Tue - Sun: 8p - 2a

Tuesday:  Comedy & Karaoke*

Wednesday:  Open Stage Drag Show*

Thursday: Drag & Karaoke*

Friday: Flirty Friday Drag Show

& Dance Party*

Saturday: Elation Saturday Drag Show

& Dance Party*

Sunday: Karaoke, Drag, Games & more*

*Check Facebook & Twitter for details on nightly events.


The I.C. Kings the last Thursday of the month

19+ to party

21+ to drink

Every Wednesday, Friday & Saturday = Drag show @ 10:30
Karaoke Tuesday - Sunday
DJs Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

Saturday July 24th - Downtown Iowa City Block Party!


The home of Sasha & Myling Belle

Sasha Belle has been a part of the Studio 13 family for over a decade.  With more than 1,000 shows and multiple local and state titles, including Miss Gay Iowa, 8th place nationally at Miss Gay USofA and an appearance on season 7 of RuPaul's Drag Race, she brings the highest level of experience, professionalism and fun to our shows every week. 

Myling Belle is our current Show Director, along with Sasha Belle, keeping our shows fresh, professional and fun! 

Some of our other show cast & regular performers include: Ophelia Belle, Gina Belle, Roxie Mess, Myla Mess, Hollywood Hope, Sa'More Divine, MX Divine, Mindy Belle, Hazy Buchanan, Maya Ruins, Spjork, Lil Ronnie Belle, Venus Flytrap, Ebony Belle. Clarissa Joan Blart & many more. 

More new and upcoming performers start at Studio 13 than every other club in Iowa combined.  Every Wednesday is OPEN STAGE where anyone can perform! Join us to see the only 19 and up drag shows in Iowa every week plus the IC Kings the last Thursday of every month.

I.C. Kings - Monthly on the last Thursday @ 9:30 p.m.


Since debuting in April 2009, the I.C. Kings have been promoting individuality, creativity, and shameless disregard for gender norms. Our cast of characters includes heartthrobs, class clowns, bros, mysterious foreigners, and everything in between. Headlining monthly at Studio 13 since January of 2010, every I.C. Kings show is filled with variety. 

What to expect at one of our shows? Hit songs, swanky costumes, flashy dance moves, prop-laden skits, hearty laughs, big surprises, sexy reveals, and much more. The I.C. Kings shows provide a space for our community to join together for a carefree evening that is engaging, silly, and always fun.



The place to dance since 2000

Join Divine, N8, BIG, Adam, Otto, Spencer, Soft Lips & Monty for the most experienced DJ team in Iowa.  From the hottest new music first, to the best remixes of classic tracks, Studio 13 is THE place to dance.  

N8 has been a DJ at Studio for over a decade. With a library of over 100,000 songs, he mixes classics, videos, remixes & more every Saturday plus other days throughout the year. 

Adam is our resident technical wizard & video master.  He makes sure all of our technology works to bring you the most balanced sound system in Iowa City. Plus he fills on once or twice a month with his Video DJ skills on Wednesdays and select weekends. 

BIG started as a DJ at his own junior high dances nearly 30 years ago. Since then he's entertained tens of thousands of people on the radio, at block parties, weddings, nightclubs & more.  DJ Otto is like no one else in Iowa using the most advanced technology and a huge library of the best dance music. 

Divine has performed all over the country and brings their unique blend of the hottest mixes and hits to our dance floor on weekends. 


Soft Lips, Spencer & Monty are our resident comedians & karaoke wizards, hosting Iowa City's BEST comedy & karaoke each week.




Join us for your birthday!
- FREE gift for the birthday person

- FREE SHOT with the drag queens during our Friday & Saturday shows.
*May not be available during special events such as Iowa City Pride, NYE, Special guests from RuPaul's Drag Race and home football Saturdays. 

BACHELORette party fun

Bring your Bachelorette Party to Studio 13 for a wild Friday or Saturday night show!

- FREE gift for the guest of honor
- FREE SHOT with the drag queens during the show!
*May not be available during special events such as Iowa City Pride, NYE, Special guests from RuPaul's Drag Race and home football Saturdays. ​

Private Parties & Events

Studio 13 is one of the most unique event spaces in Iowa City. We offer two levels of easy to customize space, a full kitchen and space for 200+ people. With entertainment options from Drag Shows to pianos, DJs & more plus a huge selection of beverage options, we're a great place for your private party or corporate event. Cost varies depending on day of the week, space requirements and time of event. Contact us today and we will work to make your event memorable and fun!


Iowa's ONLY 19+ Nightclub

Studio 13 (previously known as the Alley Cat), has been the Corridor's favorite LGBTQIA+ nightclub for over two decades.  Located in a historical building in downtown Iowa City, S13 has become a foundation for the Iowa City LGBTQIA+  community as well as one of the most popular nightclubs in Iowa.

We work hard to be leaders and guide those in the LGBTQIA+ community leading by example.  We cannot control the actions of others but believe involvement and action are the best ways to bring about the change we all want and the best in everyone.  We all make mistakes and can be better people.  Get involved, be a mentor, lead by example.  Join us for monthly Pride meetings or PRIDE Potlucks.  We are always here for those who want to reach out and join us in making things better for all.

We are a place that welcomes everyone, from the college freshman who is just coming out, to the elder pillar of the community.  If you do not feel welcome or have an experience that is less than positive, we want to know and will do our best to address it.  We know we can't make everyone love us but we can be a place that, with the right attitude, everyone will have fun!

Sincerely, Webmaster - sthirteen.com



The best way to contact Studio 13 is through e-mail or in person. 
Instagram: studio13ic

Twitter: s13ic

Snapchat: studio13ic


Studio13ic on Facebook

Phone: (319) 800-2199


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