Backstage Bar at Theater Square
The Backstage Bar at Theater Square is the Cultural District's newest hot spot for drinks, a quick bite to
eat, live entertainment, and great company through the evening. And, it's the perfect place to meet before a performance, or lounge after a show, or just a great spot to gather with friends. Plus, you never know who might drop by!
• (412) 325-6769
Bars & Nightlife
Serving up authentic, Mexican street fare, and a selection of over 100 tequilas and American whiskeys. Bakersfield is a spot where the food is simple, the service is warm and the atmosphere is alive.
• (412) 586-5024
The menu features inventive riffs on traditional bar food and signature snack items. On tap are craft beers from local breweries. Bourbon and whisky from area producers are featured as well.
Mon - Fri 12 p.m.- 9 p.m.
• (412) 224-2988
Bars & Nightlife
The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, a Pittsburgh Cultural Trust theater, is a focal point of Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The 2,800-seat theater is home to Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presentations including PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh, Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents, and First Night Pittsburgh. The Trust also provides priority programming dates on the Benedum stage to Cultural District resident companies including Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and the Pittsburgh Opera. The venue is also available on a rental basis to promoters and community groups.
The address is 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
• (412) 456-6666
Blend Bar with Davidoff Cigars
BLEND Bar with Davidoff Cigars is Pittsburgh's new cocktail lounge and cigar bar. Join us for a quick meal, stay for the wine, liquor, and fine selection of cigars.
Mon-Sat: 12 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Sun: 3 - 10 p.m.
• (412) 904-4764
Bars & Nightlife
Bricolage Production Company
Bricolage’s mission is to immerse artists and audiences in adventurous theatrical experiences that foster connections and alter perceptions.
Bricolage envisions theater not as a passive experience, but as a vehicle for heightened involvement for artist and audience alike. The approach encourages artists to take the creative risks necessary to create full-blooded, high-quality theatrical experiences that challenge audiences to engage in new ways, react, and express openly their opinions about the work – to have a stake in the creative discussion.
• (412) 471-0999
In April 2006, Buckhead Saloon in Station Square opened to the public, with much anticipation, to be the premiere upscale party bar in Pittsburgh for entertainment seekers of all ages. For the past ten years, Buckhead Saloon has continually grown and earned a loyal following of those who enjoy live entertainment, personable staff and a guaranteed good time. Whether getting together for a special occasion, watching a local sporting event, catching a live band or just having a few cocktails after work, Buckhead Saloon is proud to continue as the destination for locals and visitors alike. Previously under corporate ownership, Buckhead is now owned and operated by two local citizens, Sean Moore and Jaime Reott, who have worked for Buckhead Saloon for a combined eighteen years.
Tues - Thurs: 11 - 12 a.m.
Fri - Sat: 11 - 2 a.m.
Sun: 11 -12 a.m.
• (412) 232-3101
Bars & Nightlife
Originally built in 1903 as the Gayety Theater, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust purchased this 1300-seat venue, then called the Fulton Theater, in 1988. The Trust renovated and reopened the Fulton Theater in 1991. The theater was renamed the Byham Theater in 1995, in recognition of a gift from William C. and Carolyn M. Byham. Today, the Byham Theater is home to a wide variety of performing arts, including dance, music, theater, film, and family-friendly events held throughout the year.
The address is 101 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
• (412) 456-1350
Greer Cabaret Theater (Cabaret at Theater Square)
Home to fantastic musical productions, late-night entertainment, live music, and outstanding food, the Greer Cabaret Theater in the heart of the Cultural District provides unique live music and theatrical performances year-round. The 260-seat venue features the adjacent Backstage Bar, which offers an outstanding list of premium wines, spirits, specialty drinks and beers to complement a casual food menu.
Theater Square is located at 655 Penn Avenue, between the O’Reilly Theater and Katz Plaza. You can also conveniently park in the Theater Square Garage to make your visit a breeze. The garage entrance is on Seventh Street, between Ft. Duquesne Boulevard and Penn Avenue. From the garage lobby you can either turn right to enter through the main doors on Penn Avenue or, if you turn left, simply walk along the driveway at Katz Plaza and enter through the Backstage Bar doors.
The Backstage Bar is open to the public beginning at 5pm weeknights and at noon on Saturdays and Sundays. the Greer Cabaret Theater generally features ticketed events unless otherwise noted. For information about the Greer Cabaret Theater and Backstage Bar, please call our host desk at 412-325-6769 during the business hours noted above.
• (412) 325-6769
Formerly known as the Art Cinema, the Harris Theater represents a milestone in the redevelopment of Liberty Avenue. The Art Cinema was the first moving picture house in Pittsburgh to commercially show art movies until competition from other city theaters led to its conversion to an adult, pornographic movie house in the 1960s. As part of its mission to transform the Cultural District, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust purchased and restored the facility leading to further conversions of run-down properties along the Liberty Avenue corridor. With194 seats for movies and 178 seats for live performances, the Harris Theater officially opened to the public on November 9, 1995.
The Harris was named through a gift from the Buhl Foundation after John P. Harris, co-founder of the Nickelodeon—the first theater solely dedicated to the showing of motion pictures—and a Pennsylvania State Senator. The Harris Theater features contemporary, foreign and classic films.
• (412) 471-9700
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts is owned and operated by Pittsburgh Symphony, Inc., a non-profit organization, and is the year-round home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Heinz Hall is also the cornerstone of the Cultural District of Pittsburgh and hosts many events—such as those shown below—that do not feature its world-renowned Orchestra. If you wish to see the full calendar of events, including those that feature the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, click here
If you're looking for information about facility rental, click here.
• (412) 392-4900
Hotel Monaco Biergarten - Seasonal Hours
The Biergarten features an extensive menu
from Executive Chef Wyatt Lash
of European beer featuring hard-to-find brews, complemented by German-influenced snacks. Many savor the deep and varied list of European beers, with classic German bottles as a touchstone, but you’ll also find seasonal, handcrafted cocktails and punches to sip on up on the roof.
• (412) 230-4800
Bars & Nightlife
Howl at the Moon
Ready to Howl, Pittsburgh? Howl at the Moon is the #1 nightlife spot that’s keeping the Steel City dancing! Part bar and part concert, Howl creates a non-stop party with live music performed in a high-energy setting.
Mullen's Bar and Grill
The “Mullen’s Experience” is as diverse as our menu…Join us for a post-work exhale over martinis with your co-workers or host your best-friend’s birthday.
We know how to treat our guests: we’ve been doing it for 50 years! Come relax at Mullen’s and try our award winning wings. Enjoy playing Golden tee, pool or just hand out and catch a game on one of our many Hi-def plasma TV’s! We guarantee you won’t want to leave!
• (412) 231-1112
Pittsburgh Winery is nestled in the cellar of an old bank building, with onsite production, storage and seating among the barrels of aging wines. Taste world class dry wines in our quaint little California style tasting room or in our romantic cellar setting as we provide you with a unique, up close and personal experience with the winemakers and our friendly, knowledgeable staff.
Mon - Tues: closed
Wed - Thurs: 12 - 7 p.m.
Fri - Sat: 12 - 8 p.m.
Sun: 12 - 5 p.m.
• (412) 566-1000
Food & Beverage
Redbeard's Bar & Grill
Redbeards is located in the heart of Pittsburgh's famous Downtown neighborhood on Sixth Street.
• (412) 261-2324
Revel + Roost
Sophisticated, multilevel choice for contemporary American cuisine & cocktails in chic digs.
• (412) 281-1134
A variety of wines, martinis, margaritas, mojitos, and classic cocktails as well as specialty drinks and craft beers with a great relaxing atmosphere.
Social House 7
Japanese izakaya-style restaurant + bar. Sushi, Sashimi, Robata, Japanese cuisine.
• (412) 709-6808
• (412) 321-7646
There Ultra Lounge
A low-key gay bar, conveniently located for grabbing an after-work drink and gabbing with pals.