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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

Sunday, February 5th at 11am:
This Could Go Boom! Brunch Showcase: Beyond producing records, 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 to curate incredible monthly showcases! Our first showcase features:

Josey Indigo - Newcomer Josey Indigo is a Bethesda-based singer songwriter exploring and expressing a messed up version of a teenage dream. Her latest EP, Bird Songs, features quirky, heartfelt, melodic musings that capture the experience of coming of age in modern times. 
Dawn Manning - dawn manning is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. she writes about themes of love, loss, grief, and growing up. her music has been described as "hauntingly beautiful" and "ethereal." blending elements of folk, ambient and pop music, she uses vocal looping to maximize the emotional effectiveness of her music -- cutting right to the space in your heart that needs healing. 
Carly Harvey - Washington D.C. musician Carly Harvey combines Blues, Jazz, Soul and Americana to create a unique sound that calls to mind Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, and Nina Simone, with a little Ella Fitzgerald thrown in for good measure. Carly has been featured in Big City Blues Magazine as one of the youngest Blues Artists to Watch. She has had the privilege of sharing the stage with iconic musicians such as Annika Chambers, Ron Holloway, Kebbie Williams, Ephraim Owens, Cory Henry, Kofi Burbridge, Junior Marvin and Susan Tedeschi- an artist whose work has been foundational in Carly’s musical evolution. Carly is a two-time D.C. Blues Society  Battle of the Bands winner and was proclaimed “D.C.’s Queen of the Blues by Dr. Nick Johnson of WPFW Radio.  
Sunday, February 5th at 2pm:
Resistance and Resilience in the African Diaspora Art Reception: The art on display demonstrates both artistic talent AND the hope that Black people must maintain to live in an anti-racist and anti-Blackness world. Art curated by Shaymar Higgs, director of The Space and Greenbelt's 2021 Outstanding Citizen.
Sunday, February 5th at 6pm:
Tex Rubinowitz: a true DC rockabilly legend brings his band to the New Deal Cafe!
Monday, February 6th at 6pm:
The Monday Mauveness Karaoke Night: Karaoke with endless options- sing with tracks, a capella, or LIVE BAND accompaniment. Hosted by Mike Bennett.

To preview the list of available songs, click here!

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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.

The Wammie Awards is The MusicianShip’s 35-year-old awards show aimed at recognizing DC, MD, and VA area artists & musicians for their artistic works and community impact across our region.

VOTING ENDS January 31st!

* Visit www.wammiesdc.org
* Hit “submit your vote”
*Register by creating an account and verify your email via emailed link
*After you login, Click JUDGE
*Vote by Searching for NEW DEAL CAFE. Just click on the heart ❤️next to our name and logo to vote, and that’s it! 

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Winners AGAIN!

1st Place: Best Place to Experience Local Music
3rd Place: Best Jazz/Blues Venue
3rd Place: Best Music Venue

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