Hours:
Monday, 5pm – 11pm
Tuesday – Thursday, 5pm – midnight
Friday, 5pm – 1am
Saturday, noon – 1am
Sunday, noon - 11pm

Happy Hour served:
Monday – Friday, 5 – 6pm and 9pm – midnight
Saturday, 3 – 6pm and 9pm – midnight
Sunday, drinks all day, food 3 – 6pm and 9pm – close

21 & over only

We've got sports on the big screen! See what games are coming up.

Upcoming Events

Leap Day
Thursday, Feb 29
Hogshead Whiskey’s 22nd Birthday
Wednesday, Mar 06
St. Patrick's Day
Friday, Mar 15
St. Patrick's Day
Saturday, Mar 16

About Back Stage Bar

The saga of the seven stories

Just wait 'til you check out this cool spot, the loftiest place to play pool and drink a beer in all the land. Step inside and have a gander up, waaaaay up — this hidden room behind the Bagdad Theater's screen stretches an incredible seven stories from floor to ceiling!

From 1930s vaudeville behind-the-scenes area to 1970s arthouse and hippie hangout, this place has a great history. We renovated it from top to bottom to become Hawthorne's most happening spot to play a round or two of 8-ball, relax before or after a movie or just stop by for a beer. And don't miss the huge 20-by-20-foot mural depicting the various tales, characters and memories from the Bagdad since its opening in 1927.

Back Stage Bar allows pets at our sidewalk seating only.



After you've stretched to new heights gazing at the walls and ceiling, have a look at the 130-year-old cherrywood bar, which was salvaged from downtown Portland’s iconic Lotus Cardroom upon its closing in 2016. Crafted in the 1880s by the Brunswick Company in Chicago, the bar was shipped to America’s West Coast by a rather circuitous route at sea: around Cape Horn in South America. After an illustrious time spent at the Lotus, we claimed it as our own, replacing the bar in Back Stage in October 2017. The bar removed from Back Stage is likely to resurface in a future McMenamins project.


History

For years, this cavernous space, which reaches an altitude that still may be the highest in Portland's Southeast district, was never meant to be seen by the watchful eyes of countless audiences on the other side of the proscenium. On performance nights, it was a place of orchestrated pandemonium, the nerve center for the machinations of the Bagdad's vaudeville productions: lights, sound effects, curtains, sets, backdrops, and acres of rope, rigging and catwalks...

Read more from behind the scenes — literally — at the Back Stage Bar.

Hold your Private Event at Back Stage at Bagdad!

Meetings  Social Events

In addition to its regular life as a neighborhood bar and pool-playing hangout, the Back Stage also hosts parties and private events. Reserve one of two upper rooms (or both if you like!) for groups of up to 40 with both rooms combined – each space boasts a pool table along with dining tables and seating. A full catering menu is available for groups of 15 or more upon request.  After your event, guests may wander a few steps to Greater Trumps to enjoy a cigar and tumbler of scotch, or around the corner to the Bagdad Theater & Pub to take in a movie.

Contact our sales team to inquire or book your event.
Get Started Here

Sports on the Big Screen



Back Stage is now your ultimate sports viewing hub! Imagine the thrill of watching your favorite teams compete, projected larger than life, on a big, magnificent screen. Whether you're a soccer enthusiast, football fanatic, NASCAR devotee, hockey buff or golf lover, we've got you covered. Grab a beer and some tots, and experience the adrenaline rush of every goal, touchdown, checkered flag, slapshot, and hole-in-one as if you're right in the middle of the action! All guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Upcoming Games

February 13
NBA
7pm Blazers v Timberwolves * Big screen
7pm Kings v Suns * Small screen
 
February 14
NBA
5pm Bulls v Cavaliers * Small screen
7pm Clippers v Warriors * Small screen
 
February 15
NBA
5:30pm Bucks v Grizzlies * Small screen
7pm Blazers v Timberwolves * Big screen
 
February 16
NBA
6pm All-Star Weekend Rising Stars Challenge * Small screen
 
February 17
NBA
5pm All Star Saturday Night * Small screen
 
NHL
12pm Oilers v Stars * Small screen
5pm Flyers v Devils * Small screen
 
PGA
12pm The Genesis Invitational * Small screen
 
February 18
NASCAR
12pm Daytona 500 * Big screen
 
NBA
5pm NBA All Star Game * Big screen
 
NHL
12pm Rangers v Islanders * Small screen
 
PGA
12pm The Genesis Invitational * Small screen
  • Hours:
    Monday, 5pm – 11pm
    Tuesday – Thursday, 5pm – midnight
    Friday, 5pm – 1am
    Saturday, noon – 1am
    Sunday, noon - 11pm

    Happy Hour served:
    Monday – Friday, 5 – 6pm and 9pm – midnight
    Saturday, 3 – 6pm and 9pm – midnight
    Sunday, drinks all day, food 3 – 6pm and 9pm – close

    21 & over only

    We've got sports on the big screen! See what games are coming up.

    Upcoming Events

    see all events
    Leap Day
    Thursday, February 29
    Hogshead Whiskey’s 22nd Birthday
    Wednesday, March 06
    St. Patrick's Day
    Friday, March 15
    St. Patrick's Day
    Saturday, March 16

    The saga of the seven stories

    Just wait 'til you check out this cool spot, the loftiest place to play pool and drink a beer in all the land. Step inside and have a gander up, waaaaay up — this hidden room behind the Bagdad Theater's screen stretches an incredible seven stories from floor to ceiling!

    From 1930s vaudeville behind-the-scenes area to 1970s arthouse and hippie hangout, this place has a great history. We renovated it from top to bottom to become Hawthorne's most happening spot to play a round or two of 8-ball, relax before or after a movie or just stop by for a beer. And don't miss the huge 20-by-20-foot mural depicting the various tales, characters and memories from the Bagdad since its opening in 1927.

    Back Stage Bar allows pets at our sidewalk seating only.



    After you've stretched to new heights gazing at the walls and ceiling, have a look at the 130-year-old cherrywood bar, which was salvaged from downtown Portland’s iconic Lotus Cardroom upon its closing in 2016. Crafted in the 1880s by the Brunswick Company in Chicago, the bar was shipped to America’s West Coast by a rather circuitous route at sea: around Cape Horn in South America. After an illustrious time spent at the Lotus, we claimed it as our own, replacing the bar in Back Stage in October 2017. The bar removed from Back Stage is likely to resurface in a future McMenamins project.


  • For years, this cavernous space, which reaches an altitude that still may be the highest in Portland's Southeast district, was never meant to be seen by the watchful eyes of countless audiences on the other side of the proscenium. On performance nights, it was a place of orchestrated pandemonium, the nerve center for the machinations of the Bagdad's vaudeville productions: lights, sound effects, curtains, sets, backdrops, and acres of rope, rigging and catwalks...

    Read more from behind the scenes — literally — at the Back Stage Bar.

  • Hold your Private Event at Back Stage at Bagdad!

    Meetings  Social Events

    In addition to its regular life as a neighborhood bar and pool-playing hangout, the Back Stage also hosts parties and private events. Reserve one of two upper rooms (or both if you like!) for groups of up to 40 with both rooms combined – each space boasts a pool table along with dining tables and seating. A full catering menu is available for groups of 15 or more upon request.  After your event, guests may wander a few steps to Greater Trumps to enjoy a cigar and tumbler of scotch, or around the corner to the Bagdad Theater & Pub to take in a movie.

    Contact our sales team to inquire or book your event.
    Get Started Here

  • Sports on the Big Screen



    Back Stage is now your ultimate sports viewing hub! Imagine the thrill of watching your favorite teams compete, projected larger than life, on a big, magnificent screen. Whether you're a soccer enthusiast, football fanatic, NASCAR devotee, hockey buff or golf lover, we've got you covered. Grab a beer and some tots, and experience the adrenaline rush of every goal, touchdown, checkered flag, slapshot, and hole-in-one as if you're right in the middle of the action! All guests must be 21 years of age or older.

    Upcoming Games

    February 13
    NBA
    7pm Blazers v Timberwolves * Big screen
    7pm Kings v Suns * Small screen
     
    February 14
    NBA
    5pm Bulls v Cavaliers * Small screen
    7pm Clippers v Warriors * Small screen
     
    February 15
    NBA
    5:30pm Bucks v Grizzlies * Small screen
    7pm Blazers v Timberwolves * Big screen
     
    February 16
    NBA
    6pm All-Star Weekend Rising Stars Challenge * Small screen
     
    February 17
    NBA
    5pm All Star Saturday Night * Small screen
     
    NHL
    12pm Oilers v Stars * Small screen
    5pm Flyers v Devils * Small screen
     
    PGA
    12pm The Genesis Invitational * Small screen
     
    February 18
    NASCAR
    12pm Daytona 500 * Big screen
     
    NBA
    5pm NBA All Star Game * Big screen
     
    NHL
    12pm Rangers v Islanders * Small screen
     
    PGA
    12pm The Genesis Invitational * Small screen

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