Cafe Wha?

(212) 254-3706 | View Website

115 Macdougal St, New York, NY | Directions   10012

40.730166 -74.000665

Open Hours

Sun, Tue-Thu 8:30pm-2:30am

Mon 9pm-2:30am

Fri-Sat 8:30pm-4am

 
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Payment Methods: MasterCard, Visa, American Express

Bar & Club Type of Music: Rock & Pop, Reggae, Funk, Soul & R&B

Bar & Club Special Features: Live Music

Neighborhoods: Greenwich Village, Downtown

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Cafe Wha?

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Voted Citysearch's #1 Live Music Venue! Dancing. Print Offer for 15% Discount!

Menu
Whachos, Nacho Chips & Salsa, Buffalo Wings, Little Italy Sticks, The Combo, Chili Con Carne, Crispy Calamari Rings, Gold Fingers, Funky Spring Rolls, Falafel Plate... more

Special Offers

  1. Print Offer

    15% Off Your Entire Bill

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    To receive discount, please print out this page & present it to your server as soon as you are seated. This offer is valid for you and your party of up to six people.

Reviews for Cafe Wha?

Recommends

It's rare that a live music venue from the Village's heyday can keep not only open but vital -- just ask CBGB or the Bitter End. But Cafe Wha was there when young Bob Dylan hit town, and who's to say the next Dylan won't show up there?

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Bring back the Band!!! – I can't believe t they fired the band!!! Cheryl we miss you. It's not the same. They're trying, but it's just not the same. NOT THE SAME. The Cafe Wha had a great run, but at those prices and no more band I don't think it's really worth it anymore. Maybe they'll get it together. I hope so.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Unpleasant Staff – I came New Years Eve. The last reviewer had it right. Take it or leave pretty much does sum up their attitude.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

My Cafe Wha experience – I went last night to celebrate my birthday. Invited about 10 or so friends out to join me. Prior to arriving, I called and e-mailed the week before to confirm the cover and any other information I should know about. No one ever responded to me. When we arrived, the cover is $10 (it's advertised as $5 on a lot of other websites)...no biggie...BUT, it's $10 + a 2-drink minimum. Nowhere on their website is this noted. Certainly not a deal-breaker but when I brought it to the management's attention, he had a 'take-it-or leave it' attitude. I had a couple of friends with me who are currently out of work and had I known I would have forewarned them that this could end up being a $40 night. In any event, we decided to stay and check out the show.

My sole purpose was to see Cheryl Pepsii Riley perform. I heard good things about their Tuesday night showcase and knew that she would put on a good show. As the band started performing, I noticed that she wasn't on stage. I asked my server was she going to perform tonight -- his response: "Who??" I repeated myself at least 3x. He then proceeded to tell me that she's no longer w/ the band. Oh really?? Soooo, not only are we paying more than I anticipated but the person I came to see is not even performing. My server literally told me "It is what it is" -- So not cool. I'm sure I could have found this out had anyone ever returned my calls or e-mail to begin with.

All things considered, the band who performed did a good job and kept the crowd jumping. But, the combination of poor management and poor customer service put a damper on the evening. I wouldn't return and definitely wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. It's unfortunate because the music is good. But, and I cannot emphasize this enough, the service is HORRIBLE. Do not waste your time.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

WHAT A SPECIAL PLACE – Heard so much about it and got to check it out with a few friends. Had great time from start to finish. Stayed all night Saturday and the music just got better and better. What a rockinnnnn band. Got to eat, drink and have a blast. The host was super nice and gets you all exited for all the right reasons. Will highly recomend it to all my friends. See you soon.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best for live music in NYC – Best live music.

The band is like nowhere else. Had a great time in a great place. Got to be crowded but it is part of the atmosphere. Whenever I come to NYC I visit and it is just getting better every time.

Thanks for a special evening and see you next time.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

one of the best live venues in nyc – I usually prefer a lounge with a DJ but ended up here for a friend's birthday party, 5 years ago. Since then, I make it a point to go out here, at least twice a year.

The band plays everything from classic rock (a la Pink Floyd) to various Jay-Z, and 90's Hip Hop/Alternative Medleys.

Just be sure to make reservation or be ready to wait in between sets.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

CHEEEEEEEEEEEEZY – This was a really expensive way to see a weird guy sing rock and roll songs. Service was good, drinks were small and pricey.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

great band! – was a crazy night at cafe wha? and the band was probably one of the best cover act i saw...

on the weekends there is a cover charge but its worth it in my opinion.

enjoy.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

really fun place!!! – me and the guys found this place at the village and it turned out to be our best night in new york!

not too expensive and a great live band rippin' all night long...

a must if your at the village!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

the best live act in town at CAFE WHA? – if your looking for the best live show around,playing anything from rock to hip hop...then the cafe wha? would be your choice!!!

i went 2 nights in a row when i was in town and i cant wait to get back there!

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