The Observatory OC

Music Venue, Rock Club, and Concert Hall
3503 S Harbor Blvd (btw MacArthur & Sunflower), Santa Ana, CA 92704, United States
Hours:
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu–Fri
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
Reservations:
Yes
Credit Cards:
No

For tickets, dinner reservations, and more info please call the box office at 714 957 0600 or visit galaxytheatre.com

8.1/10

Based on 287 votes

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    Glen F.
    "... venue - free parking, tiered viewing areas so more people have good..."(4 Tips)
    Alex M.
    "Great drinks and a great view of the stage."(6 Tips)
    John T.
    "$10 parking in the rear and around the corner though."(2 Tips)
    Alyssa F.
    "Love this venue, get here early free parking if the kit isn't full!"(4 Tips)
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  • Frances Z.

    Prepare to be felt up on your way in.

    Frances Zapanta · June 23
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  • Connie C.

    Such a cool music venue.

    Connie Chiu · May 10
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  • Brian B.

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    Brian Bazer · April 30
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  • Jessica T.

    It was cramped

    Jessica Taylor · April 25
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  • Allison K.

    The tiers are great for concerts. Even short people like me can see the stage clearly!

    Allison Kasic · March 29
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  • Niku A.

    Spacious venue, great sound

    Niku Azam · March 3
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  • Marco L.

    Saw Ilan bluestone here for cheap!! I love this place!!

    Marco Lopez · February 28
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  • Aldo B.

    Try the music!

    Aldo Bustos · February 1
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  • Ryan T.

    $10 parking

    Ryan Tabora · January 20
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  • Jose T.

    Awesome place. Came to see immortal technique twice plus Chino XL, Aesop Rock, Raekwon, Sick Jacken, etc.

    Jose Torres · December 23, 2014
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  • Alyssa F.

    Love this venue, get here early free parking if the kit isn't full!

    Alyssa Fuentes · December 18, 2014
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  • Billy A.

    Small little spot to see a underrated show. Always a good spot to see your favorite artists up close!

    Billy Amparano · December 11, 2014
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  • Staaacy R.

    Skyyyyy is lifeee

    Staaacy Rodriguez · November 23, 2014
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  • Peter A.

    Great venue with lots of room

    Peter Anargirou · October 27, 2014
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  • Erick H.

    Phantogram!!!

    Erick Hernandez · October 27, 2014
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  • Erick H.

    Finch & Retox!!!

    Erick Hernandez · October 5, 2014
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  • Dan P.

    Love this place for small concerts- no food - expensive drinks - I get there early to get a seat upstairs... This is my usual view.

    Dan Parks · September 21, 2014
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  • Stephanie

    Loving the newly added patio & restrooms located on the left of the stage

    Stephanie · August 18, 2014
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  • Rudy R.

    Staff and security not very informative about late starts suggestion while waiting put people in patio and sell drinks make money before events

    Rudy Romanos · August 18, 2014
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  • Saul R.

    Finally I get to see #Antemasque !!

    Saul Ramirez Jr. · August 11, 2014
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  • Tina S.

    Old guy bartender is a jerk! First experience here and not a fan!

    Tina Sarmiento · July 26, 2014
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  • Alex M.

    Bottle Service is the way to go. Great drinks and a great view of the stage. Thanks Tori and Ryan!

    Alex Mollazadeh · May 29, 2014
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  • Steve P.

    Great place !! Awesome people ! Good times.

    Steve Perez · May 7, 2014
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  • Sandro S.

    Boddington's at the upstairs bar

    Sandro Soler · March 26, 2014
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  • Michelle C.

    Intimate venue w/ tiered levels for concertgoers of ALL heights! Plus ticket prices are super reasonable, especially if you buy straight from the box office. Listen to some GREAT live music here!! 🎤

    Michelle Chan · February 24, 2014
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  • Michelle C.

    Intimate venue with tiered levels for concertgoers of all heights! Tickets are super reasonable, especially if you buy straight from the box office. Check out some great underground bands here!

    Michelle Chan · February 24, 2014
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  • Carlos P.

    Get back stage passes.

    Carlos Pizano · February 9, 2014
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  • Raeanne D.

    One of my favorite venues and usually never disappointed but sound was off tonight.

    Raeanne Donato · January 26, 2014
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  • Angela T.

    much better view of the stage at the bar!

    Angela T. · January 18, 2014
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  • Diana G.

    Get there early to get the best seats and close to the stage.

    Diana G · December 22, 2013
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  • parker j.

    New Year's Eve 2014 Party at The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA early @ Tuesday December 31, 2013.Grab Your Tickets @ http://tinyurl.com/ldjpwsa

    parker jayden · December 18, 2013
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  • John T.

    KRS-One a-ttacked! Best $5 concert ever! $10 parking in the rear and around the corner though. Cash only!

    John Torres · December 5, 2013
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  • dp_recess

    Always a good spot for live music

    dp_recess · November 13, 2013
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  • Pamela

    They no longer serve food in the venue! They had the best BLT too! :( They now serve expensive ass burgers in the smoking patio. Be sure to eat dinner somewhere else before seeing a show here.

    Pamela · October 22, 2013
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  • El martin P.

    Tribal seeds fucking sucks their band members took over everybody else's set. They keyboard and guitarist came out as guest singers on the other opening bands but muffled the whole set. Narcissistic!!

    El martin P · September 21, 2013
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  • Israel Z.

    Get there early, tables on the balcony, first come first serve

    Israel Zamora · September 7, 2013
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  • Steven G.

    Good venue but parking situation is absolutely horrible for bigger show. Get here early or you'll pay for it figuratively and literally.

    Steven Goins · September 5, 2013
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  • Gina J.

    Simplemente hermoso.

    Gina Jimenez · August 30, 2013
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  • Joseph L.

    Pay for your drink after it's poured. Just saw the bartender poor half foam and half beer and give the middle finger to the customer. Also, be ready to be blinded by the house lighting guy.

    Joseph Lemble · August 29, 2013
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  • Nechama D.

    Awesome small and intimate venue

    Nechama Dina · August 22, 2013
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  • girlx

    most annoying venue ever

    girlx · August 18, 2013
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  • Jan V.

    Great Venue

    Jan Varela · May 16, 2013
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  • Jenn M.

    Why the hell is this show still not starting 20 minutes late?

    Jenn Morris · April 23, 2013
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  • Cam! B.

    If you're looking for a nice experience Don't come here! Even with reservations, you have to share your table and they are out of half of the items on the menu. This place sucks!

    Cam! B · April 23, 2013
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  • Jenn M.

    Seriously. Music hasn't even started and already hate it here. Our "reserved" table is shared with some random people. Worst menu and they're already out of stuff. Also Slowest will call ever.

    Jenn Morris · April 23, 2013
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  • Brad E.

    Food, and dining available upstairs.

    Brad E. · March 25, 2013
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  • Amy S.

    This is an amazing venue! Great price, better bands, and every seat is a wonderful one!

    Amy Shrider · February 15, 2013
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  • Thierry L.

    Awesome venue, reminds me of the House of Blues, Houston. :) Great crowd, Trampled by Turtles always puts on a good show!

    Thierry Langford · January 19, 2013
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  • Teresa G.

    Always a good experience when we come here! The venue is definitely one of the best in orange county.

    Teresa G. · October 25, 2012
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  • Dylan I.

    TDCC Oct. 28th

    Dylan Ivar · September 27, 2012
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