Black Tap Announces Expansion to Nashville

Started in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood and with three new U.S. locations opening by 2023, Black Tap is bringing its signature New York vibe, award-winning burgers and world-famous CrazyShake milkshakes to Music City.

NEW YORK (May 19, 2022) Globally acclaimed burger joint, Black Tap, owned by husband-and-wife duo Chris Barish and Julie Mulligan, is thrilled to announce the restaurant’s continued expansion, bringing their award-winning burgers and world-famousCrazyShake® milkshakes to Nashville. Black Tap premieres its first Music City location in November 2022 in the heart of downtown at 211 Commerce Street, just steps away from Broadway’s renowned music venues, honky-tonk bars, many entertainment and cultural attractions, and businesses.

With Dallas and Miami also included in the restaurant’s upcoming expansion plans, the three new outposts bring Black Tap to 21 locations globally, which will have the restaurant’s portfolio spanning six U.S. states and nine countries around the globe by early 2023.

“It’s easy to be excited about Black Tap coming to Nashville,” said Owner Chris Barish. “Julie and I have a close connection to and affinity for the city, having spent months living there during the early days of the pandemic and frequent subsequent visits. We’ve seen firsthand that Nashville is a booming city for locals and visitors alike, so we are confident in the location's success and thrilled for Black Tap to become part of the community.”

Owner Julie Mulligan adds, “We’ve spent a lot of time exploring the thriving Nashville restaurant scene to ensure we could bring something fresh to the city. We’re looking forward to sharing the Black Tap experience – from our craft burgers and New York vibes to our original artwork and murals and DJ-curated beats.”

Black Tap started out as a 15-seat counter bar in New York’s Soho neighborhood and now brings its downtown and hip NYC-inspired mixtape attitude to the global kitchen with multiple locations in NYC, the Vegas strip, Downtown Disney District® at Disneyland Resort, Bahrain, Singapore, Switzerland, and the UAE. With this U.S. expansion, each new location will draw on the brand's roots while featuring distinct art elements and collaborations that speak to what’s unique in that locale. Menus will pair Black Tap favorites, like the most recent winner of New York City Wine & Food Festival’s Burger Bash, the Wagyu Steakhouse Burger, and fan front-runner Korean BBQ Wings, with specials inspired by local flavors.

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Black Tap is the new take on a classic burger joint with a downtown New York vibe all its own. The menu offers something for everyone from signature burgers like the All-American, The Vegan Burger, and the fan-favorite Texan Burger, along with chicken sandwiches, burger salads, wings, and snacks and sides. Black Tap’s burgers have won numerous awards across the world, and they’re now four-time winners at the New York City Wine & Food Festival’s Burger Bash competition for the wagyu beef Greg Norman and the Italian-American inspired Mulberry Street burger. Black Tap’s famous CrazyShake® milkshakes have reached worldwide acclaim with their whimsical and over-the-top flavors such as the Churro Choco Taco and the Cookies ‘N Cream Supreme. Since opening its first 15-seat location in NYC’s Soho neighborhood, Black Tap has expanded to the West Coast with locations in Las Vegas and Anaheim at the Downtown Disney District® at Disneyland Resort, and internationally to Dubai, Geneva, Zurich, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, and Bahrain. Visit for more information.