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What to Eat When Seeing Live Music in D.C.

Most of these venues have surprisingly large food menus.

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Residents of D.C. are lucky to have several venues for live music and other types of performances nearby. Most also happen to serve food. If hunger strikes in the middle of an impromptu guitar solo, audience members have options instead of starving until the show ends.

Here's a list of a dozen live music venues with a recommended item from each of the menus. Kitchen closing times vary, so check before placing an order. It might be too late before the end of the show.

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9:30 Club

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Recommended menu item: The Nachos of Ulysses, made with Monterey Jack cheese, diced tomatoes, onions, salsa, and sour cream, are one of the 9:30 Club’s biggest sellers. Their signature “9:30 Club” chocolate cupcakes are also popular. The kitchen at 9:30 Club closes as shows are winding down.

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Recommended menu item: Give the smoked pimento mac and cheese a try at this venue, which has a menu from Neighborhood Restaurant Group's catering arm.

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Birchmere Music Hall

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Recommended menu item: The fried catfish with red beans and rice is recommended both by the staff and customers at The Birchmere. Their kitchen closes at 11 p.m. daily.

Black Cat

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Recommended menu item: The vegan lasagna is a hearty option that's preferred by both staff and performers alike. The Black Cat kitchen closes at 11 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and at 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Bohemian Caverns

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Recommended menu item: The lobster mac & cheese at Bohemian Caverns is a crowd pleaser. Their kitchen closes at 11 p.m. daily.

Gypsy Sally's

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Recommended menu item: The Sweetie Pie flatbread is topped with mascarpone cheese, fig jam, caramelized onions, and prosciutto. The Gypsy Sally’s kitchen is open until 10 p.m. on Sunday-Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

IOTA Club and Cafe

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Recommended menu item: Try the cheese empanadas with pickled cabbage and carrots before the kitchen closes at 11 p.m. daily.

Rock & Roll Hotel

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Recommended menu item: Deep-dried mac n' cheese bites are a new addition to the Rock & Roll kitchen, which closes at 11 p.m. on weekdays and at midnight on weekends.

The Fillmore Silver Spring

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Recommended menu item: Get the Buffalo chicken tenders served with French fries from The Fillmore’s concession kitchen. It closes when the shows end.

The Hamilton

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Recommended menu item: Sushi at the raw bar is served from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.- 1 a.m. daily. Their kitchen closes at 1 a.m. on Sundays-Thursdays and at 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Howard Theatre

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Recommended menu item: Get the shrimp and polenta made with jumbo shrimp and roasted peppers served over a creamy Parmesan polenta. The Howard Theatre kitchen closes at various times depending on show schedules.

The Lincoln Theatre

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Recommended menu item: Popcorn is the Lincoln Theatre’s most popular concession, and it's offered only during shows.

9:30 Club

Recommended menu item: The Nachos of Ulysses, made with Monterey Jack cheese, diced tomatoes, onions, salsa, and sour cream, are one of the 9:30 Club’s biggest sellers. Their signature “9:30 Club” chocolate cupcakes are also popular. The kitchen at 9:30 Club closes as shows are winding down.

AMP, Powered By Strathmore

Recommended menu item: Give the smoked pimento mac and cheese a try at this venue, which has a menu from Neighborhood Restaurant Group's catering arm.

[Photo: Facebook]

Birchmere Music Hall

Recommended menu item: The fried catfish with red beans and rice is recommended both by the staff and customers at The Birchmere. Their kitchen closes at 11 p.m. daily.

Black Cat

Recommended menu item: The vegan lasagna is a hearty option that's preferred by both staff and performers alike. The Black Cat kitchen closes at 11 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and at 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Bohemian Caverns

Recommended menu item: The lobster mac & cheese at Bohemian Caverns is a crowd pleaser. Their kitchen closes at 11 p.m. daily.

Gypsy Sally's

Recommended menu item: The Sweetie Pie flatbread is topped with mascarpone cheese, fig jam, caramelized onions, and prosciutto. The Gypsy Sally’s kitchen is open until 10 p.m. on Sunday-Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

IOTA Club and Cafe

Recommended menu item: Try the cheese empanadas with pickled cabbage and carrots before the kitchen closes at 11 p.m. daily.

Rock & Roll Hotel

Recommended menu item: Deep-dried mac n' cheese bites are a new addition to the Rock & Roll kitchen, which closes at 11 p.m. on weekdays and at midnight on weekends.

The Fillmore Silver Spring

Recommended menu item: Get the Buffalo chicken tenders served with French fries from The Fillmore’s concession kitchen. It closes when the shows end.

The Hamilton

Recommended menu item: Sushi at the raw bar is served from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.- 1 a.m. daily. Their kitchen closes at 1 a.m. on Sundays-Thursdays and at 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Howard Theatre

Recommended menu item: Get the shrimp and polenta made with jumbo shrimp and roasted peppers served over a creamy Parmesan polenta. The Howard Theatre kitchen closes at various times depending on show schedules.

The Lincoln Theatre

Recommended menu item: Popcorn is the Lincoln Theatre’s most popular concession, and it's offered only during shows.

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