Anthem, Washington DC

3.7
The 9:30 Club family just got a whole lot bigger. The District’s newest live music venue situated in the heart of The Wharf along the Potomac in Southwest DC. Come discover your Anthem.
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  • Little did I know when I bought a single for Wilco show on StubHub that GA meant “godawful af”. These are worse than lawn seats. IF you’re lucky you’ll be standing behind people with lousy seats 250 f...  more »
  • The location is great with many bars and restaurants nearby. Sound is amazing. There are a few bars inside the venue so not a lot of waiting. The only thing you should consider is the fact that they d...  more »
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  • I love The Anthem! Great venue! Sound is normally great just about anywhere in the entire venue. The floor is great if you want the crowd and, if you need a break, head upstairs and the view and sound is still great. Bartenders are fast and professional. Drinks are good and the food is good - especially for how much they have to get out. Nice selection of beers. Warning - no cash accepted. Cards only.
  • The Anthem is the ideal venue for seeing artists perform in a large-but-comfortable venue. After seeing The National and Bloc Party on separate occasions, I can safely say that for a venue of this size, it is without a doubt the most comfortable place to see a show. It seems to be designed so that no where you stand, you’ll be able to see the band with ease. The temperature has always been perfect no matter how large the crowd is, and I’m used to venues like Nation and the old Black Cat, where it would get so hot during shows (I see you, Avail) that the humidity would condense on the ceiling and rain down on the audience. Cool, but kinda gross. Lastly, navigating the venue was super easy, as it is always easy to get around from the entrance to the interior, bathrooms and drinks. The negative- The location. For someone coming from Baltimore, parking is a nightmare. The venue lots fill up quick, and external lots are $20+. This does seem to be the DC norm, since I used to pay $25 for daily work parking. All in all, I’m an adult and I don’t mind begrudgingly paying for convenience, especially since the venue is so nice.
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