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The NorVa

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Address: 317 Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510-2407
Phone Number: 757 627 4547
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The Offspring!

I'm not from the area, but this was a great venue! Smaller place, good lighting, and the acoustics were really good. Drinks are a little more expensive than I'm used to (starts at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Columbus, Ohio
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New York
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127 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveled back to my college roots in Norfolk to go to an Iration/ Green/ Hours Eastily concert at the Norva. Perfect size on the inside. Excellent acoustics. Non-threatening type of staff (including security.) Reasonable drink prices. The line-up of entertainment is never ending. They attract just about every musical taste. One of the best places I have ever seen a... More 

Thank roccoz18
Ashland, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I visited the Norva to see reggae legend Beres Hammond with out of town visitors. It was a pretty good venue considering there is no where to actually sit. The music alone was enough to catch your attention. The sound system was at its best, but the drinks are way too high for what you receive. I think they would... More 

Thank Val A
Norfolk, Virginia
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I found out that the dynamic duo called Floetry was going to be at the NorVa. I was Made in Norfolk and I hadn't ever been to the NorVa before. Day of show, I arrive and was quite surprised. First, parking was close and convenient, as it is adjacent to McAuthor Mall , which is a hop, Skip and Jump... More 

1 Thank uniqueiam
Columbus, Ohio
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56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I'm not from the area, but this was a great venue! Smaller place, good lighting, and the acoustics were really good. Drinks are a little more expensive than I'm used to (starts at $7 a beer) but the service was good. I'd definitely go back!

Thank Tox1cShamrock
Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I've seen concert all over VA, and this is by far my favorite venue. It's small, dark, cramped with tons of dirty, smelly people, and median priced drinks. What more could you ask! I believe at one point it was rated top in the state and possibly in the top five of the country. Definitely trumps the National, it's sister... More 

Thank amber c
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I forgot my ticket printout so I called ahead to make sure they could just scan the ticket on my phone. The lady at the box office ignored what I was asking and proceeded to recite Ticketmaster rules at me then hang up. So Instead of enjoying dinner with my friends, I had to run up and down the street... More 

Thank DT_Girl_13
Bellmawr, New Jersey
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135 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I was staying in downtown Norfolk for a few nights. Need to get out of the hotel. Decided to see some live music. The night I went was a band called The Washed Out. The venue I'm guessing it use to be a movie theater. There are no seats a few tables in the back. sound was very good. bar... More 

1 Thank Kenny21NJ
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We went to see Ben Folds 7 years ago and loved the intimate feel of this vintage venue so we trekked back last week, from WV, to see 3 Doors Down Unplugged. WOW! We had dinner at FM Restaurant adjacent to The Norva which allowed us early entry into the concert hall. This gave us first pick of the limited... More 

1 Thank BethFish
Baskerville, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I've been seeing shows at the NorVa for 15 years and love it. Only wish they were getting as many good bands playing as they used to.

Thank Carla B
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went to see Flogging Molly with my husband ... Acoustics were JUST OK. Crowd was rude, pushing their way in front of you, stepping on your feet, etc ... Worst part was the plumbing that was leaking on us during the concert ... It was disgusting. We won't be returning no matter who is there. 😕

Thank Kimberly L

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