Best Beer Selection at a Music Venue
815 V St. NW; (202) 265-0930
Try as I might to abstain, I end up buying beer at every show I frequent. Problem is, it’s usually fizzy yellow stuff at a painfully high price. But the 9:30 Club maintains a respectable beer list as far as music venues go, keeping Dogfish Head, Brooklyn, Anchor, and Sierra Nevada on its rotation. And the value-minded among us already know that 9:30 serves North Coast Old Rasputin, a rich, 9 percent abv stout that, um, gets you deeper into the night. The club even has quality nonalcoholic drinks, with a full-service espresso bar on the balcony. But I wouldn’t know anything about that.