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115 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1202 (Greenwich Village)
212-254-3706
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Ranked #2,045 of 11,866 Restaurants in New York City
Neighborhood:
Greenwich Village
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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
61 helpful votes 61 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

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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163 reviews 163 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
73 helpful votes 73 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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Address: 115 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1202
Phone Number: 212-254-3706
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village

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