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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
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+1 212-254-3706
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Reviewed today via mobile

We went to funk night on a Tuesday night which was amazing! We loved every minute of it, cafe wha? Was recommended by my partners dad who always goes on his trips to New York! They normally see the house band but because we couldn’t...More

Thank Izziwizz
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Would love to have given this venue 5 stars, the house band are brilliant and cover everything from Justin Timberlake to Bruno Mars to Queen to rap to reggae and even a touch of country thrown in BUT (as someone else on here has noted)...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a must place to visit when in NYC. I went after dinner for a drink. The House band was playing 80s 90s songs. Amazing ambience, fantastic music, everybody participates, you can dance, you can sing, join in with the crowd. Personally I had...More

Thank anawu2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The experience was definitely a let down. They had stand up comedy gigs before the band played to warm up the crowd. The evening we went - it was a black guy doing the comic act. He was not the least funny but rather offensive....More

Thank Ella_Salita
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great band and cool ambience ! I went there with a couple of friends about a month ago and we had a lot of fun even if the space is small.

Thank Zakary_SJ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

horrible service!!! the waitress kept checking on us since one drink is mandatory from the second we got there,then when we told her we need a little but to make a decision,they took us out and in a most humiliating act the manger which i...More

1  Thank Eyal R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 2nd visit to Cafe Wha, for my husbands birthday. Once again a super night. Fantastic house band and guests and great atmosphere. Really good comedian to kick off the show. It is a bit cozy and some may not like the close...More

Thank Mary C
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

I went to Cafe Wha last week to invite a friend for a drink and we had a very nasty experience. As soon as we ordered our drinks, the waitress asked for our credit card. I told her i would pay cash but she insisted...More

1  Thank Mar M
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

First time in New York...checked out this place, did not feel comfortable. Place too small. Band is ok but i was not familiar with their songs. Went there Thursday 26 April.

Thank madeang
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Ok on a Tuesday night but on Friday night it was a bust. Packed in like sardines as other reviewers have noted. Squished on a bench between two tables with no table of our own at all. House band did a decent job of some...More

Thank Lise B
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Arielm100
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
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Danielle G
22 June 2016|
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Response from PousadaCantinho | Reviewed this property |
Nao, during the week it's not full.
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