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Mon-Thurs: 11:30am - 11:30pm

Friday: 11:30am - 1:00am

Saturday: 11am - 1:00am

Sunday: 11am - 11:30pm

Monday - Friday, 4pm - 6:30pm, at the bar

About Mussel Bar Bethesda

Chef Robert Wiedmaier's Mussel Bar & Grille Bethesda evokes the roadside drives outside Brussels that he used to haunt in his youth, after-hours, with fellow cooks. Rustic wood paneling, big black board menus, live rock-n-roll, and black-and-white photographs of and by the chef himself make for a distinctly relaxing atmosphere. Besides the delectable selection of "Washington State, Penn Cove" mussels [try the Wild Shroom with Pancetta, Parmesan, and Truffle Cream,] Wiedmaier, partner chef Brian McBride, and chef de cuisine Gene Sohn offer a tempting array of flat-crusted savory Belgian tartes - a northern European cousin of the pizza, and a dizzying selection of artisan beers. Hearty breakfasts are served on weekends. In April 2012, Wiedmaier launched a first venture beyond the nation's capital: Mussel Bar and Grille by Robert Wiedmaier at Revel, the Atlantic City resort.

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Management Team

Proprietor - Chef Robert Wiedmaier

Corporate Chef - Brian McBride

Chef de Cuisine - Joshua Savilisky

General Manager - Nathan Coons


Events at Mussel Bar Bethesda

Keep up to date with events at Mussel Bar & Grille Bethesda by checking out our Facebook Page.

Happy Hour in Bethesda


EVERYDAY 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Bar, Hightops & Patio Only


Late Nite Happy Hour Sun. to Thurs. 10pm-Close
(Oysters not available)

$1 Oysters $5 Glass of Cava Tuesdays!
(Oysters available 4pm-9:30pm - Cava available 4pm-Last Call)

Drink Specials

Drafts - $2 off ALL DRAFTS

Wines by the Glass - $7

House White

House Red

Retro Cans

Sam Adams Boston Lager - $3

Rail Drinks - $5.95

Food Specials

$1.25 Oysters Chef's Selection

$2 off Wood-fired Pizzas

Kennett Square Mushroom & Bacon

Spicy Lamb Sausage







The closest public parking is the covered garage right behind Mussel Bar (accessible from either Elm St. or Bethesda Ave.)  Parking meters in front of the restaurant are for only one hour.  Bethesda Row is offering valet parking nightly from 5-11pm across the street in front of Secolari (7251 Woodmont Avenue).


Mussel Bar Bethesda is located three short blocks from the Bethesda Metro stop on the Red Line

Frequently Asked Questions

Dress Code?

Shirts, pants and shoes is all we ask

Can I bring my {friendly} dog if I dine outside in Bethesda?

You may as long as they're on a leash….water dog bowls provided

Catering at Mussel Bar Bethesda

Coming Soon!