Back Door Lounge

★★★★☆

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I visited this place last Saturday for the Mardi Gras event. It was a very good option considering that it didnt have cover and there was live music. The bar tender was very nice. The prices were reasonable. The only thing that ruined

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I visited this place last Saturday for the Mardi Gras event. It was a very good option considering that it didnt have cover and there was live music. The bar tender was very nice. The prices were reasonable. The only thing that ruined

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We happened to walk by and see that this little place served breakfast so we decided to venture in. We waited for over an hour and it seemed that nobody was concerned with the fact that we had been waiting so long. Some people that had

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We happened to walk by and see that this little place served breakfast so we decided to venture in. We waited for over an hour and it seemed that nobody was concerned with the fact that we had been waiting so long. Some people that had

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Back Door Lounge is in Old Sac. It has a dark, cozy sort of atmosphere and is open fairly late. I went on a Monday night during break so it wasn't busy at all, but the drinks are good and the people are friendly. It's nice if you want a unique, less crazy type of lounge this is a good one.

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★★★★☆

Back Door Lounge is in Old Sac. It has a dark, cozy sort of atmosphere and is open fairly late. I went on a Monday night during break so it wasn't busy at all, but the drinks are good and the people are friendly. It's nice if you want a unique, less crazy type of lounge this is a good one.

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Drinks are more expensive than dive bars like the Flame, but you gotta pay for atmosphere like that. The place won't be the same without Rudy Valentino, but I still love the come-as-you-are-meets-cheesy-swankiness that gives this place life.Plus, they allowed a dog in from the rain one night. You've gotta respect that. Good place to go.

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Drinks are more expensive than dive bars like the Flame, but you gotta pay for atmosphere like that. The place won't be the same without Rudy Valentino, but I still love the come-as-you-are-meets-cheesy-swankiness that gives this place life.Plus, they allowed a dog in from the rain one night. You've gotta respect that. Good place to go.

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This bar is by far, the best place to go in Sacramento for so many reasons. Unlike the child who pretends not to have been offended by being carded in a previous review, I have never met a single person who has not fallen in love with the Back Door. The service here is excellent from the bartenders to the owner to the cook and to the Karaoke Jock. Depending on the night you go, you may get to experience some karaoke, some Sinatra lounge music, or maybe just some great conversation with friends or strangers while the Juke Box plays in the back ground. One of my first experiences here was with an old girlfriend of mine and we came in after eating dinner near by. One of the customers at the bar stands up (he had some trouble after the three martinis) and walks over to the old piano they have in the corner. Everyone got quite and the music was turned off. He proceeded to tell the story of how he fell in love with his wife and then, to everyones amaizement, started playing a beautiful piano accompanyment to the tale. When it ended, you realized that his wife was not dead and gone but dead and waiting for him and that was one of the most romantic times of my life. To bad it didn't take place with my current girlfriend. Oh well. Go to the Back Door, you'll love it too.

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★★★★★

This bar is by far, the best place to go in Sacramento for so many reasons. Unlike the child who pretends not to have been offended by being carded in a previous review, I have never met a single person who has not fallen in love with the Back Door. The service here is excellent from the bartenders to the owner to the cook and to the Karaoke Jock. Depending on the night you go, you may get to experience some karaoke, some Sinatra lounge music, or maybe just some great conversation with friends or strangers while the Juke Box plays in the back ground. One of my first experiences here was with an old girlfriend of mine and we came in after eating dinner near by. One of the customers at the bar stands up (he had some trouble after the three martinis) and walks over to the old piano they have in the corner. Everyone got quite and the music was turned off. He proceeded to tell the story of how he fell in love with his wife and then, to everyones amaizement, started playing a beautiful piano accompanyment to the tale. When it ended, you realized that his wife was not dead and gone but dead and waiting for him and that was one of the most romantic times of my life. To bad it didn't take place with my current girlfriend. Oh well. Go to the Back Door, you'll love it too.

Pros: Tucked away and hidden, like a prohabition joint might have been.

Cons: Stop serving food at 2:00 pm

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I had seen the "horrible experience" review and it must have written by an obnoxious 20something that was probably more suited for the London Pub on 17th - As for this 40something, it was a PERFECT place to meet 15 people, have a few cocktails and listen to the lounge singer belt out Sinatra tunes, in key and not too loudly.

The drinks were very reasonable, the waitress was straight out of a David Lynch movie, the bartender from back east, and the patrons, who arrived and filled the joint long after 11:00 made the place lively, inspirational, and reminded me of something in the East Village of New York.

And none of us were proofed :)

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★★★★☆

I had seen the "horrible experience" review and it must have written by an obnoxious 20something that was probably more suited for the London Pub on 17th - As for this 40something, it was a PERFECT place to meet 15 people, have a few cocktails and listen to the lounge singer belt out Sinatra tunes, in key and not too loudly.

The drinks were very reasonable, the waitress was straight out of a David Lynch movie, the bartender from back east, and the patrons, who arrived and filled the joint long after 11:00 made the place lively, inspirational, and reminded me of something in the East Village of New York.

And none of us were proofed :)

Pros: Dim lighting - East Coast atmosphere

Cons: parking - of course I didn't know there was a loit right next door!

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I decided to try the back door with some friends after eating at the Firehouse one night. The ambience seemed nice and it looked like it could be a great continuation of our meal.

Upon entry, the bartender gave our group the absolutely worst stares you have ever seen. He proceded to walk over to our table with the most sour look on his face. He actually screamed at our entire group, if you can believe it; asking for our IDs (We are all in our early thirties). We had no problem providing them, but he was unbelievably rude during the entire process. He actually kept all of our IDs until he looked at all of them, as if we were going to trade them under the table or something; it was so bizarre.

Because his horrible attitude, we told him we were going to leave. He followed us outside and screamed at the top of his lungs about why he had every right to ask for our IDs. We explained to him that we weren't leaving because of his asking for them (he had already looked at them anyways), but because of his terrible attitude. I even told him that I own my own business and if I treated my customers like that, I would have no customers. He then called someone from the inside who stood outside with him (like some sort of back-up or something) and told us we had to leave and to never come back.

I have been all across this country and NEVER have I been treated in a such an inexcusible manner. In fact, I have never felt so passionately about how bad someone has treated me to write a review. This is the first.

Save your money and go somewhere without an overbearing, ogar-like bartender who is looking to get in a fight.

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★☆☆☆☆

I decided to try the back door with some friends after eating at the Firehouse one night. The ambience seemed nice and it looked like it could be a great continuation of our meal.

Upon entry, the bartender gave our group the absolutely worst stares you have ever seen. He proceded to walk over to our table with the most sour look on his face. He actually screamed at our entire group, if you can believe it; asking for our IDs (We are all in our early thirties). We had no problem providing them, but he was unbelievably rude during the entire process. He actually kept all of our IDs until he looked at all of them, as if we were going to trade them under the table or something; it was so bizarre.

Because his horrible attitude, we told him we were going to leave. He followed us outside and screamed at the top of his lungs about why he had every right to ask for our IDs. We explained to him that we weren't leaving because of his asking for them (he had already looked at them anyways), but because of his terrible attitude. I even told him that I own my own business and if I treated my customers like that, I would have no customers. He then called someone from the inside who stood outside with him (like some sort of back-up or something) and told us we had to leave and to never come back.

I have been all across this country and NEVER have I been treated in a such an inexcusible manner. In fact, I have never felt so passionately about how bad someone has treated me to write a review. This is the first.

Save your money and go somewhere without an overbearing, ogar-like bartender who is looking to get in a fight.

Pros: Seemed like a nice quiet little bar if you got the right service.

Cons: The Worst Service I have received in my life.

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The back door is much like cheers, everyone knows your name. But one thing is missing... yes that one and only impersonator Rudy. The familiar face who always sings Frank Sinatra. He's gone now, and will forever be missed. Must have been all that wild turkey, or the lack of Sinatra material. Either way, Rudy has gone to Florida, but the Back Door will always be great, with old lady bartenders and Drinks that you can't drink near open flames, what more could you ask for?

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★★★★★

The back door is much like cheers, everyone knows your name. But one thing is missing... yes that one and only impersonator Rudy. The familiar face who always sings Frank Sinatra. He's gone now, and will forever be missed. Must have been all that wild turkey, or the lack of Sinatra material. Either way, Rudy has gone to Florida, but the Back Door will always be great, with old lady bartenders and Drinks that you can't drink near open flames, what more could you ask for?

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This is a wonderfull bar with all the ambiance of a club in New Orleans, well almost, it is the best this native Nawlin's native has seen ot the West Coast. From the outside the decor is that of a typical club on Bourbon Street. I the inside takes you back in time with a bluezie feel and touch. The service is friendly and prompt with awsome drinks. The owner Gayle will love to set and chat about the history of her club. I will make this my regular watering hole.
Jerry

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★★★★★

This is a wonderfull bar with all the ambiance of a club in New Orleans, well almost, it is the best this native Nawlin's native has seen ot the West Coast. From the outside the decor is that of a typical club on Bourbon Street. I the inside takes you back in time with a bluezie feel and touch. The service is friendly and prompt with awsome drinks. The owner Gayle will love to set and chat about the history of her club. I will make this my regular watering hole.
Jerry

Pros: atmosphere, decor, cozy

 

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