Black Tap

We had been hearing about it for months.  We were drooling over the endless Facebook and Instagram photos popping up all over our feeds.  It quickly made it to the top of our summer bucket list and the curiosity was killing us.  We knew we had to strap on our comfortable shoes and commit to waiting in line.

Our mission:  To get our very own picture worthy shake from Black Tap!


On my birthday we woke up, met my cousins and stepped up to the challenge!  Why would going out for shakes be a challenge you ask?  The lines for these shakes are not just long, they are crazy long!  You line up on a small line only to gain access to the next line!  Once you realize that The Soho location on Broome Street only seats 15 you might get scared off.  Trust me, don’t!


We got on-line at 11am and were about the sixth group in line.  We were pretty impressed with ourselves until we learned that sixth in line would be a minimum two-hour wait!

So we waited.


Prince by @Mistakoy was an terrific bonus treat in our day!

And waited…


Loved this Wolverine graffiti on the wall outside Black Tap- Artist Unknown

And waited some more….Until hunger and delirium collided!  We got in two and a half hours after lining up.  Good thing we had books and good company for amusement.


Cheers! We made it!

Was it worth the wait?


Where the magic is made!

Where the magic is made!

You can probably guess my answer:


Bottom Line:  The shakes are great but they are not the only reason to go.  The gourmet burgers were amazing.  I couldn’t finish my shake because I devoured my entire Bison Burger with shaved parmesan!  The bartender gave us “to go” cups.  The restaurant is basically a long lunch counter so I can’t even call the waiter a waiter…he was more like a bartender and super nice!  I can’t wait until the hype dies down or additional locations open!  I want to go back but I’m a kid so I don’t have the patience to wait in that long line again.








  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    Ummmm I’m pretty sure this place is the definition of food porn lol… Seriously though, those shakes look amazing!!!!

  • Tiffany Austin

    Wow!! That sundae is epic!! That’s fantastic – I love finding hidden gems in a new city!

  • Andria

    Those are amazing! If we are ever on the east coast I will be sure to add this place to our must go to!

  • Theresa

    This place looks great! Thanks for the recommendation.

  • Ayana

    That sounds AMAZING. I wish we had one where I live! But standing in line with a two year old is NOT fun haha so he would have to stay with his grandma!

  • shelah moss

    That’s a long time to wait for a shake. Good thing they were worth the wait!

  • Babies to Bookworms

    I have not heard of this, but those photos look amazing! Definitely going to look this place up now!

  • That is a crazy long time to wait!! They look amazing though!!

  • Omigoodness! Those look unreal!

    • KID C

      They are amazing!

  • Holy cow, that is such a long time to wait! Looks like it paid off… I never could have done it 🙂

    • KID C

      It really was a terribly long wait!

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