The name of Bump ‘n Grind in Silver Spring tells you all you need to know. It isn’t just a 90s R&B reference (although this place does spin throwback records from time to time), but refers to the dual nature of the shop. The “bump” refers to the dance, funk, soul, and rock records that are on sale and prominently displayed throughout the store, and the live music and DJ nights on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The “grind” in the name refers to the small-batch roasted coffee and espresso beans that are transformed into carefully crafted drinks by expert baristas.
In addition to coffee shop staples like pastries and bagels, you’ll also find a small menu of flatbreads, breakfast burritos and salads. Locals say they love the sense of community this place encourages, whether you visit on a lazy Sunday morning to sip your coffee or attend one of the evening film screenings and Forward Fest events.