Upstairs Live – Wilmington

Upstairs Live ~ Wilmington

Upstairs Live at World Cafe Live at The Queen is an upscale cafe featuring a bright vibrant color scheme and an intimate stage. This unique space can accommodate up to 200 guests, and is ideal for watching your favorite performers up close and personal. Guests arrive at the main entrance on Market Street (where the box office is located) and Upstairs Live is also fully ADA accessible from all levels.


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As a neighborhood staple for over five years, the Upstairs Live cafe welcomes you for happy hour or dinner, offering a seasonally rotating menu crafted by Executive Chef Joe Deamer. Whether you crave a tasty snack or a three course dinner, the Upstairs Live cafe offers everything from hand cut fries to hearty quinoa 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.

Upstairs Live Hours:
WED –SAT: Open at 4:30pm
SUN – TUES: Closed (unless a show is scheduled)

If you are attending a show, the Upstairs Live cafe will continue to offer your favorite food and drinks while you enjoy your favorite artist. Reservations are recommended and can be made either in person, by phone 302-994-1400 or online. Seating is limited and all tickets for Upstairs Live shows are general admission.

Although we have many free shows, most evenings Upstairs Live 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 ticketing page to buy your tickets in addition to making your reservations for a table.

Upstairs Live is occasionally closed for private events. If you are interested in hosting your own private party in Upstairs Live, please check out our Private Events page for more information on booking your next event with us.


Happy Hour

You can now grab tickets to any of our upcoming shows at the box office during happy hour (Wed-Sat, 4:30-6:30pm) and pay NO FEES (cash only, excludes balcony).

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

Food Specials:
• $2 off all pizzas
• $2 off all starters

Weekly Specials

beer cheese + broccoli

buffalo chicken dip + toasted pita points

Grilled Cheese
smoked salmon + dill cream cheese + tomato + red onion + bagel + caper garnish

taco Pizza with seasoned ground beef +diced tomatoes + shredded cheddar + salsa + shredded lettuce

porcini and truffle ravioli + brown butter + truffle cream sauce + heirloom cherry tomatoes + cremini mushrooms + crispy prosciutto + garlic and herb focaccia