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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.

August 2015 Schedule

 

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

Gallery Wall

Post Impressionism to Abstract
Artwork by Nadya Lapets and Vickie Schilling
Through January 19th

Upcoming Events at the Cabaret

Girls Only - The Secret Comedy of Women

Girls Only - The Secret Comedy of Women

May 27, 2015 - August 30, 2015
Presented By: Pittsburgh CLO
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Ingrid Ullrich: A Stroll Through the Ages

Ingrid Ullrich: A Stroll Through the Ages

August 29, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Wednesday Wine Flight: Great Grapes of Europe

Wednesday Wine Flight: Great Grapes of Europe

September 2, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Pittsburgh Improv Jam

Pittsburgh Improv Jam

September 3, 2015 - December 17, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

Thursdays at 10:00PM

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Altar Boyz

Altar Boyz

September 24, 2015 - December 20, 2015
Presented By: Pittsburgh CLO
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Craft Beer School: All About Hops

Craft Beer School: All About Hops

September 29, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Tommy Tune

Tommy Tune

October 5, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Wednesday Wine Flight: Award-Winning Oregon

Wednesday Wine Flight: Award-Winning Oregon

October 7, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Craft Beer School: GABF Medal Winning Beers

Craft Beer School: GABF Medal Winning Beers

October 20, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Wednesday Wine Flight: Unusual Grapes

Wednesday Wine Flight: Unusual Grapes

November 4, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Stephanie Block

Stephanie Block

November 9, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Craft Beer School: Meet the Brewer - Stoudts of Adamstown

Craft Beer School: Meet the Brewer - Stoudts of Adamstown

November 17, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Wednesday Wine Flight: Holiday Wine and Cheese

Wednesday Wine Flight: Holiday Wine and Cheese

December 2, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Craft Beer School: 7th Annual Holiday Brew & Cheese Pairing

Craft Beer School: 7th Annual Holiday Brew & Cheese Pairing

December 15, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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First Date

First Date

February 4, 2016 - April 24, 2016
Presented By: Pittsburgh CLO
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana

February 8, 2016
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Rebecca Luker

Rebecca Luker

March 14, 2016
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Paulo Szot

Paulo Szot

April 11, 2016
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

May 19, 2016 - August 14, 2016
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