Back Alley Sally's
Please note, If outdoor tables are showing as available, this is for covid safe dining outdoors in Yewers Street Dining. A great space for larger groups if required - umbrellas and heaters for all Melbourne Weather
Back Alley Sally's
Abandoned multi-level warehouse turned westside watering hole, Back Alley Sally's is offering Footscray a great place to drink, eat and play - all without the hassle of commuting to the city for that cheeky post-work drink, night out, or casual hang with mates.
Newly added laneway/outdoor dining to accommodate 50 at Yewers Street Dining outside
Pizza by Slice Girls West.
Gluten Free and Vegan items available.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Excellent New Years Eve drinks and food package at Lickerty Split.
Tuesday $8 pizza specials were good value.
Stools weren't so comfortable to sit on though given a larger group.
Fantastic night with great food and excellent staff
The service was extremely disappointing. We had to ask for plates and cutlery, we weren’t offered a tab, there was no table service and one of the meals that was ordered and paid for was completely forgotten about. This has not been my previous experience, but after this I wouldn’t be in a rush to come back
Great value tasty food, and love the laid-back atmosphere
Not what we expected… no service whatsoever, had no clue how to order. Didn’t get any cutlery when food got served, had to go to the bar to ask for some.
The pizza was nicely cooked but such sweet bbq sauce it was almost inedible. The mac and cheese was watery and so without any flavour whatsoever. Disappointing as its a great space.
Unfortunately staff were under a lot of pressure and clearly needed more help - this lead long wait times for drinks, wrong food orders and general mayhem. I think worth another try, hopefully less hectic next time.
A little gem in Footscray. Casual and understated until you try the food and cocktails. Soo good. Highly recommend for those in the area and wanting to try something a little different.
It was lovely to catch up with friends in a friendly space with delicious food :)
Thanks so much for your review Erin, glad to hear you had a great time! Thanks
Lovely ambience . Relaxing atmosphere . Service was wonderful ,, food was filling and tasty , music just right in volume . Lovely little place
Thanks John, what a lovely review to read! So glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. See you next time
Thank you to all the staff on Friday night. Booked a table for 6. Nice comfy booth. Celebrated a friends birthday. Staff allowed me to bring in a cake hide it behind the bar, until we were ready for it. Birthday was a hit. To my surprise everyone joined in to sing ‘Happy Birthday’. To all the staff that helped me keep the cake a surprise from the birthday girl… thank you.
Definitely coming back
So impressed with this little hidden gem in Footscray - great food, great service and really enjoyed the atmosphere. It was also cool to go downstairs and buy some unique stuff from the general store as well as the wine we'd just enjoyed! Will definitely be coming back and telling EVERYONE about this place! We took a walk afterwards and captured this amazing view!
3 of us ordered Parma, one of us had to check up on the status of the order, twice- because the other two had already finished our dinner and she was still waiting on her order.
I liked mine though- serving was big and it was only $10 on Parma night.
Noise wise, music was relatively loud for normal conversation volume.
We ordered cocktails upon arrival and it took half an hour. We went up to ask how long it would take and were met with indifference.
First poor experience at BAS. Won't stop us coming back of course but thought you should know.
It is always a great place and it was awesome to be back. Staff friendly and attentive as always and the food and beers were great too
Thanks so much for your great review Jayson. So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit - we look forward to welcoming you back next time!
First weekend learning curve made me give it 4 stars. Had the dessert pizza after choosing it late and had no napkins to catch the dripping icecream or plates for us to share it on.
Will definitely be back again, next time I'm alternating with Lickety Splits.
The food and drinks were great. Although my cocktail came well after our food. A first world problem I know. It was also cold outside provision for a heater would be an asset while we still need to eat outdoors.
cutlery and napkins would have been great, service was a little lacklustre - even despite ordering through an app.
mushroom sides were so heavy with batter + dry, the potato gems were all stuck together with nothing to eat them with. pizza was great tasting and value though.
Music choice was good but the music volume was too loud
HI Michael, Thanks for your great review. Appreciate your comments regarding the music and will address this with our team in terms of volume. Thanks for visiting.
With the set seating times the bar got slammed with drink orders.
It took 35 minutes to receive my first drink and when you are limited to a 2 hour booking it's frustrating.
My suggestion would be arrange staggered seating times.
Food and drinks were both good. The long wait times were annoying.
A great place to meet friends for a drink. Highly recommend the grazing platter
Out of lock down!!
Good food for a great price. Although service seemed a bit chaotic and unorganised. We like them though, so we'll go back :-)
Thanks for your review. Yes, the evening you dined with us, was the eve of Melbourne's latest lockdown and incredibly busy for this reason. Whilst we worked within our restricted patron numbers, our team were inundated across the evening and did their best job under difficult circumstances. We hope to see you back another time so that you can experience our service the way we always strive to deliver it. Glad you enjoyed the food!
Love this place. Good for a larger group and equally good for a quiet drink with a smaller group. Excellent service and a good range of drinks and food. Perfect inner west location too.
Thanks for your glowing review Mick! Will pass on the comments to our team and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. See you next time :-)
Staff are always helpful and upbeat. They work very hard.
Thanks so much for your review Nonsta! We think so too and will let them know. See you next time.
Trivia night was awesome! Thank you!! We will be back :)
Thanks so much for your review Caitlin! Glad you enjoyed Trivia, it is always so much fun. See you Wednesday.
We booked to be at Back Alley Sally's and were moved to their event space next door. The event space is a large shed where we ate our pizza and nachos (both of which were amazing) however it was very isolated in the large shed and there was a very large function in the back half of the space. The event shed closes at 10pm whilst Back Alley Sally's stays open to 12am. This was disappointing as we had to try and find another place to continue our celebrations, had we been sitting at the place we booked we could have stayed without an issue.
My friends and I were very disappointed by this movement, this is something to check when you make a booking.
Food is always great as was the service and the drinks. The venue was Covid compliant.
Recommendation to a friend is conditional on sitting at Back Alley Sally's and not being palmed off next door.
Pizza was great, good selection of drinks, great vibes!
Love Back Ally’s ♥️ Best in the west! Rad ambience, best pizzas & service is always mint :)
Thanks Adele! What an awesome review to read. Really appreciate it and will pass on to the team - we think they are pretty special too!
A nice night of trivia at a nice bar. Drinks were good, food was good, and we were able to move to a child friendly table when requested.
Thanks for your review Dave - So glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit - we look forward to welcoming you back next time.
Good atmosphere and friendly environment for a lot of kids to run around
Chill atmosphere, great range of pizza and other tasty snacks.
Delicious vegan pizza options, friendly staff and great atmosphere. X
Thanks so much for your review! So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit
Food was mediocre, my penne serving was tiny and there was fake cheese on the potatoe gems.
Hi Anon, apologies that you felt the Penne serving size was tiny - all of our pastas are a standard portioned size and we feel they are a generous serving. The Potato gems have melted cheese on them, however also a chipotle mayo which is squeezed across the top - it may be that this is what you are referring to? Please do let us know if you have concerns next time and we will happily address while you are with us so that we can assist as best possible. Kind Regards Jo
The staff were amazing. Helpful, polite and the service was speedy. Will definitely host another function at Back Alley Sally's.
Thanks for your glowing review Caroline. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and I will pass this feedback on to our team. Look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Regards. Jo
The place is tucked away in the Yewers St alley
Quaint but the team are so friendly and knowledgeable
The pizzas are delicious
Thank you so much for your review! We think our team are very special too - I will make sure that your comments are passed on to them all. Many thanks and we look forward to making your next visit just as enjoyable! Cheers. Jo
Great atmosphere yummiest Pizza and friendly service
Thanks for your review Belinda! So glad that you enjoyed your visit, pizza and our service. Cheers, Jo
Thanks for your review Aleks!
Was there for a mid-week pizza and drink - and was not disappointed. Great selection of drinks and the pizzas, though strange combinations, were delicious.
Looking forward to checking BAS out again soon - It looks perfect for a Friday night!
Thanks for your great review Rita! The strange combinations really work - yes... We would love to see you back on a Friday evening soon. Cheers. Jo
Back Alley Sally's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9041 6400.
Back Alley Sally's is rated 4.4 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.