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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

Wednesday, October 5th at 7pm:
The Campfire Sessions: A monthly "listening room" showcasing local songwriters with something to say. Brief Q&A follows each performance. Get to know the songwriters; get to know the songs! 
Thursday, October 6th at 6:30pm:
Wolf's Thursday Blues Show & Sit-In 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, October 7th at 8pm:
Emma's Revolution: Known for fearless, truth-telling lyrics and melodies you can’t resist singing, Emma's Revolution is the dynamic, award-winning activist duo of Pat Humphries & Sandy O. The duo are in their 20th year performing together. Emma’s Revolution's songs have traveled around the world and have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger and covered by Holly Near.
With one eye on the news, Emma’s Revolution consistently writes songs about critical issues happening in the world and enthusiastically lends their voices to the movements those issues inspire.
*At the request of the performers, and to ensure the health and safety of our guests, we are requiring that everyone wear masks when not eating or drinking during this performance.*
Saturday, October 8th:
Crazy Quilt Music FestivalCelebrate the 27th birthday of The New Deal Cafe with a festival that features the eclectic music that is regularly offered at the Cafe!    More information about this event.

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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.

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

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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!