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Night Cafe

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938 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10025 40.800541 -73.965674
nr. 106th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-864-8889 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: WiFi, After Work, Billiards, Dive Bar, Game Nights, Open Mic, Sports Bar
Photo by A.J. Wilhelm and Carmen Lopez

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1 at 103rd St.

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American Express, MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

The "café"—more like a not-too-dark one-room dive—attracts both locals and Columbia students willing to commute the ten blocks from campus to hang with the regulars or to listen to occasional poetry readings and musical experiments. With only a few tables, most drinkers covet the bar stools, from which they can watch TV or chat with the bartenders. The owner, a former Jeopardy champion, hosts trivia night every Sunday at 8:30 p.m. The winner gets a free bottle of wine.


Scenes from the film The Weather Underground were filmed in this bar, and featured owner Brian Flanagan. In 1999 and 2005, pool teams from the Night Cafe won the APA city championship.