Cafe Wha?

Music Venue, Lounge, Bar
115 Macdougal St (btwn Bleeker & W 3rd)
New York, NY 10012
(212) 254-3706



  • 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!
  • 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>
  • rock-'n-roll hits from the '70s, '80s, and '90s ! pretty good place to go
  • The band is really good but its a tourist place if youre looking for local scene
  • Long line, but well worth the wait. Each party has their own table. Cover band is incredible. Great environment, great music, great night.
  • One of the best live bands in NYC!
  • 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.
  • Every night you can catch a stellar performance that will bring you to your feet and jump!
  • Amazing Cafe Wha House Band plays Wed thru Sun. The keyboard player is super sexy.
  • Very good service and the house band is just amazing ;)
  • Listened to the legendary Cafe Wha? house band.
  • Great venue and musicians Pricey though
  • Excellent house band, good service...but you have to be extremely tolerant to put up with being sandwiched like sardines into this tiny basement venue (and after a long wait in line to get in)
  • Enjoyed the house band; friendly staff.
  • You dont come for the drinks or the food (although the chicken tenders arent bad), you come for the live music! Make a reservation!
  • The food is great, start your night with some great comedy, and end it with some great music. So much fun.
  • amazing ambiance, loved the music and bar food here
  • Make a reservation for 9PM seating Saturday. House band never disappoints and the comedians are usually pretty funny before the band starts.
  • 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!
  • Really fun !

Nearby places

111 Macdougal St (btwn Bleecker & W 3rd St)
109 Macdougal St (at Minetta Ln)
W 4th St (btwn MacDougal St & University Pl)