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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, August 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, August 18th at 7pm:
Paradise BillProgressive, psychedelic rock music - originals and covers you love but never see anymore!
Friday, August 19th at 8pm:
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 band, Bad Dawgs, to the New Deal for a fantastic night of original and funky covers that will leave you wanting more!
Saturday, August 20th at 1pm:
Zoom 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!  

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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”

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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!