Observatory OC

Observatory Orange County | 2020 All You Need to Know

Venue Description

The Observatory. Located at 3503 S Harbor Blvd. Live music venue draws crowds with popular rock, alternative, jazz and blues acts, plus food.

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Featuring 25,000 sq feet of flexible design space and home to a state-of-the-art, Observatory OC is the perfect blend of rock and elegance, both classic & cutting edge.

Featuring four unique spaces, from the intimate VIP lounge to a spacious Music Hall, Observatory Orange County has an atmosphere that celebrates extraordinary hospitality and service.

With years of event experience, our VIP Nightlife team can take your ideas from an inspiration to a fully executed, once-in-a-lifetime occasion. Let us plan your next great night out in OC. Call us quick and easy: 949 272 9191.

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Venue Vitals

What To Know

Music: mostly Edm
Best for: 18+, Concerts
Capacity: 1,400

Average Line: 20min -1hr
Price: $$-$$$
Attire: Casual

When To Visit

Hours of Operation
Hours vary depending on the night & show


Where To Go

The Observatory
3503 S Harbor Blvd
Santa Ana, CA 92704

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Expert Tips

The Observatory is located on Harbor Blvd in downtown Santa Ana; at 3503 S Harbor Blvd — one mile north of Interstate 405, at the intersection of West Lake Center Drive and South Harbor Blvd.

Drink Prices:
• $15+ for mixed drinks.
• Bottles at $300-$600.
• Beers can cost $12-$14.
• Beer Buckets at $54-$66.

• Cover charge will range anywhere from $20-$60+.
• Depends on the artist.
• Expect to pay more for bigger name DJs.

When to go:
• Depends on artist you want to see.

Best Table Location:
• Tables closest to main stage are typically the most desirable.
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Where to park:
• There is a parking lot that costs $10.
• Plus there are also a few streets within walking distance where you can park.
• We do not recommend parking in any of the surrounding parking lots’ as your car likely be towed.

Event Spaces

Lobby & Restaurant

The vibrant full-service restaurant with a spacious bar and contemporary elegance. With flexible seating styles providing the ability to host anything from seated speaker series to cocktail reception or social gatherings up to 100 guests.

Music Hall

This spectacular space features flexible design space including a mezzanine, state-of-the-art sound and lighting system and large bars that are sure to wow every guest. The Music Hall is a versatile space for events of all occasions including receptions, seated lectures, cocktail parties and awards ceremonies up to 1100.

Constellation Room

Constellation Room is located within Observatory. Step right past bar inside Observatory and you will notice another little venue that unites up to 300 OC’ers from just about everywhere in one place.

A quaint space that welcomes up-and-coming buzz bands as well as local acts to perform for their adoring all-ages fans. While few get chance to sit down on one of the large leather sofas; there’s plenty of room to dance and mosh around till your heart’s content. Plus, the start of a new month means a new monthly residency of a cool indie band with special guests week;y, completely free. With so many great acts in any given week, the Constellation Room is one of the best places in Orange County to catch new music.

Dress Code

The Observatory OC Dress Code

The Observatory doesn’t have much of a dress code. But you must have a top, bottoms, and shoes to enter. It’s more of an EDM venue than a club, and a lot of people are dressed pretty casually. Some nights you’ll see a lot of rave gear as well; especially since its 18+.