Busboys and Poets

American, Bookstore, Bar
$ $
2021 14th St NW (at V St NW)
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-7638
8:00am - 12:00am
8:00am - 12:00am
8:00am - 12:00am
8:00am - 12:00am
8:00am - 2:00am
8:00am - 2:00am
8:00am - 12:00am



  • The place to take all visitors to D.C.
  • Landing somewhere between a coffee shop, restaurant and social center, this location in Shaw puts local authors and artists in touch with one another over a quick bite.
  • Free wifi wooo
  • Insider tip: Get the tempeh sandwich. It's crunchy, sweet and peppery, the tempeh sandwich, layered with roasted red pepper, arugula and smoky tempeh (a fermented, firm protein derived from soy).
  • Bitches say A! Affordable quality cuisine, attentive, skilled servers and a lively nurturing ambiance that makes you want to stay awhile.
  • Hands down one of my favourite places in the world. Iraqi owned, Jordanian managed, socially with-it, every city should emulate B and P
  • Two words. Vegan Nachos!
  • I am sadden that they got rid of the Key Lime Pie, it was so delicious! Now I have to find a new place to get my sweet and tart fix!
  • Order the shrimp and grits when you finally snag a table here. The shrimp are sauteed with asparagus, roasted corn, and tomatoes in a Cajun cream sauce alongside a basil grits cake.
  • Their Chai Latte is delicious, and extra frothy. Great place to come alone or with friends.
  • If you want to wake up, get the triple espresso "big daddy"!
  • DC TAP Water is the bomb. . Great food and atmosphere
  • Cozy and casual, and they offer a good range of vegetarian and vegan options
  • Restaurant & bookstore. Inspired by poet Langston Hughes, this spot draws a funky and diverse crowd and serves up American-style comfort foods like homemade pizzas, meatloaf, hot paninis & a lot more
  • American Sign Language open mic night Friday at 11 p.m. in the Langston room. Anyone with sign language knowledge may sign up by e-mailing djsupalee@aol.com. $5 admission
  • The food is pretty good. Get the DC Tap water...
  • Eat, drink and laugh. Sit at the table by the door to see and be seen...
  • Ask for DC Tap water. You won't be disappointed.
  • This place is dope! Cali has nothing like this. Black folk, good food, free WiFi and books! What more do u need?
  • Busboys is one of the few places in the city that has late-night wifi plus a good selection of beer and food. Try the Poet pizza! Delicious!

Nearby places

815 V St NW (at 9th St NW)
1213 U St NW
2500 16th St NW