Without mood music, meals would be filled with the sounds of shaking saltshakers and chomping hyenas on first dates. Enjoy some musical mastication with today's Groupon: for $11, you get $25 worth of casual food and drink at the Backstage Lounge.
Combining a full-scale restaurant with diverse and vibrant live music offerings, the Backstage Lounge indulges both needy palates and harmony-hungry eardrums. Peruse the menu and start out with an opening act of yam fries ($7.95) or ahi tuna bites ($13.95) before acquainting hard-to-get tongue buds with a tempting tandoori chicken pizza with caramelized onions and pineapple curry sauce ($13.95). Enjoy some sea-faring snacks with a salmon focaccia sandwich ($13.95), or hunker down with a plate of seared cod gnocchi ($15.95) before singing restive lullabies to your pasta's captive audience of lemon-pesto sauce, roasted leeks, and cherry tomatoes.
Open late six days a week, the Backstage Lounge offers vibrant views of the False Creek waterfront and a spacious outdoor patio for midnight games of tiddlywinks. Cap off with your musical food fest with something sweet, like a lychee ($9.75) or Van Gogh ($9.75) martini, or pull up to a plate of mocha almond fudge ice cream ($7.95) and play a sweet, sweet snore-horn to the rest of the table.
- With upscale digs, no line-ups, killer Granville Island waterfront view, and live bands, can you ask for more? – Mark H., Yelp, 11/8/10
- I went there for St Patrick's Day, for the first time in several months, and was really impressed with the view, the drink deals, the food and the overall mojo of the place. – Alexander Bromley Clark D., Yelp, 3/20/09