Looking for a pool hall in Tysons Corner? Play billiards at Iris Lounge!

It’s hard to find a good bar these days. You need friendly staff, strong cocktails, a good selection of beers—and enough activities to keep everyone entertained all night long. And of course, you want it to be able to accommodate you and your friends without fighting for chairs or yelling over the crowd.

Don’t worry—Iris Lounge has you covered.

Iris Lounge has one of the best billiard rooms in Tysons Corner. Since we can accommodate 150 people, it doesn’t matter if you’ve got a large group or one-on-one. The table is yours for only $10 per hour, regardless how many players you want to take on—and since the billiards room is open until 2 am Tuesday-Sunday, you’ve got all night for rematches.

If you’ve been wondering where to take a new lady on a first date, there’s nothing more flirtatious than a game of pool. A seemingly innocent affair, there’s plenty of chances for intimate chit-chat and sly glances across the table. When your game is over, head over to the cocktail lounge for a get-to-know you martini, and don’t be surprised if our late-night DJs have you taking a spin on the dance floor together before the night is through.

Since we’re located right off the Dulles Toll Road and Route 7 in Tyson’s Corner, Iris Lounge is the perfect combination of neighborhood bar and urban nightclub. Check out all we have to offer—and bring one or two friends for a night they won’t soon forget.

For more information about Iris Lounge, call 703-760-9000.

Check Out Northern Virginia’s Hottest Piano Lounge

The modern music scene can be pretty hit-or-miss. Clubs catering to electronica and auto-tune dance mixes seem to be taking over—and while they’re great for a night out dancing and partying, they don’t leave much room for slow moves and deep conversations.

So where can those of us with Cole Porter and Miles Davis on our iPods go to have a good time?

The Iris Lounge is proud to offer the best of both worlds. On one hand, you’ll find up-and-coming local DJs mixing it up for the dance club crowd until the early hours of the morning—on the other, you’ve got the best piano lounge in Tysons Corner waiting to soak your troubles away.

Our relaxed and sophisticated piano bar is the perfect place to lean back and relax with a tumbler of Glenlivet or glass of merlot. For a special treat, come on Wednesday nights for a late-night session with The Christopher Linman Jazz Ensemble. These acclaimed musicians take the stage from 7 to 11 pm, covering old standards, original compositions, and even a few toe-tapping tunes in between.

It’s only natural to let the music carry you across the floor, so bring a sweetheart and make it a romantic night on the town. Since the Iris Lounge is conveniently located right off the Dulles Toll Road and Route 7 in Tyson’s Corner, your night out can last as long as you want, and you won’t even be late to work in the morning.

Find out more about Iris Lounge by calling us at 703-760-9000.

Buy, Stock, and Maintain Your Own Humidor… or Party in High Style at the Iris Lounge

Humidors – at least the good ones – cost thousands of dollars to buy, install, and stock. Whether you recently closed a cool business deal with Singaporean investors at a steak restaurant in downtown DC; or you just returned from a buddy’s bachelor party, during which your fondness for smoking was rekindled (so to speak), you crave a way to smoke regularly in a comfortable, relaxing, stylish environment.

Even if you do have thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, to “burn” on your cigar hobby (okay, well stop with the puns), you may find that smoking alone in your house or mansion just doesn’t give you the same rush of enjoyment.

Cigar smoking has long been considered a preserve of the well-to-do. But, fundamentally, its a social activity. Think about it. Pause for a moment, and meditate on what you love about smoking cigars. Is it the taste? That’s part of it. Is it the smell and the texture? Certainly, that plays a role. Is it also the memories of kinship, elegance, and braggadocio that appeal to you? If youre being honest, you probably have to say those elements count, too.

Now, you can obviously enjoy the finest cigars on Earth in your private humidor to satisfy your yen for great tastes and textures. But you can’t “light up” kinship or braggadocio. You need guests. You need other people to share the experience with you.

And that’s what the Iris Lounge’s Rocky Patel Cigar Bar offers. It’s not only a place to find and indulge in sensual delights; it’s also a place to meet new people and to “wow” clients, associates, or old friends.

Let’s paint a picture.

Imagine it’s Thursday at 6:58 p.m. You just closed a big deal with a major investor in your McLean startup. You, that investor, and a few friends are hanging out at the Iris Lounge, enjoying sliders, barrel-aged scotch, pool, etc. Now imagine retiring to our cigar bar and lighting up aromatic and delicious cigars for you and your investment partner.

Imagine what that first taste would be like.

It’s the taste of having arrived.

Planning a Bar/Bat Mitzvah in Tysons Corner? Host at the Iris Lounge!

Whether you are planning your son or daughter’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah in Tysons Corner or at your local synagogue, you have logistics galore to manage. Perhaps you have dozens of relatives coming in. Plus, you want to make sure your 13-year olds special day is perfect. But planning the big party after the ceremony can be expensive, complicated, and somewhat annoying. You want to be sure the kids have a lot of fun, and that the adults are sufficiently entertained.

The Iris Lounge is a terrific place for events in Tysons Corner. Our large, inviting space and fun atmosphere offer good times for people in every age bracket. The adults can chill out and sample delectable meals, drinks, and top flight billiards. Meanwhile, the kids can enjoy some seriously fun dancing—we promise that even the shyest seventh grader among them will be out on the floor.

Our space can accommodate intimate Northern Virginia Bar Mitzvah parties or large, grandiose affairs with hundreds of guests. We are centrally located right off the Dulles Toll Road and Route 7 in McLean. Our central location can be hugely beneficial—it can cut down on your guests’ commuter time. This way, your 13-year-old and his/her buds will get to spend the big day partying, not caught in a traffic jam on the way to some obscure, remote party venue.

Finally, we can help with your Northern Virginia party planning logistics, as well. Since we host so many different events—and diverse events, too—we can accommodate highly specific requests. We can point you toward other resources that can make the whole Bar Mitzvah planning experience less stressful, cheaper, and more “done for you” than you may realize is possible. Connect with us now for Northern Virginia Bar Mitzvah planning help at 703-760-9000.

Best Tysons Corner Restaurant Ever? (You Already Know the Answer)

What’s the best Tysons Corner restaurant? Tysons Corner has a seemingly endless array of dining options, from pretzel shops to Tuscan Grill food to crocketteers to breweries to kabab stations. But a gastronomical survey of Northern Virginia dining options quickly points to one clear and obvious choice for the most delectable eats: The Iris Lounge.

Obviously, since this is the Iris Lounge’s official blog, you might be tempted to think were a bit biased. You might be a little right! But do consider our sumptuous menu, which features appetizers, dips, salads, sandwiches, and “lite bites” that have earned praise and renown from fans and critics alike.

Here is the sampling of what we have to offer in terms of our Northern Virginia appetizers:

  • Spicy Shrimp Cocktail garnished with crab meat
  • Fresh Black Mussels sautéed in butter, garlic, parsley and white wine
  • Fresh Daily Oysters served on the Half Shell with Cocktail Sauce and Horseradish

Our salads are fresh, crisp, and tasty. Some of our offerings include:

  • Classic Steak Salad featuring marinated and seared steak over romaine with cherry tomatoes, feta, red onions and a tarragon vinaigrette
  • Wild Mushroom Salad served with goat cheese and aged balsamic
  • Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps with spicy Thai chicken mix and cilantro lime dressing

Our sandwiches are all served with the Route 11 chips and a pickle… or crispy French fries, if you prefer. Some of our yummy sandwiches include:

  • Buffalo chicken with provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, and chunky bleu cheese dressing served on a sub roll
  • Blackened Tuna Steak Sandwich served with lettuce, tomato and homemade remoulade sauce
  • Iris sliders, which include crab cake, sliced steak, BBQ pulled pork, seared salmon and Angus cheeseburgers

We invite you to check out our extensive, nutritious, and scrum-delicious menu here at www.irisloungeva.com, or call us at 703-760-9000 for Tysons Corner party planning help.

Sample the Full Line of Rocky Patel Cigars at Iris Lounge

There are two problems that cigar lovers and aficionados face today: finding a cigar bar, and finding one that serves quality cigars. Luckily, Northern Virginia has the Iris Lounge, where you are guaranteed to enjoy a top of the line cigar and drink in the members only Rocky Patel cigar bar.

Sponsored by world-renowned cigar manufacturer Rocky Patel, the Iris Lounge Rocky Patel cigar bar is proud to offer the full line of Rocky Patel cigars. Like a full bodied cigar? Try the Patel Brothers, made with the bold, rich flavors of white pepper, spice, molasses and espresso. Prefer something milder? Try the Vintage 1990, made with notes of creamy coffee flavors. With 16 different varieties to choose from, everyone is sure to find a cigar to their liking at the Rocky Patel cigar bar.

No cigar bar is more sophisticated or convenient. Located just off the Dulles Toll Road and Route 7 in Tyson’s Corner, the Iris Lounge Rocky Patel cigar bar boasts a separate air ventilation system, couches, plasma TVs and top shelf scotch, whiskey and tequila. Interested in becoming a member? Contact Patrick Stippey today.

Best Food in Tysons Corner: How Do You Choose?

You and your family are hungry—starving, perhaps—and you want the best food in Tysons Corner. Where should you go? If you check online or start to scour the menus of various establishments in and around Tysons Corner, you can get pretty overloaded. To be perfectly honest, there is no single answer to this question.

What factors go into determining how great a meal you might have?

  • The people you are with
  • The atmosphere of the eatery
  • Your level of hunger
  • Your personal food preferences
  • Whether you exercised recently or not (and thus “worked up an appetite”)
  • Whether you are looking for a quick and easy bite to eat or a long, sumptuous repast (or something in-between)
  • Whether you have any allergies, yearnings, etc.

Put Us on Your List to Consider—The Iris Lounge

Yes, there are times you may want to go to McDonalds. And yes, there are times you will want to just gorge on candy and popcorn at the cinema. That’s fine, albeit a little gross and a little sad, frankly. There also are times in life when a chain restaurant really hits the spot, and you don’t need anything fancy or special.

But, if youre looking for something that’s a little beyond the ordinary, a lot tastier than what youre used to, a place with a real atmosphere and vibe, then consider the Iris Lounge.

We’re more than just a restaurant. Were a full lounge. We feature exciting music, special events, billiards, a cigar bar, and a lot of wild surprises. We are a place for people of different backgrounds to meet and mingle and exchange ideas. We are an eclectic mix of Los Vegas and New York with a decidedly mid-Atlantic spin.

Our fare runs the gamut from fresh, healthy salads and sea food to succulent sliders and other meaty dishes to gourmet, luxe treats like cheeseboards and barrel-aged scotch. We also prepare extraordinary “comfort food,” including our famous “U-Build” Mac and Cheese, which you can top with an array of tasty meats, veggies, chesses, and other treats.

Finally, we are known for our catering skills as well. We’ve hosted bar mitzvahs, Sweet 16s, major corporate events, bachelor and bachelorette parties, you name it. We offer something above and beyond the typical eat-out experience. We can help you break through your ho-hum routine and rediscover the pleasures of eating, the pleasures of social companionship, and the pleasures of making exciting discoveries—even in your own backyard.

Your Ticket To NFL Sunday Football, Food & Fun

What’s the magic combination for a perfect Sunday of football games? At Iris Lounge in Tysons Corner, we think that it’s cold beer, great food, and getting to see your favorite team. We’ve made all three of those things possible at our lounge on Sundays – place a few more fun add-ons that make the Big Game even more exciting.

We know how important it is to see your team play – and not from a tiny television in some remote corner of a sports bar. We have 14 flat screen plasma televisions and the Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket package that ensures that we show every single game, every single Sunday.

Of course, no Sunday of football is complete without food and beverages. We offer an all-day, all-you-can-eat buffet for our sports fans that serves the essential sporting snacks plus much more. Wash your snacks down with a selection from our extensive beer list, and all that’s left is sitting back and enjoying the game. As added fun, we have a raffle every NFL Sunday in which one lucky viewer takes home a brand new television.

Our Sunday football events begin at noon and end at midnight. Our buffet is $10. We are located in Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia, on the Route 7 Exit off of the Dulles Toll Road. Do you have more questions before you stop in? Call is at (703) 760-9000.

Live Music at the Iris Lounge in Tysons Corner

Are you tired of the hanging out at the same old bar every weekend—the one blasting the same jukebox tunes it did five years ago?

Luckily, Iris Lounge has arrived to put the “life” back into Virginia nightlife.

Iris Lounge has live music playing all weekend in our sumptuous downstairs lounge. Every Friday and Saturday night, we have mixes from the hottest local DJs to keep you and your friends on the dance floor until 2:00 a.m.

If you need to catch your breath, our luxurious lounge has ample seating surrounding the dance floor. Sit out a song and enjoy your cocktail, glass of chardonnay, or one of many premium whiskeys from the Rocky Patel Cigar Room.

If you’re looking for more live music in Tyson’s Corner, check out the cool and classy style of the Christopher Linman Jazz Ensemble at the Iris Lounge every Wednesday night. This hip live jazz is here to entertain as you kick back and singing along from 7 11p.m.

With all we have to offer, you won’t ever have to spend hours in the car to meet up in DC again. We’re located just off of the Dulles Tollway by the Capital Beltway—an ideal place to for dinner and drinks, a date, or a night of dancing you’ll talk about for weeks to come.

For more information including hours, our menu, and VIP memberships, contact the Iris Lounge at 703-760-9000.