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Back Door Lounge

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1112 Firehouse Alley, Sacramento, CA 95814
+1 916-442-5751
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08:00 - 02:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 02:00
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Denver, Colorado
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593 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

It is a fun dive bar. Funny bartenders -- lively crowd. Sometimes they have live music and they do have a great juke box

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Thank HonestMcHonest
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Nice decor and nice bar however the bartender doesn't know how to make any drinks. When I mentioned that perhaps she should look it up she threatened to kick me out of the bar.

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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

Caught the Sunday jazz set of 3 pcs., then the start of the Jam. Regular group was good; the first guest, a solo guitarist -singer from San Francisco, was strong. Didn't stay long enough to hear others. Patrons were having a blast. Surprisingly friendly! Lots of dancing. Seemed to be a lot to do: livel music, and a big Juke... More 

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Sacramento, California
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

If you enjoy a step back in time to a 1960s bar-night club, visit the Back Door. My favorite Bloody Mary in Sacramento. Might be a little too spicy for some, but I enjoy them! When out of town visitors are with us in Old Sacramento, we always make a stop to the Back Door.

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Thank Paul B
Penngrove, California
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

A nice old lounge with a beautiful old wooden bar. We had an excellent breakfast.Cooked when you ordered it. I had 3 large panckes, that was the half order & a side order of bacon, best I have had. My husband had eggs, bacon & home fried potaoes. As little slow, but well worth the wait. Excellent food at a... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014 via mobile

If Sacramento had a bar that could be an Italian social club, this would br thr spot. I love this bar m or than Toby Keith loves Red Solo Cups. I like the hidden location. Its an off the beaten path place, for people like that enjoy variety. The wallpaper behind the bar and the mirrors? Fuggeta-bout-it! You feel at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

An experience! Tucked down a dark alley, you can pass through the archway into a forgotten world.. We went in for a final drink last night, the place itself is worn and weary, but the atmosphere was good and the drinks cheap. There was a guy in the corner sitting at the disused piano with a lap top and a... More 

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Thank mwoolcom
Sacramento,Ca
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

Great atmosphere and friendly servers. Food was excellent and unlike mcdonalds, HOT!!! Lots of lettuce and tomato and onion.

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Sacramento, CA
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

This used to be THE place to go in Old Sacramento. Off the brick alleyway, new orleans style gas lamp district kind of stuff. The bar seemed to be busy enough, with a busy bartendress, but there is no cocktail service. You order your drinks at the bar and find a seat. A guy singing karaoke - cool old tunes... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

This used to be a good place to hang out during the 80's after work or after going to Laughs Unlimited across the alley. It is definitely not the place I would make a conscious effort to frequent on a regular basis as it is dingy and the customers have probably been visiting that bar since the ice age. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 02:00
Thursday
08:00 - 02:00
Friday
08:00 - 02:00
Saturday
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1112 Firehouse Alley, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-442-5751

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?