Due to Covid-19 restrictions, World Cafe Live is currently closed to the public.

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Welcome to WCL!

“Our students leave here empowered, they leave here having experienced joy.”

Ezechial Thurman, Hill-Freedman World Academy teacher

Upstairs

The Lounge

As a neighborhood staple for over ten years, The Lounge welcomes you for happy hour or dinner, offering a seasonally rotating menu. Whether you crave a tasty snack or a three course dinner, The Lounge offers everything from hand cut fries to hearty salads to barbecue duck confit. The best in regional craft beers and spirits provide the perfect accompaniment to your meal. Make sure you save a little room for our homemade desserts, too.

If you are attending a show, The Lounge will continue to offer your favorite food and drinks while you enjoy your favorite artist. A reservation for The Lounge is highly recommended, as well as allowing at least an hour before the downstairs show time.

Although we have many free shows, most evenings The Lounge is presenting a ticketed performance. Guests attending a performance or who wish to dine during that time will need to purchase a ticket to do so. Please visit our ticket- ing page to buy your tickets in addition to making your reservations for a table.

Where are sessions held?

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How many participants can attend?

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New accordion option

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When do Bridge Sessions take place?

Bridge Sessions are scheduled from October through May, taking place on weekday mornings during the school day. We typically offer two 75-minute sessions per date, the first starting at 9:30am and the second at 11:15am. See our current schedule for more details.

What ages/grades are sessions geared for?

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“Sometimes, you have a feeling but you don’t know how to explain it for other people. But when you sing, you feel comfortable and like everything gets out of your heart.”

—Esmat, 10th Grade, Northeast High

Downstairs

The Music Hall

World Cafe Live’s commitment to bringing you quality local and national artists goes hand in hand with our passion and dedication to a great food and bev- erage experience for every guest. Our eclectic and experienced team creates seasonally inspired dishes highlighting our partnerships with local food arti- sans. The Music Hall Hours open during downstairs performances only.

Food and beverage service in the Music Hall begins when doors open. Please check ticketing page for up to date door times. Dining in the Music Hall can be as diverse and unique as our performers. Our food and beverage team offer selected items to highlight the atmosphere for every performance.

If you are joining us for a seated performance, our Music Hall will offer a full dining experience featuring select items from our Lounge menu. Sit back and enjoy your favorite artist, while we provide your favorite food and drink throughout the show.

If you are joining us for one of our standing room only shows, the Music Hall will have small bites available that move with you so you don’t miss a single beat.

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Downstairs

The Music Hall

World Cafe Live’s commitment to bringing you quality local and national artists goes hand in hand with our passion and dedication to a great food and bev- erage experience for every guest. Our eclectic and experienced team creates seasonally inspired dishes highlighting our partnerships with local food arti- sans. The Music Hall Hours open during downstairs performances only.

Food and beverage service in the Music Hall begins when doors open. Please check ticketing page for up to date door times. Dining in the Music Hall can be as diverse and unique as our performers. Our food and beverage team offer selected items to highlight the atmosphere for every performance.

If you are joining us for a seated performance, our Music Hall will offer a full dining experience featuring select items from our Lounge menu. Sit back and enjoy your favorite artist, while we provide your favorite food and drink throughout the show.

If you are joining us for one of our standing room only shows, the Music Hall will have small bites available that move with you so you don’t miss a single beat.

HOURS

The Lounge
Tuesday – Saturday: 5PM-10PM
Friday Only: Also open for lunch from 11AM-3PM

Music Hall
Dining service is open for performances. Check ticketing page when doors open.

World Cafe offers two dining experiences—one in The Lounge and the other in the Main Hall.

Meet Our

Chef

See The

Menu

Rent Our

Facility

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Chef Rob Cottman

Chef Rob Cottman’s definition of what it means to prepare great food originated from watching his father in the kitchen at a young age. Cottman’s road to professional kitchens was driven by an entrepreneurial spirit. After selling his first estab- lishment, Chef Rob took everything he learned and decided to return to the basics and climb the ranks in established kitch- ens. Absorbing every ounce of knowledge around him, he accepted a position at WCL in his hometown of Wilmington, DE and spent years covering all aspects of the business from large scale a la carte service to formal catered dinners and specialty pairing menus. Now as the Executive Chef at World Cafe Live, he is responsible for the dining experience of over 100,000 guests a year, overseeing service in two spaces daily and over 200 catered events annually. Motivated by providing people with the dishes they crave, Chef continues to push the envelope of what can be expected for dining experiences in a world class music venue.

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See the Menu

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Rent Our Facility

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HOURS

The Lounge
Tuesday – Saturday: 5PM-10PM
Friday Only: Also open for lunch from 11AM-3PM

Music Hall
Dining service is open for performances. Check ticketing page when doors open.

Accordion:

Where are sessions held?

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How many participants can attend?

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New accordion option

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When do Bridge Sessions take place?

Bridge Sessions are scheduled from October through May, taking place on weekday mornings during the school day. We typically offer two 75-minute sessions per date, the first starting at 9:30am and the second at 11:15am. See our current schedule for more details.

What ages/grades are sessions geared for?

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HAPPY HOUR

Tuesday – Saturday
5PM – 7PM

Drink Specials
$2 off all drafts
$4 house wine
$5 well drinks

Food Specials
$3 hand-cut fries
$6 chicken bites
$8 hummus

Unite

Where people from all walks of life gather to eat, drink and celebrate.

Events

Sat. Nov. 8

World of Percussion

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