Overshadowed by the upstairs space that hosts on-the-verge indie bands and weekly dance parties, the main bar at DC9 is mostly a pit stop—but serves its purpose well. Patrons killing time before a show can check out the digital jukebox, order one of seven burgers named after local bands, or grab a bottle or can of beer from the bar. Bartenders are affable, which makes paying $3.50 for a Schlitz or $4.50 for a Bud Light a little easier to swallow.

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