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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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Cheap drinks

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Don't expect any type of lighting if you are seeing a band on the backstage. Also, be sure to not accidentally wash off your stamps you get at the door or they will threaten to throw you out when they randomly ask to see your hands while you are watching a band. They suggest not washing the tops of your... More 

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Dumfries, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We saw a show with several acts, each with a different vibe. There were several points in the show where the sound was out of balance - music too loud, vocals too soft; feedback issues; at one point there was a persistent buzz behind the sound. The club was VERY dark, and there are several sections which are a step... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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126 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 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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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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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
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Black Cat

Address: 1811 14th St. NW, Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: 202-667-7960
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday 7:00 pm - 3:00 am

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