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The Distinguished Wakamba Cocktail Lounge

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Local Hangout

Local place with regulars around. Bartenders are friendly. Drinks might be cheap but the pour is... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Lots of character; authentic New York feel!

Went here for very late-night drinks with a friend and had a blast. The bar maids are Latinas from... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Christopher M
Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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25 Mar 2017
“Lots of character; authentic New York feel!”
15 Mar 2017
“Local Hangout”
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543 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-244-9045
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Went here for very late-night drinks with a friend and had a blast. The bar maids are Latinas from South and Central America who are very friendly, alluring and funny. The place has a frozen-in-time quality to it. Bit dimly lit, with large TV screens...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Local place with regulars around. Bartenders are friendly. Drinks might be cheap but the pour is small. Easy place to have a drink.

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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I was there today, all I wanted is some food to take away. First the lady who served me asked me to wait 5 minutes till the food gets ready. And then after 10 minutes wait she told me that they haven't even started my...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Wakamba was just around the corner from our hotel, and having found it on our second night in the city it became our regular late night drinking place. Great range of drinks, polite efficient staff and an amazing sound system, what more do you need??...More

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Went in just for a quiet drink. As I'm on holiday on my own, I thought I'd try some of the more local bars and I had no issues in this one. The staff were friendly, camilla was especially chatty and smiling. Drinks were reasonably...More

Thank Sean R
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

I read someone writing about getting ripped off, but I guess you'd expect to pay your bill before leaving, right? We visited this place a few times, it certainly is unique & maybe not for the timed, but elsewhere it's voted in the top 10...More

Thank JamzyW
Reviewed 15 September 2014

Avoid this dump. Two European m/f guests were ripped off for $50 and then a second person demanded another $100, locked the door and would not let them out until they called 911. A crack dealer was killed by the [police on the front steps...More

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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