THE HATCHET'S 2015 BEST OF NORTHWEST

9:30 CLUB

BEST CONCERT VENUE

Location: 815 V St. NW

Runners up: U Street Music Hall, The Black Cat

 

Artists like Bob Dylan, the Beastie Boys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, deadmau5 and Adele have performed on the 9:30 Club stage. For such an in-demand venue, the 9:30 Club remains unexpectedly intimate: There is only one main stage, and the audience and artist are separated only by a single, short barrier.

 

But because it lacks tiered ticketing, the general admission venue has no way to ensure you end up in a quality concert-viewing spot. So if you’re there to see your favorite band perform, it’s a good idea to arrive early.

 

The venue, which was originally located at 930 F St. and moved to its current location on V Street in 1996, will host bands like Walk the Moon, Toro Y Moi and Purity Ring this spring.

 

- Regina Park

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