The Lounge at World Cafe Live

The Lounge at World Cafe Live

The Lounge at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia is a comfortable cafe featuring floor to ceiling windows, a vibrant color scheme, and an intimate stage. This unique space can accommodate up to 220 guests, and is ideal for watching your favorite performers up close and personal. Guests can enter from upstairs on Walnut Street (where the box office is located) or from downstairs on 31st street. The Lounge is also fully ADA accessible from all levels.


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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.

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

If you are attending a show, The Lounge 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 at 215-222-1400 or online. Seating is limited and all tickets for shows in The Lounge are general admission.

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 ticketing page to buy your tickets in addition to making your reservations for a table.

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



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 establishment, Chef Rob took everything he learned and decided to return to the basics and climb the ranks in established kitchens. Absorbing every ounce of knowledge around him, he accepted a position at World Cafe Live 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 of World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, 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 Rob Cottman continues to push the envelope of what can be expected for dining experiences in a world class music venue.


5 PM – 7 PM


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


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