Café Wha?, New York City, NY

Café Wha? is a club in Greenwich Village in Manhattan, New York City that has been home to various musicians and comedians. Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, The Velvet Underground, Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys, Kool and the Gang, Peter, Paul & Mary, Woody Allen, Lenny Bruce, Joan Rivers, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, and many others all began their careers at the Wha?, according to the official Cafe Wha? web page. Manny Roth, owner of the original Cafe Wha? and uncle to David Lee Roth, sold the bar in 1988, however the original Cafe Wha? remains in the same location that it was when it opened in 1959. Cafe Wha? is located at 115 Macdougal Street, between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets, and is about two blocks from Washington Square Park.

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Springsteen did 30 performances, excl. rehearsals, at this venue.


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