9:30 Club

9:30 Club

815 V St NW (at 9th St NW), Washington, D.C. 20001, United States
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    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
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    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 6:00 PM–1:00 AM
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Legendary live music venue. Rock, Roll, Cupcakes and everything in between.


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  • VH1

    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

    VH1 · July 22, 2010
  • Washington Post

    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. Read more

    Washington Post · September 11, 2013
  • Brightest Young Things

    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.

    Brightest Young Things · October 27, 2010
  • Mazda

    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.

    Mazda · October 25, 2010
  • Ashley C.

    This is the best place to see a concert in DC, period. Wear comfortable shoes -- standing room only!

    Ashley Conway · May 31, 2010
  • DC After Five

    Make sure to hit up basement bar after show

    DC After Five · December 9, 2010
  • Austin B.

    Go to an artist you've never heard before

    Austin Boehm · June 11, 2009
  • Lauren :.

    by FAR the best place to see a show in DC.

    Lauren :D · December 11, 2009
  • Elizabeth

    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. Read more

    Elizabeth · November 20, 2009
  • Audrey S.

    Don't forget the 9:30 Club cupcakes. Yum! Read more

    Audrey Schaefer · December 8, 2009
  • Shawn R.

    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.

    Shawn Rider · July 26, 2009
  • DC After Five

    Half odd drinks in basement bar after shows

    DC After Five · November 23, 2010
  • nick v.

    see the opening band. drink a dogfish head raison d'etre

    nick violi · March 22, 2009
  • Andy F.

    Free Water!

    Andy Feliciotti · July 30, 2010
  • Jeb G.

    After the show, the bar downstairs stays open. Good place to wait out the crowd. If only there was a tunnel from there to Ben's...

    Jeb Gavin · March 26, 2010
  • Mike R.

    Stop by to visit the venue. Best place to see live music! Run by some great people and staff! Read more

    Mike Roxas · February 21, 2010
  • The Feast

    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.

    The Feast · June 9, 2011
  • John K.

    Don't wash your hands. The soap smells awful.

    John Kilvington · January 21, 2011
  • C. S.

    Good place to catch shows. Take comfortable shoes, though; basically no seats. Read more

    C. S · October 21, 2009
  • Shannon M.

    Arrive with an appetite and order the Nachos of Ulysses. Best nachos ever!

    Shannon Miller · July 30, 2009
  • Cissey Y.

    Cupcakes are amazing !!!!

    Cissey Ye · March 5, 2010
  • Stephanie M.

    If you're over 21 hit up the basement bar.

    Stephanie McCuskey · July 25, 2010
  • Jon A.

    transition from draft beer to bottled beer between opening act and main event to minimize spillage

    Jon Aisenberg · February 17, 2010
  • EmmeGirls M.

    Arrive early and stand upstairs at the famed 930 Club. EmmeGirls Models performed with Sebastian Bach, Dave Navarro, Billy Morrison, Matt Sorum, Chris Chaney & Stevie Stevens at Camp Freddy DC Read more

    EmmeGirls Models · March 22, 2011
  • Yianni K.

    9:30 Club is the best venue for a show in DC! Hands down! Get there early to get a good spot as its standing room only!

    Yianni Konstantopoulos · October 8, 2010
  • Carey M.

    Catch a live show - check out the upstairs bar/VIP.

    Carey Miller · March 11, 2010
  • David K.

    1. Order a SoCo & Red Bull. 2. Rock Out.

    David Knight · March 20, 2009
  • Micah B.

    Get tickets to a listening party.

    Micah Baldwin · March 6, 2009
  • - B.

    Independent local venue brings in top acts. Decent views all around, but best views go fast. Don't worry about food if you're in a rush: they have great food at good prices. This is why I moved to DC.

    - Bossi · February 17, 2011
  • Yaniv N.

    GREAT VENUE. They get A+ bands to come to a very small, personal venue.

    Yaniv Nahon · May 27, 2010
  • Jessica F.

    Grab a spot on the balcony early- You'll have room to move AND be able to see.

    Jessica Forrester · July 22, 2011
  • Jennifer K.

    There's no bad spot to hear shows at 9:30 Club. Just be sure to buy tickets directly from 9:30 - counterfeit operations abound on Craigslist.

    Jennifer Keene · May 19, 2011
  • Tammy G.

    Try the cupcakes! They're from Buzz Bakery!

    Tammy Gordon · September 6, 2010
  • Jules 4.

    Don't come hungry.

    Jules 42 · April 17, 2010
  • Sevda B.

    Awesome and intimate concert venue. www.ayed.com.tr

    Sevda Başak · February 2, 2014
  • Levi R.

    This place is flanneltastic

    Levi Rokey · April 21, 2012
  • Amanda B.

    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!!!!!!

    Amanda Boone · April 6, 2012
  • Of A Revolution

    Best seat in the house: along the railing in the balcony towards the center. Best place to eat nearby: Ben's Chili Bowl (try the 1/2 smoke all the way w/ cheese fries to share). - Richard On of O.A.R.

    Of A Revolution · February 29, 2012
  • Brian G.

    It's billboard's #1 club in america for a reason, folks. go there!

    Brian Gruner · January 24, 2012
  • Blair M.

    best place for music in the city. since you're so close to american ice company, stetsons and nellie's, be sure to pop into one for pre-gaming bevs.

    Blair M · January 18, 2012
  • Garrett C.

    One of the hottest venue's around, great idea to check their shows online, and go see one. Read more

    Garrett Clay · July 11, 2011
  • scott d.

    the bathrooms taste like mint.

    scott douglass · January 16, 2011
  • Michael G.

    The best place in DC! Love it!

    Michael Gulbronson · December 30, 2010
  • Stephani S.

    One of the best music venues in D.C. I saw Lupe Fiasco and VV Brown here. Standing room only so wear flats!

    Stephani S · October 14, 2010
  • Matthew K.

    Best. Venue. Ever.

    Matthew Kuzava · September 9, 2010
  • Matt P.

    Bring a couple dollar bills if you plan on sitting in line outside during summer shows. There is a nice guy who will stroll down the sidewalk with a cart filled with bottles of water for a buck.

    Matt Pennini · August 16, 2010
  • Eric B.

    Check a show out, crawl in a bag, and head to Ben's Chili Bowl after the show.

    Eric Blessing · February 17, 2010
  • Daniel D.

    See a concert, maybe try a cupcake? Read more

    Daniel Dowhan · January 20, 2010
  • Kevin H.

    Get there early, hit the coffee bar upstairs and try one of the chocolate cupcakes ($3). Your mouth will thank you afterward.

    Kevin Harber · November 24, 2009
  • Andrea B.

    Catch US Air Guitar competition. Guaranteed a night you will never forget.

    Andrea Baker · October 22, 2009

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