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The Iota Club & Cafe

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Address: 2832 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-3806
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Most entertainers perform country and rock music acts at this club, but...

Most entertainers perform country and rock music acts at this club, but there is also a series for poets and an open mic night.

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the sound wasn't great

My partner and I went to Iota Club to hear a band play, and overall, while it is a good live music venue, the sound guy was terrible it definitely ruined some of the voices for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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WashingtonDC
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My partner and I went to Iota Club to hear a band play, and overall, while it is a good live music venue, the sound guy was terrible it definitely ruined some of the voices for us. The club is rather small, but it is a standard over in Clarendon. Everybody knows about this club. For whatever reason, even though... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a weeknight that must have been open mike night, just for dinner. It seemed to be open mike night with local amateurs. Dinner was simple and fine, and the music volume was OK for conversation.

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Thank onecity62
Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Not to be missed -- great food and music and drinks in a relaxed, friendly environment. The smasher pressed sandwiches are fantastic and they book a variety of great music acts.

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Thank JasonHorowitz
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

I went to Arlington to see Dan Bern at this club. great sound,sight lines, and service was very good.Hope he plays here again soon..

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Thank John M
Arlington, Virginia
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Often have live music here making a lively scene. Nice craft/draft beer selection. Very tasty food as well. Can get loud easily (as expected with a club/bar).

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Thank AJ T
Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

It's a little more 'off the beaten path' of Clarendon when referring to the scene but right in the heart of all the action. Good food with veggie options, good coffee and great music.

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Thank CareInnVA
Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 August 2015

IOTA is locally owned and very hospitable, offering delicious food and drinks and a small but cozy and accommodating setting that hosts regular music (usually a small fee) and poetry (no fee) events that draw wonderful performers. Do come! We go there often.

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Thank Marilyn M
Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2015

We love this place. hey always have great bands. Very diverse, but always good. Superb beer selection... local brews plus other great craft brews from around the country. Even PBR on tap for hipsters that like to pretend it's a craft beer. The food is solid as well, plus they have the same coffee they serve at the White House.

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Thank Marriott_PlatElite
Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 October 2014

Visited during a trip to DC - decent local music bar with a claim to fame mention in The West Wing! We had dinner - place is nothing fancy but service was exemplary and food reliable, band was setting up but we didn't have time to stay. Definitely worth a stop by for a drink or quick bit of nosh... More 

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Washington DC
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Tried to call Iota more than 10 times this past week to ask if they take reservations. Have a party of 10 that want to come for dinner and a show. No one ever answered. always got message that your mailbox was full. Finally drove from Alexandria to personally ask about reservations and was told no. Not even for a... More 

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