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Busboys and Poets

2021 14th Street Northwest
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A Restaurant with a Social Conscience Champlain Virginia United States
Busboys and Poets Champlain Virginia United States
A Restaurant with a Social Conscience Champlain Virginia United States
Busboys and Poets Champlain Virginia United States

A Restaurant with a Social Conscience

Busboys and Poets is an iconic D.C. fixture, a hybrid bookstore, event venue, and restaurant. If you show up hungry, find a table and take your pick among the extensive Mediterranean-influenced menu of salads, sandwiches, burgers, and small plates. Several nights a week, Busboys and Poets plays host to a vast array of socially conscious artists who perform before an engaged audience that typically represents the diverse population that is D.C. While there is the occasional musical performance, most of the artists are professional spoken word performers. Busboys and Poets also holds open mic nights to give amateurs an opportunity to showcase their talents. No matter who the performer, it’s always a thought-provoking event. No other place in D.C. offers this entertainment. So come to Busboys and Poets for the coffeehouse vibe in the morning and then return in the evening for a meal and a performance that will have you talking about it long after it’s over.

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AFAR Local Expert
about 1 year ago

Busboys and Poets

Art, activism, and mindfulness coalesce at Busboys and Poets, D.C.’s multifaceted community hub. It provides a colorful, hospitable environment for enlightened discussion and discovery without feeling elitist or exclusive. The bookstore is operated in partnership with Politics and Prose, whose curated selections under headers like “Let’s Talk Race” and “Let’s Talk Gender” cut through the clutter. The dining menu features a plethora of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes, and open mic nights showcase the soul of the city. Come here for one experience and stay all day.