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4/5 rDev +14%
Dear 9:30 club... oh how you and I have had so many joys through the lives. This is a music venue, and probably one of the best venues I have ever been in for shows. That being said I wont focus on that.
The atmosphere though is fantastic. Three bars line the venue two downstairs (one of them cash only) The other upstairs from the second level overlooks the stage. If you are lucky and early in line, get up here and grab a stool and you'll have a great view and be close to the bar for the entire show.
Service in general for this place is a little bit above average. It's a music venue. You're not going to get educated here on the selections, and that's probably why I rate it very high for a MUSIC bar. There are easily throughout the bar at least 10 on tap craft brews with some of them in multiple locations, but you wont find something extreme or obscure. It is though far better than any other typical bar BMC concert joint by FAR. I can't think of a single concert venue I've been to that has this much selection period!
There is the possibility of a bad tap line, or a foul keg. I've had bad Dogfish Raison D'etre here that made my toe curl backwards it was so bad. But hey I returned the beer and got something else free of charge.
Food is simple and nothing to write about. Chances are you wont even get it, often the kitchen is making something for the band and can't keep up with people coming to the show. Long story short, eat somewhere else in the neighborhood before the show there's plenty of good options.
I'll be back often for a fav show and a good beer in hand YOU KNOW IT!
08-16-2011 15:08:08 | More by smakawhat
4.13/5 rDev +17.7%
First things first...it's a music venue, find me a music venue that doesn't overcharge for drinks and we might as well plan for the end of the world. Beer selection is quality considering. A few craft beers is more than I would have expected and I got to try a few that I can't get ahold of were i'm from. Love this place, wish I had it in NC.
Service...well...try to deal with 50 ppl hitting you up for a drink all at once....refer to the first seven words in the first paragraph.
I love the 9:30 and can't wait to return....awesome Place!!!
11-06-2010 20:33:34 | More by WoodenNickelPub
3.35/5 rDev -4.6%
A great place to see a show; a good place to grab a pint.
Atmosphere: Located beyond the hem and holler of D.C., the 9:30 Club is a diamond in the rough. It consists of two bars, one downstairs (no tickets needed) and one upstairs (with the main stage). Downstairs has more of a neighborhood bar feel, with actual pint glasses being served. Upstairs is the concert atmosphere. When the band is on a roll, the joint kicks ass.
Quality: Having drank at both bars, I have few issues with the quality. If you're upstairs, a healthy dose of patience never hurts.
Service: Generally prompt with no complaints.
Selection: The selection varies, generally with a decent BMC selection. Craft is modestly-represented by a few taps, an occasionaly gem in the rough. Prices get a little high but this is a big city.
09-19-2010 01:58:53 | More by akorsak
9:30 in Washington, DC
83 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.