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Cafe Wha

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Greenwich Village
American, Bar
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115 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1202
+1 212-254-3706
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20:30 - 04:00
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Sun 21:30 - 02:30
Mon - Thu 20:30 - 02:30
Fri - Sat 20:30 - 04:00
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Came for the live entertainment and my expectations were certainly exceeded. I would have paid decent money to see their house band perform again! Super talented and super engaging. Played a selection of well known hits, with songs from Adele, U2, Radiohead, Rihanna, etc. Didn't eat any food and not sure I would, as its a bit of a grunge... More 

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Thank Kristina K
Brazil
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82 reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Great option for those who like good music. It's usually packet, specially on weekends. Iconic place in NY to dance the night away.

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Thank Laura A
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

In the village and a ton of fun. All covers for music but extremely talented musicians. You shld sit thru both sets. Comedian came out for start of set 1 and was a real bonus. Drinks seem watered down. Maybe stick w beer. A place I will return to with family or friends. I don't think I wld go solo... More 

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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The airconditioner turned the Place into an icebox. We werd mit able to enjoy the music and eben the singer on stage complained about the cold. Never again :(

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Thank JennyShanon
Erfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent night out. Went there after dinner, although they serve food as well. Saw the local house band. Lots of fun, top quality muso's. Small venue so close to the action. Need to pre-book online to make sure you get in. Drink Service was excellent. Small cover charge for house band - will vary depending on who is playing. Massive... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

I first visited this place with friends on a recommendation and 7 years later back again with family. We booked to see Ali Isabella then stayed on for the houseband. I was the only one out of the group that had been to NY already but we all felt it was the best night. Food was great too. No visit... More 

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Thank Lorriew65
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Superb evening that managed to perk up a couple of jet lagged travellers. We saw the Hendrix tribute night and then the house band played some other songs later keeping the evening going. The food and service was excellent but the atmosphere and genuinely superb music topped that by quite some way. A brilliant way to spend an evening in... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2016

Went on a Satuarday night and was surprised to see the place packed with a long line of people waiting outside (make sure to reserve a place in advance!) The night started with a great comedian and went on with an increadible preformance of the house band- from Maroon5, Rihanna, Radiohead, Sting to latino covers and more, it was AMAZING.... More 

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Reviewed 10 February 2016

Good place to kick around in the village. Food is pretty good and they have a decent drink selection. It's perfect for when visiting by NYU as the entire street has pretty good options

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Weston, Florida
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

We recently attended a music event here and made the mistake of eating while we were there. I had a burger and fries. My standard is Wendy's. I think the food should be at least as good as Wendy's, especially since it cost three times as much. I was very disappointed. I would have been better fed had I eaten... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
21:30 - 02:30
Monday
20:30 - 02:30
Tuesday
20:30 - 02:30
Wednesday
20:30 - 02:30
Thursday
20:30 - 02:30
Friday
20:30 - 04:00
Saturday
20:30 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1202
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-254-3706

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