World Cafe Live

World Cafe Live

Music Venue · University City
3025 Walnut St (at 31st St), Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
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  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
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Music, Food, Drinks and Fun!


Based on 336 votes

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    deidra s.
    "your instrument donations and music room supplies 10/19 Upstairs!"(6 Tips)
    "Tri State Indie Music Awards Show THIS SUNDAY Downstairs"(4 Tips)
    Marc P.
    "Love going to the Free at Noon shows on Fridays"(3 Tips)
    Diana T.
    "Eggplant fries are fantastic."(3 Tips)
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  • free at noon
  • upstairs
  • downstairs
  • music
  • eggplant fries
  • café
  • beer
  • intimate
  • happy hour
  • grilled cheese sandwiches
  • tours
  • house wines
  • fish tacos
  • lunch specials
  • cocktails
  • French food
  • discounts
  • barbecue
  • open mic
  • open mic night
  • Ryan C.

    Great acts. Great venue. Great sound.

    Ryan C · June 15
  • Bryan M.

    Great venue. Went here awhile back to see a great friend perform and the venue was nice. Drink prices are reasonable in a far West center city kind of way. Didn't eat. Fiesta Pizza afterwards.

    Bryan May · May 29
  • Ashley D.

    Great place for music and to be social

    Ashley Dunn · May 13
  • chris and molly t.

    Love free at noon!

    chris and molly todd · February 23
  • John B.

    Great place for a concert.

    John Bielicki · February 21
  • Dillon C.

    The Monday Night Jazz sessions are always great. If you're ever in the mood to perform, they'll even let you on stage!

    Dillon Chen · December 11, 2014
  • Chrissy N.

    Cozy venue, good sound, accessible

    Chrissy Nickel · November 30, 2014

    SEPTA is proud to support WXPN's Free At Noon. Heading to the show? Get there on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to 30th Street Station, the MFL or Route 36 Trolley to 30th or Bus Routes 21 & 42. Read more

    ISEPTAPHILLY · October 31, 2014
  • Nick M.


    Nick Mullinix · August 29, 2014
  • Dominique C.

    Keep an eye out for the performances here; greats from all over the world come here.

    Dominique Comer · August 26, 2014
  • Daniel W.

    Sort-of-fancy and sufficiently-delicious lunch specials for $8 Monday through Friday.

    Daniel Wolf · August 25, 2014
  • Maryann M.

    Hype! With Katie

    Maryann McDermott Mitchell · August 21, 2014
  • Marc P.

    Love going to the Free at Noon shows on Fridays

    Marc P · August 15, 2014
  • Mazda M.

    Fish tacos are to DIE for!

    Mazda Miles · August 7, 2014
  • Mike M.

    In addition to being a great music venue, the $8 lunch specials are amazing.

    Mike Maiale · August 6, 2014
  • Robin S.

    Seeing St.Lucia here last night really changed my opinion on this place. They killed it! Read more

    Robin Snyder · January 14, 2014
  • Tommy P.

    Killer eggplant fries. They make you all warm and fuzzy upon ingestion.

    Tommy Pizzazz · October 14, 2013
  • Durrock K.

    Awesome Venue! Great Drinks! Wonderful Atmosphere!

    Durrock Knox · August 13, 2013
  • Philadelphia Science Festival

    Don't Burst My Bubble! Explore the science of bubbles: How are the formed? How big can they get w/o popping? This is an opportunity to become an expert on bubbles. Wednesday, April 24, 6:30-8. Free! Read more

  • Jonathan O.

    Philly Bloco!

    Jonathan Oriole · March 31, 2013
  • Scott L.

    Great venue and amazing show!

    Scott Landau · March 7, 2013
  • Philadelphia Magazine

    During the week from 5 to 7pm. 'Live after 5' includes $2 & $3 beers, $4 house wine, $5 cocktails and $3 food menu. Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · August 15, 2012
  • Bing

    They have great open mic nights and spoken word poetry. Make sure to check their calendar to find out when they’re happening!” – Andy Grammer

    Bing · August 2, 2012
  • Ralphie A.

    Skip the cheesesteaks in South Philly. This intimate venue offers great views from everywhere, including the bar area. While you're there, grab a pint and an entree. Reasonably priced and delicious.

    Ralphie Aversa · July 17, 2012
  • Stephanie H.

    Contact The Daly Group for your real estate needs! & Stephanie.hayden@kw.con

    Stephanie Hayden · June 14, 2012
  • Tom D.

    Ordered a brew an hour ago... Still waiting... Waiting... Waiting...

    Tom Dixon · June 9, 2012
  • The Parlotones M.

    Check out The Parlotones live on May 30! Get your tickets here:

    The Parlotones Manager · April 27, 2012
  • Sonya L.

    You must come and catch a show the experience is Ahmazing!!

    Sonya LaRae · April 23, 2012
  • John A.

    Beerfest is a great time.

    John A · February 25, 2012

    Tri State Indie Music Awards Show THIS SUNDAY Downstairs at World Cafe Live! Foursquare ticket discount - use promo code INDIE10 when purchasing tickets online to get your tickets for only $10. Read more

    TRI STATE INDIE · February 23, 2012
  • Andrew S.

    too many good shows, meals, and times had here... never a bad choice

    Andrew Smith · February 23, 2012
  • Paul B.

    Probably not the best idea to put 11 year-olds in charge of sensitive customer service issues.

    Paul Butta · February 15, 2012
  • Paul B.

    My tips keep getting deleted...good to know locations edit them

    Paul Butta · February 15, 2012
  • Paul B.

    Do not go; they do not care.

    Paul Butta · February 15, 2012
  • Paul B.

    F"ing sold out B.S. wristband a-holes.

    Paul Butta · February 15, 2012
  • Wanamaker E.

    Always great local and indie acts at the World Cafe Live - thanks to WXPN to bringing this great venue to Philadelphia

    Wanamaker Entertainment Group · January 27, 2012
  • Visit Philly

    Every Monday night Upstairs, Boy Wonder (a.k.a. Andre Coles) hosts Philly Rising, an open stage and progressive talent competition. Signups are at 6:30 p.m., performances at 7 pm. Read more

    Visit Philly · January 12, 2012
  • Gary J.

    No better place to have lunch on a "day off" Friday. Crystal clear sound, excellent service & food, great talent on stage, & notable waitstaff. How glorious to be in Philadelphia on a day like this!

    Gary Jastrzab · December 2, 2011
  • Rihki K.

    I Rocked This Place!!!

    Rihki Kennebrew · October 31, 2011
  • Tim G.


    Tim G. · October 30, 2011
  • Nate C.

    Open mic not mix.

    Nate Coe, Jr. · October 24, 2011
  • Nate C.

    Mondays are open mix from 5:30 to 7. 1/2 price appetizers - the bomb!

    Nate Coe, Jr. · October 24, 2011
  • deidra s.

    @Music4More is hosting a fundraiser here! Bring your instrument donations and music room supplies 10/19 Upstairs! @AlternateRoutes & @SethAdam will benefit local schools in the Philly area! Read more

    deidra stevens · October 9, 2011
  • Reilly

    second favorite place to see shows

    Reilly · September 10, 2011
  • Chrissy M.

    Bathrooms are easily accessible if you have to make a cross river pit stop

    Chrissy Marie · July 28, 2011
  • JP

    most artists come and hang out after the show if you're patient!

    JP · July 9, 2011
  • The Parlotones

    Ending off our tour here on June 26!! Come out to see our last show before we head back home!! Read more

    The Parlotones · May 31, 2011
  • Ryan A.

    Don't try the feature quesadillas..too much onion.. Too much pepper... No sauce?

    Ryan Andricks · April 7, 2011
  • shineshineshine

    Came btween lunch and dinner to an empty restaurant and waited for nearly 10 minutes , were never greeted, so we left. Bad taste.

    shineshineshine · March 24, 2011
  • AskMen

    On April 12, celebrate all that is delicious & liver-quenching about French food & drink as it will be home to an epic 5-course dinner as part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. Read more

    AskMen · March 18, 2011

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