Somehow, the place is still open, running on the fumes of its illustrious past as a ’60s beatnik-and-incipient-hippie hangout. Ginsberg and Dylan lingered, Hendrix and Havens played, and what remains is history—and tourists. The decent house band cranks out live rock, funk and R&B for an enthusiastic bunch (Wednesday to Sunday, after 9pm). And if you’re hungry, Mamoun’s Falafel is right next door.
|Venue name:||Café Wha?||Contact:|
115 MacDougal St
|Cross street:||between Bleecker and W 3rd Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 8:30pm–2:30am; Fri, Sat 8:30pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F to W 4th St|
|Price:||Cover: $5–$10. Average drink: $7. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|