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Call (301) 474-5642 to make a reservation. Patrons are strongly encouraged to wear masks when not actively eating or drinking. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation–stay healthy!

food vendor search

NDC is seeking an experienced restaurateur to fully run our cafe operations. You already know how awesome our music, arts, and community program is and you’ve seen how we can fill the seats. Perhaps your delectable cuisine is just what we need for our next phase? Click here to learn more!

Music & Events

Enjoy live music six nights a week in an intimate community atmosphere. Reservations are strongly recommended for nights with live music. Call (301) 474-5642 to reserve a table. See more on the event calendar!

Winners AGAIN!

Annually, the Washington City Paper determines DC area residents’ favorite places, people, and things across the region in their Best of DC poll. New Deal Cafe gets more awards and higher standings each year! For 2023, we were recognized as: 

1st Place: Best Place to Experience Local Music
1st Place: Best Jazz/Blues Venue
Runner-Up: Best Music Venue
3rd Place: Best Music Venue
Finalist: Best Neighborhood Music Series
Finalist: Best Performing Arts Venue

Every vote helped this funky little nonprofit venue keep growing; thank you for loving this funky little nonprofit cafe, venue, art gallery, and community hub! Thank you for all your support!

Masquer-aid the cafe ball



Join us for a night of fun AND fundraising at the New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt. Like many musical venues and businesses, the New Deal Cafe is still dealing with immense financial challenges as we continue to recover from COVID and its aftermath. We are hosting this Masquer-AID to raise $10,000 to support the Cafe’s music and arts program. Get ready to don your favorite mask and dance the night away at the Masquer-AID the Cafe Ball, featuring the music of Just Stones and the Wild Anacostias! Click here to buy tickets, sponsor the ball, and learn more.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 28th at 7pm:
Bad Choices Band: covers from Johnny Cash to Daft Punk!
Thursday, September 28th at 7pm:
Carly Harvey: Washington D.C. musician Carly Harvey combines Blues, Jazz, Soul and Americana to create a unique sound that calls to mind Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, and Nina Simone, with a little Ella Fitzgerald thrown in for good measure. Carly has been featured in Big City Blues Magazine as one of the youngest Blues Artists to Watch. She has had the privilege of sharing the stage with iconic musicians such as Annika Chambers, Ron Holloway, Kebbie Williams, Ephraim Owens, Cory Henry, Kofi Burbridge, Junior Marvin and Susan Tedeschi- an artist whose work has been foundational in Carly’s musical evolution. Carly is a two-time D.C. Blues Society  Battle of the Bands winner and was proclaimed “D.C.’s Queen of the Blues by Dr. Nick Johnson of WPFW Radio.  
Friday, September 29th at 8pm:
Fast Eddie & The Slow Pokes - a blend of Chicago, West Coast, Swing and Jump Blues peppered with Soul that serve up a menu to get the joint jumpin'!
Saturday, September 30th at 8pm:
The Fuss - dynamic ska, rocksteady, and early reggae with a sound that pays tribute to the music of 1960’s Jamaica and the British Mod scene, while putting a modern slant on these timeless styles.

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About the Cafe

Nestled in historic Roosevelt Center in the heart of Old Greenbelt, the New Deal Cafe is the perfect spot to catch up friends or watch the world wander by. Coming from out of town? See our driving directions.


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Love the cafe? Now you can wear it! Our Zazzle shop is stocked with shirts and onesies, drink coasters, notebooks, cards, and wrapping paper sporting the classic New Deal Cafe logo!