The exploding U Street area is bustling with nightlife. DC9 (in the U St area since 2004) has been serving people delicious food and music since it opened. Customers rave about DC9's eclectic mix of people. They love eating, drinking and watching the sun go down on the roof deck. Other things people like are bands that play here that they may not have heard of but will be in 6 months. Established in 2004. "Dive bar + small close concert venue + rooftop" equals a "cool place to party" say the "laid-back crowds" who frequent this "hole-in-the-wall" off U Street; vets "relax and have a drink" in the "cozy" downstairs bar, mingle with the "fascinating people" up on the roof deck or fork over the cover for the "great bands and DJs" - then "head to the stage and get sweaty."