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Cafe Wha

115 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1202 (Greenwich Village)
212-254-3706
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Ranked #1,752 of 11,659 Restaurants in New York City
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
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Decatur, Illinois
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152 reviews 152 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My friend and I visited Cafe Wha week before last on a trip to NYC. Tucked away downstairs in Greenwich Village is a hip, historic and cool little restaurant bar called Cafe Wha. This was my second visit here and the house band was EXCELLENT both times. Service was great, food and drinks were good and reasonably priced! Great venue!... More

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Boston
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Visited NYC for the weekend and I was looking for something fun on Saturday night with my 19 y/o daughter. I heard Cafe Wha allowed under 21 so we gave it a try. We made reservations a few hours before the 9:30pm show and I'm glad we did because it ended up selling out. Comedian before the band was good... More

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London, United Kingdom
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158 reviews 158 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Stumbled across here by acciden with a couple of friends, we were able to have a look/listen before deciding if we wanted to part with our $15 cover charge. We decided to stay and had an excellent night. Great music with reasonably priced drinks. Service was good considering the number of people in the place (it was a Saturday night).

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Saint Martin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Surprise outing with family while visiting in New York and somewhere I heard the whispering, "jazz". Walking down the stairway into the somewhat cramped club, I also walked back a wee bit in time to some clubs I grew up with. OK, so not a polished look but that only added to the feel. The house band worked great together... More

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NYC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

when you want great locals covering classic and contemporary RB music; plus reasonably priced beverages; and lots of history , this is the place to go

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macon, ga
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117 reviews 117 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Dropped in after the show at the Comedy Cellar. LOVED the band! Place was packed with folks from all over. Fun time.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Here's a place to be alive NYC style. It's a low ceiling, dingy basement with seats set up in booths around a small stage. The house band played all genres under the pop and rock sun, from Marley to nirvana. It is loud, and my ears are ringing almost 24 hours later. The house band isn't playing ever night, so... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

A live band playing good music and a very nice vibe down there, i will love to go again. I just had such a great time :)

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