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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!

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

Friday, December 1st at 8pm:
 Tossing and Turningbringing rockin', surf-classic guitar instrumentals, and cool originals. With Danny Stellabotte (songwriter, guitar), Bill Maron (bass), Gary Markwood (lap steel, keyboards and guitar), Lester King (drums). All sing lead and backing vocals. The group was formed in 2019 with Danny, Bill and Lester, formerly of Highballin’ and Cold Hard Cash, and were joined by Gary (formerly Mississippi Bullfrogs and Honk Tonk Angel). Together these four musicians play their own songs and a variety of songs and genres, like rock, soul, surf, country and blues. T n T play what’s fun for everyone, with over-the-top high intensity!

With special guest Dar Stellabotta: a one woman stoner blues rock band from Southern Maryland who builds and plays cigar box guitars. She plays with a slide, muddy distortion, and the kick drum making her a one woman band. Dar released her first vinyl record Lo-fi Rejection in 2019. This album is available on all streaming platforms.
Saturday, December 2nd at 3:30pm:
Holiday Hat Drum Jam with Katy Gaughan: connect with Community and have fun with friends by playing awesome world drums with drum circle facilitator Katy Gaughan. Drums will be provided or bring your own. All ages. No experience necessary. 
Saturday, December 2nd at 8pm:
Just Stones - a musical tribute to the Rolling Stones whose repertoire consists entirely of Rolling Stones music that will please the 'Stones connoisseur as well as the layfan. 
Sunday, December 3rd at 5:30pm:
This Could Go Boom! Artist Showcase: Beyond producing records, this not-for-profit record label This Could Go Boom! brings you the best in local, regional, and touring music from artists whose gender identities have been marginalized and underrepresented in the music landscape. They're partnering with New Deal Cafe for incredible monthly showcases!

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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.


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!