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Peach Pit’s 8th Anniversary At DC9

Matt Bailer's party returns for more '90s nostalgia

Peach Pit at DC9 — Photo: Ward Morrison

Named after the diner on Beverly Hills 90210, Matt Bailer started Peach Pit eight years ago at Dahlek, the former Eritrean restaurant that also birthed his party Mixtape with Shea Van Horn.

Before it was even a year old, Bailer moved the party to be a few doors down from Nellie’s. “I love what it has turned into at DC9,” Bailer told Metro Weekly a few years ago. “It’s this kind of sweaty mosh pit of guys and girls, straights and gays, black people and white people, old people and young people — all just dancing and singing at the top of their lungs.”

Peach Pit is very strictly ’90s — as the evening’s DJ, Bailer only plays and takes requests for tracks released between Jan. 1, 1990, and Dec. 31, 1999. Saturday, Oct. 21, starting at 10:30 p.m. DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. Cover is $5, or $8 after midnight. Call 202-483-5000 or visit

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Doug Rule covers the arts, theater, music, food, nightlife and culture as contributing editor for Metro Weekly.