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Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe
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Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe


Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is an independent bookstore, cafe, and bar located in the bustling Dupont Circle neighborhood of the nation’s capital. Founded in 1976, it has become a landmark and institution, servicing Washtonians and travelers from all over the world. It truly is a gathering place for the community and travelers to sit, eat, drink, and read from a curated selection of books. Kramer’s uniqueness and location always makes for a memorable experience.

  • Seated Cafe Dining Room
  • Separate Full-Service Bar
  • Mezzanine looking over iconic bookstore
  • Patio (weather permitting)
    Food & Beverage:

    Offering upscale American fare in a lively setting, Kramer’s Café is a complete dining experience in the heart of Dupont Circle. Seasonal dishes with locally sourced ingredients and an extensive beer and wine list and cocktail menu make Kramer’s Café an ideal place to eat, drink, and gather.

  • Available for breakfast, brunch, lunch, happy hour, dinner, and late night
  • Sit down, two & three course meals
  • Cocktail parties with passed hors d’oeuvres and various bar options
  • Dessert parties
  • Private & semi-private areas available
  • Capacity from 6 to 160
  • Available Late Night
    Catering Pricing:

    We offer an assortment of party/catering options and will make every effort to accommodate your party’s needs.

  • Seated Luncheon available for Parties of 6 or more.
    Price Range: 23-30 per-person

  • Seated Dinner available for Parties of 8 or more.
    Price Range: 35-42 per-person

  • Cocktail Party – Passed available for Parties of 20 or more, two-hour minimum, to be paired with a beverage plan
    Price Range: 24 per person plus beverage plan

  • Dinner Buffet available for Parties of 20 or more
    Price Range: 39-46 per person

  • Venue Location + Transportation


    1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW,
    Washington, District of Columbia 20036