New Deal Cafe wins award from The Washington City Paper’s “Best of D.C. 2019 – Readers’ Pick” for “Best Place To Experience Local Music”!!!

Did you see our recent ad in the City Paper?

The New Deal Cafe serves an accessible, plant-based, Italian-American MENU that nurtures the environment, animals, and our health.

We have live music nearly every night of the week and feature monthly exhibits by local artists.


Enjoy live music six nights a week in an intimate community atmosphere.

Open Mic every Tuesday from 7 to 10pm!!

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 21st at 1pm:
Poetry Open Mic!!! - come 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!  

Saturday, September 21st at 8:30pm:
Pile O' Rocks - celebrating the music of Rockpile, Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, and more, this Washington DC based quartet excels in performing UK pub rock and American roots rock.

Full event calendar »

Beer & Wine

Enjoy our rotating selections of micro-brewed draft beer, bottled beer & international wine!

Happy Hour is 4pm to 7pm Tuesday through Friday!


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!


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.


We suggest reservations on weekends after 6pm. To help us keep bringing you great music and live events, please take note: reservations are for customers intending to order a meal, are accepted until 8:30pm, and are held for twenty minutes. Reservations may not be confirmed until the next day. Same-day reservations are taken by phone only. Questions? Call (301) 474-5642.
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