Upstairs Live – Philadelphia

Upstairs Live ~ Philadelphia

Upstairs Live 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 31 street. Upstairs Live is also fully ADA accessible from all levels.


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As a neighborhood staple for over ten years, the Upstairs Live cafe welcomes you for happy hour or dinner, offering a seasonally rotating menu. Whether you crave a tasty snack or a three course dinner, the Upstairs Live cafe 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.

Upstairs Live Hours:
Open at 5pm for dinner ONLY when a show or event is scheduled
FRIDAY ONLY: Also open for lunch from 11am-3pm

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 at 215-222-1400 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

Hours: Tue to Sat 5-7PM

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

Food Specials
$2 off all starters

Weekly Features

Grilled Cheese $10
Oven roasted Gala apples with French onion spread, hickory smoked bacon, and Swiss cheese on Texas toast

Entrée $18
Blackened chicken, andouille sausage, and gulf shrimp with Cajun rice, served with southern sweet corn bread topped with bourbon jalapeno butter