U-Street Music Hall

By Ravi in DC Clubs, DC Concerts, DC Nightclubs and Nightlife Guide, DC Nightlife
Friday, January 20, 2012, 11:39pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 6:00pm) Add comments

U Hall Washington DC

  • Venue Type: Underground Club
  • Estimated Size: 500
  • Amenities: None, and that’s the point. No photo, no video.
  • Cover Charge: $10 – $20, usually free before 11 for 21+
  • Hours: Early shows start at 7pm
    Nightlife generally 10 – 2 or 3
  • Dress Code: None
  • Age Requirement: 18+ must purchase tix in advance
  • Neighborhood: U Street
  • Address: 1115A U Street NW Washington, DC 20009. (202) 588-1880
  • Website: www.ustreetmusichall.com
  • Atmosphere: Famous since its 2010 opening, U Street Music Hall is an underground DJ and concert venue that focuses on the music. No bottle service, no state of the art light system, no bells, no whistles. The sound system however, is arguably the best in DC nightlife. Featuring DJ acts in the evening spinning techno, dubstep, moombahton and underground house; and live acts early doing indy, punk, samba, rap, big band and more; U-Hall caters to the ‘be yourself and party hard’ kind of crowd.
Venue Overview

The building at 1115 U street houses a 7/11, Subway, Dry Cleaner and a door with a small black awning featuring a “U” with a lighting bolt through it. The door leads down a set of stairs, passed a ticketing booth and into U Street Music Hall. The layout is simple, a rectangle and a square are connected at the corners.

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Looking down from the DJ booth, you see a bar to your right, a stage at the other end, and to the left of the stage is another bar and hang-out area

Enterimg U-Hall you find yourself in a hang-out area with a bar, passed that is a large rectangular room with a stage on the near side, DJ booth on the far side, bar on the left-hand wall and kitchen between the bar and stage. That’s it! The beauty of U Street Music Hall is its simplicity. It’s about the music, period.

Parties
  • Moombahton Massive happens the last Wednesday of every month. It’s the global flagship party of the DC-born, internationally recognized Moombahton genre of dance music.
  • Red Fridays bring DC nightlife its weekly deep, disco and tech house party featuring local and international DJs.
  • Blisspop happens the 4th Saturday of every month and is hosted by DJ/venue co-owner Will Eastman.
  • Nouveau Riche is a concept by Gavin Holland, Steve Starks & Nacey. They make music and make it literal with a monthly Saturday rager.
  • In addition, outside promoters are known to book international acts like Richie Hawtin, Skream & Benga, Paco Osuna, J. Cole, Lee Foss, Joe Budden and more.
Get Hooked Up

Get the U-Hall logo (on the awning above) tattooed anywhere on your body and receive free entry/cut the line privileges for life.

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3 Responses to “U-Street Music Hall”

  1. jonathan dang says:

    My favorite club ever. Music is always good. The crowd of people that goes there are cool and the employees are awesome! Oh and the drinks are inexpensive.

  2. […] their own venues (Glow w/ Echostage and Ultrabar). Some venues do their promotions in-house (Pacha, U-Hall). Some promoters rent out venues and do door and bar splits (Area Events’ Brite Nites at […]

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