Velvet Lounge

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Velvet Lounge
U Street Corridor

Comfy, funky and groovy, the Velvet Lounge is a popular, divey kind of place to stop off for a drink. Often the province of local bands and DJs—and their friends whooping them on from the audience—the Lounge also books indie-rockers from far outside the Beltway, including such cult acts as Damo Suzuki and the Homosexuals. The place still has the feel of a neighborhood bar that just happens to have a small stage upstairs. A good place to drop in after attending a show at the nearby 9:30 Club.

Venue name: Velvet Lounge
Contact:
Address: 915 U St NW
Washington, DC

Cross street: at Florida Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 4pm–1:30am; Fri–Sat 2pm–2:30am
Transport: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro
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