What are your hours?

Sun: 2pm-2am Mon to Thu: 5pm-2am Fri: 5pm-3am Sat: 4pm-3am

Do I need to wear a mask when inside?

On July 28, 2021 Mayor Bowser issued a return to wearing masks when indoors. If you are not eating or drinking you should wear a mask inside according to the mandate.

Do I need to show my VACCINE CARD / PASSPORT?

Beginning Saturday August 14th, DC9 will require proof of vaccination or negative covid test taken within 48 hours of any scheduled event for entry. Physical card or digital photo will be accepted. Proof of vaccination/negative test result must match name on photo ID and will be checked at the door. Things change quickly and we are all in the same boat trying to navigate and do our best to keep our concerts and communities safe. We appreciate your patience and understanding with our staff as we navigate this together. Thank you for your cooperation & continued support! If you are unable to offer proof of vaccination or 48hr negative test, we will refund your ticket in advance and at the door up to August 31. From Sept 1-30 we will refund your ticket up to one day before the event. This is an ever changing situation and we reserve the right to change these policies at any time.


We will accept: • physical card with your vaccination recorded shots (MUST have at least one shot recorded) • photo of vaccination card • QR code wallet of vaccination card • email or hard copy of Covid 19 test returned NEGATIVE within the past 48 hours

My bro and I can play some killer licks on our instruments, can we play DC9 tomorrow?

Probably not tomorrow, but maybe in the future. DC9 does not accept physical press kits, so please email us your Myspace, Facebook, Mp3s, or EPK page where we can hear some music. It’s very nice to know where you have played in DC proper, what you HONESTLY draw, and any other useful selling points about your band. DC9 books about 3 months in advance. We listen to every submission, so please allow for some time to get back to you if we are interested. DO NOT CALL THE VENUE REGARDING BOOKING.

Does DC9 have seating?

DC9 does in fact have some seating. We have bar stools and booths on the ground level of the club. Upstairs where the entertainment takes place, we really like to encourage standing, rocking, and dancing for the shows, but if you need a break or just a seat altogether, we do have some tables & stools available for shows that are not sold out.

How are tickets sold at DC9? Are the tickets for reserved seating?

Tickets for DC9 are available on our website or by clicking BUY TICKETS.  We do not sell “reserved seats” tickets.

You can buy tickets in advance at the club

(For purchasing tickets at the club, please go to the first floor bar and let the bartender know you would like to buy a ticket.  You may purchase tickets anytime the club is open.) There is a $1/ticket service fee added. You can also purchase tickets over the phone through Eventbrite at (855) 326-9945 All tickets at DC9 are standing room only. No reserved seating

Can you scan tickets that are on my phone?

Yes We can scan tickets that you print out or that you can pull up on your phone.  Sometimes images of a ticket are less quality and don’t scan.  It is best to use the original PDF.

If a show is cancelled, where do I get a refund?

If a show is cancelled, refunds are available at point of purchase. You will be refunded automatically if you purchased a ticket through Eventbrite.  Please note times and openers are always subject to change.   If you paid cash for an advance ticket you will need to come to the club to get a refund.

What are my payment options in the venue?

DC9 accepts most major credit cards at the bar, but we really like good old fashioned cash as well. If buying tickets day of show, cash is the only method of payment. An ATM machine is on-site if needed.  If you do not have cash, you can purchase at ticket at the first floor bar (see above for “buying tickets in advance at the club”)

Do you serve alcohol at DC9 Nightclub?

Yes. We have three full bars that serve plenty of spirits to quench your thirst.

Do you allow smoking at DC9?

DC Law States NO SMOKING indoors. We do have an outdoor area that we allow smoking.

Does DC9 serve food?

We do in fact sell a grand selection of food to cure your hunger at the venue. Please click on the food menu to see what we have.

How old do I have to be to get into the club?

DC9 is a 21 and over established, but we do have A LOT of ALL AGES shows. The age restriction will be noted if the show allows under 21 patrons. Our professional and experienced door staff will identify your age and mark your hand accordingly.

Do you accept expired Ids, college Ids, or gym cards?

All forms of ID at DC9 must be a non-expired, legal, government issued form of ID. That means license, military ID, state ID, or passport. Foreign drivers licenses will NOT be accepted.

When does so and so play, and what time?

We usually announce the set times day of show. They will appear on the website. Sometimes the show runs a little later then scheduled, but we always try our best to get you home at reasonable time. Regardless, we appreciate your patience if things run a little behind.

Do you have a dress code or coat check?

No to both. Dress to stay warm or dress to stay comfortable is our only suggestion.

Where do I park or is there a Metro close by?

Please visit directions on the website.

Is DC9 available for my huge, private event?

Yes indeed. Please email rentals@dc9.club for rates and information.