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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!

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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: 

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!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 24th at 7pm:
The Porch Delights: Front porch-style Americana from local luminaries Ruthie Logsdon, Arch Alcantara and Bill Williams who are lighting up every stage they hit and rustling up down home fun with some Buck Owens, The Band, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams, Dave Dudley, Patsy Cline and surprises. 
Thursday, July 25th at 7pm:
 The HalFSmokes perform favorites from the WHFS playlists of the radio station’s glory days—the late ‘70s to early ‘90s. Combining melodic pop with rootsy rock, their inspired performances of these eclectic (Adult Album Alternative and College Radio) classics will remind you of happier times.
Friday, July 26th at 7pm:
Hillbilly Biscuits: Mindful of tradition but bold explorers of new and authentic styles, this internationally known group of high-energy, "Old Timey" West Virginia bluegrass performers are sure to captivate with their lightning fast award-winning picking skills, musical arrangements, natural comedic wit, and high lonesome mountain vocal harmonies. A must see!
Saturday, July 27th at 7pm:
Still Standing: Join us for some of the best  Rockin' Blues, American Roots, Jump, Swing, and Rockabilly in the DMV region featuring Linwood Taylor, Wolf Crescenze and Scott Rabino.

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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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