Dining Options

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Dining at The Clarice

UMD Department of Dining Services operates a café and a bar inside The Clarice.


Stop by for breakfast or lunch. Applause is a café located on our second floor, outside the entrance to the Cafritz Foundation Theatre.

  • Offerings: Sandwiches, paninis, soups, and snacks
  • Semester Hours: 8AM - 3PM, Monday-Friday 


PLEASE NOTE: Encore will be open only for select events in December 2021:

  • Friday, December 3 for Kaledioscope of Bands
  • Saturday, December 4 for TDPS Experimental Performance Series and The Living Earth Show
  • Friday December 10 for Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science
  • Saturday, December 11 for UMD Symphony Orchestra

Have a drink before a show at Encore, the bar located near our ticket office: scheduled to reopen Spring 2022.

  • Offerings: Snacks, coffee, wine, beer, and other drinks
  • Preshow: Typically open 45 minutes prior to ticketed events. 

Nearby restaurants

Visit Yelp or Google Maps for an extensive list of restaurants near The Clarice.