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World Cafe Live

Closed Now: 17:00 - 22:00
Open today: 17:00 - 22:00
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Great venue, really good band.

We were visiting Philly and had booked tickets for gig by "Roomful of Blues". The people at the... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Tom C
Belfast, United Kingdom
Wonderful Venue

A wonderful venue for music. In addition nice menu selection upstairs. The staff was friendly. I... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Joanne K
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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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 29 October 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 21 September 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
1  Thank Joanne K
Reviewed 19 August 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
1  Thank KarenSt233
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We were in the mezzanine level. It has it's own bar and bathrooms right outside the door. The bathrooms could be cleaner. It's nice to have tables to eat before the show and wait staff for drinks during the show. The sound is generally good,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank amethyst1875
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Why would you have any seats that face away from the stage? We spent the night twisting our bodies around to see the show in the most uncomfortable and cramped chairs. Make sure you get seats that face the stage, and not at the lower...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank ArtMusic
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

I performed in the lower room at the world cafe and I have to say that it’s a beautiful room with good acoustics and nice sounding PA system. The venue also has a smaller stage on the upper floor that has live music. A very...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I bought tickets to see Joanne Shaw Taylor a few months out and couldn't wait for the show to roll around. The weather during the first weekend in March can be nice, beautiful and sunny or we could have a huge nor'easter roll through... just...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank drftr09
Reviewed 15 February 2018

This place at Philadelphia has the perfect atmosphere,decor and arrangements to experince the live performances of great singers, players, artists. They have good food menu and drinks services to go with it. Its great :)

Date of experience: November 2017
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

They truly have great music at this venue ! The music sounds great . Nice bar menu , good micro brews , good service . Fun times , I wish they played longer , they were done at 11 pm.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Diedrasheart
Reviewed 6 January 2018

I only go to Havana Nights: A Celebration of Cuban Music. It's free! Great local musicians! Great Cuban music and dancing. Every 1st Friday of the month! They also have other live performances with a cover charge,

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Hiram C
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26 January 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
24 January 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.
27 December 2017|
Response from bluesmama11 | Reviewed this property |
there is no parking provided, but you could find on-street parking or use one of the many garages nearby. maybe if you call them you can ask if they can validate your parking or give a discount? We walked from where we were... More