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Detroit Bar

Map & Directions 843 W. 19th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
  • Daily 8pm-2am
  • Private Party
  • Late Night


OC Weekly's Description

Dressed up in a mixture of mod and art deco fixtures decor, it's pretty apparent that Detroit Bar is a slice of the Memphis Group pie. The intimate bar/venue not only serves as a must-play venue for all up-and-coming Orange County bands, but also hosts a slew of well-established artists blowing through town. You can experience everything from the likes of Elliott Smith (RIP) to Stereolab at this local hot spot. The crowd is skewed young and hip, but not so much that you feel overwhelmed by snooty scenesters. Drinks are strong and the best of rock, indie rock, soul and more are played nightly by impeccable DJs. Hip-hop/dance and karaoke nights are also quite popular. Whether you're visiting for the bands, drinks, pool table or consistently awesome music, Detroit's laid-back atmosphere makes it one of the best hangouts in Orange County.

Member Reviews

  • cyn1cal wrote a review for Detroit Bar
    on 11/20/10

    Pre game is a must, bc the drinks are way too expensive. Great venue for up and coming bands if you want to see em live. mostly local sometimes bigger more well know bands hit it up. FYI if you get to know the musicians well they can hook it up w a free drink coupon or demo

  • jcant10 wrote a review for Detroit Bar
    on 05/24/10

    Nice place to watch local bands in a smaller venue.

  • joshmcintosh wrote a review for Detroit Bar
    on 05/12/10

    Best place to see up and coming bands in OC. The crowd can be too hip but don't let that stop you. In & Out policy is awesome if you left something in your car. This is the only place to hear bands from KCRW around here. The Albertos in the same parking lot is great for late night munchies.

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  • Alex on 03/19/10

    There's a donut shop next door. That's about the best part of this place

  • Kira B. on 08/11/10

    Secret restroom for those cool enough to know where it is...

  • Volcom Entertainment on 10/12/10

    Valient Thorr with Red Fang on Oct 14th! It's their last local show of 2010!

  • Danilo P. on 08/07/10

    Rumor has it that Detroit Bar is The New Limb's favorite place to play in Orange County.

  • OC Weekly on 11/23/11

    Voted Best Punk-Rock Bar by OC Weekly's Best Of 2011 Readers! Catch some local bands at this punk-rock hotspot. Click the link to download the Best Of app and view more winners!

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