“At Caveat, no one is roasted for having 
multiple doctorates. Science isn’t a cue for eye rolls. Instead, guests are admired for their academic mastery.” 


“Caveat owner Ben Lillie and his band of creative smarties operate at the curious place where science intersects with jokes. Books are stacked on tall, blond shelves; curio cabinets are stuffed with international knickknacks and highbrow beer and global pub grub clutter the tables.” 

 – What Should We Do

“A nightly enticement of the intellect for the discerning nerd”

-The New Yorker


“A showcase for the funny side of intellectualism”

-New York Magazine

“Caveat has carved a niche for its highly intelligent, alcohol-friendly series of science talks, storytelling, concerts, trivia competitions and live recorded podcasts”

– Chelsea Now

For more information about Caveat’s programming or producers or to schedule a visit to the venue, please contact our venue publicist, John Seroff at