201 F Street NE
Image courtesy of Ebenezers Coffeehouse
Located in Capitol Hill just a block away from Union Station, Ebenezers Coffeehouse has been serving customers since 2006. Something they really stress is that they purchase all of their coffee for sale through fair trade. With all shows being all ages, this is one of the friendliest and cleanest venues I’ve ever been to.
The actual coffeehouse itself has a truly cozy feeling, with padded chairs, wood tables, and mood lighting located throughout the shop. Getting to a show early and having a cup of coffee with a friend is definitely recommended. Walking down some stairs opens up the space to another seating area for customers during most days; however, on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, the place transforms into a cool venue. The same warm feeling floats down from upstairs and spills into this room as well, with the twinkling lights and large antique wooden tables. The walls behind the stage are metal and industrial, almost like a classy garage. Although I would have preferred a standing venue for the show I saw, I did enjoy being able to sit in the chairs provided for the couple hours I was there. And with the stage only two feet above the ground, you still get that close response with the performers.
With a great show space and high moral standards, Ebenezers Coffeehouse is like no other. After a show ends, the space makes it super easy to go up and talk to the artists that just performed, which is great if you normally get too nervous in more grungy venues. The snug ambiance of the venue leads to the audience having a chill, friendly evening. If you have a lot of stress in your life, going to a show here would really help you forget about all of your worries for a while and maybe even feel a little bit better.
If you’re interested in booking a show, email them at email@example.com.
11/20: Ddendyl. Omnia Hegazy. 7:30. ($10-12)
12/4: Carolyn Crysdale. Duke Walker. Angela Everwood. Daniel Rivera. 7:30. ($10)
12/10: Daryl Shawn. 7:00. (Free)
12/11: Tenia Mackall CD Release Concert. 8:00. (Free).
12/17: The Brilliance [at The Miracle Theatre]. 8:00. ($12-15)