Busboys and Poets
Busboys and Poets is a staple coffee house, restaurant, and lounge hybrid in DC. It identifies itself as a community gathering place. Here, customers of all racial and cultural backgrounds can feel welcome to meet and discuss everything from art to politics to current social issues. The place is named for the American Poet Langston Hughes, who once worked as a busboy in the 1920s. Busboys and Poets is a vocal member of the Mount Vernon Triangle community. It hosts regular open mic nights, poetry slams, and book clubs. During these events, Busboys and Poets offers discounted drink options as well as a fixed-rate open bar.
Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St NW, Washington, DC, USA, +1 (202) 789-2227