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Or email contact@cafewha.com or call 212-254-3706.


Show Times and Cover Charges:

Doors open and seating starts every night at 8:30pm. For 9:30 pm shows, ALL members of your party must arrive by 9:15 to be guaranteed seating. Your reservation is not guaranteed if you show up after 9:15pm (even if you come with your entire group). For 11:45 shows we suggest you arrive by around 11:30 but no later than 11:45 to avoid waiting in line. Cover charges are as follows: Monday & Tuesday ($10): Wednesdays & Sundays (no cover): Thursdays ($5): Fridays ($12), and Saturdays ($15).

FOR SATURDAY NIGHT RESERVATIONS : If you are a party LARGER than 16, you must connect with our Groups Department at least one week prior to your scheduled reservation. To email our Groups Department, click here.

Guests from the 9:30 pm show on Friday and Saturday night who wish to stay for the second show at 11:45 pm may be subject to a $6 "stay cover" charge. Guests will be alerted prior to the second showing if this stay cover is in effect.

Please note that these show times and cover charges apply only to house bands. For information on early shows (those beginning before 9:30pm), please refer to the posted calendar or to the specific band's website.


There will be a $10 cover charge on Sunday, February 16th.

Management reserves the right to alter the cover charge and other special offers and coupons on occasion. Exceptions always include the evening prior to any national holiday, and the week between Christmas and New Years. Cover charge changes will be posted under the "Exceptions" section at least two weeks prior. You will also be notified of any changes by management before being seated the night join us.

Age Requirement: Cafe Wha? does permit guests under 21 years of age to attend shows if accompanied by an adult. There is a $15 dollar food/drink minimum for all underage guests.

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