Legendary Washington, D.C. music club, founded in the 1980s, and originally located on 930 F Street. The location has sinced changed to 815 V Street, which allows the nightclub to house up to 1200 people. Bands large and small play at 9:30, and the tickets are often inexpensive, which allows even teenagers to afford to go, keeping up with the motto: "All ages, all the time." At its first location, the venue was nicknamed "the dirty 30," because of its 'distinctive odor.' Defining moments in the 9:30 club's history include when the Smashing Pumpkins performed at the grand opening of the new V Street location.