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1940 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4108
+1 202-483-5000
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Fantastic, intimate venue

We loved the space! The venue is small, but we'll played out and decorated in a funky style... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Jennifer M
Alexandria, Virginia
via mobile
Southern cuisine and entertainment

Delicious southern fried chicken, hush puppies and slaw platter. Great cosmo. Then upstairs for... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Barbara S
Westampton, New Jersey
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Specialties The exploding U Street area is bustling with nightlife. DC9 (celebrating 8 years in the U St area) has been serving people delicious food and music since it opened. Customers rave about DC9's eclectic mix of people. They love eating, drinking and watching the sun go down on the roof deck. Other things people like are bands that play here that they may not have heard of but will be in 6 months. History Established in 2004. "Dive bar + small close concert venue + rooftop" equals a "cool place to party" say the "laid-back crowds" who frequent this "hole-in-the-wall" off U Street; vets "relax and have a drink" in the "cozy" downstairs bar, mingle with the "fascinating people" up on the roof deck or fork over the cover for the "great bands and DJs" - then "head to the stage and get sweaty."
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22 Apr 2017
“Southern cuisine and entertainment”
21 May 2017
“Fantastic, intimate venue”
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1940 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4108
U Street Corridor
+1 202-483-5000
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We loved the space! The venue is small, but we'll played out and decorated in a funky style highlighting their love of music. I highly recommend it if you are interested in seeing music in an intimate setting.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Delicious southern fried chicken, hush puppies and slaw platter. Great cosmo. Then upstairs for entertainment. Two female indie singers.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a really nice place with a cool crowd hanging around in a vibrant part of the city. The rooftop is excellent and nice to spend the evening at. Good live music too.

Thank ErikVollebregt
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Me and my friends used to come to DC9 a lot on Friday nights for a indie/hipster-ish dance party called Liberation Dance Party. Now, that night no longer happens (except for on occasion), so I find I only go there for shows (last show I...More

Thank Duane T
Reviewed 2 September 2014

We were up on the second floor with the DJ for the Poseurs annual reunion. The space was more than adequate for the crowd and plenty of space to dance, stand, drink, etc. The bartenders were attentive, friendly, and made good drinks. (What more can...More

Thank trippygal23
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

They advertise to be a club but I would say it's more like a bar. We were there for 80's night and the music and dancing were fun. Very old and dingy inside. Bathroom was nasty. Typical bar.

Thank AmandaK688
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