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 OpenTable.com! 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 hello@bensnextdoor.com 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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Join us on Friday, May 24 from 9pm - 1am for our ongoing horoscope party series. Show your proof of Gemini status and receive 1/2 off the cocktail menu!


Don’t miss the big games on our even bigger screens! We’re featuring $5 Aslin "Keepin the Funk Alive" Sour Ales and $10 Coconut Sunsets with Ciroc coconut, pineapple, and grenadine. Check the schedule for game times, then grab your friends and head on over.


Monday brunch? Don't mind if we do! Join us from 11am to 6pm on Monday, May 27 for our full brunch menu. Please note there is no dinner service that day.


Congrats, Grads! Let Next Door host your party.

We’re so proud of all those who are completing their studies this spring. Looking for the perfect venue to celebrate your accomplishments? Drop us an email at events@bensnextdoor.com and we’ll create a custom experience just for you. But don’t delay - dates are booking up fast!

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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For groups of 11 or more, please email us at least 48 hours in advance: hello@bensnextdoor.com