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U Street’s best eats

Hot spot | Chill vibe


Established in 2008, Ben's Next Door is a warm and inviting locally owned restaurant and bar for everyone.

We pride ourselves on delicious food at a fair price, unique specialty cocktails, and a great beer and wine list.  We are known for our upscale Southern Cuisine, including our signature Chicken & Waffle, Shrimp and White Cheese Grits, Crispy Skin Salmon, and Jumbo Lump Crab Cake. With a 53-foot bar, 9 flat-screens, and great service, it's hard not to fall in love with Next Door.

Ben’s Next Door has been named a 2019 Diners' Choice Award winner by! Click on the red badge to find a table and make your reservation today.

We’re also available to host your next special event or cater your next party! Contact us at to discuss the details.



1211 U Street NW Washington, DC 20009


Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 12am

Friday: 11:30am - 3am

Saturday: 11am - 3am

Sunday: 11am - 11pm


Seven Days a Week!: 3pm - 7pm


Events + Specials


// Monthly ZOdiac Party

We’re celebrating our Scorpio Friends on Friday, October 25 from 10pm to 2am with our monthly zodiac party featuring DJ Carlos Danger! Show proof of Scorpio status to receive HALF OFF the entire cocktail menu.

// new happy hour specials!

Stop by Next Door seven days a week between 3pm and 7pm for the best happy hour on U Street! We’re serving half-price cocktails plus select $5 beer, wine, and tasty bites. Click here for our all-new Happy Hour Menu.

Weekly Specials

// Monday - INDUSTRY NIGHT 3pm - close

$5: Old Fashioneds, $5 for 5 Wings

// Friday - late night menu ‘til 3:00am

// Saturday - Brunch 11am - 4:00pm + late night menu ‘til 3:00am

// Sunday - Brunch 11am - 4:00pm

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