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Cafe Wha?, New York City

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Cafe Wha? is a club at the corner of MacDougal Street and Minetta Lane in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The club has presented numerous musicians and comedians. Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix who was recruited here by his manager Chas Chandler, Andre Alves, Bruce Springsteen, The Velvet Underground, Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys, Kool & the Gang, Peter, Paul and Mary, Woody Allen, Lenny Bruce, Joan Rivers, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, and many others all began their careers at the Wha?
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  • Best place to enjoy amazing live performances and sing along and dance the night away ! Amazing talented singers and musicians , even guest performances from local regulars are world class. Mostly...  more »
  • Brian and the crew killed it again and we had a blast! Looking forward to next time and staying for the second show for sure!!  more »
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  • The $15 cover and one drink minimum was so worth it considering the wide ranging talent and musical spectrum of the house band. I also thought the drinks were really affordable. I had so much fun, I’ll definitely be back. A note that this location (in a basement) is not accessible and I do agree with other reviewers that the seating is super tight, but it didn’t sacrifice the great time I had.
  • Located next to the cellar, this spot hosts live shows and once you walk in, you're in for a fabulous time. Generally a cover charge is required with a one or two drink minimum. The staff is fantastic and will make sure you get your drinks on time. Great atmosphere if you get to watch a good band performing.

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