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Velvet Lounge

Music Venue, Bar, and Dive Bar · U-Street
915 U St NW (at 10th St NW), Washington, D.C. 20001, United States
Hours:
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 8:00 PM–3:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 8:00 PM–3:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 6:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Mon
    • 9:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 9:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Wed
    • 8:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Thu
    • 8:00 PM–2:00 AM
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
6.9/10

Based on 152 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

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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)
    Mingbot R.
    "Check out DJ SMUDGE on a Friday night for DIsco Dictator."(3 Tips)
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  • Jessica P.

    Some nights have good music. Cheap drinks but it gets really packed.

    Jessica Placencia · February 28, 2015
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  • Fairuz M.

    Cool hipster dive bar. Decent priced drinks and good music

    Fairuz Maggio · January 17, 2015
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  • Grant C.

    Not cheap beers

    Grant C · October 11, 2014
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  • Ararara

    Cheap beers & nice DJs

    Ararara · August 25, 2014
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  • Chelsea W.

    Cocktails!

    Chelsea Wettroth · August 15, 2014
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  • Andrew D.

    The Sushi is to die for!

    Andrew Duffy · June 29, 2014
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  • Tommy C.

    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 Cornelis · May 4, 2014
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  • Tommy C.

    #TNXDC: The NeedlExchange. Every Sunday. 7PM-close. Bil Todd, Tommy Cornelis, DJ BaronHawk, Philip Goyette. House & Disco. Free & drinks are cheap.

    Tommy Cornelis · February 21, 2014
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  • pickle the cat

    Chastised beer/shot combo on U that I know of

    pickle the cat · December 22, 2013
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  • D W.

    Intimate space for live music... Book your band a show. Upstairs!

    D W · November 24, 2013
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  • John P.

    The bartender here is really attentive if you're not 1) a bitch or 2) a jerk. Tip him well my friends.

    John Porter · September 15, 2013
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  • Andrew D.

    Try the shrimp scampi

    Andrew Duffy · July 11, 2013
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  • Andrew D.

    Try the stromboli!

    Andrew Duffy · July 5, 2013
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  • Nikki B.

    Choke and die!!!

    Nikki B · May 5, 2013
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  • BROADS

    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!

    BROADS · April 30, 2013
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  • Andrew W.

    Try the velvet

    Andrew Wiseman · March 9, 2013
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  • Kelly B.

    Great LNDP!

    Kelly Berkley · March 9, 2013
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  • Andrew D.

    Try the alcohol

    Andrew Duffy · July 11, 2012
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  • Andrew D.

    They have beer

    Andrew Duffy · June 1, 2012
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  • Davaish S.

    Jethro will buy u a free drink

    Davaish Singh · February 24, 2012
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  • raymondweil

    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.

    raymondweil · November 17, 2011
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  • Tara T.

    Come here. Don't go to Nellie's. No. Really.

    Tara Townsend · November 3, 2011
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  • Brittany S.

    Authentic hipster bar. The bathrooms are a total shithole!

    Brittany Singer · September 2, 2011
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  • Brad H.

    Come when Keenan is DJing. Totes worth it.

    Brad Howard · August 18, 2011
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  • Mingbot R.

    Check out DJ SMUDGE on a Friday night for DIsco Dictator. He brings it.

    Mingbot Roberts · July 30, 2011
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  • Bradlee S.

    The band performances they have are pretty amazing. If you ever get the chance to, watch Iritis perform.

    Bradlee S. · May 28, 2011
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  • Trisha B.

    Alternate Seduction played here 4/30/11! Alternateseduction.com

    Trisha Benton · May 1, 2011
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  • OurStage

    Tough upstairs load in with no storage for gear - but a blast to play. Divey in a good way.

    OurStage · April 7, 2011
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  • Mike S.

    Constant Alarm is here 4/23/2011. Eleven. Not ten. Fail. :) come anyways.

    Mike Sager · March 27, 2011
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  • Mike S.

    Constant Alarm is here 4/23/2010. You should strongly consider attending.

    Mike Sager · March 27, 2011
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  • Dave H.

    natty bo is three bills, not really a great tip but still

    Dave Honeywell · December 16, 2010
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  • Amy K.

    Super-fun place for super under-the-radar shows and shindigs.

    Amy Kocur · November 12, 2010
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  • Brightest Young Things

    The great sound system upstairs is a well-kept secret.

    Brightest Young Things · October 27, 2010
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  • Andrew D.

    Ask for White mark

    Andrew Duffy · October 13, 2010
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  • Patrick F.

    Order a St Petes!

    Patrick Frank · September 20, 2010
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  • ian h.

    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!

    ian hall · July 7, 2010
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  • Ahmad B.

    Smells like farts. Always.

    Ahmad Bilal · March 28, 2010
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  • Stephanie E.

    Give Bucket a wedgie.

    Stephanie Ellis-Meehan · January 25, 2010
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  • James C.

    See a show on a friday night.

    James Campbell · October 3, 2009
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  • Sergey G.

    fun place to get drinks at

    Sergey Guryakov · July 27, 2009
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