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Cafe Wha?

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Greenwich Village
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Address: 115 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012
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Come prepared to sing along!

Great concept - similar to howl at the moon Cover band playing singalongs to a packed room. Bit tough to get a drink and get around - but the atmosphere is fun and its well worth... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great concept - similar to howl at the moon Cover band playing singalongs to a packed room. Bit tough to get a drink and get around - but the atmosphere is fun and its well worth the $15 cover. Go with a group and have a great night!

Thank Ashik B
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time in cafe wah, music and service was really good and when we got the bill it said $82 dollars which we thought was very reasonable. Had my card behind the bar and they used that and I left a tip in cash. However, my bank doesn't show my transactions until I got home from New York... More 

Thank Jack R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is seriously one of a kind. The house band are ridiculously talented, brilliant musicians and great showmen/woman. The food is pretty good too! Only thing I'd say is the cocktails are too strong, but that's hardly the end of the world. If you are visiting New York and you're a music lover this place is 100% for you.... More 

Thank Chloe H
Avignon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We paid just 5$ cover charge to see the Sunday night house band. They played a great set of covers from all corners of the music world and we were dancing in the aisles!! Great atmosphere and speedy service in a venue with so much history.

Thank AntoniaPC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are with friends, want a drink, don't mind sitting in a dark basement to listen to amateur bands; this is the place for you and you will enjoy the atmosphere. I went to a tribute to Adele and the band and singers were great. Just avoid the food if you can which is not worth the price and... More 

Thank Touria G
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends from NYC booked a table for 8 of us for my leaving doo. Great atmosphere, good food, good drinks................loved the sing-a-long karaoke. Fun Fun Fun with friends. I would highly recommend booking a table, as if you don't, standing will not be much fun!

Thank rachy330099
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We visited on a recommendation from a friend who had recently visited on her trip to NYC and were not disappointed! Pre booked it via the website for 6 people and would recommend pre booking! It is located in the SoHo district. On arrival we were shown to a table and given the menu. Food options were limited so either... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

You know that feeling of anticipation when you've been waiting outside a club in the freezing cold to hear a band play some great music? You know how you are expecting to walk in to a toasty warm venue where you can strip off all of your outer layers and tuck in to a nice meal while you listen to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Cafe Wha never lets you down. The house band is fantastic. The music and ambience is very lively. The staff is friendly. Would highly recommend...

Thank AK_Janitor
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

4th visit to cafe wha (this time xmas eve) and was absolutely fabulous as always. Great table service, AMAZING house band as always! Great seats, quick seating and service! Look forward to visiting again in the New Year

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