Our Story

Black Tap - SOHO Location Exterior

Black Tap was born in downtown New York City: Soho, 2015.

We opened our first 15-seat joint with one goal in mind: To serve great burgers, beers and shakes in an upbeat setting with a New York vibe all its own.

We started simply. Our take on burgers: upscale but not fussed-up, our award-winning burgers have received mad respect in a short amount of time. Then came our whimsical, over-the-top CrazyShake® milkshakes. The burgers got noticed and the CrazyShake® milkshakes lit up the Internet.

We’ve since expanded from Soho to locations in Midtown NYC, California and Vegas. Also Europe, Asia and the Middle East. And every Black Tap still keeps it real. With old-school tunes. Our signature downtown décor. And a menu that goes beyond our award-winning burgers and CrazyShake® milkshakes with wings and salads, a vegan burger, and veggies that make you wanna eat your greens.

Wherever Black Tap heads head next, we’ll keep bringing it. Our knack for great food, our sense of spontaneity, and our downtown NYC street style.

We’re having fun at Black Tap. Come kick it with us.
Black Tap - Craft Cheeseburger With Fries


We’re proud of our burgers and they consistently win recognition as the best from the likes of NYCWFF’s Burger Bash, Time Out, Zagat, and Dan’s GrillHampton (we could go on, but that’d just be bragging). And now our burgers are starting to rack up wins around the world too.

Wondering how we do it? Black Tap burgers are only flipped once, layered with two slices of cheese, and griddled (not grilled) to medium. And we always serve it up on a potato roll with lettuce, tomato, and a pickle on the side.

We show the love to the rest of our menu too. Our Korean BBQ wings are award-winners in their own right, and our burger salads, vegan dishes and vegetable sides mean all kinds of eaters can get in on the Black Tap fun too.

Black Tap - CrazyShake


It was all a dream, that quickly turned into the CrazyShake® milkshake.

Since we first introduced them in 2015, our CrazyShake® milkshakes have received nothin’ but love and recognition around the world.

Our milkshakes start with something familiar and then take it over the top. A shake topped with a slice of cake? Cookies “glued” to the side of the rim? Topped with never ending cotton candy? That’s how we do.

With fun partnerships (like Hershey’s and Netflix) and limited-time local creations using regional ingredients, we’re always spinnin’ up something new for you to sip.

Black Tap - Craft Beer


Craft beer is in our hearts, our DNA – even our identity (we took our name from the black tap-handles that you find in craft beer bars).

From mainstay classics and our own limited-edition Black Tap brews to rotating seasonal lists and collaborations with local microbrewers, we’ve got something for every beer lover.

The suds are just the beginning. We take craft cocktails just as seriously, with playful takes on the classics and seasonal offerings.

Black Tap - Location Interior


All the love in New York has inspired us to expand across the US and around the globe. From our first 15-seat counter bar in SoHo, we’re now operating on both coasts, along with Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Wherever we go, people dig it.

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