Located on the Lower East Side (LES), Wafel and Dinges Cafe is the perfect location for an unassuming, no pressure, chill date. Although the cafe specializes in legendary,savory and sweet waffle creations, their menu also includes non-dessert options as well. The atmosphere is casual, you seat yourself, they serve alcohol, and it's a great prerequisite for a Friday night poetry slam, held weekly, at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, which is literally four minutes away (walking). Here's the rundown:
Note: This is a suggested Friday night date, however, another night may work, depending on current show schedule.
Arrive at Wafel and Dinges around 7:30ish, that way you'll have enough time for a light bite, a drink or two, and maybe dessert
Food and drinks range anywhere from $2.00-$10.00 per person. The bill may vary based on amount ordered but expect to pay anywhere between $15.00-$45.00
The poetry slam starts at 10 pm...but the line starts growing rapidly around 9:00 pm
You can purchase general admission tickets at the door or online but VIP tickets are to be purchased before hand
If you arrive after 10 pm, a seat is NOT guaranteed, VIP or not.
If you choose to purchase general admission tickets instead of VIP tickets, we suggest that you arrive around 9:10ish to ensure that you and your date grab a (good) seat.There will be more people than seats available.
Doors open at 9:30
Dress Code: Casual. Jeans are fine.
Overall Experience Cost: $60.00-$90.00 for two