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Café Wha?

Bars, Lounges Greenwich Village
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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?
Address: 115 Macdougal St
New York
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
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