Black Tap, a relative newcomer to the NYC burger fray, draws crowds daily at both its original Soho location and its spinoff on West 14th Street Many of those people are lining up for the elaborate milkshakes, which became a viral hit on Facebook and Instagram a few months ago. Building on the success of those burgers and shakes, the Black Tap team is gearing up to open a new dining room below the original location of the restaurant to handle the overflow. The new subterranean space, dubbed Black Tap Down, will have a luncheonette-style layout, and a menu of burgers and crazy shakes just like the one upstairs.
Before opening Black Tap, chef Joe Isidori ran the show at two well-received but ill-fated restaurants: Southfork Kitchen and Arthur on Smith. He landed at Chalkpoint Kitchen two years ago, and then he opened the burger bar next door around this time last year.
Black Tap Down is slated to open next month.