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Busboys and Poets @ Brookland opened on New Years Eve 2014 for our New Year's Eve Party "REMIX of the Nerds," which featured local DJs, bands, dancers, and artists.

Busboys and Poets @ Brookland is located in the artistic and historical neighborhood of Brookland in Northeast D.C. We are conveniently on the red line just steps from Brookland-CUA Metro Station (located at Monroe & 9th Street near Michigan Avenue).


The Brookland community is home to longtime residents and newcomers alike and has a history for being racially diverse. Brookland was integrated in the 1930’s and has been called home by many prominent African Americans like Tony- and Grammy-winning singer Pearl Bailey, whom our event space is named after. Like many neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., Brookland has experienced significant developments in the past few years, Monroe Street Market being one of the most notable.

Monroe Street Market

Art in all its forms of expression is a fundamental part of Monroe Street Market. Monroe Street Market is more than just brand new apartments, it’s a place to explore, meet new people. Try new things.


In addition to street parking, a parking garage is conveniently located right underneath our building and is open to the public


625 Monroe St NE
Washington, DC 20017


Serving breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner

Monday - Thursday:  7AM - 11PM
Friday: 7AM - Midnight
Saturday : 8AM - Midnight
Sunday: 8AM - 11PM


Metrorail: The closest metro station is Brookland-Cua Metro (Red line)