Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe

Introducing Smithville's newest Wine Bar and Live Music venue. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to try unique and hard to find wines in a cozy yet intimate atmosphere, while listening to amazing music.

Operating as usual

Chili To Go Special Today! Come by the Fat Cat Lounge today and get a helping of Lori's Special Chili to go with 1/2 Grill Cheese Sandwich for $8. Lori uses 5 types of meat, her own Chili seasoning and serves it with or without beans. Get a quick lunch, a savoury supper, or just a snack while watching football. We are open today from 11 am to 10 pm for dine in as well with a full menu of delicious food and finally have our beer and wine license so come by and check us out.


The Sophisticates at the Fat Cat Lounge playing Love Light on New Years Eve.


youtube.com Oscar Ornelas on keyboards and vocal Johnny Moeller on guitar Nico Leophante on Drums


The Sophisticates Live at The Fat Cat Lounge playing Sweet Home Chicago on New Years Eve

Check out some of the great music we had here on New Years Eve with The Sophisticates.

youtube.com Johnny Moeller on guitarOscar Ornelas on keyboards/vocalsNico Leophante on Drums


Best of 2020, a playlist by Dennis Huffman on Spotify

Here's a link to my Best Albums of 2020 playlist on Spotify.
It has my favorite songs from about 70 albums that came out this year. This is a very diverse array of songs from multiple genres and styles but should give you a quick review of the best music created this year. Please feel free to comment and add suggestions that need to be added.

My Top 20 albums of the year: (in no particular order)
Rose City Band – Summerlong
Boniface- Boniface
Mac Miller – Circles
Bruce Springsteen – Letter To You
SAULT – Untitled (Rise Up)
Idles – Ultra Mono
The Avalanches – We Will Always Love You
Chris Stapleton – Starting Over
Car Seat Headrest – Making a Door Less Open
The James Hunter Six – Nick Of Time
Tame Impala – The Slow Rush
Jason Isbell – Reunions
Robert Cray – That’s What I Heard
Washed Out – Purple Noon
Oh Sees – Protean Threat
Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
Working Man’s Club- Working Man’s Club
The Flaming Lips – American Head
Run The Jewels – RT4
AC/DC – Power Up

Spotify A playlist featuring The Flaming Lips, Car Seat Headrest, Bright Eyes, and others


Wine Notes with Lori - Episode One: Champagne and Champagne Alternatives

Check out our first video blog for the Fat Cat Lounge. It's called WIne Notes with Lori: Episode One - Champagne and Champagne Alternatives. It's a quick look at some options you may want to look at for your New Years Eve Party. Hopefully we'll be able to do a lot more of these in the future

fatcatloungeandcafe.com Check out our new video blogs with helpful hints and advice. This episode takes a quick look at Champagne and inexpensive alternatives that you might want to try for New Years Eve. (19) Wine Notes with Lori, Episode One: Champagne and Champagne Alternatives for New Years - YouTube


My 2020 Music Review

Check out my article on the 2020- The Year in Music pt. 1 on our blog page. Comments are welcome. https://www.fatcatloungeandcafe.com/post/my-2020-music-review

fatcatloungeandcafe.com 2020- The Year in Music pt. 1 Without a doubt 2020, was the year where everything changed and the music business was no exception. While live concerts and public appearances were mostly cancelled, many artists retreated to their home studios and produced an enormous amount of thoughtful, reflective....

The Fat Cat Lounge will be Open for lunch today from 11 to 5. If you are out shopping and need a quick bite or want a nice meal for Christmas Eve to go, stop by or call ahead at 281-236-8007.

[12/17/20]   So while we are talking about Chili, let's settle this once and for all, beans or no beans. Let's hear your vote.

If you're cold or hungry, Lori is cooking up her Famous Chili for lunch or dinner this weekend at the Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe. This batch has seven different meats, is served with or without beans, and comes with Frito Chips, Saltine Crackers, or Rice plus fresh Pico de gallo and lots of cheese. A large bowl is only $7.50. I'm getting hungry just typing this!

Come by and try our soup and sandwich combo today for $10. Tomato Basil Soup with Prosciutto Grilled Cheese sandwich.


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Once in a lifetime!!! Wine dinner with Guy Stout and Stout family wines Friday December 4th! Very limited! All tables will be 6-10 ft apart. We will have a four course meal starting with an appetizer and some bubbles from northern Italy, then we will have guy’s Sauvignon blanc from Napa paired with one of his favorite dishes and then have our main course paired with his Napa Cabernet (retail value 75.00 per bottle). We will finish the night off with a decadent desert and a no longer available port from my cellar! Guy will be cooking the courses paired with his wines which is a real treat! Only a few spots left so please call or pm me at the fat cat lounge and cafe or reach out to us on our website. 80.00 pp+t&t fatcatloungeandcafe.com
Dinner will be from 6:30-8:30 and those who want to stay can watch blue midnight from Austin. It’s going to be a great night! Hope to see you.

fatcatloungeandcafe.com Smithvile's new wine bar, live music venue, and restaurant.

[11/25/20]   We are re-opening this Friday (11/27) and will be serving both lunch and dinner, so stop by when you get finished shopping. Check out Charlie Weyler Saturday night.

[11/13/20]   Due to the recent outbreak of Covid-19 in the area, including many cases in our Grandchildren's daycare, we have voluntarily decided to close the restaurant for a two week quarantine. While we were just tested and were negative our grandson did test positive, though he is showing no symptoms. No one working at the restaurant has tested positive or has any symptoms either. The safety of our customers is our top priority and we will not open until it is safe to do so. Our intention is to re-open Nov. 27th. Thank you.

Inspirational show last night with Miss Lavelle White. Just ridiculous how great she still is at 91. Luckily she coming back in January.

[11/07/20]   Looking forward to Miss Lavelle tonight. Don't forget this show is BYOB.

Had a great opening night with Letha Mignon and ribbon cutting with the Chamber. Tonight we have Blue Midnight.

Our new logo is finished on the window and everything is coming together for our Grand Opening on Nov. 5th.

Bobby Sparks, James Robinson, Brannen Temple, and Sherah Bassard with Lori and Dennis before our first show.

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301 Main St.
Smithville, TX
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