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Cafe Wha?

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Greenwich Village
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Address: 115 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012
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Great out out in NYC

We visited on a Sunday night. Not particular busy but we had booked in advance. Despite not being too busy there was a great atmosphere. Relaxed & lots of fun & very friendly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited on a Sunday night. Not particular busy but we had booked in advance. Despite not being too busy there was a great atmosphere. Relaxed & lots of fun & very friendly venue. Fantastic live music from 9pm til the small hrs. Just brilliant! Highly recommended for a music & beer night out. Thank you Cafe Wha & the... More 

Thank Charlie59_11
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Discovered Cafe Wha? while trying to find things that I could do while travelling with my teenage daughter. We enjoyed the amazing and talented house band on a Sunday evening when the basement club is open to guests under 21. The music was great. The band makes a personal connection early with the audience. The venue is smaller so you... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a blast and the resident band is tremendous. They play a broad range of music flawlessly and the crowd is relaxed and fun. Buckets of beer are fairly priced as well!

Thank WeIITraveIed
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great concept - similar to howl at the moon Cover band playing singalongs to a packed room. Bit tough to get a drink and get around - but the atmosphere is fun and its well worth the $15 cover. Go with a group and have a great night!

Thank Ashik B
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time in cafe wah, music and service was really good and when we got the bill it said $82 dollars which we thought was very reasonable. Had my card behind the bar and they used that and I left a tip in cash. However, my bank doesn't show my transactions until I got home from New York... More 

Thank Jack R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is seriously one of a kind. The house band are ridiculously talented, brilliant musicians and great showmen/woman. The food is pretty good too! Only thing I'd say is the cocktails are too strong, but that's hardly the end of the world. If you are visiting New York and you're a music lover this place is 100% for you.... More 

Thank Chloe H
Avignon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We paid just 5$ cover charge to see the Sunday night house band. They played a great set of covers from all corners of the music world and we were dancing in the aisles!! Great atmosphere and speedy service in a venue with so much history.

Thank AntoniaPC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

If you are with friends, want a drink, don't mind sitting in a dark basement to listen to amateur bands; this is the place for you and you will enjoy the atmosphere. I went to a tribute to Adele and the band and singers were great. Just avoid the food if you can which is not worth the price and... More 

Thank Touria G
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

My friends from NYC booked a table for 8 of us for my leaving doo. Great atmosphere, good food, good drinks................loved the sing-a-long karaoke. Fun Fun Fun with friends. I would highly recommend booking a table, as if you don't, standing will not be much fun!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We visited on a recommendation from a friend who had recently visited on her trip to NYC and were not disappointed! Pre booked it via the website for 6 people and would recommend pre booking! It is located in the SoHo district. On arrival we were shown to a table and given the menu. Food options were limited so either... More 

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