U Street Corridor

By peter in Washington DC neighborhoods
Thursday, January 5, 2012, 8:31pm. (Updated: 11/11/13 at 12:29pm) Add comments

Rooftop Decks, Sick Sound Systems, and Underground Vibes

The U Street Corridor has historically been at the center of Washington DC’s music scene. Although the area underwent a rough period between the 1960s and mid 1990s, its recent gentrification has revitalized its nightlife tradition. With hundreds of bars, clubs, and restaurants squeezed into such a tight area, the U Street Corridor is a must-visit party destination in Washington, DC!

Below is a list of some great clubs venues in the U Street Corridor.

Flash

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Flash is a new dance venue located in the Shaw District. When you first walk in, the ground floor is a trendy, modern bar with a food menu (currently being updated), and a patio area out front.

One of the most unique features of Flash is the photobooth on the first floor.

Learn more about Flash in DC

Lost Society

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A steakhouse on the main level and upstairs lounge w/ outdoor deck.

Lost Society is a chill place to come party. The crowd always looks good.

Learn more about Lost Society in DC

U Street Music Hall

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No cameras, no dress code, bangin’ sound system.

Owner/DJs Jesse Tittsworth and Will Eastman have made U-Hall arguably the best ‘underground’ club in DC.

Learn more about U Street Music Hall in DC

9:30 Club

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The 9:30 Club has long been a staple of DC nightlife, opening its doors in 1980.

It’s often regarded one of the best places to see live music in DC.

DC9

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A “hole in the wall” feel, bands you’ve never heard of and Woodchuck on tap.

It’s a hipster paradise.

Policy

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One of U Street’s top restaurants.

Policy has a cozy lounge atmosphere to keep the evening rolling well past dinner.

Learn more about Policy in DC

Pure Lounge

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While somewhat small, Pure Lounge is packed on Fridays for its rock-bottom happy hour drink specials.

Velvet Lounge

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Another small place popular with the hipster and underground crowd.

Velvet Lounge remains a great spot to see live bands and hear local music.

Chi Cha Lounge

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One of the best hookah bars in DC, Chi Cha lounge is more than just a place to smoke shishah.

The lounge, DJ, dance floor and bar keep an upbeat vibe while 20-somethings dance and drink.

Take a hit and see what Chi Cha’s all about!

2 Responses to “U Street Corridor”

  1. Lakisha Brown says:

    Hey. Trying to find a club thursday night that stays opn til 2/3am near U Street. Get off work @1am, just wanna hang out for a bit to start my long weekend.

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