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Backstage Wine Bar, Larkspur, CA

Backstage Wine Bar

4.6
4.6
12 Reviews
$30 and under
Winery

BACKSTAGE Tasting Room is a comfortable and cozy hangout located on Magnolia Avenue in downtown Larkspur. Come in to enjoy Marin’s largest selection of hard to get wines and small plates of food (that pair perfectly). Enjoy over 35 incredible wines from all over the world. Both indoor and outside seating is available. A perfect place for an after-work drink, a moment to relax with friends, or a private place to enjoy with a significant other in Larkspur's charming Magnolia Avenue district. Great wines and Larkspur charm.

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Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Winery, Wine Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–7:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–5:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 898-6778

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Available for private events, parties, wine tastings

  • Neighborhood

    Larkspur

  • Cross street

    King

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Wine Tasting (Design Your Own Flight)

Try several different wines by ordering three 2 oz. wine tastings. Our tastings are designed to provide you with a variety of options, so that you can taste, compare, enjoy and even learn more about each wine. All tastings consist of a minimum of 3 wines (2 oz. pour of each). Please choose three or more wines from the list below to design your own tasting

    White Wines

    • 2016 Clarksburg Pinot Grigio "Van Slough Vineyard"

      Fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks, light and crisp, from our Van Slough vineyard in Clarksburg

      • 2 oz.$4.00
      • 6 oz. Glass$11.00
      • Bottle$25.00
    • 2014 Monterey County Chardonnay

      Un-oaked chardonnay from our Tecolote vineyard In Monterey

      • 2 oz.$4.00
      • 6 oz. Glass$12.00
      • Bottle$26.00
    • 2013 Napa Valley Chardonnay "Proscenium Vineyard" (Backstage)

      Aged 12 months in French oak barrels, from our Proscenium vineyard in Rutherford, Napa

      • 2 oz.$5.00
      • 6 oz. Glass$14.00
      • Bottle$34.00
    • 2014 Russian River Valley Chardonnay "Slippery Slope Vineyard"

      Barrel aged sur lees for 12 months in French oak barrels, from our Slippery Slope vineyard in Russian River

      • 2 oz.$5.00
      • 6 oz. Glass$14.00
      • Bottle$38.00

    Sweet Wines

    • 2016 Central Coast Moscato

      Stainless steel fermented with arrested fermentation. From our Jones' vineyard in Paso Robles

      • 2 oz.$4.00
      • 6 oz. Glass$10.00
      • Bottle$25.00
    • 2016 California Rosé

      Fermented briefly with skins for added color. RS of 3 after arrested fermentation

      • 2 oz.$4.00
      • 6 oz. Glass$10.00
      • Bottle$26.00

    Red Wines

    • 2014 Amador County Zinfandel "Clockspring Vineyard"

      Aged 12 months in American oak barrels. From Clockspring vineyard in Amador County

      • 2 oz.$5.00
      • 6 oz. Glass$14.00
      • Bottle$32.00
    • 2016 Santa Maria Pinot Noir "Live Oak Vineyard"

      Cool coastal climates create this delicate fruit. Aged 8 months in French oak barrels. From our Live Oak vineyard

      • 2 oz.$5.00
      • 6 oz. Glass$14.00
      • Bottle$38.00
    • 2013 Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir "Natural Bridges Vineyard"

      The cold wet climate of Santa Cruz Mountains makes this fruit very intense. Aged 12 months in French oak barrels

      • 2 oz.$6.00
      • 6 oz. Glass$15.00
      • Bottle$48.00
    • 2016 Monterey Mountains Pinot Noir "Dryhole Vineyard"

      Aged 12 months in French oak barrels. Vineyard is in the Monterey Mountains "Chalone" AVA. From Dryhole vineyard

      • 2 oz.$6.00
      • 6 oz. Glass$15.00
      • Bottle$55.00
    • 2016 Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon "Slide Ranch Vineyard"

      From the North-West section of Paso Robles. This wine is fruity and showcases the Terroir of Paso Robles, Slide Ranch Vineyard

      • 2 oz.$5.00
      • 6 oz. Glass$13.00
      • Bottle$34.00
    • 2013 Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

      Library selection from Slide Ranch Vineyard – well aged after 12 months in oak barrels and 36 months in bottles

      • 2 oz.$5.00
      • 6 oz. Glass$15.00
      • Bottle$40.00
    • 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon "Backstage Vineyard" (Backstage)

      Oakville's finest grapes. This small, 5 acre vineyard is hand-farmed and produces very intense, well-balanced fruit

      • 2 oz.$6.00
      • 6 oz. Glass$18.00
      • Bottle$88.00
    • 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon "Encore Vineyard" (Backstage)

      Aged for 34 months in French oak barrels. Incredible wine from this 1 acre vineyard In Rutherford, Napa

      • 2 oz.$7.00
      • 6 oz. Glass$19.00
      • Bottle$135.00
    • 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon "Green Room Vineyard" (Backstage)

      After aging 34 months in French oak barrels, this wine aged 15 months in bottles to provide an intense, fruitful wine

      • 2 oz.$7.00
      • 6 oz. Glass$19.00
      • Bottle$150.00

    Large Format Wines

    • 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon "Backstage Vineyard"

      95 Pts. Library Selection. Oakville's finest grapes. Very intense, well-balanced fruit, perfectly aged. Very Limited!

      • 1.5L Magnum$200.00
    • 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon "Backstage Vineyard"

      Oakville's finest grapes in a larger format. Very well-balanced fruit, perfectly aged. Very Limited!

      • 1.5L Magnum$170.00

    Imported Wines

      Bubbles

      • Prosecco - Tiamo (Italy)

        Rich fruity aromas of apple and pear, with a hint of citrus fruit. Floral bouquet

        • 187ml Bottle (1.5 Glasses)$14.00
      • French Sparkling – Francois Montand (France)

        Brut sparkling from France – Colombard, Ugny Blanc and Chadonnay grapes, fine bubbles

        • 187ml Bottle (1.5 Glasses)$16.00
      • Champagne - Laurent Perrier (France)

        Blend of 50% chardonnay and 50% pinot noir. Dry, crisp and elegant

        • 187ml Bottle (1.5 Glasses)$22.00
      • Champagne – Veuve Clicquot (France)

        Blend of 50% pinot noir, 20% Meunier, 30% chardonnay. Dry, crisp and elegant

        • 187ml Bottle (1.5 Glasses)$120.00

      White Wines

      • 2016 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Lawsons Dry Hills

        Small vineyards in Marlborouth, Citrus, passionfruit and a light herbaceous edge. Stainless steel fermented

        • 2 oz.$4.00
        • 6 oz. Glass$12.00
        • Bottle$28.00
      • 2016 Austrian Riesling Grillenparz Reserve, Stadt Krems

        Estate bottled reserve wines from Austria. Extremely dense with deep fruit flavors, dry

        • 2 oz.$6.00
        • 6 oz. Glass$14.00
        • Bottle$58.00

      Rose´ Wines

      • 2016 French Rose´ Figuiere Premiere

        Dry French Rose´expressing the terroir of La Londe. Mouvedre, Cinsault, and Grenache

        • 2 oz.$5.00
        • 6 oz. Glass$14.00
        • Bottle$36.00
      • 2016 French Rose´ Commandiere´

        Dry French Rose´ made of Grenache, Syrah, Rolle, Cabernet Sauvignon, Counoise, and Carignan

        • 2 oz.$5.00
        • 6 oz. Glass$14.00
        • Bottle$32.00
      • 2016 French Rose´ Sancerre´

        Dry French Rose´ made of Pinot Noir grapes Grown in Sancerre (overlooking the River Loire)

        • 2 oz.$5.00
        • 6 oz. Glass$14.00
        • Bottle$36.00

      Spanish Red Wines

      • 2013 Spanish Garnacha Rioja "Sierra Cantabria"

        Warm grape growing area in Rioja, Spain. Granache grape showing bright red fruits & mineral notes

        • 2 oz.$5.00
        • 6 oz. Glass$12.00
        • Bottle$32.00

      French Red Wines

      • 2015 French Bordeaux "Pessac-Léognan"

        Powerful bouquet – rich savory character with aromas of orange blossom, boxwood and passion fruits

        • 2 oz.$6.00
        • 6 oz. Glass$17.00
        • Bottle$52.00
      • 2015 French Rhone "St. Joseph"

        From the northern Rhone region of France. Syrah grapes with intense flavors and aromas

        • 2 oz.$6.00
        • 6 oz. Glass$18.00
        • Bottle$66.00

      Italian Red Wines

      • 2015 Italian Chianti Classico "Castelare"

        Small vineyards in the heart of the Chianti Classico region of Italy. Older vines with intense fruit

        • 2 oz.$6.00
        • 6 oz. Glass$16.00
        • Bottle$48.00
      • 2009 Italian Volcanic Gudarra "Bisceglia"

        The Vineyard is in the volcanic region of Basilicata, Italy. Flavors of tobacco and leather, as well as licorice spice

        • 2 oz.$6.00
        • 6 oz. Glass$16.00
        • Bottle$48.00
      • 2012 Italian Brunello di Montalcino "San Polo"

        Incredible, super-tuscan. Classic aromas of violets, small red berries and coffee. From Montalcino appellation in Italy

        • 2 oz.$6.00
        • 6 oz. Glass$18.00
        • Bottle$78.00
      • 2013 Italian Barolo "Ceretto"

        This is a classic Barolo. Aromas of roses, dark cherries, and hints of truffles. From Alba, Italy

        • 2 oz.$6.00
        • 6 oz. Glass$18.00
        • Bottle$78.00
      • 2011 Italian Brunello di Montalcino "Puro"

        Incredible, super-tuscan. Dark berried vine of Sangiovese grapes. From Montalcino appellation in Italy

        • 2 oz.$6.00
        • 6 oz. Glass$18.00
        • Bottle$78.00

      Beer and Other Items

      • Amstel Light$7.00

        • Lagunitas IPA$7.00

          • Longboard$7.00

            • Stella Artois$7.00

              • Pacifico$7.00

                • Schöfferhofer$7.00

                  • Stone$7.00

                    • Sparkling Water (San Pellegrino)

                      • 500ml$4.00
                      • 750ml$6.00
                    • La Croix sparkling Lime & Cran-raspberry$3.00

                      • San Pellegrino Aranciata, Limonata$3.00

                        Last updated: February 1, 2022

                        What 12 people are saying

                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                        4.6
                        4.6 based on all time ratings
                        • 4.2Food
                        • 4.3Service
                        • 4.7Ambience
                        • 4.4Value

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                        1. LB

                          LindaB

                          San Francisco

                          47 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          47 reviews

                          Dined on November 16, 2020

                          overall5food2service5ambience4

                          Fantastic staff. Good selection of wines. Sitting by the fire pits is the only way to go on a chilly day.

                        2. TT

                          TomT

                          San Francisco

                          14 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          14 reviews

                          Dined on October 31, 2020

                          overall5food5service3ambience5

                          Backstage is a favorite and it's always a fun time. Highly recommend for a fun night.

                        3. VC

                          VictoriaC

                          San Francisco

                          1 review

                          1.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on October 31, 2020

                          overall1food1service1ambience4

                          Terrible experience. We arrived just on time for our reservation. The place looked overbooked and the staff overwhelmed. They ignored us completely for about 25 mins. I finally had to approach them and we were able to sit down. They ignored us for another 25 mins. So almost 1 hour in, I had to approach them again and they finally served us wine. Next thing you know - they ran out of one thing on the menu we wanted. Really disappointing and unacceptable customer service.

                        4. NL

                          NicoleL

                          San Francisco

                          9 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          9 reviews

                          Dined on October 17, 2020

                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                          This is our new favorite neighborhood spot! We felt very safe dining outside both times that we have been here in the past few weeks. The happy hour deals are amazing, and everything we have tried on the menu is fantastic (cheese board, chips & guac, artichoke dip). The full-priced cheese board is even an amazing price - the cuts of cheese are so large, I don't even think I could make it at home for the same price! We love the happy hour rose (only $6/glass!) Staff was a little slow both times but is very friendly. This place gets really busy during happy hour, so I'm understanding. Will definitely continue to go back :) The perfect spot to start or end your evening in quaint downtown Larkspur.

                        5. LB

                          LindaB

                          San Francisco

                          47 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          47 reviews

                          Dined on October 10, 2020

                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                          Great wines! Fun team at Backstage!

                        6. k

                          keldel

                          Philadelphia

                          7 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          7 reviews

                          Dined on September 26, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Best night out with friends in Marin. Perfect outdoor seating areas. Lovely staff. The staff really makes this place stand out! Such wonderful amazing service!

                        7. MC

                          MaureenC

                          Tahoe

                          7 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          7 reviews

                          Dined on September 23, 2020

                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                          BackStage is a great place to sit outside and enjoy some wine before dinner.

                        8. M

                          Maryline

                          San Francisco

                          16 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          16 reviews

                          Dined on June 19, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Celebrating the opening of local business outdoors! Lovely evening!

                        9. FS

                          FScott

                          London

                          22 reviews

                          vip
                          4.0

                          22 reviews

                          Dined on June 17, 2020

                          overall4food4service2ambience4

                          Slow service but very polite, tasty bites, good wine, nice cozy outdoor communal seating with fire pits, dogs welcome. Will return.

                        10. CA

                          CaseyA

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on December 8, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We went for a wine tasting for a friend's birthday on a Saturday evening. The interior of the bar is beautiful, the outside is cozy and there was a table reserved for us when we arrived. We had a charcuterie platter and tasting flights. Our server was so nice and patient and took the time to answer our many questions. Our group of five really enjoyed the experience and would love to go back.

                        11. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          San Francisco

                          8 reviews

                          vip
                          3.0

                          8 reviews

                          Dined on August 8, 2019

                          overall3food4service1ambience4

                          Non existent service this particular night. Wasn’t crowded at all so no excuse.

                        12. VR

                          ValR

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on March 31, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. It was a very relaxing way to enjoy some local wine after a busy day. Beautiful ambience and comfortable seating. Reasonable prices! If we're in the area again we will return!

                        Safety precautions

                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                        • Physical distancing

                          • Limited number of seated diners
                          • Extra space between tables
                        • Protective equipment

                          • Waitstaff wear masks
                          • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                        • Screening

                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                        FAQs

                        Backstage Wine Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 12 OpenTable diners.

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                        Google Map for Backstage Wine Bar

                        295 Magnolia Ave Larkspur, CA 94939

                        Additional information

                        • Cross street

                          King

                        • Neighborhood

                          Larkspur

                        • Hours of operation

                          Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–7:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–5:30 pm

                        • Cuisines

                          Winery, Wine Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

                        • Dining style

                          Casual Dining

                        • Dress code

                          Business Casual

                        • Parking details

                          Street Parking

                        • Payment options

                          AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

                        • Additional

                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                        • Phone number

                          (415) 898-6778

                        • Private party facilities

                          Available for private events, parties, wine tastings

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