The Backroom

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  • 1984 Bonita Avenue
  • Berkeley, California 94704
  • Phone: 510.654.3808
  • Mon: Closed
  • Tue: Closed
  • Wed: Closed
  • Thur: 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Fri: 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Sat: 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Sun: 2:00 PM - 10:30 PM

The Backroom

The Back Room welcomes all acoustically-based genres, including jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, Americana, and more, and is an all-ages venue. Children under 12 are free. The space is wheelchair-friendly, with a lift just inside the front door.

The Back Room is not a place for food. Oh, we have a few packaged snacks for sale, but nothing that needs to be heated, sliced, or served.

The Back Room is not a place for drinks. Of course we have water and soft drinks – we don’t want anyone to go thirsty. And adults are welcome to bring their own adult beverages with no corkage fee — we’ll even supply the glasses. But we can’t sell any alcohol, and we don’t really want to.

The Back Room is a place with comfortable, upholstered furniture that may remind you of your own living room (assuming, of course, that your living room is filled with a few dozen thrift store mismatches.) Seating, as it happens, is very important to us, because we want the folks here to be completely relaxed, and happy, and ready to listen.

The Back Room is, as the logo says, an intimate place for music.