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The Copper Door

225 1/2 N. Broadway Santa Ana, CA 92701 | Santa Ana | 714-543-3813

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The Copper Door is a gastropub in Santa Ana. It's a beer bar/underground club/music hall -- the kind you’d find in Manhattan, seemingly on every other block, always down a flight of stairs just below street level—that is, if you knew where to find it. It’s in this kind of place where the next Ramones could play their first set. The Copper Door opened in 2010, almost directly underneath Chapter One. For a long time, it served only beer to go with its no-cover-charge music acts. But then it hired a chef and put him to work in a lonely room off to the side. What’s offered here now must still be described as a bar food, with mostly bread-based apps, sliders and pizzas -- all served until the place closes at 2 a.m. While it’s better than the usual onion rings and hot wings, its purpose is still the same: to sustain you through the night and absorb the alcohol. But if you come during dinner, before the music starts, the more substantial meals from the lunch menu are still available.


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  • Stick a Fork In It: Now Open
    Descending the steps into the subterranean lair that is the Copper Door in SanTana, we felt as though Monstro the Whale were swallowing us. And when we passed through the doorway and...
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    Originating from Riverside, this group's music proudly boasts a sea of synthesizer sounds resonating side by side with drum machine beats and occasional vocals that effectively transfer a...
  • Stick a Fork In It: Hops to It!
    Deep inside the cavernous Copper Door, visitors gather together on 30 feet of communal drawing space to drink, draw to music by local DJs in a monthly event called The Big Draw. The Copper...
  • Stick a Fork In It: Hops to It!
    Get ready, Orange County because San Diego is coming to town. Well, their beer is, anyway. San Diego's Ballast Point Brewery will be taking over all 25 of The Copper Door's taps (as well...
  • Heard Mentality: Last Night reviews
    Amherst AisleThe Copper DoorMay 31, 2012 It's tough to compare anybody to The Beatles. I mean, come on. The Fab Four? Please.That said, when Amherst Aisle finished out their residency...
  • Heard Mentality: Over the Weekend
    Allensworth The Copper Door April 27, 2012 The Copper Door in downtown Santa Ana has pros and cons. The eclectic beer bar turned live music venue is a haven for local talent and...
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    Though Tully James Wilkinson wasn't one of our favorite performers at this year's OC Music Awards, he's a competent folk musician with a fantastic backing band. His gritty voice and melodies...
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    Max and the Moon is an indie trio hailing from Fullerton (among other places). Singer John V. evokes the more heavenly aspects of My Morning Jacket vocalist Jim James' howl with a sweet...
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    Music, art and beer all come together in one wondrous jumble with the Copper Door's monthly artist gathering, The Big Draw. Every second Wednesday, artsy types are invited to come hang out...
  • Stick a Fork In It: Taste Test
    The Copper Door brought the creations of nearly 50 craft breweries to downtown Santa Ana when it opened in 2010. The (literally) underground beer bar has approximately six beers on tap at a...
  • Heard Mentality: Benefit Concert
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    Here's one for the arty soulful types. This Time with Feeling features music which centers around the gravitas-inflected vocals of Ali Coyle and her acoustic guitar. She's a song writer...
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