Now Open: Black Tap Lower East Side

General food news



Erica Schecter /Kelly Fordham
Bullfrog + Baum, 212.255.6717



The Black Tap Empire Opens its Newest Location in the

Lower East Side

World-Famous Milkshakes and Award-Winning Burgers Find a New Home in the LES  



New York (June 19, 2017)- Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer, from Chef/Owner Joe Isidori and Owner Chris Barish, will now offer its award-winning burgers and world-renowned milkshakes to New York’s Lower East Side (LES) neighborhood today.

“We’re so excited to introduce the newest addition of the Black Tap family to the Lower East Side”, says Black Tap Chef/Owner Joe Isidori. “It’s such a vibrant and lively neighbor, and we can’t wait to be a part of this community and share our craft burgers and Crazy Shakes.”

The menu pays homage to the classic American Luncheonette, with burgers ranging from the All-American and The Texan burger, to The Greg Norman wagyu beef burger -- the two-time winner of the coveted People’s Choice Award at the New York City Wine & Food Festival’s Burger Bash. Recent additions like the Crispy Chicken Sandwich, with Korean BBQ, buttermilk coleslaw, cilantro, fresh lime and spicy mayo and The Vegan Burger, a black bean patty with vegan mayo, pickled onions and salsa verde will be offered as well. Black Tap’s award-winning Spicy Korean BBQ wings will round out the menu with sides likecrispy brussels sprouts and teriyaki broccoli.


A new Crazy Shake will debut at Black Tap LES, The Cake Shakea cake batter shake with a vanilla frosted rim with rainbow sprinkles topped with a funfetti cake, whipped cream and a cherry. The shake menu will also include original Crazy Shake favorites such as Cotton CandySweet N' Salty, and Cookie Shake, with newcomers The Bam Bam Shake and Cookies ‘N Cream Supreme, and classic Shakes such as Black Cherry, Caramel and Nutella.


Black Tap LES will also offer an extensive selection of American craft beers on tap along with wine, soju, and sake-based cocktails including the Spicy Margarita with jalapeño infused soju and fresh lime, theTokyo Lemonade with citrus sake, yuzu, and lemon, and The Black Tap Mule with soju, fresh lime, mint, and ginger beer, and more.


With 55 seats and an expansive private dining area, the restaurant boasts one of a kind art from celebrated street artist, Fumero, who has been commissioned to produce an exclusive Black Tap mural highlighting elements of New York City life.


Black Tap Lower East Side is located on 177 Ludlow Street, between Houston Street and Stanton Street. Opening hours are 11am to 2am, seven days a week. For more information, please visit, or follow Black Tap on Facebook and Instagram@blacktapnyc.




About Black Tap

With décor that harkens back to old school hip hop and rock and roll, Black Tap is an homage to the great American luncheonette experience.  Chef/Owner Joe Isidori’s menu features burgers ranging from the classic All-American to The Vegan Burger, along with burger salad options, spicy Korean wings and sides such as Teriyaki Broccoli and Crispy Brussels Sprouts.  The Greg Norman Burger, with wagyu beef, house buttermilk-dill dressing, blue cheese, and arugula won “People’s Choice” at the New York City Wine & Food Festival’s Burger Bash competition in both 2015 and 2016. Furthermore, Black Tap’s signature “Crazy Shakes” have reached worldwide acclaim with their whimsical and over the top decorations and flavors such as The Cotton Candy, Sweet n’ Salty, and The Bam Bam Shake. Black Tap has four locations in New York City and opened its first international location in Dubai in January 2017. Isidori’s debut cookbook, Craft Burgers & Crazy Shakes from Black Tap (Pam Krauss), was released in November 2016. Black Tap Shake Trucks have recently hit the streets of New York this summer, launching in June 2017.



Erica Schecter /Kelly Fordham
Bullfrog + Baum, 212.255.6717