23. Red Room
Address: 1811 14th St. NW
The Black Cat is a great concert venue, but its Red Room bar is reminiscent of the gateway to hell that you'll remember from the original Amityville Horror. The drinks are cheap, as they should be at a place that reeks of hipster douche. Good luck getting one of those cheap drinks easily on a crowded night; the only way it'll happen is if you've sold coke to one of the bartenders. Recently. Also, start counting from 100, because it's only a matter of time before the kids who can't handle their liquor begin yacking in unison. If you can deal with that—and the eye-burning musk of a small room packed with people smelling how they like—then you're cool here. Our advice: if you're there for a show, just chill upstairs.