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In addition to being the founders and operator of The BackBeat, Ruby Skye, Aura, Shboom, and Slide: George Karpaty has been in the food and beverage industry for 40 years. His parents owned several successful restaurants in San Francisco and George learned every aspect of the family business. George enrolled and completed the Hotel and Restaurant Hospitality Program offered at San Francisco City College.

George was the exclusive caterer for the San Francisco Forty-Niners from 1976 until 1980. Some of the other various positions George has held include: Food and Beverage Director for the Holiday Inn in Belmont Ca, Director of Operations for Shboom Nightclubs, Corporate Excecutive Chef for Hobee's Restaurant Chain, Executive Chef for Lloyds of San Francisco, Executive Chef and Owner Operator for the critically acclaimed Gray Derby Restaurant.

Most recently, George was the creator and driving force for three new venues in Sacramento that have been extremely successful putting 7000 people weekly on "The New" K Street: Dive Bar, District 30 Nightclub, and along with Chef/Partner Tony Gemignani, Pizza Rock.


Pizza Rock Sacramento restaurant pairs delicious gourmet pizzas with specialty cocktails from our full-service bar, and an extensive beer & wine menu to create the ultimate destination pizzeria and nightclub.