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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.

February 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

Pittsburgh Improv Jam

Pittsburgh Improv Jam

January 8, 2015 - April 23, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

Thursdays at 10:00PM

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Salsa Fridays

Salsa Fridays

January 16, 2015 - April 24, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

Fridays at 10:00PM

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Boeing Boeing

Boeing Boeing

February 5, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Presented By: Pittsburgh CLO
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Norm Lewis

Norm Lewis

March 16, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Craft Beer School: When Green Beer is Good Beer

Craft Beer School: When Green Beer is Good Beer

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

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Jose Fajardo Jr. Y Su Orquesta

Jose Fajardo Jr. Y Su Orquesta

March 28, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Arts and Drafts

Arts and Drafts

March 30, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Wednesday Wine Flight: Fool Me Once

Wednesday Wine Flight: Fool Me Once

April 1, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Tia Fuller Quartet

Tia Fuller Quartet

April 7, 2015
Presented By: BNY Mellon JazzLive
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Ann Hampton Callaway

Ann Hampton Callaway

April 13, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Pat Martino Organ Trio

Pat Martino Organ Trio

April 14, 2015
Presented By: BNY Mellon JazzLive
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Craft Beer School: Pittsburgh Beer Week

Craft Beer School: Pittsburgh Beer Week

April 21, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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100 Years of Strayhorn featuring Allan Harris and Eric Reed

100 Years of Strayhorn featuring Allan Harris and Eric Reed

April 21, 2015
Presented By: BNY Mellon JazzLive
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Roy Ayers Ubiquity

Roy Ayers Ubiquity

April 28, 2015
Presented By: BNY Mellon JazzLive
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Broadway Showstoppers

Broadway Showstoppers

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

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Wednesday Wine Flight: The National Grape

Wednesday Wine Flight: The National Grape

May 6, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Umbo

Umbo

May 14, 2015 - May 17, 2015
Presented By: EQT Children's Theater Festival
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Craft Beer School: Rooney's Beer

Craft Beer School: Rooney's Beer

May 19, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Girls Only - The Secret Comedy of Women

Girls Only - The Secret Comedy of Women

May 27, 2015 - August 16, 2015
Presented By: Pittsburgh CLO
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Celebrating Broadway!

Celebrating Broadway!

June 7, 2015
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 16, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
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