10400 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA | Directions 9023234.016253 -118.400098
Neighborhoods: Washington Culver
Culver City dive bar and karaoke joint with pitchers of beer to help with the liquid courage.
Great Karaoke – Good people, great staff, cheap drinks, everyone enjoys. Good atmosphere,
great place to hang out eat, drink and have fun – Everyone that works there is great, the food is good, lots of fun for all. They have a lot of fun things different night of the week also.
Great place to turn 21 – I had my 21st birthday here this week and it was so much fun! Our waitress was amazing she made sure I had a designated driver, when I had to much (of course) she made sure I was being taken care of. Everyone there was really chill, no "plastic" or "fake" people. I had an amazing Grill Chicken Salad and the drinks were SO STRONG. The first drink I had was a redbull vodka and I swear there wasn't any redbull lol. Monday was regulars night so domestics and mix drinks were only $2. Overall I felt taken care of, service was phenomenal and I basically love it. I'll definitely be back.
My new favorite bar in LA – I had a Birthday party at Backstage recently and had a blast! The food was awesome(love the fries) Our waitress was very attentive even though we were a big party and it was packed she always had a fresh beer ready for me. The karaoke that night was fun and at times hysterical... I highly recommend this place to anyone that likes a chill neighborhood bar with a lot of heart.
Hidden Gem - A Great Place – Since I've been in LA, I've gone to mostly clubs and lounge-y type places. Fun, but not a lot of warmth. This place reminds me of home (just outside of Chicago). The Backstage is old-school (in a good way), unpretentious and friendly. The staff is not typical 'seen it all, done it all' LA types. They seem like regular people who care about doing their job well and making you feel comfortable. The food is bar food plus. I don't know exactly where the 'plus' comes from, but everything I've tried here is better than at other places. The prices are low, the drinks are strong, and the room is very warm and comfortable. Nice mix of people, liking each other and having a good time. I wish the real world could be a little more like this place. There was a birthday party there the other night and the people seemed to be having more fun than a bunch of kids at Chucky Cheese.
Downside is the food and service, drinks ok, great atmosphere (if you ignore the service) – Writing this EARLY in the AM because the food I had at Backstage last eve woke me up in a bad way... I guess if I happen to be right near by, I might drop back in for a drink and a game of pool (1 table) some time. Definitely not for the food and definitely not going out of my way to get there. Also, our waitress was lame and it was not busy or anything. I had high hopes when I 1st walked in, as an east coaster the dive bar feel was right up my alley.
We try to make everyone's visit to the Backstage a good one in every way. When we screw up we try to improve. But, I'm not sure what you meant by your waitress was lame. Was the service slow? If the service was slow, we will kick it up a notch. In terms of the food, people usually love it. Its all made fresh. In any event, we would like to know more what happened so we can make it better. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and give us a few more details. Thanks.
Super Salty French Fries with Super Flat Beer on Tap – The crowd feels nice, yet the food is horrible. The french fries are so salty that you would need vaseline on your lips to soothe them. Don't even consider the beer on tap because it is flat, same goes for the diet coke. We did not try other drinks.
To get service you need to go to the bar to ask for someone because your server avoids eye contact, even if the bar is half full!
On the plus side, when Culver City downtown is packed on a Saturday night, this place is still semi full, so at least a place to get a beer.
Beer being flat is really wrong. The Co2 must have run out and we didn't know. Next time, please send the beer or soft drink back. The bartender will change the Co2 and give you fresh drinks.
The fries do have a dose of salt and, with the garlic, cayenne and lemon, they can be potent. Since each order is made fresh by hand, the amount of each ingredient can vary a little from order to order. Next time, just send them back and say ask for another order with less salt. We always try to give people exactly what they want.
Anyway, sorry you were disappointed. Print this out, along with proof of your Citysearch User I.D. and bring it in and we'll give you 2 free beers and an order of fries they way you want them.
THE BEST BAR BY FAR – IM NOT REALLY IN TO BARS ..... BUT THIS PLACE HAD ME HOOKED WITH MY FIRST DRINK:)
THE DRINKS ARE STRONG AND CHEAP .THIS PLACE IS LOADS OF FUN ITS CROWDED AND VERY LOUD........ THE PEOPLE ARE NICE, FRIENDLY AND LAYED BACK .....GREAT SERVICE AND FOOD.....THE BEST TEQUILA SUNRISES AND GARLIC FRIES...... LOVE THE KARAOKE ....... I LOVE THIS PLACE......
Nice On Weeknights – I haven't been to the Backstage on a weekend, but weekdays are chill. Very comfortable and easy. The crowd and crew are friendly, the lights are low and the jukebox is the best. It looks like a regular bar from the outside, but inside its dark and cozy. I may try it on a weekend someday, but for now, weeknights are for me. $2 drinks on Tuesdays seal the deal.
My New Favorite Bar – This is my new favorite place! I was there for my best friend's birthday and we had the best time ever. I can't remember our server's name, something like Anna, but she gave us the kind of service you could only dream of. Everyone there seemed to be having a crazy good time and the whole place felt like a party. I didn't eat, but the food looked great. It's good, cheap fun and everyone who worked there seemed glad to be there. I haven't come across anyplace like it out here. Thanks, Backstage. See you soon.
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