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Black Cat
Night Club$$
Today 8:00 pm – 2:00 am
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1811 14th St NW Washington, DC 20009
1811 14th St NWUSDCWashington20009
$$Night Club, BarToday 8:00 pm – 2:00 am
Monday 8:00 pm – 2:00 amTuesday 8:00 pm – 2:00 amWednesday 8:00 pm – 2:00 amThursday 8:00 pm – 2:00 amFriday 7:00 pm – 3:00 amSaturday 7:00 pm – 3:00 amSunday 8:00 pm – 2:00 am
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Multilevel spot serves as a bar & cafe with vegan options & indie/rock/alternative live-music venue.- Google
People talk about red room, rock and roll, indie rock, alternative music and independent music
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Chris Suspect
reviewed a month ago
This place filled a niche back in 1992 when it opened. DC had few clubs and those that existed catered to national acts. Black Cat opened up a venue for local bands, both established and emerging, with their two stages. Over the years it got to be more popular with touring bands, and now those acts primarily play on the main stage. Still, many local bands play the backstage in an intimate atmosphere with a great sound system. One gripe is that the bar is cash only, but they do have an ATM.
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Meg Smith
reviewed 2 weeks ago
A local institution, Black Cat has been around for ages. A casual place to watch smaller bands. Fair prices at the cash-only bar. Prepare to be seriously frisked (and your bag more thoroughly checked than by TSA) upon arrival.
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Tyson Kemp
reviewed 9 months ago
This is one of the best venues in D.C. If you don't like a dirty grungy dive bars, then stay out! I saw Pig Destroyer here several months back and had a blast! Parking sucks, but that's D.C. for ya. Go see a show, get sweaty, drink beer and have fun!
Michael Silva
reviewed 2 weeks ago
A shining beacon of hope welcoming the hopeless and the damned.
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Eden Shumate
reviewed 5 months ago
The venue itself is acceptable. Cramped spaces (like any other small venue), mediocre sound, and a temperature that keeps rising through the night. However, the people who work there seem like they're miserable. You work at a music venue, do you know how many people would love to have your job? Before the show my friend and I were the first to arrive and since we'd never been there we didn't know what side of the door we'd line up on. We basically had no idea what was happening. We both called and asked about will call procedures and a very rude woman answered the phone. She was incredibly short with both of us and seemed to be under the impression that we're idiots. We asked about will call and she said, "you come in the door then you get your ticket, that's how clubs work," and proceeded to hang up on my friend after she said she'd never been to Black Cat. Once in, with tickets in hand, the employees directed us towards the wrong stage. Even though they were well aware of who we were there for. I've never seen so many people who were just too cool to be happy. Their employees need to get it together.
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Marvin Vargas
reviewed 9 months ago
The bar scene isn't complete until you hit Black Cat. While you are there hit up a show, sometimes local, sometimes mainstream. Regardless, awesome acoustics in the upper stage is where it's at. Recenltyu saw Kingsley Flood and they were amazining!