Who is Betsy?

About us

Your favorite open-air bar with refreshing summer cocktails is ready for summer. Check it out!

Brought to you by Belga Café’s Chef Bart Vandaele and team, Betsy is an intimate, open-air rooftop serving American fare and a cocktail program focused on all things gin. This hidden gem is inspired by the chickens in Chef Bart Vandaele’s backyard, Betsy is the name of his favorite in the flock.

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T-shirts are available $35


Get ready for another season
of gin & tonic's

Try our very special Gin Bar and specialty cocktails! Chef Bart made a special wine and beer selection to enjoy in the Betsy summer garden.

Our Drinks about our drinks

Happy Hour

Tuesday to Saturday
From 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Fries $1 during happy hours.

Winter Special:

Happy Hour | Tuesday - Saturday
4:30 pm- 6:00 pm.

Belgian Fries $1
Beer, Wine $8
Happy Cocktail $9

Betsy is covered and heated. Stop by on Wednesdays and enjoy happy hours all night long.



514 8th Street Southeast
Washington, DC


We are open Tuesday - Saturday (weather permitting) from 4:30 pm.
Brunch is on Saturday & Sunday from 9:30 am.
Betsy does not take reservations for large or small parties, we are a “first come - first serve” open-air rooftop bar.