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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: 3pm - 11pm

Friday + Saturday: 11am - 3am

Sunday: 11am - 11pm


Monday: 3pm - 11pm


Tuesday - Friday: 3pm - 7pm


Events + Specials

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Next Door is celebrating Pride with $8 Absolut Froz-Aye and $5 Absolut Cocktails, all month long! Mix it up with our wide selection of Absolut flavors. Happy Pride Month!

// Monthly Zodiac Party

Calling all Cancers! Join us Friday, June 28 from 9pm to 1am for a party in your honor. Show proof of Cancer status and receive 1/2 off the cocktail menu!

Weekly Specials

// Monday - INDUSTRY NIGHT 3pm - close

$5: Old Fashioneds, White Peach Sangria, 5 Wings, Cauliflower Appetizer 

// Wednesday - Wine Wednesday + Chefs Surf n Turf

// Friday - Brunch 11am - 3:30pm + late night menu ‘til 2:45am

// Saturday - Brunch 11am - 3:30pm + late night menu ‘til 2:45am

// Sunday - Brunch 11am - 3:30pm + Big Beer n Burger Night

**All Draft Beers Upgraded to 22oz for the same price + 1/2 Priced Burgers**

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