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Chain Reaction

Map & Directions 1652 W. Lincoln Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92801


OC Weekly's Description

Remember when you were 17 and all you wanted to do was to be able to see your favorite band that never played any all-ages venue? EVER? Well the Chain Reaction solves all that. This is like the introductory venue for every band that passes through Orange County--everyone's played the Chain at some point in their careers. It's a small, slightly dingy venue located in a sketchy Anaheim shopping center surrounded by car dealerships. The floors are sticky, the stage is small, dusty T-shirts of bands that have played the venue grace the walls and any space that's free is covered in bumper stickers. But since when was rock and roll ever clean? This place is a no-fuss, straight to the point venue where covers are cheap and indie bands are frequent. Everyone wins.

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  • 987LA on 06/24/10

    This CLASSIC punk venue's been hosting awesome all-ages shows for years and years and shows no sign of stopping. Big thank yous to the founders for bringing the music to the kids. Support this place.

  • Jill A. on 12/19/09

    All ages venue, often hosts good shows. Cozy though. Be prepared to sweat (and feel old).

  • OC Weekly on 11/23/11

    Voted Best Rock Club in OC Weekly's Best Of 2011 Issue! Click the link to download the Best Of app and view more winners!

  • Eric C. on 11/20/10

    everyone should go home

  • Mark M. on 06/10/11

    Don't be a jerk to the staff and security.

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