Busboys and Poets to open September 21st

Busboys and Poets responded to our blog post about their construction at 1025 Fifth Street NW.

The comment:

Thank you for your mention of Busboys and Poets. We are very excited to open at City Vista! The official opening date has changed to September 21st. Many exciting events are already scheduled – including a FREE Open Mic every Wednesday at 9PM beginning October 1.

Don’t forget to check our website frequently for newly scheduled events ~ busboysandpoets.com ~

See you soon!

Busboys and Poets is a popular restaurant, bookstore, lounge and theater venue founded in 2005 by Andy Shallal. The name of the venue is inspired by Langston Hughes who was discovered as a poet while he was a busboy.

Excerpt from their About Us page:

Busboys and Poets is a restaurant, bookstore and gathering place where people can discuss issues of social justice and peace. Each Busboys and Poets location should enhance the community — allowing us to bring together a diverse clientele reflective of the surrounding neighborhoods. Busboys and Poets creates an environment where shared conversations over food and drink allow the progressive, artistic and literary communities to dialogue, educate and interact.

For more context on B&P check out the Yelp reviews for their U Street location.

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    mediocre bad guy says

    I thought it wasn’t going to be called Busboys and Poets… hmmm…whatever happened to that?

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    fourthandeye says

    @MBG – my understanding is the venue Shallal is opening in the Hyattsville arts district will have a different name but this one is Busboys.

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    fourthandeye says

    @Anon 10:49 – I haven't heard what the hours will be. But below are the hours from the U Street and Shirlington locations which should provide a guideline of what to expect.

    14th & V Streets:
    Sunday 9 AM – 12 Midnight
    Monday – Thursday 8 AM – Midnight
    Friday 8 AM – 2 AM
    Saturday 9 AM – 2 AM

    Sunday 9 AM – 11 PM
    Monday – Thursday 9 AM – Midnight
    Friday – Saturday 9 AM – 1 AM