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Address: 1811 14th St. NW, Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: 202-667-7960
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Sun - Thu 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 3:00 am

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Fun Venue!

We traveled from South Jersey to DC to see one of our favorite performers. Super glad we did! This is a smaller venue and it was really laid back. We had a blast. Parking was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2014
Tammy W
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Pennsville, New Jersey
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
73 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I had a really terrible time at the Black Cat when going to see a small show on a Friday night. My friend (who was 18 at the time and completely sober) was kicked out right at the door, and the employees reasoning for this was decided by smelling her breath and determining that she was "wasted". There was NO... More 

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Pennsville, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We traveled from South Jersey to DC to see one of our favorite performers. Super glad we did! This is a smaller venue and it was really laid back. We had a blast. Parking was a huge issue for us. We rode around for quite some time before we found a spot on the street. I didn't see any parking... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Ridiculously hot and no one who works here cares. Both of the artists I saw apologized for the heat and their sweat. When I asked if anything could be done for the sauna In the concert hall, the bartender actually informed me with a snide,"Yes, rock and roll is hot." I like dive bars but when they are not so... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Havebeen there in september 2007 for the charlotte Martin concert. The drinks are not too expensives, the place is not too big, great to be near the artist Great memory!

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

great acts. I love the back bar (red room). I love how that hand write the acts for the month and stick it in the window. Nothing pretentious here, just hipsters and music lovers.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,028 reviews 2,028 reviews
1,108 attraction reviews
1,054 helpful votes 1,054 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

A very simple and dark place, no decor or ambiance. We went there in the early side (around 8pm) and we could find a table very early. The places around where already packed. The drinks are cheap.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This is not one of my favorite venues in DC, but unfortunately it is necessary for lack of alternatives. Basically this is the smaller club a lot of acts play before getting big enough to fill the far far superior 9:30 club. The mainstage has a capacity of about 700 people vs the 1200 or so that 9:30 can hold.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Rude staff. Bartender accused me of stealing her bottle opener, I never even saw her with a bottle opener let alone stole it. I won't be coming back, too many other bars that value their customers in the city.

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Washington, DC
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I love the Black Cat. It's kind of a mid range venue - not as large or as prominent as the 9:30 Club, but not as small as say, DC9. They tend to get a lot of great bands passing through, especially during the summers, and host quite a few very popular dance party events (their Eighties Mayhem Night is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Staff and manager are extremely rude to customers. Will never return. Cursed out for holding the door open for staff member with hands full. Manager said it was my fault for holding the door for a female.

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