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Cafe Wha?

115 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1202
+1 212-254-3706
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115 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1202
Greenwich Village
+1 212-254-3706
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t have anything against Cafe Wha. I love this place, and I grew up in this place. I will point out one thing. Your website says Wednesday has no cover. Your doorman says something else. He said that no cover was more than a...More

Thank YS K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming to Café Wha? since 1991 every time I'm in New York and this time I brought my husband and our daughter to experience the House Band. We were seated in the front and the comedian warming up was your typical NY...More

Thank Fuzzyhunden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The house band is amazing and attracts a diverse crowd of music lovers, both locals and tourists. The food, drinks, and service were great, especially considering how busy it was. The history of the place includes the fledgling musicians Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin back...More

Thank Kari K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If u like to feel like a sardine while listening to music - that is where u want to be...no fresh air....music mediocre and food horrible

Thank Rami E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us went for tribute to the ladies of neo-soul, Jill Scott, Sade and Lauryn Hill. The singer and band were lively and sounded great. The show was very short though. Then they charge you another $5 to stay for the house band....More

Thank LoveToGo37
Reviewed 19 October 2017

A friend from NYC took me here after we finished our class. Such a wonderful experience with a great band. I'm usually not a fan of live music in a bar. But it wasn't too loud. Cool dark atmosphere and a never ending supply of...More

Thank bradcocinero
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We pre- booked Cafe Wha for an Earth Wind & Fire/Tina Turner tribute 'night'. We got there at around 7ish. The waitress said we had to leave our credit card details behind the bar which as we were only there for drinks was ridiculous in...More

Thank martin w
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I enjoy listening to live music and went to Cafe Wha? for the first time this past weekend. I attended the later show with a group of friends on Saturday night and had a great time. We reserved a table a few hours beforehand and...More

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Came wth friends on a recommendation and we're so glad we did! What a place! The opening comedian was hillarious! The music fantastic the house band were brilliant. We had so much fun. Highly recommend it to anyone!

Thank daveyh87
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

"Don't look back in anger" ... the whole place sang with the high quality house band.... We're in Manhattan for the weekend and wanted a couple of beers, a supper and live music. Cafe Wha hit the spot. Key points: Get a reservation on their...More

Thank Mark M
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here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter
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get a feel for this diverse and energetic
neighbourhood. You’ll find NYU students, street
performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the
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21 October 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
So sorry only seeing this now. The house band always has different feature singers but the core of the band was the same for us over the 3 years we have been. Style of music is fantastic - very much focused on old classics
Danielle G
22 June 2016|
Response from PousadaCantinho | Reviewed this property |
Nao, during the week it's not full.