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Business Details

14

years

in Business

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General Info:
The Social has been rated the top live music venue for a number of years by the local weekly paper, The Orlando Weekly. We bring international, national and local acts to the stage nightly and are home to the longest running Acid Jazz/Indy Hip-Hop weekly in the country.
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Neighborhood:
Central Business District
AKA:

Anti-Social INC

Categories:
Concert Halls, Places Of Interest, Theatres
Other Information:

Parking: Street

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Price Range : Average

Alcohol: Cocktails, Full Bar

Outdoor Seating: No

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Updated: 3/22/2013

Posted: 5/10/2011

Overall
nice little place. Walked in ...

nice little place. Walked in after work with a couple of friends and button down collared shirt and watched a local rock band perform with no hassles. Great venue and will be back again.

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waynesmart

Posted: 5/9/2011Provided by Citysearch - 

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nice little place

Walked into this place and got to see the local live music. Wore a buttom down collared shirt during a rock band and got no hassles. My friends and I had a blast. Nice little place to hangout at.

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HIGHjinx

Posted: 5/20/2010Provided by Citysearch - 

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Best Place to see a show in Orlando

Hands down the best sound system and best place to see a band in Orlando. Unless you're 5'4"" (and I'm not) you get a great and intimate view and feel during each performance. A++

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LonestarJones

Posted: 5/19/2010Provided by Citysearch - 

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Super Social

New York: CBGB's, LA: Viper Room, Orlando: THE SOCIAL! Few places offer such a personal and intimate experience for live shows. The vibe seems to bleed out of the walls from thousands of shows over the years. This is a great place to catch your favorite bands as well as talented ""up & comers"". Friendly staff, clean restrooms, and great drinks! Wether passing though or an Orlando native, The Social is a DEFINITE on the list of places to be...

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LaurinFedora

Posted: 5/8/2010Provided by Citysearch - 

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best live music venue in Orlando

after living in Orlando since 2007, I've been to literally hundreds of shows and am convinced that the Social is the most intimate venue with the best sound around.

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SFTripper

Posted: 2/15/2008Provided by Citysearch - 

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Far from the worst, it's also worlds away from being the best

The Social is arguably the most established live music club in the Orlando area, and has justifiably built a good reputation for bringing in upcoming national acts as well as showcasing the best in local talent.

The club has some good and bad points. The good is a decent (not great) PA, a decent sized stage for a club, and mostly good sight lines. The bad is a woefully inadequate lighting system, small and dirty restrooms, at times surly staff, and an unbearably inadequate air filtration system that allows the cigarette smoke to become chokingly thick.

On slower week nights, free onstreet parking is generally available within a few blocks, although crime has become serious enough that those can be a few very long blocks when leaving. Pay parking is available at a couple of lots within a block or two.

The bands that play there are a mix of everything from blues to metal, with regular leanings towards an alternative rock sound. Most are upcoming acts, a few are has beens on their way back down from the top.

Overall it's an OK rock club, nothing special and far from world-class. It lacks the unique atmosphere of Flint's ""Machine Shop,"" the notoriety of LA's ""Viper Room,"" or the high end production of NJ's ""Starland Ballroom."" It's best redeeming quality is that it is a live music venue in a city which has lost more of the same than it's gained in recent years.

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caroliya

Posted: 1/7/2008Provided by Citysearch - 

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age limit?

My favorite bands play there but you have to be 18 or older to attend. It's not fair to all of my friends and i who want to attend concerts but can't because an age limit at the venue. house of blues has no age limit and it still serves alcohol, so i dont see why they cant let a younger audience attend.

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sublime_concepton

Posted: 11/24/2006Provided by Citysearch - 

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Great concert atmosphere

Cool bar, surprisingly spacious due to high ceailings, and I like the pit/dance floor. The music is usually alternative/indie and they have some great bands that play. Great for after-work or just hanging out all night listening to some sweet tunes.

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curry1

Posted: 1/23/2006Provided by Citysearch - 

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The Social George Clinton and the Brown Note

I loved the opening act for George Clinton the last time he was in town and I wish that The Brown Note were opening for them this time.

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phame78

Posted: 1/21/2003Provided by Citysearch - 

Overall
Excellent for the ""Un-commercial""

The Social is a great little lounge downtown. They always have great, unknown talent performing there. If your'e looking for great underground hip hop acts, rock bands, or whatever, then The Social is the place to be.

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