painted over the company logo. The graffiti lasted for a couple hours before it was buffed away. As […]