Friday, May 24, 2013

The Doll Hut: Closed

The Doll Hut closed its doors on December 31st, 2012. It was truly a legendary place as explained by Roy B. on Yelp: 
"I've seen a lot of great bands here and a lot of not so great bands here too. Punk, metal, rockabilly, surf, you name it. Many bands cut their teeth here at the Doll Hut and some like Social Distortion and the Offspring sometimes returned after they had made it big to play surprise performances. Many consider the Doll Hut to be the CBGB's of the west coast.

The Doll Hut is the Webster's poster child for hole in the wall dive bar. Its tiny 2 car garage sized interior is held together with stickers from every band that's ever played there. Its gritty and raw this is what an intimate performance is all about. Even the bathrooms at this place are punk.…

The Doll Hut is an Anaheim Icon. Built in the 1920's as a private residence, the Doll Hut became a truck stop cafe in 1936, a bar in the 1950's and a music venue when bought by Linda Jemison in the 1989. And when Linda's Doll Hut closed its doors in the summer of 2001, it was thought to be the end of an era. Luckily a couple who met at Linda's took over the space and reopened it that fall. It continued to feature live bands, often sold-out crowds and even occasional Sunday barbecues. Cheap covers and cheaper beer made this a special place.

But sadly enough the Doll Hut will be shutting down her doors again at the end of the year 12-31-12. Maybe this time for good.…"  

So where has the punk scene gone? It is largely dispersed among various venues and skate parks. Here is one way you can still stay connected:

The Doll Hut Group:


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