There’s a story behind every drink—and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will allow you to savor every story at the second annual Cultured Cocktails happening at the Benedum Center on May 4th. Sip signature cocktails crafted by master mixologists paired with astounding Pittsburgh restaurants and superb live entertainment. Here are some of the event highlights not to miss!

Signature Crafted Cocktails Paired With Pittsburgh Restaurants!

Cultured Cocktails

Illustrious mixologists Mikey Mills and Stevie P of Liquid Flair and other prestigious bartenders will shake and stir impressive cocktails, complete with food selections from the most extraordinary restaurants in Pittsburgh. The bars and restaurants engaging in the event are Braddock’s, Bridges and Bourbon, Burn by Rocky Patel, The Commoner, Con Alma, Eddie Merlot’s, Hough’s, Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, NOLA, Or,The Whale, Scratch F & B, The Warren, and Yuzu Kitchen. Savor the selection!       

Dance The Night Away

Cultured Cocktails

Party with Pittsburgh’s own Mia Z. The local singer/songwriter went national when she made the top 12 on The Voice in 2015. Her new single “Drive” is an irresistibly funky and fresh emotive take on The Cars’ classic ‘80s hit. You can also catch DJ Soy Sos spinning the jams. 

Miss Thea Trix Drag Queen Pop-Up Photo Booth

Cultured Cocktails

Keep the celebration moving with Miss Thea Trix and the Pop-Up Drag Queen photo booth, complete with costume items from Eons Fashion Antique.

Dazzling Decor and Design

Cultured Cocktails

Eons Fashion Antique owner Richard Parsakian will provide the night’s decor and fashions for the “cocktail girls,” and Izzazu Salons & Haircare Products will be on hand featuring cocktail inspired hair and makeup design. 

VIP Treatment

Cultured Cocktails

Kick off the cocktail party an hour early with the VIP experience. The $95 ticket includes a list of incredible things: private lounge with a champagne and bubbly bar, exclusive food offerings from Con Alma, introductory Partners membership with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and a live performance by the Con Alma Quintet Band.

Get your tickets here!

When: May 4th
Where: Benedum Center
Time: General Admission 8pm-10pm
VIP 7pm-10pm
Cost: General Admission $45
VIP Experience $95
Designated Driver $25

Sponsored by: UPMC and UPMC Health Plan

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Josh McCann

Josh McCann is a contributing writer for Made in PGH, where he writes about events and music. He's a Point Park University alumnus, musician, and founder of the music blog Where The Bands Are. His writing on rock and roll has appeared in the Globe and the Northside Chronicle.

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