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.
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.
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).
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.
November 2013 Schedule
Our kitchen is open late, so be sure to check our online menu.
Predator or Prey: an exploration of the roles we assume
Artist: Victoria Jon
Dates: September 12, 2013 – October 9, 2013
Eclectic Characters: wit and whimsy (and a little bit of wickedness) meet in colorful new paintings and collages
Artist: Diane Keane
Dates: October 10, 2013 – November 14, 2013
Upcoming Events at the Cabaret
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square
Media personality and comedian John McIntire hosts this irreverent and entertainingly informative panel show.Read more | Driving 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.
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.
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.
The Backstage Bar and Cabaret at Theater Square
Host Desk: 412-325-6769