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Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Backstage Bar

Backstage Bar

The Backstage Bar at Theater Square is a favorite Cultural District hotspot for drinks, a quick bite to eat, live entertainment, and great company through the evening.  It's the perfect place to meet before a performance, or lounge after a show, or just a great gathering place with friends and colleagues. The Backstage Bar serves an outstanding list of premium wines, spirits, specialty drinks and beers to complement the fun and casual food menu and often features live entertainment with no cover charge.

We are open before and after shows. Or, stop by after work for Happy Hour (9–11 pm Tuesdays – Fridays).  Often called a hidden treasure, you can enter the bar from behind the fountain in Katz Plaza, or through the main entrance to the Cabaret at Theater Square, under the Theater Square marquee.

Outdoor Dining

Weather permitting, The Backstage Bar offers al fresco dining along-side the soothing Katz Plaza fountain and the breezy Linden trees. If you haven't visited The Backstage Bar, summer is the perfect time to discover this delightful outdoor setting.

Menu

Enjoy an eclectic mix of tapas, platters, entrées and desserts—which can be served quickly to meet curtain calls. View our Backstage Bar menu (PDF).

Entertainment

The Cultural District just got a little more interesting! Along with great food and drinks, the Backstage Bar often features entertainment before and after shows downtown. We invite you to stop in for live music (no cover charge) before or after a performance in the Cultural District.

March 2014 Schedule


Our kitchen is open late, so be sure to check our online menu

Gallery Wall

Waves: Perceptions of Light and Sound
An exhibit of abstract acrylic and mixed media paintings
Artist: Kara Ruth Snyder
Dates: January 15 – February 27, 2014

Upcoming show:
March 1 - April
Title: You Can’t Be Serious
Description: Abstract minimalist paintings in muted tones
Artist: Rose Duggan

April-May
Title: People Who Live in Tin Houses Shouldn’t Throw Can Openers
Description: Assemblage and metal collage
Artist: Robert Villamanga

Upcoming Events at the Cabaret

Judge Jackie Justice - The Trials of Love

Judge Jackie Justice - The Trials of Love

January 30, 2014 - May 11, 2014
Presented By: Pittsburgh CLO
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Salsa Fridays

Salsa Fridays

January 31, 2014 - April 25, 2014
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

Fridays at 10:00PM

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Pittsburgh Improv Jam

Pittsburgh Improv Jam

February 6, 2014 - April 24, 2014
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

Thursdays at 10:00PM

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Christian McBride Trio

Christian McBride Trio

April 22, 2014
Presented By: BNY Mellon JazzLive
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Giada Valenti

Giada Valenti

April 27, 2014
Presented By: Giada Valenti, LLC
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Robert Glasper

Robert Glasper

April 29, 2014
Presented By: BNY Mellon JazzLive
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Wednesday Wine Flight: Wines of Sonoma

Wednesday Wine Flight: Wines of Sonoma

May 7, 2014
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Clint Holmes

Clint Holmes

May 12, 2014
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Craft Beer School: Bicycles and Beer

Craft Beer School: Bicycles and Beer

May 20, 2014
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire

May 22, 2014 - August 17, 2014
Presented By: Pittsburgh CLO
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Whiskey N'at

Whiskey N'at

June 3, 2014
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Celebrating Broadway!

Celebrating Broadway!

June 8, 2014
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Craft Beer School: Summer Refresher Course

Craft Beer School: Summer Refresher Course

June 17, 2014
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Dixie's Tupperware Party

Dixie's Tupperware Party

September 4, 2014 - October 12, 2014
Presented By: Pittsburgh CLO
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Directions

The address is 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

The Backstage Bar at Theater Square is located between the O'Reilly Theater and Katz Plaza. Theater Square is the brick & blue building with the large television screen on the corner. From the corner of the building under the screen, you can either go straight to enter through the Cabaret Theater doors on Penn Avenue, or simply pass the elevator shafts to walk down the path between the WQED Carol M. Byham Studio and Katz Plaza.

Parking

Located with the same building to the Backstage Bar is the Theater Square Garage to make your visit a cinch. The garage entrance is on Seventh Street, between Ft. Duquesne Boulevard and Penn Avenue and next to the new Encore on 7th condominiums. For real-time parking information, visit ParkPGH.org

Safety

The Backstage Bar retains the services of an Allied Barton security guard every evening, so that you can relax and enjoy your visit. Security monitors not only the bar and the theater, but the perimeter of the building as well.

Contact

The Backstage Bar and Cabaret at Theater Square

Host Desk: 412-325-6769

Office: 412-325-6766

Fax: 412-325-6768

Email the Bar Manager