Cafe Wha?

Music Venue, Lounge, and Bar
Greenwich Village, New York
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  • Hanh N.
    "Very good service and the house band is just amazing ;)"(13 Tips)
    Joe B.
    "Jimi Hendrix and all the greats played here"(3 Tips)
    Becca
    "Amazing Cafe Wha House Band plays Wed thru Sun."(2 Tips)
    Chriss R.
    "Awesome spot for live music, and Wachos"(8 Tips)
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  • Deb
    Deb3 days ago
    awesome live music. Make sure to check in advance what kind of music they will be playing on any given night.
  • Eleni Helen
    Eleni Helen2 weeks ago
    The food is great, start your night with some great comedy, and end it with some great music. So much fun.
  • Enzo M.
    Point of reference for music in the Village
  • Pavan K.
    amazing ambiance, loved the music and bar food here
  • M H.
    M HJanuary 13
    Enjoy an evening with the really good house band! A visit is highly recommendable.
  • Chelsea M.
    Chelsea MurrayOctober 31, 2016
    Make a reservation for 9PM seating Saturday. House band never disappoints and the comedians are usually pretty funny before the band starts.
  • Kevin V.
    Kevin VOctober 2, 2016
    If a party of 2, come in as early as possible to the show to spot a table closest to the stage. Best way to experience!
  • Alejandra G.
    Excellent performer
  • Dean C.
    Dean CareyApril 1, 2016
    It was kinda meh - bit of a tourist trap
  • Lizzie H.
    Lizzie HatfieldMarch 13, 2016
    It's so fun here! Reserve a spot on the guest list on Friday and Saturday nights as it fills up quick. And catch the house band!
  • Kristen P.
    Kristen PeiranoJanuary 31, 2016
    Really fun !
  • Filipe S.
    Filipe SilqueiraNovember 13, 2015
    Nice music option
  • Richard E.
    Richard EllisNovember 3, 2015
    Have to buy a ticket...but it's worth it
  • Ellen P.
    Ellen PetitOctober 29, 2015
    Had a great time at Cafe Wha's funk night! Goes on the list next time I'm back in NY!
  • Kelly P.
    Kelly PSeptember 27, 2015
    Amazing house band and honestly great service!
  • Mateus M.
    Mateus MoraesSeptember 8, 2015
    AMAZING!!!
  • Joe B.
    Joe BrolgsAugust 5, 2015
    Jimi Hendrix and all the greats played here
  • Janak R.
    Janak RamakrishnanJune 5, 2015
    Don't bother if you don't like cover bands
  • Jean P.
    Jean PMay 10, 2015
    A place for great music at the village!
  • Aurélien
    AurélienMarch 29, 2015
    If you come in the Village. Stop here for a night event.
  • Andy T.
    Andy TorrezFebruary 12, 2015
    House band is amazing- great variety of music! Cool atmosphere for friends and a fantastic (not first) date night spot! Get there early to get a good table and order drinks before it gets packed.
  • Rasto J.
    Rasto JanotaFebruary 2, 2015
    Great music, excellent atmosphere... Anytime again!
  • p b.
    p baruaJanuary 2, 2015
    The house band played a lot of classic numbers. Rock, Latin, pop, reggae, the works. Be prepared to pay a $10 music charge
  • O'kiss
    O'kissDecember 7, 2014
    Great mood!!! The band is truly cool! Very recommended!
  • Askia
    AskiaOctober 27, 2014
    Great place to go to hear live music.
  • Puu K.
    Puu KampolratanaOctober 23, 2014
    The band knows what they are doing.
  • Samuel H.
    Samuel HowardAugust 30, 2014
    Bring earplugs if you don't want to be half-deaf in the morning.
  • Katherine T.
    Best. House band. Ever. If you haven't heard them you don't know what you're missing. If you get there for the first set you can enjoy the place before it gets crowded. Bring earplugs: it gets LOUD.
  • Quincy K.
    Quincy KosterAugust 7, 2014
    You come for the music, you stay for the music. Can get a little (read: immensely) loud. Food is passable, and cocktails are decent, if overpriced.
  • Ceren B.
    Ceren BalkanayAugust 1, 2014
    Very good sangria! Cool band! The lady's voice is also amazing!
  • Katie B.
    Katie BasselJune 1, 2014
    Best live music in NYC, and Lou from Mad Men did stand up before the band went on!
  • Natalia P.
    Natalia PérezDecember 16, 2013
    The place is awesome. All the tables are comfortable and you can see better the scenario. You have to pay $5 for cover and they accept people under 21.
  • Maksim A.
    Maksim AlipovDecember 12, 2013
    Live music is amazing. No Draft beer. Sunday free admission
  • John F.
    John FerryDecember 6, 2013
    It's ok at best. Had a couple of jd's with my fiance. Not as stiff as other drinks I've had in Nyc. To many tourists. House band over rated. ..
  • Chriss R.
    Chriss RimpelOctober 12, 2013
    Awesome spot for live music, and Wachos
  • Chriss R.
    Chriss RimpelOctober 8, 2013
    Best time to go when BROWN RICE FAMILY or ZING EXPERIENCE is PerfOrming
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    Every night you can catch a stellar performance that will bring you to your feet and jump! Read more
  • Nofar C.
    Nofar CohenSeptember 23, 2013
    The band is really good but its a tourist place if youre looking for local scene
  • Becca
    BeccaSeptember 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing Cafe Wha House Band plays Wed thru Sun. The keyboard player is super sexy.
  • Marco M.
    Marco MartinezAugust 31, 2013
    The shuznik! Bring your dancing shoes and prepare for a great night. The band is tight as is the area you'll be in so prepare to get real familiar with some strangers.
  • Felipe M.
    Felipe MartinsJuly 30, 2013
    Amazing place. Full underground.
  • JayMarie C.
    JayMarie CottrellJuly 28, 2013
    Love the band!
  • Ana Carolina M.
    Great music in an underground ambience. The band is awesome!
  • Chelsea K.
    Chelsea KleinmanMarch 31, 2013
    Long line, but well worth the wait. Each party has their own table. Cover band is incredible. Great environment, great music, great night.
  • LeAnne
    LeAnneFebruary 16, 2013
    Tight and small live venue with decent food. Nothing to really shout about. The singer in the live band was very good.
  • Mira
    MiraDecember 31, 2012
    One of the best live bands in NYC!
  • Elias B.
    Elias BenallounDecember 26, 2012
    Great band
  • Carol C.
    Carol CaraballoSeptember 22, 2012
    Get a table in the front!!! Must go! Amazing time!!!
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 8, 2012
    Bob Dylan played 1st public appearance in NYC here. Other performers included Jimi Hendrix, Ritchie Havens, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor & Louis Gossett Jr before he turned actor.More site info via<LINK> Read more
  • Vania K.
    Vania KAugust 18, 2012
    Where else can you listen to Johnny Cash, Nirvana, Bob Marley and Eminem in flawless execution? Legend.... Dary!!!
  • Washington Square Hotel
    Since the 1950s this venue has been a hotspot for musicians and comedians.
  • Jyothi M.
    Jyothi MApril 28, 2012
    The best live music place in NYC!
  • Hanh N.
    Hanh Ng.January 16, 2012
    Very good service and the house band is just amazing ;)
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatOctober 31, 2011
    The place where artists like Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and Bruce Springsteen all began their careers. Come here for drinks and listen to the great house band play music from all eras!
  • Bruna Luiza d.
    Good place, AWESOME BAND!! I had a really great time and I'm already planning to come back.
  • TiTi N.
    TiTi NMay 8, 2011
    It is awesome! The band Is off the chain! Will def be back!!
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick SiconolfiMarch 23, 2011
    Great venue. Amazing music and always packed.
  • Warren L.
    Warren LaidlerNovember 22, 2010
    It was good enough for Jimi (Hendrix) so it's good enough for me. Food, location, entertainment. It all works. Check it out when you get a chance.
  • Douglas M.
    Douglas M.June 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Wednesday Through Sunday- Amazing Cafe Wha? House Band.. Band will play any genre of music.. people will be up in the aisles dancing shortly! Waitress service is required and is very slow at times.
  • Paul L.
    Paul LopezJune 19, 2010
    Make sure to try the whachos!!!!
  • Dian T.
    Dian ThetardjoosMay 9, 2010
    rock-'n-roll hits from the '70s, '80s, and '90s ! pretty good place to go
  • Kunal R.
    Kunal RegeJuly 27, 2009
    listened to the band play Dream On. Never gets old
  • Ron S.
    Ron SJuly 4, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Tuesdays nights belongs to the funk! World class band, you don't want to miss weekly event.
  • Jesse F.
    Jesse FrankJune 7, 2009
    Listened to the legendary Cafe Wha? house band.
  • Andrey Z.
    Andrey ZabolotnyiJanuary 4, 2016
    Огонь огонь огонь! Быть. Петь. Танцевать. Пить.
  • César D.
    César De los SantosSeptember 16, 2012
    Si buscas rock en vivo este no es él lugar, los whachos traen tantas cosas q termina sabiendo y viéndose mal (y en lugar de tortillas usan pringles)
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