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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!

Vote for Us!

As the proud winners of the categories “Best Place to Experience Local Music” and the “Best Place to have Dinner with Live Music” in the Washington City Paper’s Best of DC 2022, the New Deal Cafe needs your help to win again this year!

Please click here to vote! You’ll scroll down until you see the “Arts and Entertainment” category. Click that category, then vote for the New Deal Cafe in every relevant award type you see, including:
Best Arts and Culture Nonprofit
Best Jazz/Blues Venue
Best Music Venue
Best Place to Experience Local Music

Then go to the “Food & Drink” category, where you could vote for the New Deal Cafe as the:
The Best Place To Have Dinner With Live Music.
The Best Restaurant

Every vote helps 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!

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 30th at 7pm:
New Deal Open Mic with Naomi Lundberg-Littlefield: sign-ups begin at 6:30 pm. Performers will have 2 songs and then an opportunity for a third once everyone on the list has played.
Wednesday, May 31st at 7pm:
The Sisters are Austin Day and Dr Karate Bass.  They perform in a variety of American styles: blues, country blues, outlaw country, folk, rock 'n roll, swamp funk, and barnyard funk.  Sometimes they sing their own songs. 
The Sisters are based in Northern Virginia, but will, and can, play anywhere.
The Sisters are in love with you.
For now.
Thursday, June 1st 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, June 2nd at 8pm:
The Paulverizers: hard drivin' blues with some of the finest musicians in the DMV region including Steve Watson on drums, Steve Carey on bass, The Fabulous and Legendary Sam Paladino on Hammond and piano, Paul Mastradone on guitar, Greg Meyer on saxophone and vocals, and featuring Big Boy Little on harmonica and vocals.

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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.

Winners AGAIN!

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

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!