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 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.
Enjoy quality Mexican cuisine? Love a lively atmosphere? Do you like tequila? With over 200 different tequilas and mezcals at the ready, El Centro is sure to be the new home of your favorite hang out.
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.
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.
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.
A “hole in the wall” feel, bands you’ve never heard of and Woodchuck on tap.
It’s a hipster paradise.
One of U Street’s top restaurants.
Policy has a cozy lounge atmosphere to keep the evening rolling well past dinner.
While somewhat small, Pure Lounge is packed on Fridays for its rock-bottom happy hour drink specials.
Another small place popular with the hipster and underground crowd.
Velvet Lounge remains a great spot to see live bands and hear local music.
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!