Black Tap is looking to get even bigger. The relatively new burger restaurant — which has become flooded with customers after its crazy milkshakes went viral — is eyeing new spaces in other neighborhoods, including the Upper West Side and Midtown, a spokesman with the restaurant confirms. Currently, prorietors Joe Isidori and Chris Barish have an original location in Soho at 529 Broome St. and a Chelsea location at 248 West 14th St. They are also expanding the Soho location with an underground space called Black Tap Down, which is slated to open in a few weeks.
The restaurant does not yet have details on the exact new locations that they're eyeing, but a tipster tells us that spaces on Amsterdam near 75th Street may be in play. Black Tap is barely a year old, but its elaborate milkshakes topped with cookies and cakes spread like wildfire on Instagram. People stand in line for hours to buy the shakes, which cost $15 and can boast more than 2,500 calories. Despite the focus on the shake, Isidori says all food sales have gone up at the restaurant. Most people also buy a burger, which Eater resident carnivore Nick Solares named one of the best of 2015.