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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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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 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

Wednesday, April 17th at 7pm:
Pub Quiz: bring your own team, or form one on the spot. We will collect a dollar from each participant, which will be the prize for the winning team.  Come out and test your knowledge on topics from Aardvarks to Zymurgy. See if you can beat the winning team from the last quiz! Hope you can join us!
Thursday, April 18th at 7pm:
Jeff MillerDon't miss this Nashville-based singer/songwriter with a strong voice, great guitar skills, and a friendly rapport with audiences. He uses uses looper pedals to create rhythm tracks, backing vocals, and extra guitar parts on the fly for a smooth, layered sound. 
Friday, April 19th at 7pm:
Tommy Lepson & The Bad Dawgs: having performed 3 times at the Clinton White House and with such luminaries as The Kinks, Root Boy Slim, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, the Righteous Brothers, Chuck Berry, The Nighthawks, Nils Lofgren, Danny Gatton, and many more, eleven-time WAMMIE-winner Tommy Lepson brings his roots Americana and, Bad Dawgs, to the New Deal Cafe for a fantastic night of original and funky covers that will leave you wanting more! 
Saturday, April 20th at 1pm:
 Poetry Open Mic: Express your inner beatnik through the spoken word!  Read originals, OPP (other people's poetry) or just hob nob with the literary. Everyone is welcome!

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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!