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Backstage Bar & Grill - 117 Reviews - 10400 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232, Culver City, CA - Bars, Pubs & Clubs Reviews - Phone (310) 839-3892
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Backstage Bar & Grill

10400 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232 (at Motor Avenue)
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 839-3892
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Backstage Bar & Grill - Culver City, CA
Backstage Bar & Grill - Culver City, CA
Backstage Bar & Grill - Culver City, CA
Backstage Bar & Grill - Culver City, CA
Backstage Bar & Grill - Culver City, CA
Backstage Bar & Grill - Culver City, CA
Backstage Bar & Grill - Culver City, CA
Backstage Bar & Grill - Culver City, CA
Backstage Bar & Grill - Culver City, CA
Backstage Bar & Grill - Culver City, CA



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great bar. its been around forever. its one of those bars where you see all the locals and everyone knows your name. Fair prices and great services


Saturday night I took 3 friends visiting from Pheonix to the Backstage Bar after finding it on citysearch. The reviews had been great so I thought it would be perfect. We got t...

Editorial review from Citysearch 2/5/2014

When I lived in Culver City I had to eat here once and the food all came out cold. I wasn't happy. Maybe someone else will have a better experience. more

reminds me of cheers 10/9/2011

great bar. its been around forever. its one of those bars where you see all the locals and everyone knows your name. Fair prices and great services more

WTF? 11/21/2010

The bartender and the ""girl that said she is the manager"" accused me of trying to pay with a fake $20 bill. They made a total obvious spectacle. I asked the manager-dont you have one of those markers? She said-""Yes, but they dont always work."" (WTF?) I'm an African-American female.The way she was looking at me, the way that the situation was addressed- the demeaning tone that the manager used. I was stunned! I got that $20 back, reached in my wallet and took out another $20. They looked at it-but took that one. Everyone at the bar heard and saw this. I than took my drink-sat down-held my head high. Didnt even think about establishing a tab after that incident.Paid with cash after every drink. Felt crucified! Horrible situation. I will never go back and I will never refer this place. I just wanted to watch football have a drink or two and eat-less the drama! By the way-the $20 was real. more

No Place Like Backstage 10/20/2010

Backstage is one of the best establishments in Los Angeles. I have been going to Backstage off and on for nearly five years and the place always seems to get better each year. It has a little bit of everything for everyone, including karaoke, trivia, happy hour, sporting events, and live music. Backstage has excellent food and drinks at very good prices. During happy hour, the prices on food and drinks are really amazing and not many places in town can even compete. They are accurate when they say ?best bar food in town.? I personally think the hamburgers, garlic fries, and mac & cheese are delicious. The staff is very friendly and makes you feel welcomed at Backstage. The service is great, even when the place gets crowded. The bartenders make strong drinks. The atmosphere might be questionable to some people. It does have a dive bar ambiance, which is dark inside, with plain d?cor and can get hot when the bar fills up. Karaoke nights, the bar?s biggest draw Thursday through Friday, tend to get very crowded. The singing can be very loud and terrible, which is to be expected, but can also be a lot of fun. Occasionally, dancing commences on the bar?s diminutive dance floor. The clientele consists of a decent mix of people of various ages, culture, and attractiveness. Backstage has been named one of the best singles bars in Los Angeles which I find to be true. It is hit-or-miss; some weekends the singles scene is great and other weekends it?s off. Backstage is a one of a kind bar experience in LA. If you visit with the intentions of having a good time, I believe that you will be pleasantly satisfied with your experience. Pros: Drinks, food, affordability, entertainment, good mix of people Cons: Tends to get crowded, small, not much lighting, loud on karaoke nights more

Best Dive in town 5/24/2010

This place is by far my favorite bar in LA. I have been here 2 years now and haven't found a place that comes close in price of drinks. The staff are super nice and treat you with a smile. Sort of feels like Cheers, with better looking bartenders. We go for Trivia every Sunday. This Place has everything. I simply love it. Pros: cheap drinks, good people, trivia night, Karaoke Cons: gets busy but draws a good crowd more

SOmetime you Wanna GO...!! 5/17/2010

Backstage has been one of my favorite places to go in LA for a couple of reasons. One, they have not raised their prices basically since I started going there. Every nigt is a new special and my favorite: $2 Tuesdays where every drink (well) is $2. They have a cozy fireplace and the vibe is very non-LA which can be stuck up and snobby when bars try to achieve that vibe. Also the staff barely ever changes and is friendly. If I have a problem with my drinks or food they have always just replaced it instead of giving me the third degree. This past weekend my friends and I wanted to do Karaoke but got there around 11 and the list was full., if you want to sing you've gotta be on it!! I can safely say this is my favorite bar in LA. Pros: cheap drinks, good atmosphere, not ""LA"" Cons: have to get there early to sign up for karaoke more

No parking, lots of police patrols, smells like vomit 5/15/2010

A dirty little hole in Culver City that has no parking, inexperienced lazy staff, But had decent food for a dive bar. I just can not get over the horrible smell of vomit the permeates through out the entire bar. On my various visits to the place the restrooms where horrible with feces floating around on the floor. Tell the staff you work at the studio for a discount on drinks and food. Pros: Crowds of people, if you like that thing. Cons: To many people hard to get good service from new servers more

Happiness is.... 1/24/2010

Good drinks, good service, good crowd... overall my peoples and I love just getting crazy here... in a good way ;) Pros: Positive Energy!!! Cons: Packed!!! more

BEST bar 1/7/2010

OK So I've gone here a few times now and I thought it was time I reviewed the place!!! Seriously my friends and I ADORE this bar. There's karaoke on weekends and you can get VERY drunk for VERY little. We've had the same waitress two Saturday's in a row now and she' s SO sweet/bubbly and took care of us all night long even though it was ridiculously crowded where we sat. The bill is soo cheap and she even gave us a free drink because mine spilled. Where else does that happen in this city? Also I think you can have birthday parties here because I saw a lot of people with cakes. One lady gave me a piece of hers which made me VERY happy in my drunken state. Love Backstage Bar. Pros: Cheap drinks, karaoke Cons: Really crowded more


The Backstage is, hands down, my favorite bar in LA. Don't be fooled by the exterior. It looks a little forbidding at first. But when you walk in, its like entering an alternative world where everything is right. The place is very dimly lit, but very warm feeling. Everyone that works there is unbelievably friendly. You feel at home right away. Drinks are cheap and the food is sensational. I dont really live that close by, but when my friends and I start trying to figure out where to go, we can never come up with an idea that we like better, so off we go to the Backstage. I highly recommend a drink they make called the Culver City Slut. Its goooood. Thanks Backstage, dont ever change! Pros: Unpretentious, great staff, shockingly good food, fun! Cons: Can get crowded on weekends. Wish I lived a little closer. more

GARLIC FRIES AND BEER!!!! 10/15/2009

I've been going to the Backstage for the Sunday games the past couple of weeks. Its been great. I start the morning with a Bloody, which is quite tasty, horse radish and all. Usually, by then I'm feeling alive and switch to beer. They have alot of televisions so I can always find a game I'm interested in. There fries are so good and garlicky that last week I had two orders in one sitting. Warning: there is a weird Seahawk contingent in the bar. Pros: Yummy Food, Good place to watch the game Cons: Can Get Crowded more

OMG! Love love love this place!! 10/13/2009

Just one of the most down to earth places I've ever been to. It's not a ""club"", it's not a ""lounge"" per's a bar and a great one at that! Everytime I come in, it's like being on that show ""Cheers."" If I come in the daytime, Jillian knows my name and has my beer sitting on the bar before my eyes have even adjusted to the darkness. The night bartenders and servers are always super friendly and sooo accommodating!! It's like being having a party in your own living room. And have you seen Steve?? Smoking hot and man, does he make up some of the tastiest drinks ever!! I've made reservations for birthday parties here without having to pay a dime or get ""table service."" And then they give a free round of shots and a toast to celebrate!! Never heard of that anywhere else in LaLaLand. I love this place so much that if the Backstage were a guy, I would marry him. Pros: Bartenders, Servers, Door Guys!! KJ Shane! Awesome!! Cons: It's in Culver City...I mean, really?? more

you're kidding, right? 10/12/2009

# 2 on the list of ""best beer selection in LA""? they had 6 taps, one of them was out (fat tire). a 5th spewed when the bartender tried to get me a taste of the ""backstage pale ale"", leaving only 4. blue moon, newcastle, miller lite, and something else even less memorable. the bottle selection was only slightly better. now i have to wait until 6 to hit father's office and salvage this beer expedition. more

best place for a good time! 10/9/2009

Good prices good selections and Rock Band on Sundays... overall a pretty epic experience with great grub and cheap PBR cans and on occasion... Arrogant Bastard 24s... awesome Culver City hangout! Pros: arrogant bastard! pbr cans! Cons: none! more

Won't ever go back!! 10/8/2009

Well I just moved down to the Culver City area and a co-worker recommended this place to go and have a drink!! I wasn't treated courteously at all, in fact the service was so bad, appetizer and 1 drink and out!! We had to ask the Bartender to sen...d a waitress over and once we got served she never came back to ask if we needed anything else, in fact when she did return that was to give us our check!!! Pros: Close to Sony Studios Cons: Horrible Service more

you got to go see KING CHRIS on wed 7/30/2009

this is King Chris inviting you all out for a great live soulful show every wed 900pm more

Great Martini 7/27/2009

I was not expecting such a great martini from this place. Simply out, I was pleasantly surprised. Pros: Delicious Dirty Martini more

Lakers Won the Championship in this Bar 7/27/2009

Great service, even when busy. Good food to go along with cheap drinks. TV's in every direction. Just a good spot. Everyone celebrating, it was so much fun. Pros: Like 20 hi-def tvs Cons: Hard to find a seat, get there early for games more

KARAOKE! 7/27/2009

Great song list to choose from, even so many new songs! Everyone sings along with you, great place to sing karaoke for the first time! So much fun Pros: Best KJ on Westside Cons: Get there early more

Best Dive and Food in one 7/27/2009

Love a good dive bar and this was up to my specifications. Cheap drinks, chill atmosphere, great jukebox, and very good food for a dive. Pros: Nice dark hole with excellent food Cons: Not too many vegetarian options for my date more
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Blow off steam after work in this old-school Culver City lounge.

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  • The Backstage Bar & Grill is a legendary place that's been around for over 70 years.

    Located across the street from Sony Studios, the Backstage has always been a studio hangout, but now it's also a favorite spot for birthday & private parties. And, The Backstage has the cheapest drinks and Best Bar Food in town.

    Karaoke is great here, even if youre not a fan. It's L.A.s top-rated karaoke. Every Thur, Fri & Sat.

    The Backstage is the top spot on the Westside for Sports. All the games in HD on 10 plasmas.

    Our food has been named the Best Bar Food In Los Angeles. The only bar kitchen in history without a freezer or microwave.

    The Backstage is an old school place. Dim lighting, cozy firepit & friendly staff.

    Drink at the bar that the Munchkins called home (really).

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  • In Short
    This dive bar is like a 1970's après ski lounge, complete with rich wood walls and a roaring fire pit to sprawl around. It has all the casual atmosphere of a mountain lodge,...

  • 10/23/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Daily 11am-2am
  • Payments:

    Discover, Master Card, Visa, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Washington Culver