Backstage Bar & Grill is the oldest bar in Culver City – it opened in 1939 and has been open and operating in the same location for over 75 years. It’s a place I’ve been to numerous times (there is always at least one birthday party going on) and with the dim lighting, packed crowds, cheap beer, and karaoke music, I never suspected it had been around for so long.
The bar sits on Culver Blvd directly across the street from Sony Studios (formerly MGM Studios). As such, according to their website, the bar has hosted a variety of studio employees over the years including The Munchkins from the Wizard of Oz & Cary Grant.
It’s definitely a place worth seeking out if you’re in the area – they’ve got a great happy hour every night, one of the best karaoke places in Los Angeles (Thurs – Sat), and great pub-food. And as you sit there drinking down cheap beer and watching the always entertaining karaoke, just imagine you’re there in 1940’s hanging out with Cary Grant and The Munchkins.