115 MacDougal St
New York, NY 10012
Tel.: (212) 254-3706
Hours: Mon-Sun: 20:30 – 3:00
It was my friend Tina, who introduced me to this awesome spot in Greenwich Village. Claiming to be the place where musicians such as Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen commenced their careers, Café Wha? does not have any problems attracting partygoers.
We went there after a dinner at an upscale restaurant, and we were completely overdressed. This is a jeans-and T-shirt kind of place but nonetheless lots of fun. Get a table reservation at one of the nights (Wed-Sun), where the Café Wha? House Band is performing, and get ready to dance and sing and drink Jäger Bombs until 3 in the morning.
There is a cover charge ($5-15 depending on the day) and a 1-drink minimum and the drinks are a bit pricey. There are usually 2 shows during the night and seating starts at 20:30 for the early shows and 13:30 for the late shows.
• The club is located in a basement and the cell phone service is therefore at times non-existent.