9:30 Club

Music Venue, Rock Club, Bar
815 V St NW (at 9th St NW)
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 265-0930


  • Josh Burdette, who died Sept. 1, 2013 at 36, was called many things. Head of security. Door-staff supervisor. Crew chief. That guy. He said: "I am not a bouncer." Read our obituary for him.
  • Quite possibly the best venue in the world, go see a show here on a Sunday night. Sometimes the bands are amazing and the crowd isn't overwhelming.
  • by FAR the best place to see a show in DC.
  • I would recommend buying advance tickets and getting there early. It's standing room only. One of the best live music venues I've been to.
  • Free Water!
  • Get there a little early and settle in. My favorite spot is on the floor toward the back because it sounds the best. Just grab a beer, a cupcake, and enjoy! Civil Twilight
  • This is the best place to see a concert in DC, period. Wear comfortable shoes -- standing room only!
  • Founded by Dody DiSanto and Jon Bowers, the 9:30 Club was the home for alternative music in D.C. during the early 1980s and was a regular stopping point for bands touring the east coast.
  • If you're over 21 hit up the basement bar.
  • Catch a live show - check out the upstairs bar/VIP.
  • Go to a show with a good opener, and get there in time to hold down the bar stools on the balcony above the VIP area and within arm's reach of the bar. Ideal seated viewing spot.
  • Don't forget the 9:30 Club cupcakes. Yum!
  • Best. Venue. Ever.
  • GREAT VENUE. They get A+ bands to come to a very small, personal venue.
  • Don't come hungry.
  • This place is flanneltastic
  • They changed their Backbar policy and claim it's never been a separate line. Except every other concert we've been to HAS been a separate line. BE CAREFUL!!!!!!
  • There's not a bad sightline here, but we enjoy watching concerts from the upstairs balcony. Show up early to get one of these sought-after spots.
  • Check a show out, crawl in a bag, and head to Ben's Chili Bowl after the show.
  • See a concert, maybe try a cupcake?

Nearby places

917 V St NW (at 9th St. NW)
900 U St NW (at 9th St NW)
1213 U St NW