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The Social

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Address: 54 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801
Phone Number: 407-246-1419
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Description: The Social has been rated the top live music venue for a number of years...
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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In comparison to other bars in the downtown orlando area, this one is towards the top. Laid back and fun, usually a venue for shows, the social is pretty cool. I've had great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

In comparison to other bars in the downtown orlando area, this one is towards the top. Laid back and fun, usually a venue for shows, the social is pretty cool. I've had great times here and I've also left halfway through a set due to overcrowding. The place itself isn't anything major, but again when you compare it to the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We have now been to both The Social and The Beachum for concerts, and we all keep saying that the venues (though they differ) are so GREAT for enjoying concerts. The smaller venue, The Social, is where we enjoyed some indie alternative bands, and we felt as if we could shake their hand while we watched each band perform. Being... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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69 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I went to see Trevor Hall play here, and after seeing his show the night before in St. Pete, well The Social is awesome. Every single spot in this place is golden to see live music. Things can get tight to get in and out of the pit area but for a little place, and a sold out show I... More 

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St. Petersburg, FL
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great little place for a show. I've seen Charli XCX here twice and both shows were good. Not sure how the place is as far as a bar hangout. Beer was cold and the mixed drinks were strong. Will not hesitate to return should something I want to see come into town.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I've seen several shows here. It's tiny and doesn't have the best selection at the bar, but if you want to listen to music this place is awesome! The acoustics are great and there's not a bad seat/place to stand in the house; the fact that it's so small means everywhere is close to the stage. Better, sound-wise, than its... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The Social/Beacham is one of those places you wouldn't normally go unless there is a specific reason - we went for the Orlando Weekly party and had a blast. The layout is awesome and a lot bigger than expected. To go on a random Friday or Saturday.... not so much.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Love this place! It's a great place to go for a concert. It has a great intimate setting. I've seen great bands here. Such as: Butch Walker, American Hi Fi & The Summer Obsession.

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Jacksonville, FL
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Easy to buy tickets, easy to find parking within 1-2 minutes from the venue, everyone who works here is polite and doesn't hate the bands' fans, like some other venues (*cough*ClubFireStone*cough*). Bartenders are super nice. Sound quality is always awesome. I have been here numerous times throughout the years and this place has always been great. If you like to... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
18 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

If a band you love is there then go. Which is what I did. I know now to go to another venue if the musician is at another local venue. WHY? The staff is awful & RUDE. The security guards were crude right off the bat. Then the bartenders were so rude except one guy. All the women bartenders had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Social is a small and wide venue which gives everyone a chance to feel like they are up close to the artists. You can get in the pit to look up or be at eye level by the bar. The drinks are fairly priced and there's a good variety. But know what band you're going to see before you... More 

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