Pittsburgh is known for its colorful bar scene with versatile places and even better cocktails to sip. There are some hidden gems to check out, also. Here are four speakeasies in Pittsburgh worth uncovering:
Co-owners of Goldmark, good-time people and power couple Adam Kulik and Nicole Billitto wish they could have summer-inspired weather all year amidst the cold seasons of change in Pittsburgh. So what did they do? They built a speakeasy, The Confidant, just for that. Inspired by traveling to Mexico to the Caribbean and beyond, they brought vacation mode all year long to avoid the freezing cold. Small and intimate, the leafy, breezy tropical vibe of the speakeasy celebrates Mezcal as the main spirit, offering a curated cocktail and beer menu, plus 2-3 weekly featured drinks and a ‘shot of the weekend’ to get things really warming up during the weekend. Check out The Confidant by heading to the back alleyway of the Goldmark and following the green light. It’s that easy. It’s open exclusively on Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm-2am. Cheers!
Dimly lit, sophisticated and relaxing, the Speakeasy in Downtown Pittsburgh, sits in the historic Omni William Penn Hotel. Inspired by the 1920s, the Speakeasy is secluded under the hotel lobby and boasts and toasts to prohibition history. Hours of operation include Fridays and Saturdays, 5pm-12am. Check out the menu here, displaying classic cocktails, modern twists and shareable bites to pair with your outlaw friends.
Located at 2108 East Carson Street, Acacia serves seasonal sips, reimagined flavors and classic cocktails. Submerge in the prohibition vibe of the cocktail bar and stop by with Monday-Thursday, 5-9pm or Friday and Saturday, 5pm-1am. Plus, enjoy newly whipped cocktails in fancy glasses as well as new bottle releases to inspire more ingenuity to perfecting those high-class sips.
Located at 145 E Eighth Ave, 4th Floor in Homestead, Co-Sign Speakeasy takes its patrons through a Prohibition Era feel with its glitz, glam and luxurious cocktail game. Enjoy smooth sipping of a smokey Old Fashioned or The Real McCoy, dedicated to Bill McCoy, a ‘sailing’ leader during the Prohibition Era, who filled a boat in the Caribbean with alcohol and sailed all the way to New York City. He was known for being the first legal floating liquor store. We’ll cheers to that!This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.