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Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs

#25 of 43 in Things to do in Saratoga Springs
Nightlife · Bar / Club
Located in Saratoga Springs, New York, Caffè Lena is the oldest continually running coffee house in the United States. Founded in 1960 by Bill and Lena Spencer, it claims to be the oldest folk-oriented Coffee House, in the U.S., featuring acoustic concerts and cultural events showcasing folk music, traditional music, and singer-songwriters of a wide range. Since Lena Spencer's death on October 23, 1989 (she was born on January 4, 1923), Caffè Lena has been a not-for-profit organization.

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  • If you are looking for a cozy laid back coffee house/night club this place is a local favorite. Cafe Lenas attracts some of most talented artists in music but the venue focuses on jazz, blues and...  more »
  • I visited this attraction for a show featuring some of my father’s favorite artists, Steve and Cindy. The music was very good, and the service was very good as well. Overall, it was a great...  more »
  • It started small and it's stayed that way. Operating since the 60's this is a place where 'the greats' played before they were great. With seating for just over 100, at tables and on couches, this storied music venue has an intimate atmosphere that unites the audience and the performer. There is a menu offering beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks as well as a few appetizers and snacks.
  • Possibly the best local place for live music. The offer adult and family friend events. The volunteer staff are always kind and easy to enjoy the music with. Might be tight for strollers or walkers but the staff will work with you. The food and cookies are amazing!!! Easy walk to parking garage and other food options.

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