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Velvet Lounge

Music Venue, Bar, and Dive Bar
U-Street, Washington
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  • Ararara
    "Cheap beers & nice DJs"(4 Tips)
    Fairuz M.
    "Cool hipster dive bar."(2 Tips)
    Grant C.
    "Not cheap beers"(3 Tips)
    Bradlee S.
    "The band performances they have are pretty amazing."(3 Tips)
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  • Pam K.
    Pam KellyJune 13, 2016
    BOYCOTT THE VELVET LOUNGE! MY SON WAS PUNCHED BY AN EMPLOYEE OF VELVET LOUNGE LAST NIGHT, SUNDAY, JUNE 12TH...THIS EMPLOYEE CALLED MY SON A "MF GAY FAGGOT"! MY SON IS GAY. THIS IS A HATE CRIME!
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PlacenciaFebruary 28, 2015
    Some nights have good music. Cheap drinks but it gets really packed.
  • Fairuz M.
    Fairuz MaggioJanuary 17, 2015
    Cool hipster dive bar. Decent priced drinks and good music
  • Grant C.
    Grant COctober 11, 2014
    Not cheap beers
  • Ararara
    ArararaAugust 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap beers & nice DJs
  • Chelsea W.
    Chelsea WettrothAugust 15, 2014
    Cocktails!
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DuffyJune 29, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The Sushi is to die for!
  • Tommy C.
    Tommy CornelisMay 4, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    The NeedlExchange is every Sunday from 7pm-close (ends at 10pm on 1st Sundays of month when Tropixxx takes over). Feat DJs Bil Todd, Baronhawk, Tommy Cornelis & guests playing rare disco & house cuts!
  • Tommy C.
    Tommy CornelisFebruary 21, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    #TNXDC: The NeedlExchange. Every Sunday. 7PM-close. Bil Todd, Tommy Cornelis, DJ BaronHawk, Philip Goyette. House & Disco. Free & drinks are cheap.
  • pickle the cat
    pickle the catDecember 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Chastised beer/shot combo on U that I know of
  • D W.
    D WNovember 24, 2013
    Intimate space for live music... Book your band a show. Upstairs!
  • John P.
    John PorterSeptember 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The bartender here is really attentive if you're not 1) a bitch or 2) a jerk. Tip him well my friends.
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DuffyJuly 11, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the shrimp scampi
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DuffyJuly 5, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the stromboli!
  • Nikki B.
    Nikki BMay 5, 2013
    Choke and die!!!
  • BROADS
    BROADSApril 30, 2013
    This is the dive bar you go to when you're already drunk and well into your evening! If you ever hear about a Warchild show happening at this venue, it's totally worth attending!
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WisemanMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the velvet
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BerkleyMarch 9, 2013
    Great LNDP!
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DuffyJuly 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the alcohol
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DuffyJune 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    They have beer
  • Davaish S.
    Davaish SinghFebruary 24, 2012
    Jethro will buy u a free drink
  • raymondweil
    raymondweilNovember 17, 2011
    A great hangout for those who want to catch a show of bands spanning the music genres from alternate rock to punk to almost everything else! Precision is my inspiration.
  • Tara T.
    Tara TownsendNovember 3, 2011
    Come here. Don't go to Nellie's. No. Really.
  • Brittany S.
    Brittany SingerSeptember 2, 2011
    Authentic hipster bar. The bathrooms are a total shithole!
  • Brad H.
    Brad HowardAugust 18, 2011
    Come when Keenan is DJing. Totes worth it.
  • Mingbot R.
    Mingbot RobertsJuly 30, 2011
    Check out DJ SMUDGE on a Friday night for DIsco Dictator. He brings it.
  • Bradlee S.
    Bradlee S.May 28, 2011
    The band performances they have are pretty amazing. If you ever get the chance to, watch Iritis perform.
  • Trisha B.
    Trisha BentonMay 1, 2011
    Alternate Seduction played here 4/30/11! Alternateseduction.com
  • OurStage
    OurStageApril 7, 2011
    Tough upstairs load in with no storage for gear - but a blast to play. Divey in a good way.
  • Mike S.
    Mike SagerMarch 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Constant Alarm is here 4/23/2011. Eleven. Not ten. Fail. :) come anyways.
  • Mike S.
    Mike SagerMarch 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Constant Alarm is here 4/23/2010. You should strongly consider attending.
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoneywellDecember 16, 2010
    natty bo is three bills, not really a great tip but still
  • Amy K.
    Amy KocurNovember 12, 2010
    Super-fun place for super under-the-radar shows and shindigs.
  • Brightest Young Things
    Brightest Young ThingsOctober 27, 2010
    The great sound system upstairs is a well-kept secret.
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DuffyOctober 13, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for White mark
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick FrankSeptember 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Order a St Petes!
  • ian h.
    ian hallJuly 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Keep an eye out for the occasional mindblowing name to play here. Silver Apples lit this place on fire a couple of years ago...I'll never forget that show!
  • Ahmad B.
    Ahmad BilalMarch 28, 2010
    Smells like farts. Always.
  • Stephanie E.
    Stephanie Ellis-MeehanJanuary 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Give Bucket a wedgie.
  • James C.
    James CampbellOctober 3, 2009
    See a show on a friday night.
  • Sergey G.
    Sergey GuryakovJuly 27, 2009
    fun place to get drinks at
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