April 23, 2018

Table for Two #16: Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer

Rachel of Hello, Chelly and I have teamed up once more to bring you a collaboration that involves two of my favorite things: New York City and food. Welcome to Table for Two, where the two of us will be highlighting restaurants and dessert spots in New York City. Each month, you'll be hearing our personal opinions on the place and the food! This month, we're featuring the same restaurant - Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer. I'm talking about the burgers, while Rachel's going to be featuring their (very Instagram-worthy) milkshakes!

I've only visited Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer twice. That's not too soon to declare that I'm going to harbor a lifelong affection for it, is it? Because it's true. I'm genuinely a fan of this restaurant, and it makes me happy that their offerings live up to the hype that surrounds this place. (I also have to give it to those people who hyped it up, because I would never have tried it without that.)

The Midtown location is the one I've visited (though I'd like to see what their two other New York locations are like at some point), and the waiting I've had to do in line was not too long for both visits. Upon entering the place, the first thing that will strike you are the colorful visuals juxtaposed with the cozy ambiance. Shortly afterwards, your ears will register the upbeat tunes - usually old school tracks at this location, or at least it's been for my past two visits - that pump constantly through the speakers. The host will lead you to your table, whether it's a cozy booth at the back, a regular old table, or a seat at the counter space. I've tried the first and the third, and both areas were pretty comfortable (though I would've liked a space to put my bag on for the counter area). 

There are so many burgers and sides and drinks and milkshakes on offer that it'll likely take some time to make your choice! This time around, I decided on The Texan Burger (prime burger, aged cheddar, crispy onion ring, bacon, sweet baby rays bbq and mayo) and Rachel picked the The All-American Burger (prime burger, lettuce, pickles, american cheese, special sauce, with the tomato removed). Both burgers were delicious! I normally don't manage to finish non-fast food burgers, since the servings tend to be huge. But their burgers are just so good that I always just have to have 'one more bite' until I've suddenly managed to decimate my entire sandwich. Plus, there's the added bonus of their fries being just the right amount of crispy and seasoned to be tasty and addictive!

I can genuinely say that Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer is my current favorite spot for burgers in the city (and well worth the potential wait in line to get in, especially during the dinner rush and probably on weekends, though I can't speak to the latter from personal experience). Their food is genuinely good (as are the milkshakes, which Rachel will talk about). I'll totally be going back for more (especially because I'd also like to try their craft beers)! 

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer is located in Midtown (136 W 55th St.), SoHo (529 Broome Street) and the Lower East Side (177 Ludlow Street).


  1. Love these photos :D You two are so cute. <3 And ahh, I love seeing these posts of yours. YAY for this awesome burger place :D I love a good burger. And also, the place looks so pretty and awesome. Thank you for sharing :)


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