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Annual Membership Meeting June 2, 2024


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!

🎁 Looking for a delicious gift or prize? We have gift cards! Order a gift card online for email delivery.

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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 is still accepting sponsors!

Through sponsorships, donations, and art sales, this night of fun AND fundraising was a MASSIVE SUCCESS, raising over $25,000! Thanks for your support, and go to to see our list of sponsors, donors, and some pics from the night!

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 23rd at 7pm:
Isn't That So?: A collective of DC-area musicians who enjoy mining a mix of Americana.

Beth Pierce – Guitar/vox
Derek Brock – Guitar/vox
Steve Hall – Harp/vox
Ed O’Connell – Keys
Jody Myers – Bass
Kelly Garton – Drums 
Friday, May 24th at 7pm:
 Hard Swimmin' Fish: make your reservations TODAY for HSF's LAST SHOW AT NEW DEAL. The fellas are disbanding, and we are so grateful they can take our stage one more time during their farewell tour. All original members on this show: Randy Ball (Bass), Jason Walker (Drums), Demian Lewis (Guitar & Vocals), Wave Milor (Harmonica & Vocals). In case you didn't know, HSFis a blues quartet playing a range of styles covering the country blues of Mississippi and the Piedmont, the urban blues of Chicago, and funk infused varieties with roots in New Orleans' second line.
Saturday, May 25th at 2pm:
New Deal Cafe Saturday Jazz Jam - come on out and enjoy an afternoon of jazz with an ensemble of some of the finest musicians in the DMV region.
Saturday, May 25th at 7pm:
Mama Moon & The Rump Shakers: A blues fusion group of out of Washington, D.C. that brings a unique creativity to blues music all while keeping the sould & roots of blues music alive. Known as DC's Goddess of the Blues, Mama Moon has a dynamic stage presence and eccentric sense of style and energy that is unmatched. 

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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.


Support the Cafe

Become a member or make a donation.


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!