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Back Door Lounge

$$ - $$$,
1112 Firehouse Alley, Sacramento, CA 95814
+1 916-442-5751
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
5 Feb 2017
“Great dive bar”
6 days ago
“Hard to find, fun little hole in the wall for day drinking or weekend haunt”
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Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1112 Firehouse Alley, Sacramento, CA 95814
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Open early for day drinking, charming little hole in the wall. This place has been here forever...along with it’s owner Gayle :) Met her this morning having some drinks reuniting with some local friends. Solid breakfast as well. Highly recommend checking it out, refreshing change...More

Thank Travis R
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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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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Reviewed 29 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...More

Thank c.a. F
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...More

Thank Paul B
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 &...More

Thank 2Travelers77
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank KamoHaze
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...More

Thank mwoolcom
Reviewed 11 September 2014

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

1  Thank Nick S
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...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 25 - USD 25
Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
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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