Black Tap Burgers were born and raised in New York - they started in SoHo, before quickly spreading across the city, then across the country and finally across the world, arriving in Bahrain, Kuwait and the UAE with their iconic griddled burgers. The Black Tap burger is a simple thing - a juicy beef patty goes on a hot griddle (never a grill), then it's flipped once, layered with two slices of cheese and served on a toasted potato roll with lettuce, tomato and a pickle on the side. Sometimes, the simple things are the best.
That said, there's plenty more good stuff on the menu besides. Other Black Tap burgers include The Texan (beef patty, aged Cheddar, crispy onion ring, bacon and mayonnaise), The Old Fashioned (beef patty with cremini mushrooms, caramelised onions and Swiss cheese) and The Pear Bacon Jam Burger (beef patty, crumbled blue cheese, pear bacon, jam and truffle mayo).
If you're not feeling a burger, the Korean barbecue wings are definitely worth ordering, and there are burger salads and all your favourite sides too. Black Tap Burgers also uses Impossible burger patties for vegan alternatives, and also does it's own vegan burger - a black bean patty with pickled onions, salsa verde, coriander and spicy vegan mayonnaise.
That's all before you get to the milkshakes (called Crazyshakes by Black Tap), which go big on fun and flavour. You want a milkshake topped with a big slice of birthday cake? Or an Oreo milkshake with cookies stuck to the glass? Black Tap makes all that happen, and more. And Black Tap often has limited edition collaborations on offer as well, so there's something new to try every time you visit.
Burgers and shakes aside, the Black Tap name is a reference to the black tap handles you find in craft beer bars, so you can expect a wide range of craft beers on offer here too, from rotating seasonal beers to collaborations with microbrewers.