Top 3 Best Nightclubs in U Street, Washington, DC [2020 GUIDE]

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With over 25 venues in Washington, there are many places to choose from whether you're looking for a crazy night out or a lounge atmosphere. Don't worry! We're going to list out the best clubs in U Street, Washington that you should definitely check out.

Lost Society

Best nightclub in U Street, Washington!
Lost Society

Located on the corner of 14th and U, Lost Society stimulates your eyes, ears, and taste buds with menu brought to life by our Executive Chef Joseph Evens. Designed to evoke an underground, Victorian atmosphere, Lost Society consists of two levels. The first is our main dining room, which features décor vignettes that render each table’s dining experience unique. The second level is comprised of the lounge and roof deck. On this level you will find our DJ booth, an indoor and an outdoor bar, and a more laid back ambiance than in our downstairs dining room. Lost Society sits in the 2nd and 3rd level of an unassuming building on the corner of 14th and U Street. The ambiance inside is a far cry from the exterior. Ascending the staircase brings DC foodies into a dining room full of rich colors and plush fabrics. Intimate corners and low light create an intimate yet upbeat atmosphere.A circular bar and south facing windows provide a nice view of the action on U street. A view of 14th and U from the deck at Lost Society. We call it a deck, but it’s really like a room that happens to be outdoors.The top floor is where the real action is. Designed to contrast with the second level; the white walls, wood floor, wall candles and chandeliers bring a sleek, more modern contrast to the comfort below. With a DJ booth at the end of the room and large deck with its own bar (tented in winter), the top floor of Lost Society is a great choice for going out in DC. The crowd is upscale, diverse and always smiling.

  • 2001 14th St NW Washington, DC 20009 United States
  • U Street
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

Flash

Flash

Flash opened its doors in June of 2013 as a collaboration between long-time lovers of music, former DJ’s, and music industry vets. Their goal was to present an intimate space where artists can express themselves clearly and fans can hear their favorite artists in an ideal setting.

  • 645 Florida Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 United States
  • U Street
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

9:30 Club

9:30 Club

The 9:30 Club, originally named Nightclub 9:30, also known simply as the 9:30, is a nightclub and concert venue in Washington, D.C., which was originally housed in the ground floor rear room of the Atlantic Building at 930 F Street NW, in the city's downtown area, where it opened on May 31, 1980, with a legal standing capacity of only 199 patrons. In 1996, due to its increasing prominence, the club was moved to a roomier space, its current location at 815 V Street NW, where it anchors the eastern end of the U Street Corridor.

  • 815 V St. NW Washington, DC 20001 United States
  • U Street
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $

Check out the venues section for the full list of nightclubs.

Washington Nightclubs FAQ

What time does the headlining DJ usually start performing in Washington clubs?

The headlining DJ will usually start performing around 12:00 AM.

How long do DJs play in Washington?

The headlining DJ or artist usually plays a 1 to 2 hour set.

What is the dress code like at Washington nightclubs?

Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to clubs.

How can I get into Washington nightclubs for free?

Some Washington nightclubs have a free ladies guest list, and have a free even ratio guest list – free if you have the same number of girls (or more) in your party.

Keep in mind that many Washington nightclubs are more exclusive and require bottle service to get in. You can sign up for the guest list on our events page.

How can I book bottle service for Washington nightclubs?

You can book bottle service directly on Discotech by visiting the Washington page.

How much is bottle service at Washington clubs?

Bottle service and table minimums at nightclubs can get pretty expensive in Washington, but every nightclub is different.

The best way to find out is to visit the events page and choose the event you're thinking of going.

Should I buy tickets to get into Washington nightclubs?

If the nightclub has tickets, we recommend buying tickets during holiday weekends and for big name artists. The ticket line is generally faster and shorter than the guest list.

Many nightclubs in Washington are bottle service only – meaning you must book a table reservation in order to get inside.

Which Washington nightclubs play EDM and electronic music?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best EDM nightclubs in Washington.

Which Washington nightclubs play hip-hop?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best hip hop nightclubs in Washington.

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Friday, Jan 29 · 10 pm
Strfkr (New Date!)
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Friday, Feb 26 · 10 pm
L'Impératrice - Matahari World Tour 2020 (NEW DATE)
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Monday, Mar 8 · 7 pm
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Saturday, Mar 27 · 10 pm
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Wednesday, Jul 28 · 7 pm
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