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Backstage Pub and Grill

83 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Late-night Find
  • Great for Lunch

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Backstage Pub is under new ownership since August 2012. It is a neighborhood tavern with a catchphrase of "Enter As Strangers; Leave As Friends". And that is exactly how everybody feels when stopping in. We offer 14 different draft beers, focusing on local craft selections, and a full menu until midnight every day. Come find out why cast and crew members from all of the Proctors shows choose the Backstage Pub as a place they spend their down time at. We are family friendly, with dart boards upstairs. Also available is a 66 person private banquet room for all of your events.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Vegetarian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation


Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

During Proctors events


Monday: 5:00pm - Close

Tuesday - Sunday: 4:00pm - Close

Kitchen open unti 12 midnight, bar later
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Phone number
(518) 344-5120
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brian Coyne
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Private party facilities
Full banquet room upstairs available. Maximum capacity of 70 people. Private entrance and restrooms as well.
Let us host your next event, and see why the Backstage Pub is the place people are talking about!
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Private party contact
Brian Coyne: (518) 344-5120
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Catering is available. Please stop in and request a catering menu so that we can help make your next event even more special.
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Cross street
Clinton St.
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Parking details
Please note there are 2 parking lots right next to our building. Although we do not own the rights to either, our customers are allowed to park there. During Proctors shows, the owners of these lots do charge $5-10. There is also street parking available.
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Public transit
Public Transport travels up State Street, which is 200 yards from our door.
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Among the fun times we offer is our Wednesday night team trivia. Compete for prizes and complimentary food or drinks as you try to rack up as many points as you can with your stored 'useless knowledge'.
Class starts at 8:30PM!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 83 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.9  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

We made a reservation for 5 PM. When We got there, the doors were locked and the lights were off. I called and a machine picked up so I left a message canceling our reservation. If you're not going to open on time, don't offer reservations. We were time-crunched and had to scramble to find a place to eat. The entire experience could have been avoided. I will never try to go back and I've been telling everyone about this awful experience.

morganpartyof2 (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on May 17, 2017

Not at ALL what is advertised. No staff (literally) for almost 5 minutes before 1 happened to walk put from the backroom. She gave us menus (which only offered a fraction of what their site claims they offer.) Another staff member came out to the bar to rattle off the plethora of items they were out of, not even trying to hide it from customers (which was ONLY myself & my daughter.)
We ended up leaving, incredibly disappointed. Spent all of $9.50 on a Long Island Ice Tea (nope...they didn't even comp the drink as an apology.)
I would NOT suggest Backstage to anyone.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on May 11, 2017

Really great hamburgers and fries! The menu is limited but everything we've tried was delicious especially the vegetables with the plank steak and the Reuben sandwich. There is virtually no dessert menu. This is a perfect spot for a quick supper before walking a block to the theater. Make a reservation on national tour nights at Proctor's

djkg (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

This is a small bar that serves will get fed efficiently, no frills, food is o.k, it's bar food...steaks, burgers, sandwiches... it is not a fine dining experience, and your open table reservation will probably be meaningless, as they don't seem to pay any attention to Open Table reservations at their end!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 25, 2017

Great location for friends to meet before heading to the theatre. Food was great. The bartender/waitress was alone that night and handled everything (both floors) and everyone with a great attitude. And she really had to hustle!!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 15, 2017

Great place to go for a quick bite before a show at Proctors. Reservations are a must on show night. Great beer selection and good pub food. Somewhat limited menu, but the convenience of being right next door to the theatre is worth it.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 14, 2017

We went to the Backstage for a preshow dinner and it was very good! Fish and Chips were super and the Margarita was one of the best we have had ever!

GrammieS (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 13, 2017

They were out of all sugar free drinks, limited wine list and 2 of the entrees they were out of. Very limited menu however location is great if attending the theater.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on April 13, 2017

We arrived there for lunch and found out they are not opened for lunch so had to find some place else to eat.

davedines (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 5, 2017

We were surprised they were out of diet soda and a couple of the entree choices at 6pm. While service was friendly and prompt the limitations were disappointing

Davinator (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 24, 2017

Very limited menu... basic pub grub. Great beer selection. Great service. Food was as expected.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 24, 2017

Was going to a show at Proctors. We were a bit late and that wasn't an issue. Food was good. Drinks were good. Short walk to Proctors. I would do this place again for sure. Try the fried pickles!

Siobahmmm (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 11, 2017

Quick easy dining option preshow. Very convenient as it is directly behind Proctors. Waitress was honest about wait time and encouraged us to get our orders in as they were booked to the max capacity. Service was efficient. Solid pub fare.. no complaints. Only down side was the upstairs dining room was a little chilly.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 10, 2017

Made reservations on-line because we had tickets to Wicked, however, the reservations were not available to staff. They were extremely apologetic, stated that they were having difficulties with the on-line reservation system and seated us at a nice table in the bar area. Service was a tad slow, but completely understandable because they were swamped prior to the show. Very professional and courteous. My wife's fish and chips were slightly greasy, my "Rachel" (Reuben sandwich with coleslaw instead of sauerkraut) was awesome and the sweet potato fries were even better. Overall I would, and have, highly recommended the Backstage to friends. As an added bonus and as their name implies, just cross the street and walk down a short sidewalk to the back entrance to Proctors. (Parking next to the restaurant is only $10.00)

JoAnne (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 9, 2017

Had dinner before a show at Proctors. Bar was noisier than we wanted so we ate upstairs. Not much atmosphere up there but much quieter. A little chilly, though.
Food was good and portions were good sized. Prices were good.
I would go back again.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on March 3, 2017

I can't answer the above questions well because despite using Open Table to make a reservation, when we arrived we were told they couldn't take any additional reservations for the evening. I showed them the confirmation I received and was told I made the reservation too late for them to accommodate us. I was very disapointed - they shouldn't use this service if they can't fulfill requests in real time. We scrambled to find somewhere quick and close by to eat at before the show started.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 3, 2017

Great place to grab a bite to eat before a show or anytime. Have been there a few times and never disappoints.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 24, 2017

This was my 2nd time eating here before a show at proctors. Outstanding food and service. Best corn beef reuben ever!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 18, 2017

I never found out if it was good or not They wouldn't seat us saying they didn't get the reservation.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2017

Food quality was great. They seemed to be short staffed for a show night at Proctors. A burger and fries and a turkey sandwich with fries took almost 45 minutes from order to table. Which seemed really slow as it wasn't that busy.