Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe

Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe

Smithville's Wine Bar, Restaurant, and Live Music Venue in a elegant yet relaxing atmosphere.


We have an incredible treat this Saturday as guitar great Alastair Greene plays his first show at the Fat Cat Lounge. Get tickets now for this special event.


It’s that time of year again!! You don’t want to miss this weekend!! The Festival of lights is Saturday and will be packed with tons of fun. Come Eat, Shop, Play and Stay in our WONDERFUL little town Smithville, Texas. enjoy local musician, Terry Williams bringing you some amazing music this Saturday from 1:00-4:00. Then after the parade you don’t want to miss Chris Duarte!! Call 512-798-1522 for reservations now as we are filling up fast!!! Going to be an amazing weekend and you don’t want to miss our Dickens on Main - Smithville, TX float in the parade!! So start you Saturday off with brunch at Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe at 10:00am and stick around to enjoy the experience we bring in our amazing town!!!


Come see an amazing guitarist as he plays his first show here at the Fat Cat.

Saturday, December 9th the Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe in Smithville, TX is that place to be for rock n roll n blues! Come catch us for what looks to be our last show of 2023! Tix and info on their website. (Link in comments) 🎫

Photos from Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe's post 11/26/2023

It's almost time for one of our all time favorite performers, Chris Duarte. He is ridiculously talented, with tireless energy and passion, and leaves everything he has on that stage every time. If you are a fan of Texas Blues and haven't seen him yet, get your tickets for the Chris Duarte Group Live at the Fat Cat Lounge .
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Small business SATURDAY y’all!! Get out and show some love. Help a local busniess support there family instead of a corporation buy there 5th vacation home!!!
“We have more of an impact TOGETHER, than ANY ONE of us alone!!!”
We are in this together YALL!!!


Is this you after the holidays!! Were you crazy enough to go out yesterday. We’ll come WINE down before you go back to whatever it is you have to go back to Monday!! Dickens on Main - Smithville, TX is 20 days away so get involved!! Chris Duarte Next Saturday the 2nd. Almost full already make reservations today. Call 512-798-1522!!’ See you at 10:00 for brunch till 2!! Mimosa feature today. Mention this post and your bottle and juice is $20 till 4:00!!!


HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY!!! We will be offering our own deals today on Beer & Wine. Come join us for brunch at 10:00am and enjoy a Bottle of bubbles and your choice of juice for $20!!! Wine down after you shop or wine up before you hit the streets!!! Be safe out there and see you soon!!!


If anyone out there is displaced from their family, please let us know. We would definitely enjoy inviting you to ours.


HOPE everyone is enjoying there break!!! This is the time to give thanks for this amazing life we live!! From our family to yours, Happy Gobble Gobble week!!! We will be closed Wednesday and Thursday as we spend time with our family and friends. We also open our Personal house to all that need a good hot meal and some AMAZING company!! Please call 512-798-1522 if you are in need or want to join us on the farm for Turkey Day!!! There will be plenty!!! We will open on Friday for BRUNCH @ 10:00!!! Featuring Food and Beverage specials as y’all get ready to go battle the crowds or come WINE Down after you knock out that Xmas shopping!!! ENJOY YOUR WEEK!! See you Friday!!!


Good moooooing Facebook!!! Happy Fri-yaaaa!! You don’t want to miss tonight. Tonight is TOTALY FREE!! This event will raise money for the local artist to be able to record there amazing music to share with the rest of us. Donations encouraged. Come out for Songs Of Smithville 2023 compilation album release celebration. Our very own local artist have put together an amazing CD for your listing pleasure. Tonight we will feature these artists and anyone else that might want to share theee talent with the rest of us. We will be doing raffles and all types of fun stuff so don’t miss out. We get started around 6:30. Can’t wait to see y’all!!!


Thursday nights are fun! And apparently we have someone really good coming to play for the first time🥰


IT STARTS TODAY!!! OMG. If you support LOCAL then do we have a weekend for you STARTING today!!!! What better way to kick it off than with Open Mic Night @ Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe!!! Come enjoy or JOIN some amazing LOCAL talent starting at 7:00. THEN we are hosting Songs Of Smithville 2023 compilation album release celebration!!
Friday @ 6:30. Even MORE of your LOCAL artist performing some of there music from there new CD!!! You also never know who might pop in and jump on stage and jam!!! Let’s consider it Open-Mic on celebrating our local artists!! SUPPORT LOCAL!!!
Then we have Mike Roberts!! You may have seen him on bass with Larry Wilson but he will bring some of his originals and acoustic talent for you Saturday@ 7:00!! Don’t forget GUMBO ALL WELL till it’s gone!!! BRUNCH@ 10:00am!!! SEE YOU SOON!!!


What better way to refuel for the rest of the week then to 🍷 Wine down with some Wings on Wednesday!!🍷We have tons of flavors and all our dipping sauces are from scratch!! We are also rollling out a new menu!! A TON coming at you this week. Satay tuned! We will feature wine and beer specials w/ the purchase of wings!! And I will also be rolling out flights of beer this week!! Lori made some gumbo you don’t want to miss!!! Get it till it’s gone!!! 🍔 🍗 🥩 🍻 🍷 🧁


So many ways to support our local artists and businesses this week! On Thursday, we have Open Mic Night. Friday Night is the Songs of Smithville Record Release Celebration and Saturday we'll have local singer/musician Mike Roberts perform.

We'll also feature Lori's Gumbo with pork sausage from our farm. It also has boudin, andouille, large shrimp, okra, and more veggies. Yum! Pair it with some incredible wine and enjoy this wonderful time of year.


Attention all fans of the Blues - A new list just came out of the 15 Best Blues Songs of All Time. Take a look and see if you agree. Feel free to cuss and discuss in the comments below.
If this puts you in the mood for some great live blues, remember we have Chris Duarte on Dec. 2nd and Alastair Greene on Dec. 9th.


Hope everyone is getting recharged for next week!!! We will be doing our un-cork and un-wind drawing next Thursday Live on Facebook. We are going to have some new features next week. We will also roll out a whole new menu with wraps, new sandwiches and some NEW gluten free option!! Pizza might be in the mix of the options!! Stay tuned, more to come!! #

Photos from Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe's post 11/11/2023

I CHALLENGE YOU!!! Think you have what it takes to beat me at a game of Tic-Tac-Toe? If you are successful, I will accept my defeat and reward you with a treat!!! Join us at 10:00 today for brunch!!! We also have the PERFECT weather for Lori’s HOMEMADE Chicken Bone Broth. It has 3 cheese tortalines, celery, carrots and all types of goodness. The secrets ingredient is the LOVE we put into our food and your experience. See you soon, IF you think you have what it takes!!!!
(You can also see ALL 5 GORGEOUS pieces from the yarn bombers reunited)


HAPPY VETERANS DAY!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!! We will be running a veterans discount ALL day today!! We also Larry Wilson and his crew tonight for a Veterans Day Blues Jam Session tonight!! NO COVER for Vets.
The weather is perfect for some of Lori’s Homemade Chicken Bone Broth Soup. So grab your jackets, put on your boots ladies and come warm up with some amazing music, wonderful food and just good people for an experience you don’t want to miss out on!! See you soon!!


Did you forget? NO WORRIES, there is still time to make it to Open Mic TONIGHT @ 7:00. Grab your talent or your appetite and ears and get to Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe and enjoy an evening all about the art!! We have amazing talent coming thru EVERY Thursday bringing you a night you won’t want to miss! (Mention this post and I may have a little surprise for ya) We look forward to being a part of your experience!


Got the Blues. Join us THIS Friday ON Veterans Day for Friday Nite Blues with Larry Wilson and his special guest Tal Wiginton . We will be honoring all Veterans with no cover!
Great Music + Wonderful Food + Amazing Drinks with Friends = An unforgettable experience you won’t want to miss.
We look forward to jamming with you this Friday!!
Call 512-798-1522 or 281-236-8007 and make your reservation now!!



Greer Sullivan playing live tonight. Come on down.

Can’t Stop Loving You 11/04/2023

Come out tonight for a free concert with Greer Sullivan Live at the Fat Cat. Greer comes all the way from Australia, sings Country and Pop, and will be playing her new single "Can't Stop Loving You". Click below to give it a listen, then head over for her show at 7. Lots of great food, drinks, and music.

Can’t Stop Loving You Provided to YouTube by Greer SullivanCan’t Stop Loving You · Greer SullivanCan't Stop Loving You℗ 2023 Greer SullivanReleased on: 2023-10-19Main Artist: Gre...


Come out this Saturday and hear Greer Sullivan, who comes to us all the way from Australia. This is her first US tour and she's picked the Fat Cat as one of her stops here in Texas. She sings a nice blend of Country and Pop songs and best of all the show is free! Bring some friends, have a nice dinner and drinks and enjoy this very unique experience.

Make sure you come out this week for Lori's Special Chili. Perfect for this cooler weather.


This year as I am doing my yearly album review, looking at the best albums released in 2023, I decided to do a special podcast episode on the best new albums by Texas musicians and bands. If you released a new record this year, know someone who did, or just really enjoyed listening to a new album this year, add the artist and album title in the comments and I'll give it a listen. Please share with your industry friends so that I can help them promote their work.


Due to the weather, the Open Mic Nite has been canceled. We're going to go ahead and close up soon as well. Hope everyone stays high and dry and we'll see you tomorrow.


Still time to get ready and come out for Hailey Tuck Live at the Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe. Show starts at 7:00 and will absolutely blow you away. German Food Specials, great drinks, first class entertainment. Sounds like a solid plan. Come on out.

Photos from Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe's post 10/19/2023

A bottle of white, a bottle of red
Perhaps a bottle of rose instead
We'll get a table near the street
In our old familiar place
You and I, face to face

A bottle of red, a bottle of white
It all depends upon your appetite
I'll meet you any time you want
In our Italian Restaurant

Billy Joel - "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" 1977

Just Sayin'


What a treat! Hailey Tuck Live at the Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe. If you have a minute to listen to some great songs today click on Hailey's Spotify Page.
The lush, atmospheric music and sultry yet whimsical vocals make her music adored world-wide. She has 423,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone. After years performing at major venues all over Europe, she's back in Texas. We're lucky enough to have her play for here in Smithville, so get your tickets ASAP.


We had a blast showing the America’s Best Restaurants crew around. We showed them firsthand just how hard we work to make Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe great.

America's Best Restaurants travels the country visiting restaurants you should eat at on a weekly basis, and we definitely think you should be coming to Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe!

We can’t wait to share the episode once it is completed!



We'll be opening a little late today, as we are recording a segment with the Heart of Bastrop Talk Show. We'll open at 12:30 and be on a normal schedule after that. Thanks for understanding.


We're very excited to announce that we just booked Blues Guitarist Alastair Greene Live at the Fat Cat Lounge. Alastair just finished his last record Alive in the New World with Tab Benoit on Tab's Whiskey Bayou Label.
Joe Bonamassa said that "“Alastair Greene is killing it! Singing great, writing great, he’s at the height of his powers.”
Downbeat Magazine says "Alastair Greene breathes in sulfuric fumes and exhales blazing fire. Greene is doing his best songwriting and singing ever.”
Alastair will finish a tour in England in November and will perform here on Dec. 9th.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to see this electrifying show. Click know the link above for tickets.


There is a new Tapestry of Texas Podcast now that explores even more songs you might not have known were recorded here in Texas. From Blue October's "Hate Me" to Willie Nelson's "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain", you'll hear the story behind the songs and the artists that created them. Travel through time on this musical odyssey and re-experience these magical moments in Texas history.

Come by the Fat Cat for some amazing wings today, or try or the Hasenpfeffer(Rabbit Stew), Goulash, or Schnitzel.

Photos from Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe's post 10/10/2023

Busy making hasenpfeffer…aka rabbit stew and goulash and soup etc. now! Pictures coming :)

Photos from Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe's post 10/10/2023

The live music keeps coming in Smithville as we welcome back the Gypsy Drifters this Saturday Night. If you like Classic Country, Americana, and Blues then these guys are the band for you. Try some of our German Cuisine and drinks off our Oktoberfest menu and make it a night to remember.


RISE AND SHINE AND GIVE SMITHVILLE YOUR GLORY GLORY!!! Get out and support local. We have tons of AWESOME business that are waiting to serve you!! Garage sales all over, music all day int town, OPEN MIC DAY from 10-5 and end your night with Jeff Haney @7:00 Cat Lounge and Cafe
Last night was amazing. Thank you to everyone for all your support and love shown. Congratulations Falicia, our “little taste of Smithville” gift basket winner. Let’s make today even better!! Brunch starts at 10:00. See you soon!!

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301 Main Street
Smithville, TX

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11am - 9pm
Thursday 11am - 9pm
Friday 11am - 10pm
Saturday 10am - 10pm

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