The Distinguished Wakamba Lounge

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543 8th Avenue
New York, NY
Every day: 12 a.m. - 4 a.m.
212.244.9045 | Website

A droopy outpost of semi-tiki décor, The Distinguished Wakamba Cocktail Lounge isn’t really known for much except its sooty red awning and the fact that some guy in the middle of a drug deal was shot and killed in front of it about 15 years ago. Not enough to pull you in for a drink? That’s okay, they don’t really care if you come in or not. This craphole is complete with unaffected service and all the cruddy trappings to either keep you away or glued to your seat for the next eight hours.

Known For
  • cheap date
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    The “some guy” who was shot was Patrick Dorismond. He was falsely propositioned and then shot by the police. He was not a drug dealer.

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