Soundcheck, the Panorama Productions-owned nightclub located in the K Street NW space formerly occupied by Lotus Lounge, is one of D.C.’s newer clubs, opening its doors in late 2015. Arts Desk visited the night after opening, and was greeted with a throwback to an age of dance culture familiar to few under the age of 30. That vibe is a good fit for a city growing, once again, more comfortable with dance music.
Soundcheck’s 4,400-square-foot basement space can hold 300 patrons, who’ll dance to a $200,000 soundsystem that pumps out up to 80,000 watts of sound buffered by walls embedded with four inches of soundproofing foam. The sonic treatment of the club eliminates any feedback from the system that would make it difficult to speak at a normal volume to a close neighbor. Soundcheck’s claim to be the “quietest club in D.C.” may prove to be true.
- Soundcheck has one of the strongest sound systems in the city.
- The venue hosts regular big names.
- Street parking and valet parking is available in the area.
Where is Soundcheck located?
Soundcheck is located in the heart of Downtown.
How much is cover charge at Soundcheck?
Soundcheck charges a cover of $10-$30 on most days.
How long will I have to wait at Soundcheck?
Expect to wait anywhere from 20-50 min depending on when you arrive.
When is Soundcheck open?
Soundcheck is open on Tuesdays through Saturdays.
What are the best nights to go to Soundcheck?
Weekends are the best.
What is the dress code at Soundcheck?
Dress to impress! Collared shirt / jeans / dress shoes for guys. Avoid anything that can be considered sportswear (track jackets, jerseys, sneakers, hats, etc). Unless you’re a celebrity – in that case you can dress however you please.
How much do drinks cost at Soundcheck?
Expect to pay $15-$20 for cocktails.
What kind of music do they play at Soundcheck?
Soundcheck features mostly top 40, with a mix of EDM and hip hop.