The 9:30 Club, originally named Nightclub 9:30, also known simply as the 9:30, is a nightclub and concert venue in Washington, D.C., which was originally housed in the ground floor rear room of the Atlantic Building at 930 F Street NW, in the city’s downtown area, where it opened on May 31, 1980, with a legal standing capacity of only 199 patrons. In 1996, due to its increasing prominence, the club was moved to a roomier space, its current location at 815 V Street NW, where it anchors the eastern end of the U Street Corridor.
As a special feature, the club, with capacity for up to 1,200 people, has a wheeled stage mounted on rails, which can be moved back and forth as needed. This way, the place can feel as packed with 500 people in attendance as it would during a sold-out, full capacity show.
The 9:30 Club’s name was derived from its original street address, as well as the original opening time of 9:30 p.m. Early advertising on D.C.’s WHFS radio featured the slogan “9:30 – a Place and Time!”
- 9:30 Club is a large event space with a wheeled stage on rails.
- An ID is only needed if you are consuming alcohol.
- This club offers food during its events.
Where is 9:30 Club located?
9:30 Club is located between N 8th St & N Florida Ave.
How much is cover charge at 9:30 Club?
9:30 Club is a ticket only venue.
How long will I have to wait at 9:30 Club?
Expect to wait anywhere from 10-30 min depending on when you arrive.
When is 9:30 Club open?
9:30 Club’s hours varies depending on its events.
What are the best nights to go to 9:30 Club?
Events with big names are normally the best.
What is the dress code at 9:30 Club?
Sensible footwear is strongly advised and there are occasionally shows where spiked jewelry and chains will not be allowed. Personal items such as pocket knives, pepper spray, flasks, outside food and drinks or anything that could be considered dangerous or contraband will not be allowed in the building. Purses and bags will be searched prior to entry.
How much do drinks cost at 9:30 Club?
Expect to pay $5-10 for beers.
What kind of music do they play at 9:30 Club?
9:30 Club features different kinds of music depending on the day’s performer.