The Distinguished Wakamba Cocktail Lounge

Bar, Lounge, and Dive Bar
Garment District, New York
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  • Tom D.
    "One of the few places in NYC to get Presidente"(3 Tips)
    Mat T.
    "It has been referred to as "a strip club without the stripping.""(2 Tips)
    Brandon F.
    "This bar is awesome for its cheap drinks and mellow atmosphere."(2 Tips)
    The Corcoran Group
    "trashy barteders and a lot of dancing!"(2 Tips)
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  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupFebruary 17, 2012
    One of our favorite dive/tiki bars in all five boroughs. Start at 8am with the old men or come later for great jukebox tunes, trashy barteders and a lot of dancing!
  • Lindsey D.
    Lindsey DMay 10, 2014
    I spent $10 on a margarita made from the mix you buy at the store, poured directly out of the plastic bottle and then wondered into which alternate universe I had stepped. Strip club? Uncertain.
  • Brandon F.
    Brandon F.September 29, 2014
    Bring your white friends here and watch the hilarity ensue. This bar is awesome for its cheap drinks and mellow atmosphere. Reminds me of being back in SoCal.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Fred C.
    Fred CaminoAugust 24, 2013
    Literally the most authentic place in NYC, ironically near the heart of Times Square. Not a single Edison Bulb in sight. Irony, and people like me, will surely be the death of this place.
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KahnFebruary 11, 2014
    Best dive bar in shouting distance of Penn Station. Drinks are cheap. Spanish is the primary language.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceOctober 25, 2012
    Critics' Pick winner of The Village Voice Best of NYC 2012 Best Fascinating Sports Bar!
  • The Expendables 2
    The Expendables 2June 30, 2010
    This bad ass bar isn’t for the weary-hearted but enjoy cheap drinks & great tunes. Brought to you by THE EXPENDABLES opening August 13!
  • Mat T.
    Mat ThiesJanuary 15, 2014
    It has been referred to as "a strip club without the stripping." Expect exactly that. This place could actually be a decent bar if anyone there cared or at least pretended to.
  • Hell&
    Hell&February 26, 2013
    Order a Presidente. Enjoy the atmosphere..
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LoweJuly 11, 2011
    High Latin population but staff is very friendly.
  • Milton G.
    Milton GeorgesOctober 20, 2011
    This is the "Distinguished" Wacmba, lest you all forget!!
  • Fatima A.
    Fatima AmrOctober 22, 2013
    The best worst bar of NYC!
  • Rickalous
    RickalousJanuary 19, 2012
    If you don't speak Spanish, you'll feel unwelcomed here
  • Christine A.
    Divey awesomeness
  • Tom D.
    Tom DuffyOctober 27, 2011
    One of the few places in NYC to get Presidente
  • michael d.
    michael drexlerNovember 12, 2009
    it's an adventure... kitschy and fun, yet dark and weird. Read more
  • Will C.
    Will CrockerOctober 7, 2013
    Ordering alcohol is a surprisingly difficult process
  • jeff o.
    jeff oconnellApril 22, 2010
    the first rule of wakamba is that you don't talk about wakamba
  • Jackie Shmackie💋
    Jackie Shmackie💋January 4, 2014
    Careful gentlemen✋ Chicks charge $2 per dance.
  • Everet L.
    Everet LMay 1, 2012
    Best bartender around
  • Nancy T.
    Nancy TranMarch 16, 2014
    Can't believe -yet I can- that they ran out of Presidente!
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.January 19, 2012
    Truly distinguished.
  • James F.
    James FinkMarch 19, 2014
    Beautiful dive
  • Rob C.
    Rob CongerMay 7, 2010
    Super High End joint.
  • blake
    blakeJanuary 3, 2011
    it's very...distinguished.
  • brian w.
    brian waldropDecember 30, 2011
    Come here.
  • @Hagan
    @HaganJune 13, 2013
    The carpet doesn't smell nearly as beery as last time... kinda disappointed
  • Amy S.
    Amy SurganDecember 9, 2012
    Worst martini I've ever had! Don't ask me why I ordered a martini.
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HooperFebruary 7, 2010
    Don't come here
    Downvoted 4 weeks ago
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