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The Social

54 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 (Central Business District)
407-246-1419
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Ranked #148 of 195 attractions in Orlando
Type: Concerts
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Central Florida, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Orlando
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4 attraction reviews
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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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

bartenders and security were all cool. great sightlines from any space in the venue. had a great time.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Great place to watch an up-and-coming band play here before they hit it big or just an indie favorite. It's impossible to be far from the stage. Only problems have been the place is so small sometimes the bar noise is a bit much for a quieter act.

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Florida
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7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

My husband and I don't live in Orlando so we had never been to this venue before -we weren't sure what to expect. One of our favorite bands (Nouvelle Vague) was performing there so we decided to purchase tickets - boy are we glad we did! This place was awesome! It is very small or shall I say cozy. No... More

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Went to see Mark Kozelek last night and it was a disaster. The Social books a quiet acoustic concert on the same night as an outdoor party on the deck above the Social. The bass was so loud that you could barely hear the artist. The folks at the Social had no answer for this other than “we do not... More

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Oviedo FL
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Saw Man or Astroman there recently and it was pure noise! Terrible accoustics, tiny smoke filled bar. I won't go back there again.

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

An intimate room stage on one wall, bar along the other, and on a good night there are lot's of people rockin' out in the middle...I was practically standing on the stage for one of my favorite bands! Friendly bartenders, stiff drinks, and a chance to find out what the Orlando music scene has to offer without being sanitized.

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florida
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

The place is small but very nice, it's nice because you get up close to the artists who are performing, also even the opening acts are good to watch, I've been there twice and plan on going back... It's also a bar for those who like to drink...

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Winter Park, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Social always has great indy bands. It is a small, intimate venue, the only downside is that sometimes folks are too busy drinking to pay attention to the band, which can be annoying.

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