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Mon-Thurs: 11:00am - 11:30pm

Friday: 11:00am - 1:00am

Saturday: 10:30am - 1:00am

Sunday: 10:30am - 11:30pm

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 Daniel Cahall 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. 

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Management Team

Proprietor - Chef Robert Wiedmaier

Corporate Chef - Brian McBride

Chef de Cuisine - Antonio Garcia

General Manager - Guney Demirci


Events at Mussel Bar Bethesda

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Happy Hour in Bethesda


MON-FRI 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Bar and Hightops Only


Drink Specials

$2 Off All Draft Beers

$5 Select Bottles / Cans

$6 Select Wines by the Glass

(Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Cabernet, Rose)

$6 Rail Drinks

Food Specials

$1.50 Chef's Daily Oyster -  (minimum 6)

$2 Off All Bar Menu Items

$10 Wood-fired Pizzas -  (Spicy Lamb Sausage, Margherita, Mushroom & Bacon)

$15 Slider Trio with Fries


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



Private Dining Contact

Jenny Davis

Director of Catering & Special Events

RW Restaurant Group & Tommy Joe's




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Daily Features 3 PM - Close

Monday - $12 Half Mussel Pots (any flavor)

Tuesday - $1 Oysters and $5 Glasses of Champagne

Wednesday - $10 Pizza Night