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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 2014 Schedule

 

 

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

Gallery Wall

Sept 11 – Oct 14
Title: Industrial Opulence
Description: The beauty of Pittsburgh's industrial past transitioning into an eco-friendly future
Artist: Gabe Szafranski

Oct 15 – Nov
Title: Rebuilt Connections
Description: Multi-media pieces with photography, found objects, thread and painting techniques that capture a unique Pittsburgh
Artist: Andy Beck

Upcoming Events at the Cabaret

Pittsburgh Improv Jam

Pittsburgh Improv Jam

July 24, 2014 - October 9, 2014
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

Thursdays at 10:00PM

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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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Xpress Girls

Xpress Girls

September 20, 2014 - September 27, 2014
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Byrne & Kelly - Acoustically Irish Tour

Byrne & Kelly - Acoustically Irish Tour

September 22, 2014
Presented By: ABC Presents
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Wednesday Wine Flight: Killer Cabs

Wednesday Wine Flight: Killer Cabs

October 1, 2014
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Linda Eder

Linda Eder

October 6, 2014
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Craft Beer School: Belgians Crafted in the USA

Craft Beer School: Belgians Crafted in the USA

October 14, 2014
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Murder For Two

Murder For Two

October 22, 2014 - January 18, 2015
Presented By: Pittsburgh CLO
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Wednesday Wine Flight: Thanksgiving Wines

Wednesday Wine Flight: Thanksgiving Wines

November 5, 2014
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Craft Beer School: Straub Brewery

Craft Beer School: Straub Brewery

November 18, 2014
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Venue: Cabaret at Theater Square

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Wednesday Wine Flight: Wine & Cheese with Dear Heart

Wednesday Wine Flight: Wine & Cheese with Dear Heart

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

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Craft Beer School: Holiday Brew & Cheese

Craft Beer School: Holiday Brew & Cheese

December 16, 2014
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
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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Ann Hampton Callaway

Ann Hampton Callaway

April 13, 2015
Presented By: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
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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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