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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



Join us for a night of fun AND fundraising at the New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt. Like many musical venues and businesses, the New Deal Cafe is still dealing with immense financial challenges as we continue to recover from COVID and its aftermath. We are hosting this Masquer-AID to raise $10,000 to support the Cafe’s music and arts program. Get ready to don your favorite mask and dance the night away at the Masquer-AID the Cafe Ball, featuring the music of Just Stones and the Wild Anacostias! Click here to buy tickets, sponsor the ball, and learn more.

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 29th at 8pm:
Fast Eddie & The Slow Pokes - a blend of Chicago, West Coast, Swing and Jump Blues peppered with Soul that serve up a menu to get the joint jumpin'!
Saturday, September 30th at 8pm:
The Fuss - dynamic ska, rocksteady, and early reggae with a sound that pays tribute to the music of 1960’s Jamaica and the British Mod scene, while putting a modern slant on these timeless styles.
Sunday, October 1st 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!
Monday, October 2nd at 6pm:
 The Monday Mauveness Karaoke Night: Take the stage and sing, rap & perform your LIVE BAND KARAOKE heart out! When you come to Monday Mauveness, DROP IT LIKE IT’S HOT!

Hosted by Mike Bennett INFINITE & his Graye Line Band, with rotating cohosts and featured artists. To check out available songs, click here! See ya at 6 IN the MIX!

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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

Become a member or make a donation.


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!