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The Social

Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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Address: 54 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801-2400
Phone Number:
+1 407-246-1419
21:00 - 02:00
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Thu 20:00 - 00:00
Fri 00:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 02:00
Sat 21:00 - 02:00

The Social has been rated the top live music venue for a number of years by...

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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The Social

Small bar in Downtown Orlando that holds events and small concerts. No upfront parking, you have to park in a parking garage around the corner which costs money. Went to The... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
Deltona, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time here on April 1st, 2017 to see Whiskey Myers. I had heard it was a small venue yet was pleasantly surprised to see how small it really was. It was standing room only, yet there are no bad places to stand. If you want to see a show up close and personal, this is the place. All the... More 

Thank Stefa1270
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Was asked to unzip my vest at the door. When I politely explained my shirt was see through underneath... the door guy said he wasn't going to"look there" he needed to see my waist. If you need to see my waist... there's no need for me to undress...I explained multiple times I was comfortable with that. He rudely and aggressively... More 

Thank burque29
Deltona, Florida
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Small bar in Downtown Orlando that holds events and small concerts. No upfront parking, you have to park in a parking garage around the corner which costs money. Went to The Social for the first time in August 2016. The Social was hosting a Jacob Whitesides concert there that I brought my daughter and four of her friends to. The... More 

1 Thank elizabeth12285
Orlando, Florida
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2,295 reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We had the chance to go there last night as The Social was one of the venue hosting the yearly Best of Orlando Weekly. The bartenders were very quick and very nice. The place is a little dark for my taste but still a nice atmosphere inside. We'll be back again.

2 Thank Steve R
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

This venue is perfect for small shows! It is in a cool little area of Orlando, be prepared to pay for parking, but there are plenty of garages for $5. Lots of bars and restaurants nearby. The venue is small, long bar on one wall with the stage on the other wall. There is a section in front of the... More 

1 Thank Ashley K
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Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Awesome time if you don't mind getting drinks spilled on your feet and the occasional B.O swarming your senses, music was good for being in a tight environment. Vibe was good, but the homeless guys working the men's bathroom swindled 1$ from me every time I tried to go to the bathroom. Drinks were awesome and the bartenders were friendly.... More 

Thank Andrew F
Orlando, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Saw the band DAWES ( perfection) there last night. The bartenders were great, the sound was perfect, not loud for this small intimate venue. I got a little overheated and stepped outside where the bouncers gave me a chair and went and got me ice water! I was back inside in 5 minutes..great place to see a band up close... More 

Thank _jan8253
Macclenny, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

I'm NOT exaggerating with my title! I wanted to go to a concert for my birthday (March 12), so I decided to come here and see Tonight Alive and Set It Off! It was awesome! I've been to many concert venues and this one is the best by far! The venue itself is just the right size. I like to... More 

Thank Sarah S
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

My wife and I went to see my favorite band on Friday night, Less Than Jake. I've seen LTJ there a couple times and it's actually always been a great sound quality. No different this time. The concert was phenomenal and LTJ put on a great show. Couple minor issues. The drinks here are not the cheapest. I don't mind... More 

Thank Josh C
Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Small venue but overall fairly good. Staff was nice. Ive seen 3 concerts here all of different musical variety. Very loud for a rock show so make sure you pack your ear plugs.

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