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World Cafe Live

Closed Now: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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World Cafe Live is proud to be the home of amazing concerts, great food, and the best parties in town. Coming to you live from the heart of University City, World Cafe live Philadelphia has featured an average of 550 ticketed shows, 200 free shows...more
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3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3402
+1 215-222-1400
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Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

It was great to return to favorite venue when I lived in the City. Saw many fine performances through XPN’s free at noon to acts booked directly by the World Cafe Live and was disappointed due to the great acoustics and intimacy often lacking in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 1francophile
Reviewed March 5, 2019

I had never been to this venue before but came to see Lori McKenna last July with friends and we all had a great time. The tables were a little tight and the menu was typical cafe food,(burgers, wings, fritters) with decent service, but the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ticcr
Reviewed February 24, 2019

My wife and I went to see Caroline Swon (nee Glaser) and Lily & Madeleine at Upstairs Live. World Cafe Live is made up of Upstairs Live and Downstairs Live. Upstairs Live is a tremendously intimate setting. We made dinner reservations first. Doing so allowed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 2TravelLuvers
Reviewed February 17, 2019

Had the opportunity to see my favorite local philly bands "100MenOnMars" upstairs along with many other great bands. Thanks for the great sounds, great staff, and safe environment for me to share a fun evening out with my grown grandchildren. We had a ball and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JDees215
Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

Saw Cracker here downstairs and I have to say it was probably the best sounding concert I’ve ever been to. The mix was amazing, acoustics are incredible here. It was a standing room only show which is tough to stand for so long, but it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank A5179FHtonyd
Reviewed December 31, 2018

Fantastic venue- fantastic show- did not want it to end! Acoustics were wonderful, staff was great, crowd was appreciative. Cannot go wrong at this venue! Walked from Sheraton University City - very safe feeling environment- even at Midnight

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AngelaJ711
Reviewed December 18, 2018

On Nov 24th , we held our wedding at World Cafe Live and could not be happier! The venue was wonderful and the staff fantastic! Bridget was our coodinator and did a fabulous job, making our life a lot easier.We received rave reviews on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DC8810
Reviewed October 29, 2018

We were visiting Philly and had booked tickets for gig by "Roomful of Blues". The people at the ticket desk were rather disorganised and seemed a bit confused with their computer. Bit of a discussion as to whether our tickets were "reservations" or not. Very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tom C
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful venue for music. In addition nice menu selection upstairs. The staff was friendly. I caught a Friday lunch concert and it was a great start to the weekend.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Our first concert at WCL was Trace Bundy, an amazing guitarist. Personable, fun, talented. We were on the lower level. Walked in the first floor and told them we were newbies and the staff kindly explained everything. We’re all above 60, so wondered if we’d...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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December 29, 2018|
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Response from amethyst1875 | Reviewed this property |
Generally, yes. If you get the floor seats there will often be a crowd standing in front of you.
January 25, 2018|
Response from Dogg5629 |
I answer my own question and say yes it’s safe. Traffic getting there sucks. There’s a parking garage around the corner which made things easy!
Daniel D
January 24, 2018|
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Response from Hiram C | Reviewed this property |
Convention Center is at 13th st. World Cafe is at 31st. Quite a hike. You can take SEPTA subway to 30th st and walk. Or taxi or uber.