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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!

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!

Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 11th at 6:30pm:
Wolf's Open Blues Jam - a big, bodacious, boogie blues jam hosted by the legendary Wolf Crescenze with a house band backed by veteran musicians Linwood Taylor, Scott Rabino & more! You never know who will show up at a Wolf Jam so come on out and shake your booty or sign up and JAM!
Friday, August 12th at 8pm:
The Fly Birds: Free range mountain sirens. Personal, passionate, petulant, praising; longing, losing, lamenting, lazing; crowing, crooning, caring and craving… it’s all there when The Fly Birds perform.
The Fly Birds are an alternative bluegrass group based out of Winchester, VA with Elizabeth Baker on banjo, Mary Dunlap on bass, Crystal Shipley on fiddle, and Sarah Twigg on guitar. 
Saturday, August 13th at 6:30pm:
Lonesome Dave Fisher - southern rockabilly songwriter that performs in a trio
Saturday, August 13th at 8pm:
Rock-A-Sonics - an amazing band led by young phenom, Willie Barry. Playing a compelling mix of authentic rockabilly, vintage country, and atomic age rock and roll, they will keep you dancing and shouting for more!

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Art on the Walls

July - August 2022: Bill Moats

Paintings by Bill Moats, a Kentucky native and a resident of Old Greenbelt. A selection of Bill’s new and eclectic paintings stimulates thoughts and emotional memories and touches many levels of awareness.

June - August 2022: Paul Downs

According to myth, Atlas was given the task of holding up the heavens and earth and is well known to most through depictions of him arduously holding the earth on his shoulder.  What happened as the generations churned on?  Greenbelt artist, Paul Downs, provides his view of what might have evolved with his latest stick filled wonders of “The Granddaughters of Atlas”.

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.

1st Place: “Best Place to Experience Local Music”
3rd Place: “Best Music Venue”
3rd Place: “Best Place to Have Dinner With Live Music”

Support the Cafe

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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!