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Black Cat

1811 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4425
+1 202-667-7960
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Pleasantly Surprised, Clean, and a Secure Venue!

So, I read all the reviews before we went, and was a little worried. We took our 13 year old... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Ellen B
bar and music venue for indie, punk, rock bands

I've been to the Black Cat a number of times. It has an upstairs, which is a large space for... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Duane T
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5 weeks ago
“Pleasantly Surprised, Clean, and a Secure Venue!”
19 Sep 2017
“bar and music venue for indie, punk, rock bands”
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1811 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4425
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So, I read all the reviews before we went, and was a little worried. We took our 13 year old daughter to see a BILLIE EILISH concert. We had a Great Time! She had a Blast! The Bartenders were very nice and helpful. The staff...More

Thank Ellen B
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

I've been to the Black Cat a number of times. It has an upstairs, which is a large space for alternative/punk/indie shows, DJ nights and other random stuff like burlesque performances. There's a downstairs with a bar, a restaurant (called Food for Thought) and a...More

2  Thank Duane T
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Comedy worth the $15 for a few chuckles, but not after the front desk staff and roadie stage guys were so needlessly rude. They were actively being sarcastic, mean-spirited, and unhelpful to us and others, and put the comics in a hole Eddie Murphy in...More

1  Thank Thomas H
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Black Cat reminded me of the grunge rock venues of my youth. Dark, a little sketchy, but with surprisingly clean bathrooms. Went to see Bad Cop Bad Cop and The Interrupters, and decided it would be the perfect first ska show for our kids (10...More

2  Thank Amber H
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Reviewed 6 May 2016

I loved Black Cat. The atmosphere was intimate and a very cool venue. The staff was friendly and the place was clean. Also, the acoustics were great for the bands that we saw.

1  Thank Lisa V
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Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the show. It was pretty funny. The Black Cat was grungy but OK. Bartender did right by us. We had a fun night.

2  Thank Dinah Y
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

My sister, niece and I visited the Black Cat to see comedians Sasheer Zamata (SNL) and Kenny Deforest. The tickets were AMAZINGLY reasonable for DC at $15! The format is VERY basic, chairs with a low stage, but I was on the third row and...More

1  Thank KCMQuest
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Reviewed 4 July 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...More

Thank Haley M
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Reviewed 25 April 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...More

Thank Elise L
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Reviewed 21 February 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...More

3  Thank maxine l
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