Under 21 Clubs: Washington DC Nightlife for All Ages

18+ Music and Dance Clubs in Washington DC

Under 21 and looking for some fun in Washington DC? There are several entertainment venues that are open to all ages and offer music and dancing. Some of the clubs are open specifically to ages 18+ and some have special nights or events that are geared to under 21. Schedules vary, so be sure to check the official website or call for details before planning your evening.

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    Trombone Shorty at 930 Club
    ••• Trombone Shorty performs at 930 Club. Rob Pongsajapan/Flickr/CC BY 2.0
    815 V St, NW. Washington, DC. (202) 393-0930. The 930 Club is one of the largest and most popular music venues in the nation's capital. Unless otherwise posted, events are open to all ages. Concerts feature local, national and international performers. Tickets are required and can be purchased in advance.
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    Birchmere Music Hall
    ••• Birchmere Music Hall. R Kennedy for Visit Alexandria

    3701 Mt. Vernon Ave. Alexandria, VA. (703) 549-7500. The Birchmere is open to all ages, all the time. It is a 500-seat dinner-theater style Music Hall offering a variety of musical performances and dance-oriented shows. 

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    1811 14th St. NW, Washington, DC. (202) 667-4490. The club is open to all ages and features independent and alternative music by local, national, and international performers. The Red Room Bar and Food For Thought Café are open seven nights a week.
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    1940 9th Street NW Washington, DC (202) 483-5000. DC9 is usually a 21 and over club, but has a lot of 18+ shows and some all ages shows. The age restriction will be noted if the show allows under 21 patrons. The nightclub offers a mix of music and entertainment.
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    410 7th St. NW Washington, DC (202) 556-2050. The restaurant honors the barbecue and live music of Texas with performances on the lower level Tuesday through Saturday nights. The music includes Honky-Tonk, Western Swing, Rockabilly, Roots Rock, Alternative Country, Blues and Americana. Some performances are free, most are for all ages.
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    Jammin' Java
    ••• Jammin' Java. Joe Loong
    227 Maple Ave E Vienna, VA. (703) 255-1566. Jammin Java is a music club and cafe (coffee house) that features live music seven nights a week. They also have a full lineup of children and family-oriented performances on weekday mornings and afternoons. It is an all-ages venue all the time.
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    Vermont and K NW. Washington DC (202) 347-8601. The premiere nightclub and lounge, located in the K Street Corridor, has several dance floors and plays a wide selection of lively music. 18+ on Thursdays only.
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    1401 K St. NW Washington DC (202) 789-2800. Newly remodeled and expanded, the lounge and bar has a new 40 boot bar, LCD projectors and a state of the art sound system, and a spacious outdoor patio open year round. Tuesdays and Thursdays are 18+. (21 and over the rest of the week) Tuesdays are College Nights.

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    2009 8th St. NW Washington, DC (202) 234-8696. Town Danceboutique is the largest gay danceclub in Washington DC. There are two floors, multiple dance floors and state of the art lighting. The club is 18+ on Friday nights.
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    1115 U Street NW Washington DC. (202) 588-1880. The dance club and live music venue features a state-of-the-art sound system and a 1200 square foot dance floor. Select live shows are all-ages. Club nights are designated for ages 18 and up. Tickets are available online.
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    911 F St. NW Washington, DC. (202) 638-4663. Ages 18+. Ultrabar is a multi-level nightclub with 6 bars, 4 dance floors, and 2 mezzanines. Each floor has different music and its own VIP section.