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Cafe Wha?

115 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1202
+1 212-254-3706
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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115 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1202
Greenwich Village
+1 212-254-3706
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to a lot of concerts, bar gigs and bars, and I think Cafe Wha is something else. The band keeps surprising positively. Service is fast, drinks on the cheap side for Manhattan and the cover charge is small compared to value for...More

1  Thank haheinol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Best Live Music in NYC!!! I have been may times and it never disappoints..LOVE CAFE WHA!!! I live locally and still love a night at Cafe Wha.

1  Thank candiceotto747
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Literally adore that place! The atmosphere, the music, the people.... I was there for the first time in 1991 and it did not change at all! They added the restaurant service, which makes it possible to enjoy a whole evening and night in the bar....More

1  Thank paolabQ60TL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this venue every time we have visited New York and every single time we end up there all night dancing & drinking then dying the next day! The band are amazing & brilliant entertainers. We always send our friends there if...More

1  Thank Katiecharlotte1
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and superb music from the house band. But make a reservatin up front. A popular place.

1  Thank Roar H
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I don’t have anything against Cafe Wha. I love this place, and I grew up in this place. I will point out one thing. Your website says Wednesday has no cover. Your doorman says something else. He said that no cover was more than a...More

2  Thank YS K
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I have been coming to Café Wha? since 1991 every time I'm in New York and this time I brought my husband and our daughter to experience the House Band. We were seated in the front and the comedian warming up was your typical NY...More

1  Thank Fuzzyhunden
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

The house band is amazing and attracts a diverse crowd of music lovers, both locals and tourists. The food, drinks, and service were great, especially considering how busy it was. The history of the place includes the fledgling musicians Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin back...More

1  Thank Kari K
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

If u like to feel like a sardine while listening to music - that is where u want to be...no fresh air....music mediocre and food horrible

1  Thank Rami E
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

A group of us went for tribute to the ladies of neo-soul, Jill Scott, Sade and Lauryn Hill. The singer and band were lively and sounded great. The show was very short though. Then they charge you another $5 to stay for the house band....More

1  Thank LoveToGo37
Greenwich Village
Commonly known as “the Village” to New Yorkers, it was
here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter
culture and the LGBT movement were born. Famous for
its bohemian past, head to Washington Square Park to
get a feel for this diverse and energetic
neighbourhood. You’ll find NYU students, street
performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the
fountain, and locals relaxing and playing chess.
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21 October 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
So sorry only seeing this now. The house band always has different feature singers but the core of the band was the same for us over the 3 years we have been. Style of music is fantastic - very much focused on old classics
Danielle G
22 June 2016|
Response from PousadaCantinho | Reviewed this property |
Nao, during the week it's not full.