Ben's Next Door - Your Event headquarters

Located at 1211 U Street, right “next door” to DC landmark Ben’s Chili Bowl, Next Door features incredible cuisine, 9 LCD flat screens, a 53-foot full bar, and a warm and inviting staff ready to serve you.

Whether you live down the block or are visiting from halfway around the world, we hope you’ll stop by and see how Ben’s Next Door is keeping the family tradition rolling with our restaurant and bar. Come experience the wonderful and friendly atmosphere, exquisite cuisine, unique drinks, and warm decor that we strive every day to perfect for you.

Next Door welcomes your large groups, meet and greet, birthday or other celebratory parties, business gatherings, family reunions or any other special events. We are very flexible and can accommodate small intimate gatherings up to a full restaurant buy-out for 200 guests. We have capabilities to play your DVD, have live bands or other performances, a DJ, and have a mic set up with podium. Please email Doris, our Special Events Manager, at to discuss having your group or event at Next Door.