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Cafe Wha

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115 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1202
212-254-3706
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Bar scene

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great night

Last night of our weekend in NewYork we spent enjoying the house band on a Sunday night! We booked a table and we're say right at the front .. Service excellent and drinks continued to flow We didn't eat so I can't comment on that however the band was simply amazing I had everybody up dancing and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
KatJJ
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Essex,England
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  • Late Night
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Essex,England
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Last night of our weekend in NewYork we spent enjoying the house band on a Sunday night! We booked a table and we're say right at the front .. Service excellent and drinks continued to flow We didn't eat so I can't comment on that however the band was simply amazing I had everybody up dancing and I didn't want... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The waiter did a good job keeping the drinks coming. (Pricy drinks). Funktion 11 did a great job with the music and atmosphere. Would absolutely go there again!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Scrolling through these reviews; something doesn't quite add up. Wave after wave of 5 star ratings are met with isolated damning accounts of poor service, and cheesy music. Disappointingly, I'm going to have to side with the non-believers. Didn't eat, so can't comment. Drinks were fine - service was ok, given that it was quite busy. Music is what sorely... More 

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Pavia, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Nice place, good music (not for talking, but if you just like enjoy the music). However: 1. when you arrive they just tell you that you ll be charged 10$ for the entrance, not that you will have to take at least 2 drinks (it is written on a chart which is put only on some table) 2. On the... More 

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New York City, New York
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128 reviews 128 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I would give Café Wha 20 stars if I could. It is a great place to have some drinks and hear live music. On weekends and on Thursday they charge a small cover charge 5-15 Dollars. I am not sure about Monday and Tuesday. They have a fantastic live band. The band is quite incredible. The only bar that can... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

We were 2 couples and booked in advance. The place wasn't full but the drinks were good and the band and the music were awsome

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great for a night out of beer, music and dancing. We didn't eat here, but the band were great. A huge range of covers and they had the whole room up dancing by their tables.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

best funk soul band i have ever heard it was the singers birthday everyone was so happy, and then to hear toni menage 2 metres away belting out songs, a wonderful experience that made my hairs stand on end.... well done wha..

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Decatur, Illinois
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164 reviews 164 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Went to Cafe Wha to hear music. The house band is billed as the best band in NYC. Thankfully this is not even close to true. They are terrible. They are a high priced cover band who covers mediocre songs. The cafe that gave us Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix is dead. If you love music, please skip Cafe Wha.... More 

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Rechovot, Israel
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went there to see the Wha? band. Great music really enjoyed it. The food is fine and reasonably priced

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 115 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1202
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: 212-254-3706

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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