About Us


The Backlot is a premiere full-service bar & restaurant, with a mouth-watering scratch menu, as well as a huge craft beer selection and cocktails that are truly out of this world. Hours are Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight, and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

With 48 craft beers on tap, featuring local & regional breweries, we honor the flavors and tastes that are unique to the great Midwest! We also offer a specially-curated list of spirits, with a focus on fine whiskeys.


Whether you're unwinding after a long day or socializing with friends and family, The Backlot is the perfect spot. You can even reserve your own private events, host a party in our private media rooms, enjoy live music, trivia, or game nights, and indulge in our beer, wine & spirits tastings!

Come to The Backlot to break up your workday, where you can find a distinct dining experience for social or business lunches. Or clock out and enjoy our Happy Hours!

Located inside Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, The Backlot is an ideal place to meet for before or after movie drinks, or hang out with family and friends to catch the game. And come in hungry! We offer a full menu, with handcrafted pizzas, fresh salads, and mouth-watering burgers.

Be sure to check out our inspired appetizers created especially for Springfield by our head chef, like our Green Chile Mac-n-Cheese Croquettes and Springfield-Style Cashew Chicken!