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Checking Out Downtown's New Backstage Bar & Billiards

Where: 601 E. Fremont [map], 89101
December 7, 2012 at 12:30 PM | by | ()

Shoot pool? Watch sporting events? Like to rock and roll? Backstage Bar & Billiards, or Triple B, delivers.

Another day, another new kickass place opens in downtown. Backstage Bar & Billiards is phasing its way into the Fremont East neighborhood, with its official debut taking place just over a week ago. And, we've already been twice.

The billards bar is open for business while a concert venue -- the Fremont Country Club -- will be added in early 2013. On the corner of Fremont and Sixth (across the street from Commonwealth), the nearly windowless brick building has stood dormant for years. This place was once home to the local police department's fingerprinting bureau and, prior to that, a Sears department store.

Triple B fills a niche downtown, providing a place to shoot some stick, listen to some rock music, and enjoy sports on actual flat screen high def televisions! What a concept! But, don’t be fooled, this is definitely a rawk bar. Triple B channels it’s inner Joe Walsh, with gold records on the wall and sounds spun by boothsters DJ Scotty Boy and DJ Lethal (of Limp Bizkit and House of Pain fame).

The hard rock theme fits in with much of the furniture -- tables, stools and even the bar top are fashioned from Anvil cases. Anvils are the rugged cases that protect guitars and gear, thrown around by roadies everywhere.

The eclectic conglomerate of Triple B owners include DJs Scotty Boy and Lethal, Carlos “Big Daddy” Adley (known for Cali's Velvet Margarita Cantina), his wife Ava Berman, and Four Queens honcho Terry Caudill.

We’re really excited about the coming Fremont Country Club. A play on words, it ain’t a country bar. Leave it to the understated “Big Daddy” who told this to Vegas Seven earlier this year:

Picture 30-foot-tall diamond-tucked silver lamé walls with chariot wagons in the sky, bejeweled merry-go-round ponies on the bar and horseshoe VIP booths elevated six feet in the air.

Backstage Bar & Billiards is open seven days a week from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.

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Archived Comments:

My New Favorite Place!

I read your review & decided to check it out on First Friday. Very cool (rock `n' roll) vibe struck me as soon as I opened the door - that and some really amazing visuals. Roadie-case coverings/leather upholstery/blue lights/black-light posters -- who designed this place, anyway?

All in all it's my new favorite Downtown and definitely the coolest place to hang out & drink & play pool. (They also told me that the name "Backstage" comes from being next door to a live world-class music venue that's going to open in January, so I'm really looking forward to that too!).